Our Story

For over 30 years, Art Associates Gallery has been the Capital District's best kept secret for museum quality picture framing and restoration. We have served thousands of customers in the tri-state area with second to none exceptional framing and restoration. With our new location on Railroad Avenue, Art Associates Gallery Inc. is your one-stop shop for all of your professional framing needs.

Our clients include architects, interior designers, universities, churches, hospitals, art collectors, antique shop owners, politicians and corporations.

New owner/operator Attila Zalavary brings over 50 years of experience. Hailing from Budapest Hungary where he learned the fine craftsmanship of framing, he later moved to NYC in the mid 1960's where he joined the largest framing manufacturer in New York State. Three years later he joined his father in his established family business, J Zalavary Ltd. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where his clients included renowned artists such as Salvador Dali, and world famous musicians and actors.

In 1988, he moved to Albany, where he and his wife, Kinga, ran their successful framing business and art store, Plaza Poster Gallery, in the Empire State Plaza, thriving there for the next 14 years. After leaving the Plaza, he teamed up with Geraldine Walsh at Art Associates to help her manage the store, where he stayed on for the next 20 years.

He hopes to once again showcase his personal style of picture framing and restoration to service the Capital District with pride.


Attila’s father founded J Zalavary Ltd. in New York City