Imagery is my life and life is something beautiful

Art Effects... making your home a work of art!



MJ Getkate


BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts-MJ majored in the visual arts and has qualifications in color theory, design, proportions, sculpture and art.

During her studies at the University of Lethbridge, she was involved with the U of L Art Gallery curating art shows/collections and the business of the gallery. She was also president of the art club and student representative to the art department.

Art Effects – Since 1998 MJ has owned and operated Art Effects Creative Framing. She has offered her clientele premium custom framing, designs and art consultations.  Since her graduation from the U of L she has been involved in the art and framing industry in both retail and wholesale as a professional picture framer and art consultant.

CCC Certified Color Consultant-As a color consultant, MJ has been trained in the color of science, and its relevance in a space, considering fixed elements, ratios and proportions of color.

CCSP (with honours) Canadian Certified Staging Professional – MJ has been trained by Canada’s leading staging experts. As a CCSP, she understands the psychology of buyers and what is required by the Real Estate industry.  Staging will showcase the lifestyle that buyer’s want to buy, and will buy, based on emotion.



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Here are some happy customers that found our services to be valuable.  We love referrals, and your recommendations & thoughtfulness would be greatly appreciated too!

Did you know we have a referral program at Art Effects? Refer our services to your friends, and you will receive a $25 Gift Certificate!  Make sure you let us know, each new client you refer to us (not currently on our database) and receive a thank you from us for your next frame order!

MJ Art Effects.

Thank you once again for the framing MJ, the print looks great!! It was something that I have been meaning to get framed for a while, and I’m so glad that our paths crossed which allowed for you to do it.  Your recommendations supplemented the art immensely, the framing work is amazing and the added touch is truly appreciated!

Tony Calgary, AB.

Hi MJ; You have come through again!!  We just finished installing the mirrors and we absolutely love them … they are a beautiful addition to the bathrooms.  Thanks for all your help.

M & D Anderson High River, AB.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to make this framing project so special for me.  You do the same with everything but this was very personal and greatly appreciated.

We hung the memory box in our bedroom. Amazing work you do.

Marion High River, AB.

What a gift you give people when you put your heart and talents into materializing keepsakes/photos/memories for years to come and future generations to enjoy. I treasure your work, and I treasure the memories you have allowed me to cherish by having my ancestors visible and a part of my daily life. Thank you.
Lonnie Cayley, AB.

It is always a pleasure to work with MJ of Art Effects.  She is an esteemed professional whose confidence at once puts you at ease.

Her accurate taste in style and colours is inspiring and she turns four walls into a work of art.

Pam Doyle Photography Canmore, AB.

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