In 1992, Oak Ridge Gallery was established and purchased by Sandra Cronbaugh in historic Amana, IA.  In 2003, the gallery was renamed von Essen Galerie after my family name.  In 2015, we developed our online store and our “come to you” to design your home and framing.

Custom Framing is an integral part of von Essen Galerie.  Adhering to strict conservation methods, all materials are art friendly from acid free boards and hinging materials to ultraviolet protective glass.

von Essen Galerie  has years of picture framing experience to help you select the right frame for your artwork. We offer quality framing at an affordable price.  Contact us schedule an appointment to come to you!

von Essen Galerie is committed beyond selecting a frame and putting a mat on your artwork.  We want to work with each client to determine their needs, tastes and budget.


To provide all people, including art enthusiasts, with excellent customer service and the most personal shopping experience through custom framing and artwork that offers beauty, expression, and functionality.


Began over 15 years ago, when we first saw how incredible it felt to own and provide a piece of art to others to make their home and life feel more beauty.


To educate, inspire and provide a quality and unique products and services to Find the Art in the Everyday.


  • To Listen, Be Unique, Be Honest
  • Provide a Quality Product
  • Empower through Education
  • Customer Service
  • Express gratitude
  • Serve with passion
  • Care


  • Home Decor prints
  • Limited Edition Print dealerships and a large selection of poster art.
  • Unique Original Artwork by local and regional artisans.


  • Over 20 Years of experienced framing and design expertise.
  • Wide selection of frames and mats for your framing projects.
  • Framing for your business facility, awards, advertising, newspaper/magazine articles, collages, mirrors, certificates/degrees.
  • On-site commercial consulting available.
  • Staging for commercial real estate.
  • Reproduction Capabilities available.
  • Installation services available.