A special CONGRATULATIONS to John Harry Gaston of Gaston Art and Frame, and Amanda Kidd Schall of Framed in Tatnuck. Both have passed testing to earn the Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) designation. This is the highest level of professional recognition in the framing industry and is earned through demonstration of technical skill and knowledge.
Achieving the MCPF designation requires a candidate to meet rigorous qualifications, including successful completion of a hands-on custom framing examination administered by PPFA and demonstrating a thorough knowledge of preservation framing.
MCPF exam consists of two parts. The candidate submits four framed articles including a canvas, a print, a textile, and an object. These are to be framed to very high preservation standards. They are taken apart and scored by MCPF examiners. The candidate is also given 90 minutes to frame a fifth item at the test site, thus demonstrating a thorough knowledge of preservation framing. Details