Serving the art and framing community worldwide, the Professional Picture Framers Association™ (PPFA®) encourages artisans to hone the time-honored skill of custom framing. As the professional trade association for the custom framing industry, the members of PPFA preserve memories in bold, dramatic ways and serve as savvy business leaders in their communities.
PPFA represents 3,500 frame shops, art galleries and supplier members in North America and overseas, and connects its members to a network of knowledge and support. This collaborative environment is part of a 38-year tradition of establishing best practices for framing and providing programs and services essential for entrepreneurial success. Through education, certification, business services, marketing research, and events, PPFA members can focus on innovative techniques, profitable retail strategies and ongoing professional development.
PPFA builds on an 83-year legacy established by PMA®, a worldwide photo imaging association, of providing association services. Together, PMA and PPFA lead their members to discover, understand, and act on new business opportunities. As a nonprofit organization, any success enjoyed by PPFA in its endeavors directly benefits the custom framing industry, allowing PPFA to provide continual services and activities for members.
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PPFA Board of Directors
A comprehensive list of the 2010 PPFA Board of Directors is available here.
Details about how PPFA is governed is available here.
1971—PPFA first incorporated in State of California.
1973—National office established in Virginia.
1986 – Certified Picture Framer® (CPF®) Program initiated.
2001—PPFA members overwhelmingly approve affiliation with Photo Marketing Association International-PMA
2002—Post-affiliation membership renewal rates show strong growth.
2003—Introduced advanced CPF program with the Master Certified Picture Framers® (MCPF®) designation.