Keith Elrod, CPF, owner of K & M Gallery in Maryville, was named a finalist in the 2010 International Framing Competition sponsored by the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA). The event was recently held in Anaheim, Calif. where 36 finalists from around the world showcased their projects. Each framer was required to frame the same art to provide an even playing field for competition.
This marked the fourth consecutive year that Elrod has been named a finalist in this prestigious competition. Participants first compete in local and regional competitions in order to advance to the finals. To reach the finals for four consecutive years is quite a fete and a testament to Elrod’s skills as a custom picture framer. Elrod’s project will be shipped back to his gallery soon, but can presently be seen on the K & M Gallery Facebook page. The number for K & M Gallery is 865-977-9441.