Erik and Kat Washburn have been living together in Candler Park since 1996. After a combined 17 years of framing experience in Norcross with The Gallery at Spalding Corners, including 4 years of management as co-owners, they decided to bring their skills to the neighborhood they love. In 2008, they opened The Moog Gallery & Custom Framing, proudly becoming a part of The Candler Park Business District.
In the 1980's, Erik lived in Boston where he became a skilled craftsman while working with Zampell Properties in the building industry. He decided to join the Army where he served in Desert Storm and was awarded The Bronze Star. After his years in service, he moved to Atlanta where he managed Fellini's Pizza for 5 years; bartended the Star Bar for 12 years; while being a co-owner with The Gallery at Spalding Corners.
Kat graduated from high school here in Atlanta and studied art at Winthrop College, UGA, and Georgia State. She honed her framing and design skills at The Gallery at Spalding Corners from 1996 -2008, where she became co-owner in 2004.
The name "Moog" comes from a special place. It is the name of Erik and Kat's belated and beloved basset hound. All their dogs are given hockey player names. Moog is from Andy Moog, a Bruins' goalie.
They strive to help people find framing to complement their style, while not breaking their budget. There are many people that have become loyal clients of Moog Gallery. Some choosing to bypass their local frames shops to specifically work with Erik and Kat. Local businesses that have used their services include The Corner Tavern, The Star Bar, Euclid Ave. Yacht Club, The Earl, Atlanta Brewing Company. Greer Johnson Enterrprises, Rosa's Pizza, Grease Monkeys, Fuller Hot Rods, The Tabernacle and many more.
Their commitment to excellence and personalized service has earned Erik and Kat a stellar reputation in the community, always donating to schools and neighborhood charities. Moog Gallery is their passion and would love to share that passion with you.