Citadel Gallery is also home to Mario's Picture Framing. We stock a wide variety of frames, glazing, liners and matting in stock. Refer to the Custom Framing section for more details

Our friendly staff are please to assist you determine the best framing style that suits your artwork, personal taste, and your budget.

Mario's Picture Framing


Owner and operator Mario Brideau has been providing the highest quality of archival framing in Saint John for over 20 years. During those years he has framed many thousands of works of art in conservation and preservation framing.

Mario’s Picture Framing offers a wide selection of frame styles (mouldings) and mats, and we take time with each customer assisting them in choosing the right style for their piece of work. We work diligently with you to create framing that will remain fresh in your decor for years to come.

Mario’s Picture Framing offers competitive pricing.

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Mario's Picture Framing


Frames & Liners

We stock a wide selection of frame styles including: contemporary, classic, ornate, floating, and metal.


Chose from standard, UV-resitant, and archival/gallery glazing.


Mario's Picture Framing carries a wide variety of matting styles and colours. All matting is acid-free.


If requested, we can laminate your images onto backer board

Canvas Stetching

Regular stretching

A lower profile stretcher bars is used in regular stretching of canvas. This type of stretching is usually used when one would like to enhance the painting by using a frame. A regular stretching job can be still hung unframed but we would not recommend this compared to Gallery Wrap stretching.

The Gallery Wrap

This is a modern style of displaying art work that uses a deeper profile stretcher bar. A gallery wrap can be completed in two ways:

  • The image appears on the sides as well as the front (continuation of the main image)

  • The sides are wrapped in black in a solid colour (ie. Black).

Canvas Transfer

Transfer your "photo" or "print" on to canvas! Mario's Picture Framing now offers the Canvas Transfer Method. Canvas transfer is an alternative way of presenting your family photo, print or poster that you love.

Your canvas transfer can either be stretched using the regular stretching method or by using the gallery wrap method (please see the canvas stretching section above for more details on stretching).

Overall, Your Canvas Transfer will have the Look and feel like an original painting