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10/23/2017 Event in Portsmouth, NH

Framer’s CPR – A Day of Conservation, Preservation & Restoration

NEPPFA Fall Event
The New England Professional Picture Framers Association will hold it’s third and final chapter event of 2017. This event is will offer educational seminars, a vendor table top showcase, door prizes, PRINT Competition judging and awards presentation, the awarding of the Warshawer CPF Scholarship, annual elections for the Board of Directors and networking, idea sharing, and friendship.

Educational Seminars:
Three conservators will give presentations about working with canvas, textiles, and works on paper.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
$10 discount for early bird registrants, until September 23.

 

Meeting Day Itinerary:
8:30 am – Check in
9:00-10:20 – Session 1 – Ron Lindholm – Works on Canvas (80 m)
10:25 am – Coffee and Juice Break
10:40-12:00 pm – Session 2 – Camille Breeze – Textiles (80 m)
12:00-1:30 pm – Lunch break – everyone on their own at restaurant downstairs
1:30-2:50 pm – Session 3 – Matthew Jones – Works on Paper (80 m)
3:00-3:30 pm – Meeting – updates – elections – Vendors set up (quietly in the back)
3:30-5:30 pm – Vendor Table Top / light apps, Coffee/dessert / door prizes, Pop Choice Voting
5:30 pm – Competition Awards
6:00 – Adjourn

 

Ron Lindholm

Ron Lindholm of Cape Cod Picture Framing

38+ Years Experience in custom framing and restoration
Member AIC American Institute for Conservation of Art
APAC Academy for Preservation and Art Conservation
Apprenticed with Dr. Simon Coren (Student of Gustav Berger)

Camille Breeze

Camille Breeze of Museum Textile Services

Camille Myers Breeze began her conservation career in 1989 at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, New York. After earning a BA in Art History from Oberlin College, Camille received an MA in Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent five years in the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City before moving to the Textile Conservation Center at the American Textile History Museum, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Camille founded Museum Textile Services in 1999 as a full-service textile conservation studio serving museums, historical societies, and private collectors. Museum Textile Services conservation and exhibition collaborations have received awards from the AAM, AASLH, NEMA, and Maine Preservation. In 2015 she co-founded the Andover Figures® line of custom museum forms for conservators and collections specialists.

Camille is a Fellow of the AIC and is a member of both the Latin American Scholarship Committee and Ethics and Standards Committee. She has been a NEMA Independent Museum Professional Co-Chair and she served on the board of the NECA from 2005 to 2011. Camille is an instructor at the International Preservation Studies Center and has taught elsewhere in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Peru. In 2009, Camille received a grant from the U.S. Department of State to consult with museums in the Dominican Republic on issues of textile conservation. An author of numerous journal articles, Camille published A Survey of American Tapestry Conservation Techniques in 1999, and wrote a chapter in the award-winning 2013 catalog Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. She is collaborating on a forthcoming book about textiles at the Peruvian site of Huaca Malena. Curriculum Vitae

Matthew W. Jones

Matthew Jones of The Green Dragon Bindery

Matthew has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, class of 1991.

Matthew began his apprenticeship at the bindery in 1993 and has been here ever since. His interests include fine arts, antiquities and Japanese Martial Arts.
“It is a great privilege to be entrusted with so many rare and unique objects from the past. Conserving and restoring them allows me to use my skills as an artist, as a historian and sometimes as an alchemist. Matching old colors, paints and dyes account for half of my work.”

 

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

Framed In Tatnuck  1099 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602

Please include attendee name(s), Shop info, emails, and ticket types being purchased. 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.

(c)2017 New England Professional Picture Framers Association, Inc.

FRAMECON 2017 in Sturbridge, MA

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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

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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Monday Oct 17 in Portsmouth, NH

NEPPFA Chapter Meeting
The New England Professional Picture Framers Association will hold it’s third and final chapter event of 2016. This event is will offer educational seminars, a panel discussion, a vendor table top showcase, door prizes, PRINT Competition judging and awards presentation, the awarding of the Warshawer CPF Scholarship, annual elections for the Board of Directors and networking, idea sharing, and friendship.

Date & Time:
Monday October 17, 2016
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Location:
Red Hook Brewery,
Alemaker’s Hall
1 Red Hook Way
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Educational Seminars:

Meg Glasgow, owner of Finer Frames, is a nationally recognized consultant in the art and framing field, and winner of Larson Juhl’s first Design Star competition. She travels widely in the U.S., presenting sales and marketing seminars for small businesses, and has published a book entitled “Meg on Marketing, A Self-Help Guide for Small Business Success.” At home, Meg serves on the Eagle Arts Commission. She was named Meridian’s 2005 Woman of the Year, a finalist in the Idaho Woman Entrepreneur of the Year program for 2004, and her business was chosen as the Meridian Small Business of the Year in 2002. Finer Frames received the top distinction with the Top 100 Art & Framing Retailers Award in 2003. The company which she founded in 1999, has earned national exposure framing for NBC’s reality show “The Neighbors” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”.

Meg will teach two separate seminars and host a panel discussion during the evening portion of the program. The seminars will be:

10 STEP FRAMESHOP MAKEOVER

The not-so-obvious secrets to transforming your business

Is your business in need of a makeover? This seminar is for new start-ups or existing shops looking for practical ideas for strengthening your business image. Whether you want to attract specific customers or simply be more competitive you’ll learn tips for transforming your brand, communicating with customers, merchandising and much more.

PICTURE PERFECT DESIGNS TO INCREASE SALES

Retail is a highly competitive business, especially for framers. Learn ideas for increasing sales by improving your customer experience at the design counter. Get inspired with Meg’s award-winning frame designs and learn tips for using these creative framing ideas to “wow” your customers. From hand painted details, stunning shadowboxes and artistic mat details you’ll get ideas and advice to grow your custom framing sales.

She will also lead a panel discussion about SIMPLE MARKETING STRATEGIES – What Works and what doesn’t and WHY.

Meeting Day Itinerary:
10:00 am – Check in (30 mins)
10:30 am – 90 min Seminar – 10 Step Frameshop Makeover  with Meg Glasgow
12:00 pm – Lunch (2 hr, on your own)
2:00 pm – 90 min Seminar – Picture Perfect Designs to Increase Sales with Meg Glasgow
3:30 pm – Vendors arrive and set up (30 mins)
4:00 pm – Vendor Showcase –table top – (90 mins)
Collect and organize door prizes
Pop Choice voting for Print Competition
5:30 pm – Chapter Business Meeting  (30 mins)
Committee Updates
Scholarship Award
Elections
Other Business
6:00 pm – Panel discussion – “Simple Marketing Strategies” Meg Glasgow and panel TBD  – (30 mins)
6:30 pm – PRINT Competition Awards – Discussion and review (about 30 mins)

Registration Fees:
$50 for current PPFA Members
$70 for Non-Members

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A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

AMCI Regence, Craft Inc, Crescent, Decor,  DonMar, Elmers, Evonik Acrylite, Fall Woodcrafts, Fletcher-Terry, Fotiou, Frametastic, Larson-Juhl, Lineco, Logan, Nielsen-Bainbridge, Omega, Presto, Smallcorp, Studio, Tru-Vue, Vermont Hardwoods

Framing event on June 6, 2016.

Get your feet in early
Get involved and Get your knowledge on!

NEPPFA will be hosting a framing event for all picture framers  across New England and Upstate New York.

Monday June 6, 2016 – 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
The Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street – Sturbridge, MA  01566

 

Tickets are no longer available, as this event has passed.

Jump in with both feet!

 

NEPPFA invites you to join us for a get together with other professional picture framers on June 6th for a day of education, competition, a vendor showcase, and networking. This all day event will include 3 different interactive and educational discussions and seminars.

Education Agenda:

“Weird Mounting Solutions”
Seminar and Demonstration
Cliff Wilson – Framed In Tatnuck
Tips and techniques for mounting unusual and unique objects and works on paper.
10:00 am – 11:45

“Focus on Facebook”
Discussion and Hands On
Ed Pioli – Walden Framer
Learn how to use Facebook to build relationships, your brand and your business by creating engaging content and effective Posts.
11:45 – 12:45

Lunch Break 12:45 – 2:00   

“Boutique vs. Big Box”
Panel Discussion
Larry Pearl – Newburyport Framers
A practical guide to real life strategies for competing and surviving with the big box picture framers.
2:00 – 3:00

Vendor Table Top Showcase

Our generous sponsors will be showing their wares. Come see whats new and what specials they may be offering.
3:30 – 5:00
Light snacks will be served during the Vendor Showcase.

Evening Program

 

OPEN COMPETITION WINNERS
We will be awarding ribbons for the 2017 OPEN framing competition. Talk with the winners and learn what goes into a winning entry and how they did it.

  General Business Meeting
We will need a few minutes of your time for a brief business meeting. Learn what is new with the PPFA and your local chapter.

   Answers & Ideas   
Ask any question you want to the room. Get answers from your fellow experts or perhaps it is you that has an answer for someone else.
5:00 – 7:00

Register Today!   
Free before May 23rd – After May 23rd $25.
(Registration closes June 4th)

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

 

A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

AMCI Regence, Craft Inc, Crescent, Decor,  DonMar, Elmers, Evonik Acrylite, Fall Woodcrafts, Fletcher-Terry, Fotiou, Frametastic, Larson-Juhl, Lineco, Logan, Nielsen-Bainbridge, Omega, Presto, Smallcorp, Studio, Tru-Vue, Vermont Hardwoods, and more!