Framers compete for PPFA championship – in the news

Framers compete for PPFA championship – in the news – Brief Article

JACKSON, Mich. — Nine finalists competed for national honors and peer recognition at the 2002 PPFA National Open Framing Championship hosted by the PPFA New England Chapter at its October meeting in Taunton, Mass.

Pamela De Simone of Frame Corner in East Longmeadow, Mass., won first place for her framing of a large Santa Claus needleart piece. Simone also won first place in the National Framing Print Competition earlier in 2002.

David McGuire of McGuire Fine Arts & Framing in Frederick, Md., won second place for using a cove mat to frame a multimedia cast paper. Carol and Richard Rinman and staff of The Frame Man in Randolf, Mass., took both third place and popular choice. The Frame Man Staff created a computer-generated panel replicating a giraffe’s spots to surround a picture of a mother and baby giraffe.

The next open framing and print championships will be held at the PPFA Annual National Convention March 1 to 5 in Las Vegas. For information about entering, visit or call 800-762-9287.

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