WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"The owner was so great to work with! Such beautiful pieces and atmosphere. Love the location. Will be returning here for framing in the future! Highly recommend."

— Patty T.

 

AWARDS

“Why do I enter framing competitions?  Competition framing pushes my creativity, craftsmanship and problem solving skills.  It provides for growth and regular peer review. With each and every competition I’ve entered, I’ve tried a new technique I never have before and added a new “tool” to my creative toolbox.  In short, it makes me a better framer.”

 

- Donna Erwin

Donna Erwin Wins Best in Show for Her Art-Driven Design

 

"There were multiple directions to go with the design. I had considered doing something with a mirrored surface or even a clear backing, but what ultimately inspired me most was allowing the color and texture of the piece to take the lead."

Color-Driven Design Stands Out at the Tru Vue Framing Competition

 

For the 6th Annual Tru Vue Framing Competition, the company went in a new direction. In past competitions, entrants designed a framing package for an item of their choice based on a specific theme. This year, Tru Vue invited custom framers to create framing packages for one of three textile artworks from Chilean artist Andrea Barrios Aguilar. Donna Erwin, of Columbia River Gallery in Troutdale, OR, earned the Grand Prize: Best in Show—Judges’ Choice Award for her vibrant design that celebrated the colors of the artwork. Erwin, a past finalist and winner of the Best in Show Award for the 2015 Rethink, Renew, and Restore competition, explains her inspiration for the piece.

OTHER AWARDS

Tru-Vue 2018

BEST IN SHOW – JUDGES CHOICE and TOP 3 FINALIST, International 
2018 6 th Annual Tru Vue Framing Competiton
Entry: Chilean Fabric Art

TOP 3 FINALIST for BEST USE OF PRINT, International
2018 Larson-Juhl Design Star – Chopped Edition
Entry:  Reflections – Faded Horizon I

TOP 50 FINALIST, International
2017/2018 PPFA PRINT Competition
Entry:  Sun Dappled I

THIRD PLACE and BEST USE OF FABRIC – JUDGES CHOICE, Regional
2016/2017 PPFA PRINT Competition
Entry:  Vintage Buttons 

BEST USE OF FABRIC – JUDGES CHOICE, International

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, Regional

2015/2016  PPFA PRINT Competition

Entry: Little Birds

 

BEST IN SHOW – JUDGES CHOICE and TOP 3 FINALIST, International

2015 3rd Annual Tru Vue Framing Competition, “ReThink, ReNew, ReStore”

Entry:  “Do That Voo Doo That You Do”


FINALIST, International

THIRD PLACE, Regional

2014/2015 PPFA PRINT Competition

Entry:  The Kissing Booth

 

GRAND PRIZE

2014 Crescent Couture Matboard Challenge

Entry:  Longevity

TOP 4 FINALIST, International

2014 2nd Annual Tru Vue Framing Competition, “The Difference is Easy to See”

Entry:  “Jazz Hands Raccoon”

 

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, Regional

FINALIST, International

2013/2014 PPFA PRINT Competition

Entry:  Pa Ndau (Heart Quilt)

 

FIRST PLACE, Regional

2013/2014 PPFA OPEN Competition

Entry:  Painted Wolf Rock

 

SECOND PLACE, International

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, Regional 

2013/2014 PPFA OPEN Competition

Entry:  Wedding Invitation

FIFTH PLACE, International

SECOND PLACE, Regional

2012/2013 PPFA PRINT Competition

Entry:  Petroglyph

 

TOP 4 FINALIST, International

2013 1st Annual Tru Vue Framing Competition, “Champions of Conservation”

Entry:  Edward S. Curtis

 

WINNER of THE ARTSI AWARD

2011  Cascade Chapter “Thinking Outside the Box” Framing Competition

Entry: Titanium Drip

 

WINNER of THE ARTSI AWARD

2010  Cascade Chapter “Thinking Outside the Box” Framing Competition

Entry:  The Diver

THIRD PLACE, Regional

2009/2010 PPFA OPEN Competition

Entry:  Green Rope

 

FIFTH PLACE, International

FIRST PLACE, Regional

2007/2008 PPFA PRINT Competition

Entry:  Floating Flower

 

FINALIST, International

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, Regional

2007/2008 PPFA OPEN Competition

Entry:  The Rat Pack

 

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, International

JUDGES CHOICE for a FIRST TIME ENTRY AWARD, International

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE, Regional

2006/2007  PPFA OPEN Competition

Entry:  Multnomah Falls, Circa 1919

FIRST PLACE and POPULAR CHOICE

2004 11th Annual EPFG Framing Competition

Entry:  Grandma & Kids

 

FIRST PLACE

1999 Cascade Picture Framer’s Guild

 

GRAND PRIZE

1996 Framers Inventory Framing Competition

Entry:  Christiansen Angel

 

FIRST PLACE

1997 Cascade Picture Framer’s Guild Framing Competition

SECOND PLACE, Regional

1995  Larson-Juhl Creative Classic Framing Competition

Entry:  Aunt Etta

COMPLETE AWARDS GALLERY
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