About Rousseau's Fine Art Framing
Serving Novato & Marin County
Fine Art Framing is a locally owned and operated custom matting
and framing shop located in Novato, Marin County, CA and serving customers
from Novato, Petaluma, Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. We
also serve knowledgeable art collectors throughout the U.S. who value
our custom matting skills and our wide selection of custom frames. In
business since 1996, Rousseau’s
is a familiar name in Novato, with a reputation for quality craftsmanship
and unique designs and the ability to frame just about any object!
Shop Owner Kathie Rousseau was originally drawn to custom
picture framing because of its creativity, and the uniqueness of each framing project.
Seldom are any two jobs alike, and each has its artistic and technical
challenge. A bonus to this creative process is visiting with you, their
customers. For a short while, Kathie and her staff become a part of your
life, learning what each piece of artwork means to you, and how you may
want to display it in your distinctive home.
Rousseau’s is committed to an improved, growing and vibrant downtown
for all of Novato. To this end, Ken Harth, Kathie's husband / architect
recently served three years as president of the Downtown Novato Business
Association and on the Board of the Novato Chamber of Commerce. He continues
to serve on various Chamber committees.
Certified Picture Framer
Kathie Rousseau has earned the CERTIFIED PICTURE
FRAMER (CPF) designation
from the Professional Picture Framers Association®.
This designation was granted after Kathie met rigorous qualifications,
including the successful completion of a 4 hour, 150-question examination,
administered by the Professional Picture Framers
PPFA initiated the CPF program in 1986 to raise the standards of the
framing profession. The goal is to improve education within the industry,
and recognize those framers who demonstrate a high level of knowledge
and skills following established professional criteria.
For 32 years, PPFA has served as the trade association for professional,
custom picture framers, art galleries, and framing and art manufacturers
and distributors. With more than 3,000 members, PPFA provides a full
array of services and benefits including the professional designation,
Certified Picture Framer.
PPFA affiliated with Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI)
in 2001. PMAI has more than 20,000 members in 100-plus countries and
sponsors an annual convention and trade show typically drawing more than
700 exhibitors and about 25,000 to 30,000 registrants.
Showroom and studio facilities
After moving 3 years ago to our current downtown Novato location, we
had the opportunity to design a showroom that is warm and inviting, and
at the same time, allowing you to easily view the multiple framing choices.
We have over 50 “framed models” giving you the chance to
see possible framing options for your artwork or memorabilia.
Nearby, we also have a large studio with our moulding and mat stock,
as well as mat cutters and electric miter saws and ample space for those
large and small projects. We are set up to give you the best framing
If you are in Novato, Petaluma,
San Rafael or elsewhere in Marin County
or the San Francisco Bay
Area, please contact us so that we may tell you why
Fine Art Framing is
the best choice to frame your treasured art work!