Dan Borchers, CPF
Owner, Certified Picture Framer
Dan Borchers brings together two family generations of custom framing expertise to Grand Haven, Holland, and Rockford Michigan. From staining and spraying lacquer finishes to handmade 23 karat gold leaf custom frames, his skills are perfected by years of dedication and hands on training.
At the Frame and Mat Shop, all metal and wood frames are carefully cut and joined with special attention to detail. Our large selection of acid free mats are cut with precision using a state of the art machine called a Wizard. The experienced staff at the shop take great care when selecting the best approach to mounting artworks, stretching canvas, and overall assembly.
“As a family business, customer service was expected long before it became fashionable,” says Dan, “We always stand behind our work and our workmanship.” Dan graduated from Central Michigan University and in his free time enjoys running, golfing, and going to the beach.
Stephanie Smith, CPF
Certified Picture Framer, Grand Haven
Stephanie Smith has been working at the Frame and Mat Shop for over 28 years. She studied at Grand Valley University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys camping, reading, biking and travel. Her maiden name is Jones, which she says has led to a lot of family jokes.
Custom Framer, Grand Haven
Adam has been custom framing for over 16 years, and has studied at Columbia College, Kingston University in England, and Grand Valley State University where he graduated with a BFA in printmaking. He continues to excel in his artistic career by painting new works including public murals in Grand Haven and Holland, and participating in select solo and group shows around West Michigan. View Adam’s portfolio by clicking here.
Custom Framer, Rockford
Alice has been framing for over 18 years, and originally moved to Grand Rapids in 1995 to attend Kendall College of Art and Design, where she graduated with her BFA. During her free time, she explores her creativity by sewing, painting, and assembling fabric collage art pieces. Alice enjoys taking motorcycle rides with her husband while exploring West Michigan and playing with their dogs Vinnie and Molly.
Custom Framer, Rockford
Deb started at the Frame and Mat Shop a few years ago after working as a classroom aid in the Rockford school district for 27 years. Deb is a portrait and landscape artist who has studied drawing, pastels and watercolor under well-renowned Michigan artists including Dana Ziebarth. She appreciates how custom framing challenges her to learn new things all the while pursuing her passion in the arts. The design process and hands-on fitting approach to each piece is an ever-changing experience. In her free time, Deb enjoys spending time with her family and traveling up north.
Karyn Klukos, CPF
Certified Picture Framer, Holland
Karyn received her AFA degree from Dordt College in 2007 and became a certified picture framer in 2010. She studied Roman Art and architecture in Italy as part of her minor in Art History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, Netherlands in 2010. While there, she actively participated in Art Club; a student organization focused on bringing the Fine Arts back into academics. She has traveled to more than a dozen different countries, inspiring her to create new art and explore the changing trends in design. Karyn enjoys custom framing, traveling and spending time with her family.
Custom Framer, Holland
OiLin started working at the Frame and Mat Shop in February 2014. She studied art in both high school and college and has always loved art. Besides picture framing, OiLin is also a freelance fine art nature photographer and belongs to the Tulip City Camera Club. In 2015, her “Big Red Lighthouse Aglow” photo won Best of Show! In March 2016, OiLin did a solo show called “Inside a Chinese Village.” In addition, she volunteers at Culture Works and shoots photos regularly for Windmill Island Gardens.
Besides photography, OiLin loves to travel internationally. She has visited Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, and Greece. She also spent seven years in China helping the poor. OiLin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.