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    PPFA Announces Winners of International Framing Competition

    PPFA Announces Winners of International Framing Competition

    The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), held its International OPEN and PRINT Framing Competition during the PPFA 2014 annual convention, held concurrently with the West Coast Art & Frame Show at Bally’s & Paris hotels in Las Vegas, Nev. The International competition is the grand finale of PPFA Chapter level competitions.

    Entries were displayed at the entrance to the WCAF Expo, where viewers could vote for Popular Choice. Winners were announced January 19, at a PPFA “Competition Celebration” sponsored by Tru Vue; Popular Choice Awards, sponsored by Picture Framing Magazine, were announced January 22 during the Framers Corner “Ask The Expert” discussion.

    In the PRINT category, all participants framed the same Hmong “Flower Cloth” needlework piece by artist Nhia Lo. The winners are:

    First Place: Bonnie Detering, Art Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas
    Second Place: Alan Abeyta, CPF, Framin' Works, Phoenix, Ariz.
    Third Place: Boris Smorodinsky & Jay Gallo, Striving Artists, Chatsworth, Calif.
    1st Honorable Mention: Glenn Renick, Fastframe of Lakeville, Lakeville, Minn.
    2nd Honorable Mention: Mike Kadlec, Woodland Art, Faribault, Minn.
    3rd Honorable Mention: Trevor Yates, CPF, and Jenny Yates, Just Frame It, Queensland, Australia
    Berkman Award, sponsored by PPFA, for Fine Handcrafted Frame & Simplicity of Design: David Greene, CPF, Alley Cat Arts, Portland, Ore.
    Judges Award, sponsored by Vermont Hardwood, for Hand Crafted Frame and Liner:
    Glenn Renick, Fastframe of Lakeville, Lakeville, Minn.
    Judges Award, sponsored by: Frank’s Fabrics, for Best Use of Fabric: Mark Wallenfang, Shooting Star Photo & Custom Framing, Appleton, Wis.
    High Point First Time Entry: Mark Wallenfang, Shooting Star Photo & Custom Framing, Appleton, Wis.
    Popular Choice Award, sponsored by Picture Framing Magazine: Mark Wallenfang, Shooting Star Photo & Custom Framing, Appleton, Wis.

    The OPEN category brought in an array of unusual framed items. The winners are:

    First Place: Trevor Yates, CPF, and Jenny Yates, Just Frame It, Gladstone, Australia
    Second Place: Bonnie Detering, Art Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas
    Third Place: Russ Wood, Grey Owl Framing, Lakewood, Colo.
    High Point First Time Entry: Aaron Machado, Modesto, Calif.
    Honorable Mention: Mike Bettmann, CPF,Colorado Frame Company Lakewood, Lakewood, Colo.
    Judges Award sponsored by Larson Juhl for Shadowbox Design & Execution: Trevor Yates, CPF, and Jenny Yates, Just Frame It, Gladstone, Australia
    Judges Award sponsored by FrameReady by SoftTouch Solutions, for Imagination: Artistic Design, Creativity & Presentation: Micah Paul Bolton, Micah Paul Creative, Pine Grove, Calif.
    Popular Choice Award, sponsored by Picture Framing Magazine: Micah Paul Bolton, Micah Paul Creative, Pine Grove, Calif.

    Judging was held January 18 at the Paris hotel. Fran Gray, MCPF, served as head judge in the International OPEN Competition; with judges Ken Link, CPF; Marianne Pruitt, CPF; and secretary Sarah Adams, CPF. Joyce Michels, MCPF, served as head judge in the International PRINT Competition, with judges Robin Gentry, MCPF, Sarah Beckett, MCPF, and secretary Linda Pujo, MCPF.

    The PPFA Competition Board is chaired by Linda Pujo, MCPF; with Linda Wassell, MCPF, and Fred Horton, MCPF.

    Images of the winning pieces will be posted soon under “Competitions” at http://www.ppfa.com.

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    Congratulations to our Winners! There were some Amazing Pieces. I hope you will all enter next year.
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    The different ways that a piece can be framed, all different and yet all beautiful, always amazes me. "Well done" to all those who sent their pieces in!

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