Art To Be Framed

Custom Picture Framing & Workshops

Where Art & Framing Become One!

Custom Framing Workshops & Artist's Getaway

Dorena Cottage

An on-site framing workshop is a 5-day, one-on-one learning experience! All materials included. Stay 5 nights and 4 days in the secluded village of Dorena, Oregon and learn to frame from a master framer in her studio.  

Professional Framing Services by a Master Framer

Framing Studio

Frame Restoration, Glass Etching, French Matting, Shadowboxes, and more. My approach is to first create the best design to enhance your art with exceptional design and quality craftsmanship.

About Sandra

Sandra L. Landes is a Certified Professional Framer

Good words to describe Sandra are ‘venerable’ and ‘seasoned.’ 

In 1979, Sandra hit the ground running when when she realized her gift for picture framing and dipped her toes into the world of business ownership. Her Southern California country gift store transformed into The Corona Gallery and then into Art to be Framed in the DeVargas Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

In these early years, Sandra traveled frequently to Professional Picture Framer Association trade shows and events all across the country. She received her Certified Picture Framer Designation at the PPFA Educational Conference in Chicago in 1988. Vivian Kistler and Herb Coruthers (co-founder of C+H Equipment and inventor of the industry-standard mat cutters used in professional framing studios around the world) were among Sandra’s first workshop instructors. Learning from the best in the industry, Sandra has always held herself and her work to a higher standard. She proudly displays the PPFA Code of Ethics in her workshop. 

When her business focus changed to a more personal approach, she moved her business to Mount Shasta, California and began offering personalized in-studio workshops. Today she offers the same quality and professional touch in her studio on the banks of the Row River near Dorena, Oregon.

Professional Experience

  • Certified Professional Framer, Professional Picture Framer Association since 1988
  • Owner and founder of The Corona Gallery, Corona, California – 4,000 square foot art gallery and custom framing business
  • Past president of the Inland Empire chapter of PPFA
  • Chartering president of the Zia chapter of PPFA New Mexico
  • Ten-time award framing design winner
  • 1994 First place in the Southwestern Association of Indian Art, New Mexico
  • Published in Decor Magazine – 1991 and 1994
  • Published in Picture Framing Magazine – January 2008
  • Guest instructor at University of New Mexico, Los Alamos

Sandra Landes will be your personal instructor and host for the picture framing workshops.

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Sandra Landes
“As your instructor and host, I want to welcome you!” ~Sandra Landes
Sandra in shop
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