October 18, 2010 Meeting: Redhook Brewery – Portsmouth, NH

Our next meeting is October 18, 2010 at the Redhook Brewery – Portsmouth, NH

Afternoon Seminars 1:00 to 4:30 PM
Sponsor Tables, Print Competition viewing and Popular choice voting 6 to 7:15 PM
Evening Program & Awards start at 7:15 PM

Afternoon seminars/program: 1:00-4:30pm

Join us for a round-robin style series of educational shorts presented by your fellow NEPPFA Members.

Network with other framers and shop owners and share techniques, strategies, and ideas for success.

The lineup includes:

  • Donna Reynolds, CPF on Lacing
  • Ron Dziubek on Event Planning
  • Ellen Collins, MCPF on Certification
  • John Fournier on Wholesale and Commercial Pricing Strategies
  • Rich Riman on Gadgets, Tips & Tricks
  • Tim Werner on a surprise specialty
  • John Gaston on glass ovals

More may be added before the October Meeting.

$25 for members/$35 for non members  Please register in advance -space is limited

Evening Program:

6:00-7:00 PM (open to all)

Meet and Greet other members.  Includes appetizers, tabletop vendor show, PPFA Print framing competition popular choice viewing/voting

7:15 PM General meeting and guest speaker.   Framing Competition results

Ellen Collins, MCPF   October 18, 2010

Ellen Collins, MCPF, of Howard’s Art Supplies & Framing, Hagerstown, Md., has been a picture framer since 1979. She has a degree in retailing from Strayer University in Washington, D.C., and enjoys sharing her accumulated knowledge. Collins will present “FRAMING OOPS! Fearless Fixes for Framing Faux Pas

It’s down to the wire — you need to get the job out and then disaster strikes! Here are techniques you can use to avert a framing crisis. Seasoned framer or newbie, you’ll find new information to help you in your time of need.

Ellen has taught this program at the National PPFA convention and at PPFA chapters.

The RedHook Brewery is located at the Pease International Tradeport:

35 Corporate Drive
Newington(Portsmouth), NH 03801-7852

For afternoon sessions, make your check out to NEPPFA

Mail to: NEPPFA
c/o Richard Riman, CPF
The Frame Man
1195 North Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

Shop name, phone,  and address:
Number attending _____

Check for $___________ Enclosed

Reserve your seat(s) for the Seminar $25 members, $35 non-members

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS: A Street Frames, Bienfang Framing Products, Craft Inc, Crescent, Decor Mldg, Designer Mldg, Direct Mldg, DON MAR Frame & Mldg, Fotiou Frames, Frametastic!, Gryphon Mldg, Larson-Juhl, Legion Paper,Lineco/University Products, Logan Graphic Products, Max Mldg, Meadowbrook Insurance, Nielsen & Bainbridge, Omega Mldg, Presto Frame & Mldg, Studio Mldg, Tru-Vue, Universal /Arquati Framing Products, Vermont Hardwoods

Congratulations, Amy Cyrway, CPF and Ryan Black, CPF!

A special congratulations to our chapter’s newest Certified Picture Framers!

Amy Cyrway, CPF The Framemakers – Waterville ME
Ryan Black, CPF Page-Waterman Gallery – Wellesley MA

The PPFA Certified Picture Framer (CPF) Program tests framer’s knowledge in the five exam content areas:  Preservation, General Knowledge, Mechanical, Math and Mounting.  The CPF designation is the PPFA framer’s mark of excellence.  For more information about the program, see http://www.pmai.org/content.aspx?id=10580

6/7/10 Meeting Photos and Competition Winners

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

Congratulations, Winners!

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!

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Click the CONTACT US link at the top of this website, at any time

Monday June 7, 2010 meeting in Sturbridge, MA

This event will feature presentations by guest speaker Ken Baur, popular choice framing competition, general meeting, and a table top vendor show.

Ken Baur presenting at New England PPFA
Ken Baur June 7, 2010

Ken Baur will conduct the two-part afternoon seminar. (req pre-registration, and runs from  1 to 4:30 PM)

  • “eMarketing – effectively” in which Ken will talk about how to create effective websites and use email for promoting your business.
  • “How to Compete with the Big Boxes” will give us his successful approach to this subject.

6:00 to 7:15 PM: Sponsor Tables, Open Competition viewing and Popular choice voting, mingle and meet.  (open to all)

7:15pm: The evening Program, general meeting, and framing competition  (open to all)

The Evening Program, “How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Business” will be a panel discussion which will include Ken Baur and members of the chapter.
The Open competition Awards will be presented after the the program is completed.

Ken Baur is the President of Framing Concepts Gallery, a full service, three location, Indiana framing company. His company has won DECOR Magazine’s top Art & Framing Retailer’s awards three times in the last seven years. The awards include: Best Gallery Design, Best Use of Technology and Best Web Site.  Ken writes articles on various business Topics for PICTURE FRAMING Magazine, has given seminars on marketing strategies at national conventions and has been a participant in PFM’s discussion panels.

Driving Directions from the Mass Pike and Rte I-84:
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to exit 9. Immediately after the toll booth you are on I-84.
Follow I-84 to exit 3B, (Rte 20 West).  The entrance to the Hotel is approx. 1 mile on the right on Rt 20 West.
For GPS users:     Sturbridge Host Hotel    366 Main St.    Sturbridge, MA

For afternoon sessions, make your check out to NEPPFA
Mail to: NEPPFA
c/o Richard Riman, CPF
The Frame Man
1195 North Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
Shop name, phone,  and address:
Number attending ___

Check for $___________ Enclosed

Reserve your seat(s) for the Seminar $25 per member, $35 per non-members

SAVE THESE DATES! June 7 and October 18

Monday June 7th, 2010: We are meeting at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.  The afternoon workshops will feature Ken Baur on eMarketing and effectively competing with big boxes.  The evening panel will discuss promoting your business through  social marketing.  The general meeting and open framing competition will be held.  Many vendors will be set up with tables.  CPF exams will be conducted.  Appetizers will be served, and cash bar is available.   The afternoon workshops require advance registration, but the evening events after 6pm are open to all.

Monday October 18th, 2010: We are meeting at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.  The evening guest speaker will be Ellen Collins on “Framing Oops”.   The afternoon sessions will include several demonstrations of framing treatments and elements (Lacing, Hinging, etc).  The general meeting and PPFA print competition will be held.  Many vendors will be set up with tables.  Appetizers will be served, and cash bar is available.   The afternoon workshops require advance registration, but the evening events after 6pm are open to all.

Details and registration info for both events will be coming soon.  The info above is tentative, and subject to change.