Amy Doty

Amy Doty started Frame of Mind in 2014 and has grown the business to be an art hub in Missoula, Montana. Amy has nearly 20 years of experience custom framing and designing in multiple states and for high end customers such as Nike, Adidas, Intel, Beaver Mustards, and much more. Early in her career, Amy interned as a custom framer with Maria Mackovjak, a previous head framer of the Chicago Art Museum. Under that guidance, Amy learned professional framing techniques and design skills essential to tackling even the most challenging projects. She has continued to build on that foundation with training in archival framing, framing history, and innovative design concepts from leaders in the field throughout her career.

A graduate of The Northwest College of Art and Design in Poulsbo, Wa, Amy received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications with an emphasis on Fine art and Photography. She was taught under professionals in illustration, animation, painting, and more. She furthered her knowledge of the art world as an art gallery assistant for The Monte Dolack Gallery in Missoula, Montana in 2006. Amy contributed as a custom framer and assisted in sales and education of the full Monte Dolack collection, which is proving invaluable as she manages sales for the full collection of Monte Dolack fine art.

Amy’s knowledge of art supplies comes from a lifetime of art-making and creative pursuits, as well as her degree, where as part of her bachelor’s program, she learned and experimented in all mediums of art. Her classes included Design/Typography and Color Theory by designer Troy Johnson; illustration by infamous Magic the gathering artists Mark Tedin and Amy Weber, Painting technique by Seattle artist Michael Otterson, as well as classes on photography, animation, life drawing, sculpture and film.

Amy’s hard work and dedication to art and creativity, both her own and others, allowed Frame of Mind to become a staple for artists in Missoula. As a reflection of her values, the business will always be a place for artists to create, inspire, educate, and grow.


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