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Valerie Becker of Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing was appointed to the International Framing Competition Board by the Board of Directors of the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) at the annual PPFA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2017.

This is a three year appointment and the International Framing Competition Board is responsible for all framing competitions, approval and accreditation of judges and the review and updates of the framing design standards and judging criteria.

Valerie commented “I am excited to be working with creative framing experts from all over the world. This is a professional honor for me and I will be a better framer from this experience.”

Valerie Becker is a Master Certified Picture Framer as designated by the PPFA. She owns and operates Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing and Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing.

The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) has been the industry trade association for professional custom picture framers, art galleries, museums and framing manufacturers for 35 years. PPFA has more than 3,500 members and helps maintain industry standards, education and promotion.

Autumn is our window artist and this latest window is quickly becoming a shop favorite.

Happy 2017.  We are always relieved when the holiday season is over.  In our line of work we don’t get to enjoy the holidays so much because we are so busy.

But being busy is a blessing.  Here is hoping you have a busy and blessed 2017.

Many years ago we decided it was important to try and be as good as we can be in what we do.  That was our business plan.

Valerie became the first Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) in Minnesota in 2014.  This was a big deal for us and has opened up many opportunities as well.

Valerie has continued to contribute to the framing industry and this January she will compete in a national framing competition in Las Vegas in January 2017.

These efforts help push us to be better at our job.  And this is only the beginning.

“Enculturation”, 2012 by Cynthia Weitzel

Your creativity will outlive you and nobody is getting out of this life alive.

That is a certainty and if you can accept that, than maybe you will ponder this: since you are not going to be around, how will you be remembered?


There once was a framer named Valerie.
Who framed art that hung in a gallery.
It was beautifully done,
and the process was so fun.
And it was only a small part of my salary.


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