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    Congratulations to PPFA International Framing Competition Winners!

    Congratulations to the winners in the Finals of this year’s competition; and as you can see, truly an international line-up!

    OPEN
    1st Place: Christine Hasenhundl, Hako-Oja Studio, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
    2nd Place and Judges Award sponsored by Vermont Hardwoods for hand finishing of a combination of different woods; and also Popular Choice Award, sponsored by PFM: Jasminas Q. Braticius, London UK
    3rd Place: Kathy Cryer, The Great Frame Up, Northridge, Calif; and a Judges Award from Frank's Fabrics for hand-wrapped fabric mat.
    Judges Award High Point First Time Entry, Manisha Bhatcar and Sajjan Bhatcar, Picturesque Art & Frames, Panaji, India

    PRINT
    1st Place: Renate Eschmann and Christopher Soltis, Colorwheel, Inc. McLean, Va.; also a Judges Award from Frameready by Adatasol for Use of technology with a computer generated art print; and Popular Choice Award sponsored by PFM
    2nd Place: Christine Hasenhundl, Hako-Oja Studio, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
    3rd Place: Janine Buechner, MCPF, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
    Honorable Mention: Deborah Hill, MCPF, and Dean Cardenas, Art Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas
    Judges Award High Point First Time Entry: Mark Kubo, FireLight Gallery & Framing, Petersburg, Ark.

    Look for photos in the upcoming February edition of the PPFA CONNECT newsletter for PPFA members!

    First Place PRINT and OPEN Winners took home a monetary prize as well as a Platinum Pass to the 2021 WCAF Expo; Second Place PRINT and OPEN Winners took home a monetary prize as well as a VIP Pass to the 2021 WCAF Expo; and Third Place PRINT and OPEN Winners took home a monetary prize as well as a $150 educational certificate to the 2021 WCAF Expo. A big thanks to Deb Salmon and Bruce Gherman for the WCAF Expo prizes.

    First, Second, and Third Place PRINT Winners also received a complimentary PRINT Piece for the 2020-21 PRINT Competition - "Devoted Thoughts about Dogs" by Plee (Penny Tucker) sponsored by FrameTek

    A big thanks to our sponsors: Frank’s Fabrics; FrameReady by Adatasol; and Vermont Hardwoods, for Judges Awards; PFM for two Popular Choice awards; Framerica for receipt and delivery of international entries; Frameware LLC for hardware to hang entries on the Competition Gallery wall; and to The Great Frame Up/Franchise Concepts, Inc., for sponsoring the 2019-20 PRINT Competition Piece “Making Art is My Guilty Pleasure” by Richard Cryer.

    Judges for the initial digital entry round were:
    OPEN: Janine Buechner, MCPF; Alice Perritt, CPF; Dennis Duarte MCPF
    PRINT: Meghan MacMillan MCPF; Joyce Michels, MCPF; Laurel Smith, MCPF

    Judges for the Finals in Vegas were:
    OPEN: Joyce Michels, MCPF (head judge); Meghan MacMillan, MCPF; Mark Klostermeyer, MCPF
    PRINT: Elli Wollangk, MCPF (head judge); Adela Davis, MCPF; Patrice Marquardt, CPF
    Incoming Competition Board member Laurel Smith, MCPF, served as secretary.

    A huge thanks to the Competition Board: Chair Valerie Becker, MCPF; Elizabeth Hellsten, MCPF; and Robin Gentry, MCPF; and Chris Paschke, CPF, GCF, competition coordinator.

    And we look forward to the next Competition!

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    Re: Congratulations to PPFA International Framing Competition Winners!

    Like and Check the PPFA FaceBook Page for images of the winning pieces.
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    https://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalPictureFramers/ I think this link will get your there
    Robin Gentry, MCPF
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