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What is a Certified Picture Framer (CPF®)?

A PPFA Certified Picture Framer is a professional with the experience and knowledge necessary to properly handle all your custom framing needs. A framer with the CPF® designation has been actively involved in picture framing for at least one year and has passed a comprehensive written examination covering the latest materials, techniques and design theories.

What can a CPF® do for you?

With a thorough knowledge of up-to-date custom framing techniques and materials, a CPF® can guide you through the selection of matting, frame moulding and design to give you the best possible presentation for any framing project. Dedicated to staying abreast of changes and advances in the technical art of custom framing, a CPF® can make recommendations for protecting and preserving your artwork and valuable items.

Award winning PPFA certified picture framer Andrew R. Langlois


Local framer brings home FIRST PLACE award

Andy Langlois, a certified picture framer and co-owner of Get The Picture in Lincoln, RI, was awarded First Place in the New England Professional Picture Framers Association annual competition.

This is the fifth year in a row Langlois has placed in the competition, which selects the top three among entries submitted by New England's best framers. Winners of this regional competition are forwarded to the competition hosted by the national Professional Picture Framers Association.

Andy's winning entry was in the NEPPFA's print competition, which requires all entrants to frame the same piece of artwork. The criteria for a winning entry in the NEPPFA framing competition includes strong visual impact, appropriate use of creative and design elements, techniques and materials used, and proper finishing.

Langlois received the professional designation of Certified Picture Framer from the Professional Picture Framers Association, the national trade association for professional, custom picture framers, art galleries, and framing and art manufacturers and distributors.

Congratulations Andy!

Andrew Langlois, CPF® of Get The Picture in Lincoln, RI has earned the CERTIFIED PICTURE FRAMER (CPF®) designation from the Professional Picture Framers Association. Andy is one of only three known CPFs in Rhode Island, and the only one in the Providence area.

This achievement permits Langlois to use the professional designation, CPF®. This designation was granted after Langlois met rigorous qualifications, including successful completion of a 3 1/2 hour, 150-question, examination administered by the PPFA. Langlois has been a professional picture framer for more than ten years. PPFA initiated this CPF program in 1986 to raise the standards of the framing profession, improve education within the industry, and recognize those framers who demonstrate acceptable knowledge & skills of established professional criteria.

For outstanding customer service and the latest products, design theories, and techniques, you can rely on framers with the CPF mark of excellence.

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For Immediate Release


2/1/2008 PPFA National Framing Competition Participant

10/22/2007 PPFA New England Framing Competition: First Place Ribbon

10/23/2006 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Third Place Ribbon

10/24/2005 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Popular Choice Winner

10/24/2005 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Second Place Ribbon

10/18/2004 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Third Place Ribbon

10/27/2003 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Best 1st Time Entry

10/27/2003 PPFA New England Framing Competition: Third Place Ribbon

July 2003: CPF designation from the Professional Picture Framers Association

FramerSelect 2002: Selected "One of the Best Frame Shops in America"

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