Choose Applewood Gallery?
Words of advice from FACTS (Fine Art Care and
Standards organization):It simply is not enough to pick your
frame shop from the phone book, or make your decision
based upon price alone.
Custom framing involves more than
just a frame, glass and mats. When choosing a framer ask about materials and practices;
ask about preservation framing, training and professional associations. A diploma
or certificate is not necessarily a guarantee of quality; experience is the best
teacher. Keep in mind that custom framing is just that - designed and built to
your specifications, in accordance with standards that will protect your artwork
for years to come. All materials and techniques used at Applewood Gallery meet
or exceed FACTS standards for conservation and preservation. For more information
on FACTS please visit www.artfacts.org.
Gallery is a member of the Damron C. Owens chapter of the Professional
Picture Framers Association (PPFA). PPFA is the international trade/educational
association for the art and framing industry representing more than 3,000 custom
picture framers, art galleries, manufacturers and distributors. The association
provides its members with educational workshops, marketing support and education.
In 2004, Applewood Gallery owner Kassandra Ulchar earned the Certified Picture
Framer (CPF) designation from PPFA. whyApplewoodCustomFraming.htmWe also support and follow the guidelines
set forth by the Fine Art Care and Standards (FACTS). FACTS' mission is to "improve
the care of artwork and keepsakes through education, research and consensus standards."
FACTS is about communication, education, and information and sets the standards
for professional framers on the types of glazing, matboard, mounting & finishing
techniques that should be used in professional custom picture framing.