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Tru Vue® Announces Framing Competition Finalists

By Jen Gramm, Tru Vue Director of Marketing

Three finalists have been selected for the Tru Vue® Framing Competition. Their pieces will be on display at the West Coast Art and Frame Show (WCAF), January 25 – 27, 2016, in Las Vegas. Make sure to stop by the by the Tru Vue booth #605 and vote for your favorite piece.  Finalists Baer Charlton of Charlton Productions in Portland, OR; Marlowe Hill of Blackrabbet Framing Studio in Atlanta, GA; and Michael Mixon of Hanging Around Hoover in Hoover, AL, transformed ordinary objects through imaginative custom framing, the focus of this year’s competition. As in years past, voting will take place during WCAF at the Tru Vue booth and through Facebook.


“Making the ordinary extraordinary was the theme of our framing competition this year, and we think that WCAF attendees will be as impressed as we are with what our finalists have created,” said Jen Gramm, director of marketing at Tru Vue. “One of the best things about the show is the chance to learn from each other and tap into the great amount of creativity that exists in our industry. Custom framers have so much to offer their clients, and we want to continue to support them in their businesses.”


Winners will be chosen in four categories:

  • Best in Show: Judges’ Choice (Grand Prize) — chosen by the Tru Vue panel of custom framing experts, recipient receives a year supply of Museum Glass®.
  • Past Winners Selection Award — chosen by Mira Bishop , Kosal Eang, and Donna Erwin (past Best in Show recipients), recipient receives a nine-month supply of Museum Glass.
  • Best in Show: Attendees’ Choice — most votes from WCAF attendee’s votes, recipient receives a six-month supply of Museum Glass.
  • Facebook Fans’ Award — most votes on the Tru Vue Facebook page, recipient receives a three-month supply of Museum Glass.


Keeping with its focus on supporting the industry and helping independent custom framers grow their businesses, Tru Vue is sponsoring two learning sessions. The Retail Makeover Workshop provides an in-depth focus on six key area of business identified by retail makeover consultants Ken Baur and Meg Glasgow as primary drivers of success in an independent custom framing business. In Design, Merchandise and Sell with Meg Glasgow framers will learn how to create premium displays for their shops and how use those displays to generate more business.


This article is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of Tru Vue or its employees. Tru Vue does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.

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