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I'm an art gallery owner/operator at Collins Artworks in Clinton MA. I paint representational landscapes and portraits in watercolor, oil and acrylic. I handle all the custom framing, digital imaging and printing as well as day-to-day operations at our gallery.

Spring Event, Greenfield, MA, 03/04/2018

Please join us for this wonderful day of fun, socializing, idea sharing, networking with fellow framers, catching up old and making new friends!

Register here!

A Guided Tour of Small Corp.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Small Corp.
19 Butternut Street – Greenfield, MA

Join us for a guided tour of the Small Corp. workshop and see how their custom display cases are fabricated.

 Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner

5:30- 7:30 pm
Taylor’s Tavern
238 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

After our tour of the Small Corp.’s facility we will reconvene just a few miles away at Tayor’s Tavern for some socializing and networking with our fellow framers.

Business Meeting

After dinner we will hold a brief business meeting and enjoy more idea sharing and framer friendship.

Cost for tour and buffet dinner
$30 for PPFA members and $40 for non-members

We invite you to bring a friend and join us for a relaxing and fun afternoon of conversation with fellow framers and business owners.

About Small Corporation

Molly and Van Wood founded SmallCorp in 1972 in an old mill in Newmarket, New Hampshire. They started out fabricating acrylic boxes and display covers for frame shops, artists and galleries in the Northeast. In 1975 the line grew to include welded aluminum frames, hardwood frames and pedestals , and in 1976 Molly and Van built a small manufacturing building on their property in Berwick, Maine, and began to focus on design and manufacturing solutions to meet the needs of conservators, museums and artists.

In 1987, the company built a new 36,000 square foot energy-efficient building in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In 1990, SmallCorp introduced custom-made aluminum honeycomb support panels and microclimate display cases. Hoyt Wood joined the family firm in 1991 as Plant Manager. Molly and Van began semi-retirement in 2012 and Hoyt became part owner and Managing Director, overseeing day-to-day operations.

In 2008, SmallCorp installed a 100Kw photovoltaic system on its roof to supply its electrical power. This was the culmination of a 20-year process to reduce our energy and resource demands. Our commitment to conservation means the conservation of all our resources-natural and cultural. We continue to look for better ways to use resources wisely and preserve our shared cultural heritage and welcome your ideas and insights. In the spring of 2015 we added an additional 100Kw of solar panels to our roof, making SmallCorp a net energy generator and ensuring that our entire manufacturing process is based on green power.

2018 Framing Competition

We will have information about the 2019 PPFA PRINT and OPEN Competitions available at this event.



If your PPFA membership has lapsed, you can RENEW HERE
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We are accepting applications for the Robert Warshawer, MCPF – CPF Scholarship. Interested members can find information and the application HERE.
Deadline for applications is September 15, 2016

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