New Design Star Award for A Framer's Touch!

Kristen Ling of A Framer’s Touch Wins 3rd Place In World Renowned
Design Star: Framing Edition Competition


Forest Grove (February 2017) – Kristen Ling of A Framer’s Touch in Forest Grove, Oregon, won third place in the custom framed art on paper category in Larson-Juhl’s fifth annual Design Star: Framing Edition competition.

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.

Kristen Ling won third place in the custom framed art on paper category for beautifully re-framing a timeless, farm house piece of artwork into new moulding to match a new interior décor style for the home.

“Design Star has become an event that truly celebrates the raw talent and creativity of our industry. Year after year, we continue to be inspired by the works submitted into the competition. The acknowledgement of extraordinary custom framing and a chance to network with individuals in the industry is what makes this event truly special each year,” 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.