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About Us

Since opening the doors to their manufacturing facility in March 2004, co-owners, Scott and Pamela Thomas have been ARTiPLAQ™ -mounting prints for customers of the independently owned ARTiPLAQ™ dealers listed on this website, and for professional photographers and corporate marketing departments around the country. 

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They feel fortunate to be entrusted with their customers' art and are dedicated to providing a great product and excellent service.

Word has been getting out about their quality craftsmanship. As a result, they have begun accepting orders (via mail and the internet) from individuals who are not located near one of their authorized dealers. They value the long term relationships they have established with ARTiPLAQ dealers and encourage local customers to shop at Dealer stores. (ARTiPLAQ™  mounts for authorized Dealers at their South Portland manufacturing facility.)

About Scott & Pamela

Life long sailors, it was fitting they should meet in a seaside town on the eve of an off-shore sailing regatta... Back in 1999, Scott, (who was captain of the Canadian-owned, HIGHLANDER SEA, a 154' gaff-rigged topsail schooner) sailed into Marblehead, MA, with a crew of 18 young sailors for the Marblehead to Halifax Race), was introduced to Pamela (She had just relocated home to New England (from her job as development & events director at the Aspen Art Museum in CO, to create a P.R. department for a MA conservation organization, The Trustees of Reservations). They danced the night away, sailed together when they could, and a year later, married and settled in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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The following spring, the classic schooner was sold and they were hired by her new owners, to create and run a tall ship program in Port Huron, Michigan. The program was a great success and the ship was embraced by the community. After two years of sailing the Great Lakes, and participating in exciting tall ship festivals and races, the ship’s owners decided to keep the flagship closer to homeport. 

About that time, Scott and Pamela were contemplating venturing out on their own to start a new company. Scott was familiar with plaque mounting and felt they could fill a niche in the U.S.  Plus, the couple missed competitive sailing on the ocean and wanted to be closer to family and friends. Scott (a graduate of Dalhousie University, trained architect, skilled carpenter, photographer and artist) and Pamela (a graduate of the University of Montana, and marketing, sales and public relations experienced) chose Maine.  

Together, the Thomas team has created a company dedicated to producing an affordable alternative to custom framing and provides a fabulous way to showcase large nautical charts and prints. They hope you'll try the product, love it and keep ARTiPLAQ™ -ing more!