Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing is a full-service art partner and a Master Certified Picture Framer. We are hard-working Minnesotans and we are proud of our creative skills as both custom picture framers and fine-art printers. We take industry education seriously and we are active in several professional organizations. Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with our customers. This trust is earned and can only happen over time. And we always take time to have fun (Bully Pulpit), because having fun is also important.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Valerie has a background in small business finance, non-profit management and custom framing. She has been framing for family and friends for over 25 years and opened Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing in 2002 and Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing in 2014.
She earned her Master Certified Picture Framer designation in 2014, her Certified Picture Framer designation in 2007 and she was awarded the Vivian C. Kistler Master Certified Framer Scholarship from the Professional Picture Framing Association.
Valerie’s passions include her children, her grandchildren and her farm.
John has a history within the creative and technology communities with a particular focus on start-up opportunities.
He has a degree in mechanical engineering and has been a registered Minnesota Professional Engineer since 1985.
He is past President of Red Wing Innovation Incubator and Red Wing Downtown Main Street, Inc. and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (2014 – present) and represents Ward Two on the Red Wing City Council (2017-2021).
He is funny, but not as funny as he thinks he is.
And so it goes.
Clare swears a lot, but that is okay because she has a tattoo and degrees in computer programming and business management. She is very creative and she has a very enthusiastic laugh. Her background includes professional photography, graphic design, and digital arts. She began her apprenticeship in custom framing in 2012.
Her shop music play list includes heavy metal and old school rhythm and blues.
Autumn is an artist, and possibly a mermaid. She enjoys using various media, has an incredible eye for color, and is the hand behind our awesome window displays. Autumn aspires to travel, and she is multilingual, speaking Japanese and German as well as her native Minnesotan.
Autumn is awesome.
Autumn is absolutely all about art always.
Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing is Minnesota’s only Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF). We are experts at museum-level custom framing and design.
Large format art printing is a nuance between technology and art. It involves accurate reproduction and extremely stable prints on a variety of media.
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
February 6, 2017 Valerie Becker, MCPF appointed to International Competition Board (pdf).
January 1, 2017 Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing launch redesigned web site (pdf).
April 29, 2016; Valerie Becker wins first prize in regional framing competition (pdf).
January, 2015; Rochester Post-Bulletin HOME magazine features Rochester Framing (pdf).
September 10, 2014; PPFA recognizes Valerie Becker as a Master Certified Picture Framer (pdf).
May 01, 2014; The Big Picture highlights Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing in “Capturing Fine Art Success” (pdf).
April 01, 2014; Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing is launched (pdf).
Nov. 11, 2013; PPFA awards Valerie Becker the Vivian C. Kistler MCPF Scholarship (pdf).
May 01, 2013; Digital Output: ‘No Two Works the Same‘.
March 01, 2013; Red Wing Digital launches a new product line; the Acrylic Print.
Sept. 01, 2012; Red Wing Creative Economy final report released. (pdf).
Dec. 06, 2011; Creatives at Work; ‘Red Wing Digital Exemplifies Arts Entrepreneurship’ (pdf).
Nov. 11, 2011; HP Professional Photography Blog Hub; ‘Red Wing Framing Opens Online Store for Panel Prints’ (pdf).
Sept. 14, 2011; Red Wing Republican-Eagle newspaper article, ‘A new business model‘ (pdf).
Aug. 16, 2011; Rochester Post-Bulletin newspaper, ‘9/11 Fueled Career Change‘ (pdf).
Aug. 16, 2011; Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing officially launch Red Wing Digital (pdf).
Oct. 05, 2010; Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing doubles printing capacity (pdf).
Oct. 21, 2009; Minneapolis Star-Tribune business column profiles Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing (pdf).
Oct. 16, 2009; “Hard Boiled Art” exhibit announced (pdf).
Sept. 24, 2009; Expand article ‘Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing Converts Custom Photos into Retail Décor‘ (pdf).
Sept. 23, 2009; InFocus article ‘Rebooting a High-End Framing Business‘ (pdf).
Aug. 27, 2009; Studio LexJet profiles Red Wing Framing & Fine Art Printing’ uses of custom images for restaurants (pdf).
Feb. 09, 2009; The Big Picture, a large-format industry trade journal, profiles Red Wing Framing’s fine-art printing (pdf).
Oct. 15, 2008; Sari Gordon contributes to access+ENGAGE (a mnartists.org e-journal). Details here.
Sept. 25, 2008; “Cream of Wheat; 1913-1925” original art exhibit (pdf).
Mar. 01, 2008; New location and facility (pdf).
Mar. 01, 2008; PBS television show “HomeTime” produces episode at Red Wing Framing Gallery (pdf).
Jan. 31, 2008; Fine-art printing expansion (pdf).
Jan. 18, 2008; Art Review and Preview critiques “The Dream Girl: Classic American Illustration” exhibit (pdf).
Nov. 01, 2007; Professional Picture Framing Association awards Certified Picture Framer status (pdf).
Aug. 01, 2007; Grapefruit Moon Gallery exhibition of original pin-up and illustration art (pdf).
“Valerie and John have done an excellent job with all of the framing projects… The products they use are of the best quality and beautiful. I trust them to make excellent design decisions and am always impressed with the finished products!”
“Thanks John and Val for the awesome work you did for us! You not only provided an awesome product, you provided friendly and fast service. THANK YOU from ArtReach!”
“The gallery prints look fab on the wall, John — great job! Thank you.”
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