Testimonials

 

Lisa Fabian Allen County Education Partnership/Project READS
I wouldn’t trust original artwork from a two-time Caldecott Gold Medalist to just anyone.  Acting on a recommendation from our board treasurer, I took a piece donated by Chris Raschka to Charley for framing.  He picked a color for the inner matting that I had never considered—and accentuated the piece brilliantly!  The artwork became the showpiece of our auction, and I have never considered another framer since.  Whether I am working on family keepsakes, the Artists of Reading gallery for an agency fundraiser, or the “Person of the Year” certificates for the Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne, I am always thrilled with the masterpieces Charley crafts.  He and his assistant, Chasidy, are exceptionally warm and gracious, and their generosity in enriching our community is equally laudable.  I wholeheartedly endorse Charley and Northside Galleries!
Joel Geffen Fine Artist
Thank you for everything.  You and your employees are welcoming and very helpful.  It truly is a pleasure working with you.  Even when I have requested frames on short notice, you have been consistently gracious.  When you say that something will be ready, it’s ready.  Your honesty and integrity are really refreshing.  That, and the quality of service and products that you provide  keeps me coming back.  I have many times recommended Northside Galleries to others, and will continue to do so.
Charlotte Thompson NSG Client
As usual,  you have taken something that was torn, worn, and useless as a single piece of paper and turned it into a beautiful, outstanding piece of art. So thank you for the suggestions you made and the work of art that you created out of them. It will be something that our generations can now hang and admire for years to come. Again, thank you and if I hear of anyone needing you skills, you can be sure I will let them know where to go for excellent help and workmanship!
Barbara Studebaker NSG Client
Charlie, I wanted to thank you for being a creative visionary. You helped me with last years Easter Seals “Festival of Trees” tree topper of W&D’s Santa. I had an idea and you made it come true. Recently I gave you a picture and a finger painting that my three yr.old, two yr.old and 8 month old grandchildren did for Papa and Nana. Again, I had an idea but you put the final touches to it. You help me frame a master piece it turned out great.
Bill Shewman NSG Client
Charley, You have provided many new and creative approaches to the successful presentation of my work. Thanks for the outstanding service, great design assistance and very competitive pricing you have given me.
Carol Chaney, CPM Senior Property Manager
I have worked with Northside Galleries for several years, both on business and personally. Northside has a tremendous selection of art work available. Once a piece has been chosen, Charley Shirmeyer is able to help with the frame and matting that best compliment the artwork. He has tremendous talent with colors and a great eye for putting everything together. Personally, we receive many compliments on the pieces in our home that came from Northside Galleries. As a property manager of commercial buildings I use Northside Galleries when redecorating common areas of buildings. Charley and Northside Galleries are also recommended to my tenants as a great source for their interior needs. Charley is very responsive to our needs, whether it be to supply new pieces, for repair, or to rehang artwork. Northside Galleries is very “user” friendly and very cost effective. I highly recommend Charley and Northside Galleries. I would be happy to speak to anyone that needs a reference.
Christy Spencer Colwell Colour
For the past five years Northside Galleries has framed original art for our clients and colleagues as well as for my home. I continue to be knocked out by Charley?s artistry and craftsmanship. His creative contributions elevate the pieces we given him far beyond my imagination — turning them into showstoppers. On top of that he has always delivered on time, coordinated tricky overseas shipments, and I like him. A lot. I would recommend Northside Galleries without hesitation to any one who… well, to anyone really.
Heather Miller Fine Artist
Charley takes customer service to the next level. He goes out of his way to develop a relationship with his clients and does what it takes to make sure they walk out the door feeling well taken care of.
Jennifer Ocken Fine Art/ Portrait Photographer
Charley- I have to say THANK YOU! I am so blessed as a Fine Art Photographer to have you as my framer. You consistently surpass my expectations. Your care and expertise allows my photographs to take on a whole new dimension after you get your hands on them. People think I am crazy my framer lives 900 miles a way from me! But your care about quality and your care about my success as an artist is worth more to me than you know! Again thank you for your awesome work. My clients love their Bridal Portrait presentation once again!
Margo Phillips NSG Client
Hi, Charlie, I feel pretty honored that you ask me to write a testimonial for you. It is special that I received this e-mail tonight. When Danny got home from work we hung the picture of our college diplomas that you framed recently. On that same wall is our “Lakes Magazine” articles, my CASA award, Danny’s Knights of Columbus award, the framed McNally’s Pub tee shirt and my very favorite, the WWII tribute to my dad. We talked about how every room in our house is a mini Shirmeyer gallery. You have such a gift and talent when it comes to art and framing. You seem to capture just what the picture or object needs. You give it a home. You have given the things that mean so much to us such warmth and have made them all that more special. I think you are just beginning to make you mark and will continue to do so. Glad we can say “we knew you when.”
Michelle Gladieux NSG Client
Charley Shirmeyer at Northside Galleries is a true professional with a gifted eye for detail and color. He’s framed almost every piece of art in my home and office as well as personal momentos over the last decade and I’ve been pleased with the result and the pricing in every interaction. I’m picky about service and recommend Northside Galleries without hesitation.

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