About Our Picture Framers
When you bring your family heirlooms and treasured artwork to The Frame & I, you have our guarantee that our knowledgeable staff will assist you with each detail of the framing process. From beginning design to completion of your framing project, our highly trained staff will take the utmost care to give you the best service possible. You will be advised about the preservation materials available to protect your artwork as well as the best frame and mat selection to enhance your artwork.
The Frame & I is a member of the Professional Picture Framer’s Association, and we have a certified picture framer on staff. The Professional Picture Framer’s Association is the national association for the picture framing industry. To become a Certified Picture Framer you must pass a comprehensive test that covers all aspects of picture framing technology including conservation materials, color design, handling all types of fabric, photographs, paper and canvas. In addition to passing the test, a Certified Picture Framer must commit to continuing education in order to keep up with the latest innovations in the picture framing industry.
Whether you bring in a wallet size photograph or an adult size kimono, we can show you many ways to preserve and enhance your treasure so that you may enjoy it for years to come. You can be confident that The Frame & I is “the best friend artwork ever had” and that our staff has the training, knowledge and creativity necessary to frame your treasure!
Ida Woll, owner of the Frame and I. Ida is a near-native of Prescott, having moved here with her family at age 7. Coming to work at The Frame & I in 1995 sparked a lifelong passion for art and framing in Ida. Pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics and oils are all in her skillset. An artist from the earliest time she can remember, Ida enjoys working with other artists and collectors to enhance, display and preserve their collections. She also is passionate about promoting and supporting the arts, schools, and nonprofits in the Prescott area, donating framing and frame supplies to many various local causes.
Russell Johnson, manager at the Frame and I, grew up right here in Prescott. He attended local schools and went on to receive a BFA degree from the University of Arizona and a MA degree from Prescott College. Russell started working at the Frame and I in 1999 as a backroom wood worker, mat cutter, and fitter. After completing art school, he took on the duties of gallery curator, production manager, and frame designer. Russell is a certified picture framer, which means he is knowledgeable of current preservation framing techniques. Besides using his creativity at the Frame and I, Russell is a professional oil painter in his own right. He found a love for art at a young age and became influenced by the natural beauty around Prescott. Russell welcomes any framing challenge that walks into the door.
Olivia Ortega is an outstanding picture frame designer, fine artist, dancer, choreographer, lighting artist, and stage manager for local theater events! She has grown up in the Prescott area and brings a vibrant creative energy to everything she does. Her sense of color and proportion lend a skillful hand to all of her frame designs. She has a dedicated following of clients who enjoy her unique perspective on art and style. We are fortunate to call her our ‘framechild’ and have her as part of our award winning team!
Francine Hackerott is a skilled artisan woodworker, and long-time picture framer! Her craftsmanship and ingenuity, as well as her artistic integrity, make her a vital part of our team. Winner of the International Design Star award in 2015, her design skills have received worldwide recognition. As part of the Design Star process, she has collaborated on her own line of picture frame mouldings that are available worldwide; the Salon 1789 line from Larson Juhl. Francine is a framing expert with an emphasis on preservation of delicate and unusual items. This lady can build anything!