Who we are

Peter Bortz
Gallery Owner

Peter Bortz opened Georgetown Frame Shoppe in 1989. Peter has always had a great appreciation for and interest in art. After receiving a BA in economics at the University of Maryland 1986, he strove to combine his interest in art with his business skills. Since 1989, the company has evolved to not only encompass the wacky and fun world of rare vintage animation art and custom picture framing, but to house a miraculous body of modern and contemporary prints from around the world. As gallery owner, Peter Bortz is involved in the daily operation of the gallery to ensure its high level of customer service. He also travels extensively and meets with the most well known, reputable art dealers and auction house personnel. Peter is committed to sourcing artwork at a good value so he can offer it to you, our clients, at the very best price. Peter's goal is to have a trustworthy, reliable, and exciting gallery. Georgetown Frame Shoppe is always a work in progress.





Jonathan Vandenbosch
Director of Sales

Jon Vandenbosch received a BS in Economics, Minor in Finance, and a Masters in Accounting at American University here in DC.  As Director of Sales, Jon works closely with Peter to assist clients in sourcing production cels, limited editions, production drawings, story boards, and Chuck Jones watercolors for clients at the very best price.  He gained his interest in art at a young age thanks to trips to the national gallery of art. Jon joined the Georgetown Frame Shoppe team in 2015. 

Alison joined Georgetown Frame Shoppe in December 2012, after graduation with an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Originally from Philadelphia, Alison spent many weekends throughout her childhood browsing the collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with her parents. These memorable early experiences have helped shape her love of art of all kinds. - See more at: http://www.georgetownframeshoppe.com/about/who-we-are#sthash.SjSwOtyt.dpuf




Andrew Keast

Gallery Assistant/ Master Framer

Andrew graduated magna cum laude from the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University with a BA in German and Art History, and holds an MA in Art History from Case Western Reserve University.  He has worked as a college instructor, an art librarian, a picture framer, and an art installer, and in having done so brings a unique skill set to the Shoppe.  When not at the Shoppe he precariously practiices photography or visits museums.  He is also an avid reader, runner, and swimmer.




Nicholas Bortz
Master Framer

Nicholas Bortz has been working with the Georgetown Frame Shoppe since 2007. He is a talented framer, as well as a picture hanging and art installation specialist. Nicholas is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Wilson High School. In addition to working at the Shoppe, he studied art and design at Montgomery College in Maryland.




Kristina King
Gallery Director

Kristina King received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Denison University in 2014. At Denison, she was the Gallery Assistant and the recipient of the Keith Boone-Anderson Ranch Award, Vail Scholarship, Marimac Award, and Denison Alumni Award. Kristina interned at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Dieu Donne, Studio A Gallery (Tarrytown, NY), and Blouin Art Sales Index. Kristina also teaches papermaking classes and manages the gallery at Pyramid Atlantic. Kristina joined the Georgetown Frame Shoppe team in 2015.





Skye Carter

Skye received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts and Minor in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. Skye interned at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond as a gallery assistant. She also volunteered for Art 180 in Richmond, Va and the public arts project “Tysons Tiles” In Vienna, Va. Skye joined the Georgetown Frame Shoppe team in 2015.