The Frame Gallery

About Greta Watkins

Greta Watkins is a longtime resident of B/CS, having grown up in College Station. She has owned The Frame Gallery in historic downtown Bryan since 2001. Greta and Sarah, the official greeter and shop dog, really enjoy meeting and assisting customers with their framing projects .

In 2005, Greta instituted "First Fridays @ The Gallery" and helped organize "The Art Step", a semi annual art walk in historic downtown Bryan. Since then, the First Friday event has grown into a monthly event "First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan" that involves many of the downtown businesses as well as highlighting the art and culture available in the downtown area.

Also an artist, Greta has concentrated on painting, primarily oils, for the last several years, having previously spent 12 years or so working with handmade paper.

Memberships:
Downtown Bryan Economic Development Association (D.B.E.D.A.)  www.downtownbryan.com
Professional Picture Framing Association
Arts Council of Brazos Valley www.acbv.org
Brazos Valley Art League www.bvartleague.org
Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce www.bcschamber.org
Brazos Independent Business Alliance www.buybrazos.com

Awards:
"Arts Champion Award" Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 2006
"Mayor's Downtown Impact Award", City of Bryan, 2006
"Rock On" Award, Brazos Progressives, 2007
Proclamation from Office of the Mayor, City of Bryan, 2008, "for support of Downtown"

Education:
Sam Houston State University, B.F.A.