PPFA International Framing Competition Board

Valerie Becker has been a Master Certified Picture Framer for three years.  She is one of fewer than 60 in the world with this designation and the only one in Minnesota.

This past January, the Professional Picture framers Association Board of Directors appointed Valerie to the International Framing Competition Board.


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.”

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.

Congratulations Valerie!

The full press release can be found here.