Cross Gallery is the culmination of sixty years of the combined experience of its owners, Jim and Kay Cross. Jim joined the framing industry in 1983 with Deck the Walls in Baytown, Texas. Lured by economic opportunities and family ties, he migrated north in 1990 where he met Kay, an aspiring interior designer. Merging their interests, Jim and Kay founded their art and frame shop in June of 1991.

Jim is a truly gifted framing designer. Working personally with every client, he designs beautiful, museum quality packages to suit the unique needs of each individual. While no project is too challenging for him, his expertise is shadowboxes and oversize objects.


Kay has always been attracted to antiques and has been buying and restoring since the early 70s. Over the years, she's expanded that talent to include damaged art, vintage frames, fossils and pottery. Holding a Master of Arts degree, she added professional appraisals to her list of services in 2001. 

Together, through continued education and personal conviction, Jim and Kay are dedicated to serving your custom framing needs while protecting and preserving your precious memorabilia and fine art investments.

Kay Cross, MA


Restoration Specialist


220 W. Irving Blvd.

Diamond Point Plaza

Downtown Heritage District

Irving, TX 75060





As a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association, an international organization devoted to developing picture framing businesses and the education of their staff, Jim received his training from the most revered framing professionals in the industry. He and Kay continue to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations in materials, technology, and conservation techniques through national and local PPFA workshops.


Jim Cross


Custom Picture Framer


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