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Location
650 N. Dale Schrier Dr. Ste. D
Brownsburg, IN 46112
 
 
 

Our History and Transformation

Artistic Designs Framing (formally Artistic Designs Gallery) offers exceptional custom picture framing, fine art commissions and visual art consultations. Owner and designer Laura Tesdahl pairs her knowledge of visual design with her understanding of conservation to frame your artwork, memorabilia, or heirloom in the most visually pleasing manner.

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A native of Columbus, Ohio, Laura graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and teaching certificate. Her greatest joy came from helping children to find their artistic voice and teaching them to express it through a variety of art techniques.  Laura taught for over a decade at the high school and middle school levels before her family relocated to Brownsburg, Indiana.

Life in a more rural setting inspired her to spend more time on nature sketching and focus on becoming an artist. While looking for a local business that she could trust to frame her art, Laura discovered Artistic Designs Gallery.  Gallery owner Joe Ashby invited her to participate in the gallery’s first Annual Miniature Fine Art Show and their relationship as artist and framer began. When Joe was ready to retire he sold Artistic Designs Gallery to Laura and Lee Tesdahl in 2010.

Previously located on Green Street, East Northfield Drive and Main Street in Brownsburg, Artistic Designs Gallery, hosted seasonal art shows that brought together local artists, art students, and professors. For 10 consecutive years the gallery hosted an annual juried Miniature Fine Art Show that exhibited and sold original art by internationally renowned miniature artists.  The art studio brought in professional artists to teach workshops and offered art lessons to students of all ages.  

The business had been in operation since 1990 with a familiar name and reputation for exceptional quality craftsmanship, unique designs and the ability to frame nearly any object.  Their clients trusted the business with their most precious possessions.  Some of the most interesting items framed include a gold bullion, a guitar signed by John Cougar Mellencamp, an original T.C. Steele portrait, a wedding certificate from the 1800's and memorabilia from WWII.

Laura and Lee kept Artistic Designs Gallery in business through the most trying of economic times. Seven years later it was time to let go and move on. Laura however, couldn’t let it go. Her desire to maintain client relationships and offer them quality custom framing and art services led her to move an office suite and reassess her focus. Though Laura is passionate about supporting local artists and engaging the general public with fine original art, she determined that her energy needed to go into her family and call as an artist. Letting go of the gallery and retail aspects of the business allows her to do this while continuing to serve her clientele.

Under its new business name, Artistic Designs Framing, operates on an appointment only basis giving their clients the undivided attention they deserve. During your personal appointment you will work with either Laura or artist Mandelyn Bouso.  Mandelyn is a graduate of John Herron School of Art and has been employed by Laura as a framer and designer for over 5 years. Both have bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a trained eye to frame your item artistically and safely with conservation quality.

Artistic Designs Framing maintains a small on-line gallery of the artists that their clients have come to love and collect as well as the most popular small gift items created by local artists. Rest assured they can always connect you with artists, commissions, and quality art lessons.