What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but Michael Mixon brought home the Facebook Fans’ Choice Award for his entry in the Tru Vue® Framing Competition at the West Coast Art and Frame Show (WCAF).
A semi-finalist from last year, Michael wanted to further develop a concept he used in his entry from last year. His current entry, a 21-sided framing package made to look like a slot machine, captures memories of trips to Las Vegas and pays homage to the home of WCAF by mixing photos with memorabilia from around the city.
The piece features a platform at the bottom that emulates a coin return featuring coins from different Las Vegas casinos. The handle to the right of the main structure is made from eight pieces of molding, and the arch includes fourteen pieces. At the top of the framing package is a coin from The Paris Casino in Las Vegas. Everything is mounted on a simple black suede mat and covered with Museum Glass®, for a view unhindered by reflection or glare.
As the Facebook Fans’ Choice Award winner, Michael will receive a three month supply of Museum Glass.
But to Michael, winning an award offers more than just the prize.
“One of the great benefits of the contest is the opportunity for promotion for my business,” he said. “See what I’ve done for competitions expands the possibilities for customers and prompts them to do designs outside the norm.”
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