About Us


Corner House Gallery and Frame is owned and operated by Gloria Clinton who has over 25 years of experience operating an art gallery and custom frame shop. Gloria’s experience includes the supervision of daily business operations and designing framing projects for clients. The knowledge, expertise, and contacts that Gloria has accumulated during this time has led her to found Corner House Gallery and Frame.

Finest Quality Picture Framing 

 Our knowledge of framing means that we will expertly design and care for your artwork. Our staff members are trained in the latest techniques and utilize the most current preservation methods.

Commercial Framing 

Our state-of-the-art equipment plus experience with large volume hotel/workplace/institutional picture framing allows us to be competitive as well as provide a distinctive solution to your needs.

Unique Choices 

We offer a broad selection of standard materials and provide picture framing options that are unique and hard to find elsewhere.

Customer Satisfaction 

We promise a personal approach to all customers no matter how big or small and guarantee our materials and craftsmanship. We also offer conveniences such as consultations, shipping, delivery, installation and Gift Certificates.

Corner house specializes in Midwest artists and those having strong connections to the Midwest. Our artists exemplify a full-time commitment to their artwork.
Many have placements in regional, national, and permanent collections throughout the country, Feature articles in art publications and recognition as among the best in their various venues, have brought many prestigious awards. Corner House offers a diverse sampling of both two and three dimensional Artwork for the discriminating collector and the first-time buyer.

We are pleased to assist both individuals and businesses. Our clients include major corporations, architectural and design firms in Iowa and the Midwest. We offer assistance to facilities personnel, art committees, and designated individuals with the selection of public and private collections or major acquisitions.

Corner House Gallery & Frame is a full service gallery providing everything from beginning consultation, proposals, and selection of art, to conservation framing, delivery and installation. We encourage our clients to use our expertise to their advantage.


In 1976 George and Janelle McClain opened Corner House Gallery & Frame in a 1912 “corner” house on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, thus establishing a fine art gallery and custom frame shop dedicated to Midwest art and artists. Their dedication made it possible for the business to be a valuable community asset built on a reputation of representing the finest artists in the Midwest and impeccable framing expertise until their retirement in 2007. The Corner House was then purchased by Mary Suess who guided the gallery for the next five years. In 2013, present owner Gloria Clinton purchased the gallery they had spent her career building.

We are indebted to the past owners of Corner House who skillfully guided the gallery during their tenure and look forward to writing the next chapter in the life of Corner House Gallery & Frame. We are excited to have each of you participate in that future.