FRAMECON 2017 in Sturbridge, MA

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Saturday June 3, 2017

6:00–8:00pm – Welcome to FRAMECON – Cocktail Reception

Sunday June 4, 2017

Advanced Education Track
8:30–10:00am How To Create Great Framing Designs – Tim Franer, CPF, CMG
10:30am–12:30pm Shadowbox I – Jim Miller, MCPF
12:30–1:30pm Lunch (included)
1:30–4:30 pm  Shadowbox II – Jim Miller, MCPF

Elements of Framing Education Track
9:00–10:30 ABCs of Picture Framing Session I – Harry Gaston, CPF
11:00–12:30 ABCs of Picture Framing II – Harry Gaston, CPF
12:30–1:30pm Lunch (included)
1:30–3:00 ABCs of Picture Framing III – Harry Gaston, CPF
3:00–4:30 pm Fundamentals of Design – Tim Franer, CPF,  CMG

Evening Social Gathering
6:30–10:00 pm Bowling Event – (Requires special event ticket)
Event ticket includes chartered bus, 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and food. Cash bar is also available. Space is limited, reserve early!

Monday June 5, 2017

8:00–9:30 am Breakout Breakfast- All
10:00–12:00 (A) Fabric Wrapped Mats – Tim Franer, CPF, CMG   Class (A) Has Sold Out!
10:00–12:00 (B ) Package Pricing – Cliff Wilson, MCPF
12:00–2:00pm Vendor Showcase / Lunch (included)
2:00–2:30pm  Meeting and Framing Competition Presentation
2:30–4:30 pm  Needle Art Framing A-Z – Jim Miller, MCPF
4:40 pm Thank You and Goodbye

Printable Brochure: CLICK HERE

Paying By Check

If you prefer to pay with a company check, please make it out to NEPPFA and mail to:

Framed In Tatnuck
c/o FrameCon
1099 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA 01602

Please include attendee name(s), Shop info, emails, and tickets being purchased. (VIP Pass + Bowling, etc)  Your admission tickets will be emailed to you once we receive the information and payment. Mailed registrations are subject to the same cutoff dates and space is subject to availability. Class sizes may be limited. Must be received by May 31st.

In addition to Frame-Con we will host our annual meeting in October at the Red Hook Brewery. Details coming this summer…

Hotel Information

A special block of rooms is available for $119 per night. Just mention NEPPFA for the special rate. The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is at 366 Main St in Sturbridge, MA. 508-347-7393

 

NEPPFA Framing Competition

In addition to the PPFA International PRINT Competition NEPPFA will be holding our very own framing competition to be held in October of this year. This will not be connected to or in place of either of the PPFA International Competitions. This one is for us and for a little local friendly competition. The details are being finalized and we expect to announce the details at Frame-Con 2017.

NEPPFA Sponsorship Renewal

NEPPFA is now accepting sponsorship renewals for 2017. Any supplier/vendor/sales representative that would like more information about NEPPFA sponsorship should contact  sponsors@neppfa.com

Congratulations to TWO new MCPFs!

A special CONGRATULATIONS to John Harry Gaston of Gaston Art and Frame, and Amanda Kidd Schall of Framed in Tatnuck.  Both have passed testing to earn the Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) designation.  This is the highest level of professional recognition in the framing industry and is earned through demonstration of technical skill and knowledge.

Achieving the MCPF designation requires a candidate to meet rigorous qualifications, including successful completion of a hands-on custom framing examination administered by PPFA and demonstrating a thorough knowledge of preservation framing.

MCPF exam consists of two parts. The candidate submits four framed articles including a canvas, a print, a textile, and an object. These are to be framed to very high preservation standards. They are taken apart and scored by MCPF examiners. The candidate is also given 90 minutes to frame a fifth item at the test site, thus demonstrating a thorough knowledge of preservation framing.  Details

Framing Competition PRINT 2017-18

PPFA International Framing Competition PRINT 2017-18

“Sun Dappled II”            Published by Wild Apple Graphics

The 2017-18 PPFA Competition PRINT is a Print on Metal titled “Sun Dappled II” created by Wild Apple Studio, provided by Wild Apple Graphics and printed by Northwest Framing, Northwest Art + Frame COMMERCIAL, Portland OR. The Image Size is 6″ x 6″ with a high gloss finish on a Chromalux panel.

With the introduction of metal as print media, framers are being asked to frame a dye sublimation photo image on metal. This print will present a unique challenge for framing as there is not a hanging system attached to the metal. The framer will need to find a way to properly display this metal print in a manner that will not harm the piece and will support the artwork. A second challenge will be the monochromatic color scheme. Framers will need to decide how to best enhance the art without taking away from the artwork.

Information from Northwest Framing about the printing process: The image is printed using a special Epson printer with ink dyes onto a transfer paper that can then be applied to the Chromalux panel which has been treated to receive the dyes from the printed paper. The print and panel are registered together and then put flat into a heat press that applies 400 degrees of heat under pressure (about 80 psi) for approximately 2 minutes.

The PPFA International Framing Competition is going DIGITAL!

This year marks an exciting new change — the PPFA International Framing Competition is going DIGITAL, making it easier than ever to enter, wherever you are in the world!

Instead of entering at Chapters (or the Mailbox competition for overseas entries) all you need is a camera/cellphone/iPad etc., to snap images of your OPEN and/or PRINT entry, and enter by August l, 2017.

The Top 50 qualifiers in the digital round will send their physical piece(s) to the January 2018 International Framing Competition Finals at the PPFA Convention in Las Vegas, where they will be judged and then displayed in a PPFA ‘Competition Framing Gallery’ on the WCAF trade show floor.

Buy the “Sun Dappled 11” PRINT at the PPFA Online Store at www.PPFA.com — where you’ll soon find all the information you need to enter.  Select COMPETITION in the pull-down menu. The cost is $40.

Many more details will follow soon: watch for details in the PPFA CONNECT newsletter, Picture Framing Magazine, the PPFA Framers Corner, Facebook, www.PPFA.com, and many other venues.

We look forward to an amazing PPFA International Framing Competition!

Any questions: email Competition@PPFA.com

Important PPFA Contacts

Who Should I Contact?

Have you ever wondered who to ask, when you have questions? These monitored email addresses will receive a response within 24 hours except on weekends and holidays.

Membership@ppfa.com
Questions or suggestions about membership, problems with dues payments, renewals or directory listings. Questions about the PPFA website or bookstore.

Info@ppfa.com
General inquiries and issues not addressed by the others

Certification@ppfa.com
Questions about CPF or MCPF credentials, exams, and recertification, as well as costs and scheduled locations of exams. Questions about which classes and books prepare members for the exams.

Competition@ppfa.com
Questions about the international and regional PPFA competitions

Editor@ppfa.com
Newsletter items, press releases, requests for promotional assistance, chapter reports, questions from chapter leaders. Questions about education from members or educators, classes offered, schedules and locations.

President@ppfa.com
Items for the international board’s attention, issues that cannot be resolved by any of the above

Contact Framers Corner Support Team
For questions about using or accessing the PPFA Framers Corner forum, click the CONTACT US link at www.ppfacorner.com

Contact New England PPFA
If you have questions about our local chapter, or an event, please contact us by clicking CONTACT US on the top of this page.

Oct 17, 2016 Recap

A great event today in Portsmouth, NH!

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Meg Glasgow gave two inspiring presentations, and there was an evening business and marketing panel.  The presentations included “10 STEP FRAMESHOP MAKEOVER”, and “PICTURE PERFECT DESIGNS TO INCREASE SALES”.  More than 50 showed up for this fun filled day of framing information and networking.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Print competition winners:

High Point/Best First Time Entry: Brian Beam of Boston Frameworks
3rd Place: Justin Brander Wall Street Gallery
2nd Place: Peter Beck of Wall Street Gallery
1st Place: David Pratt of D Pratt Framing
Popular choice:  David Pratt of D Pratt Framing
There were 8 entries in all.

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Elections where held at this meeting, with Kimberley Briel serving as our new president, Jonathan Lassen will serve as VP, Becky Florence will serve as secretary, Harry Gaston as immediate past president, Adam Ruthowski as wholesale director, Larry Pearl as retail director, Rob Jenisch as retail director, Tim Werner as retail director. One position remains available and we are looking for another retail director to serve on the board.

Congratulations to the Robert Warshawer Scholarship Winners!

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Kristina Davidson with Gaston Frame & Art
Emily Marsh with The Art Place

 

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The vendor tabletop show had a great showing, and a special thank you to our chapter sponsors.

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