Bywater Framing is a custom frame shop owned and operated by neighborhood artist Chris Jacob and employs a small crew of talented professional framers.  The Grand Maltese Gallery is located in its double parlor and showcases both local and international art.  The frame shop started as natural extension of Chris' desire to make custom framing approachable and affordable for his own work, until a demand grew to frame for others.  He's been building frames since childhood in his fathers wood shop. Chris is a visual artist specializing in photography and film.  He operates with a unique creative vision and committed passion towards thoughtful design and the careful preservation and exhibition of art.  

Bywater Framing is a custom frame shop owned and operated by neighborhood artist Chris Jacob and employs a small crew of talented professional framers.  The Grand Maltese Gallery is located in its double parlor and showcases local, national and international artists.  Our mission is to offer affordable custom framing to our neighborhood with a close attention to preservation and design.