Yesterday, Ken Baur gave two very informative presentations to an audience of 26 framers. “E-Marketing” and “How to compete with the Box Boxes”.
The evening “meet and greet” hour featured 19 sponsor / vendor tables, popular choice voting for the open framing competition, cash bar, and refreshments. Here you see several of the vendors, showing their latest product offerings.
More than 50 attended the evening meeting.
Some excellent door prizes were given from our sponsors, including:
$100 Gift Certificate (Direct Moulding), Ten 32×40 sheets of matboard (Crescent), Gold Finished Corner 11×14 frame (Omega), Martha Stewart framed piece (NB), 32×40 Museum Glass case (Tru-Vue), Print Weights (LJ), Corner Samples and tape measures (2) (Decor), $50 Gift Certificate (DonMar), Three 12×12 collage frames (NB), Silver Finished Corner 11×14 frame (Omega)
The evening also included a discussion panel about Social Networking. The panel was moderated by Cliff Wilson, and included panel members Harry Gaston, Ken Baur, and Mike Labbe. The room shared tips about effective social networking, how frequently followers of a social networking site should be contacted, the various types of social networking, etc.
One of the highlights of the evening was the 2010 open framing competition. Before announcing the winners, Harry Gaston did a brief review of each piece. Harry explained the highlights and weaknesses of each piece, explaining some of the things the judges found. The competition was judged by Harry Gaston, CPF, Cliff Wilson, MCPF, and Kris Thomas, CPF. Andrew Langlois, CPF was the recording secretary/scribe.
First Place: Carol and Rich Riman, The Frame Man
Second Place: Amy Cyrway and Bill Taylor, Framemakers
Third Place: Jo-Anne Sherburne, J H Sherburne Fine Art
Popular Choice: Andrea Holston-Reed and Deb Szirbik, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Best 1st Time Entry: Andrea Holston-Reed and Deb Szirbik, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Large Scale Design: Andrea Holston-Reed and Deb Szirbik, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Our next meeting and print competition will be October 18th, 2010 at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH. Print competition pieces are available now for $40, which includes the entry fee. The October meeting will feature a “Framing OOPS” presentation by Ellen Collins, MCPF, “Share a Gadget” session, and a “round robin” program that features demonstrations of various framing treatments. Details will be forthcoming soon, and we hope to see you there!
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