2010 International Framing Competition

Frame Shop sent two entries to the Professional Picture Framers Competition in Anaheim, California.

The conference and competition was held at the Anaheim Convention Center a beautiful location just a couple of blocks from Disney.

Mikki had an entry in the Print Competition, where all framers framed the same piece of art, and in the Open Competition, where anything goes.

I am happy to report both pieces brought home awards!

In Print, an abstract painting of a guitar named “Hot Rod Guitar”, Mikki won a Judges Award for “Use of Green or Recycled Framing.”  The inspiration for this piece came from a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame with her nephew Zac. The frame is made from end cut wood blocks assembled to make the frame and finished with stain and wax.

The Open piece was created with shop shorts and various paint techniques. The art was from Tumblefish Studio, and allowed Mikki to let her imagination go wild with many painted elements. The Judges awarded this one an award for “Innovative Design and Hand Painted Finishes.”

Both of the pieces are back in the shop and can be viewed anytime.

Next years competition piece has been chosen and the wheels are turning…stay tuned for more info on this piece.

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