Hundreds of custom frame designs were submitted to the framing competition held at the world’s largest event in the picture framing industry, West Coast Art & Frame in Las Vegas. Custom framers from around the world sent in photographs of their creative framing projects in seven categories: Objects, Mirrors, Textiles, Documents, Art on Canvas, Art on Paper and Photography. Comprised of industry experts, the panel of judges selected first, second and third place winners in each category.
Cinda Baker won first place in the custom framed photography category for beautifully framing a pair of vintage wedding day photographs, in their original photo holders.
“We’re delighted Design Star has become such a feat for industry members, and are amazed with the amazing talent portrayed in the works submitted for consideration. They truly exemplify the best in design the custom framing industry has to offer, and showcase all that can be achieved with quality custom framing through their ingenious and creative designs,” shares Drew Van Pelt, Larson-Juhl CEO. Established more than a century ago, Larson-Juhl, a Berkshire-Hathaway company, is the world’s premier designer, manufacturer and distributor of fine custom frames of enduring style and craftsmanship.
Cinda's career as a custom picture framer started in 1983 at Odegard's Art & Framing in North Platte. These early days at Odegard's provided Cinda with the foundation she need to eventually own and operate Nebraska's largest art gallery and custom frame shop. Today, Cinda brings together her 33 years of experience in framing and her passion for beauty in unique offerings at Cinda's Accents. Cinda's extensive design experience, combined with the skilled craftsmanship of frame shop manager Dave Mullen yield an award winning team!
*Pictured above: Cinda Baker and Robyn Brown
Cinda is grateful for the for the generosity of Robyn Brown, who allowed her family's photographic heirlooms to be used for the custom frame competition entry. Without her generosity this award wouldn't be possible.
To learn more about Cinda’s Accents, please visit www.CindasAccents.com.