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Happy Holidays from Valerie, John, and Clare. We are grateful for your business and friendship, and look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime, sing along…

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…my precious family memories beautifully preserved and ready for display.


On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…my sports fantasies framed!!


On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Tiffany style lamp and an exquisitely framed mirror to decorate my space.


On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…my priceless child’s artwork to remind me how special life can be.


On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a beautiful Motawi art tile, handmade in Michigan. These tiles are mountable and framable, or simply ready to display on an easel.


On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an acrylic art print by a local artist. Stop in to see what we have for sale, OR ask us to make you a custom #acrylicprint!


On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…my cell phone photos immortalized as art for my walls! We print ready to hang, high quality gallery wraps from your images, or choose your art online at www.fineartprintsondemand.com.


On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…my special mementos displayed so I can see them every day.


On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…original artwork. We have ready-to-hang pieces as well as original acrylic paintings, sculpture, and signed/numbered art prints for sale.


On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a kitschy piece of artwork that brings me happy feelings, and reminds me that someone is thinking of me…


On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…some high quality ready-made frames that won’t fall apart, are backed by a quality guarantee, and will preserve my holiday photos.


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a fantastic gift certificate so I can have some FUN framing and printing with the ONLY #masterframer in Minnesota!


We were so delighted to be featured in on one of the recent Destination Medical Center blogs!

Strategic second location for framing and fine art business brings success

 

For the last three days we have been entertained with the deconstruction of the Rosie Belle building across the street from us.

The building was derelict and becoming increasingly dangerous.

This morning it was especially fun with some great shop music in the background.

Enjoy.

 

Valerie Becker of Rochester 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.

By day we are sophisticated framing and printing experts.

By night we become total hayseeds.

Lately we have been on a Townes Van Zandt jag.

 

Weather be damned, gotta collect those quarters.

Hwy 58 between Goodhue and Red Wing can be a harrowing drive during the winter.

That probably came out wrong.

We have been very busy and sometimes things like customer communication can get caught between the cracks.  Sorry.

But hey, it’s all good.  We promise to try harder to do better at being better.

Harder.

 

Snow bales -2

I got a bad habit and I got it bad.

I take photos out of moving vehicles that I am driving.

Yes, it is not safe and yes, I need to stop doing this.

I will try.  I promise.

We had a snow day on Tuesday, February 2.

It seemed like a good opportunity to have some time-lapse photography fun.


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