Dan Borchers, CPF
Owner, Certified Picture Framer
One question every person gets asked is: What do you do? I am fortunate enough in my life to travel the world and have listened to countless stories of amazing feats and grave heart aches. These accounts of generations both past and present have allowed me to appreciate the value in the connections we all share, and I proudly bring that understanding to my work every day at the Frame and Mat Shop.
Here at the Frame and Mat Shop, we need the story to understand what your needs are. At the design stage, it can be as simple as proudly showcasing your child’s artwork or sharing two hundred professionally framed photos in a commercial setting. This process starts with a selection of over seven thousand frames, thousands of mat styles and multiple glass options. Each project is as unique as the customer who stands before us and is hand assembled from start to finish. We cut all the frames and mats in house and use a variety of different mounting methods with an emphasis on proper conservation. We source our mouldings from all over the world providing our customers with the largest selection in West Michigan.
We frame items such as oil and acrylic paintings, signed and numbered prints, maps and posters of every size, mirrors and photography. We also frame three-dimensional objects including jerseys, bottles, insects, collectors’ weapons, stone artifacts and more. Some notable pieces have included hair from former presidents, papyrus scrolls and antiquities from all over the world. Your project is designed, fabricated and finished by either myself or the professionally trained staff here at the FMS. We appreciate the opportunity to help guide you through this process and truly enjoy the story behind each and every project!
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.
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
Certified Picture Framer, Holland
Candy joined the Frame and Mat Shop team in 2016. Her love for custom framing came to her quite by accident, and her first job in the framing industry convinced her that staying in that field was something she really wanted to do. She holds three certifications in framing and a degree in business administration. Candy furthers her education by taking fabric and design courses and regularly attends framing seminars to stay on trend to what is new in the industry.
Candy enjoys traveling the U.S. and favorite experiences include the Grand Canyon, Disney World and Texas. She also has a passion for sewing and enjoys utilizing those skills by quilting, sewing Dutch costumes, and volunteering at the NICU Helping Hands organization by making Angel Gowns which Candy describes as “A very rewarding volunteer endeavor.” Her love of sewing, color and design has benefited her both in sewing and her work as a custom framer.
Holland, Michigan is home to Candy where she has raised two children and has six grandchildren. Her time at the Frame and Mat Shop allows her to stay in touch with the local community while continuing to pursue her love of framing.