About Our Certified 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 Kendall, owner of the Frame and I. Ida is a near-native of Prescott,moving here with her family at age 7. After working in the real estate appraisal field for 5+ years, coming to work at The Frame & I in 1995 sparked a lifelong passion for art and framing in Ida. When the opportunity to buy The Frame & I arose in 1998, Ida and her coworker Kathleen bought the business from their boss. In 2009 Kathleen retired, and Ida has run the Frame & I solo since then. 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 and nonprofits in the Prescott area, donating framing and art materials 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, he spends his spare time oil painting in his studio. 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.
Francine Hackerott, a certified picture framer, has over twenty-five years of framing experience. A master woodworker, she has an eye for detail and can craft just about anything out of wood. Some examples are her exsquisite hand carvings, multi-angled and arched frames. Her creativity is sure to astound you as she designs elegant frame and mat combinations.