October ’09 Meeting and Print Competition

Join us October 19th, 2009 at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH

Jim Miller, MCPF will be offering two afternoon workshops, and the general meeting and print competition will be at 6pm.  The evening meeting will also feature our “Ask A ‘Dumb’ Question” panel, moderated by Jim Miller, MCPF.  To register for the workshops, contact Rich Riman, CPF at The Frame Man 781-963-4552

Workshop A:  1pm  Jim miller, MCPF will show us how to use clear polyester film to secure paper and objects within a frame.  These conservation methods allow us to support pieces without using adhesives in contact with the art.   Jim will cover encapsulation and more complicated supports for mounting items such as medals, tassels, coins, newspapers, books, playing cards, dog tags, glass bottles, and more.

Workshop B: 4:30pm In the second workshop, Jim Miller will describe the wide variety of adhesives which are available for use in the frame shop, and help us to sort out the best for various applications.  He will cover the health, safety, and conservation aspects of the various adhesives.

The evening program starts at 6pm, and all are welcome.  Featuring sponsor/vendor tables, the print competition, Q&A panel, critique, etc.

Evening Panel:  There really are no “Dumb” questions – just questions which we feel dumb about when we don’t have immediate answers.  Bring, or send in your questions and a panel moderated by Jim Miller, MCPF and consisting of Bob Warshawer, MCPF, Rich Riman, CPF, John “Harry” Gaston, CPF, and Dave Smith, CPF will provide their best “smart” answers.  They may even have some questions they need answers to!

To register for the afternoon workshops, please contact Rich Riman.  

For directions to the event, call 603-430-8600  The Red Hook Brewery is at 35 Corporate Drive in Portsmouth, NH

Congratulations, Open Competition Winners!

Seven pieces were judged at the meeting on June 1, 2009 in Sturbridge, MA

Popular Choice: Carol & Rich Riman of The Frame Man in Randolph, MA
First Place: Carol & Rich Riman of The Frame Man in Randolph, MA
Second Place: Andrew Langlois of  Get The Picture in Lincoln, RI
Third Place: Amy Cyrway of Framemakers in Waterville, ME
Best First Time Entry: Amy Cyrway of Framemakers in Waterville, ME
Best Use of Digital: Carol & Rich Riman of The Frame Man in Randolph, MA
Best Use of Fabric: Andrew Langlois of Get The Picture in Lincoln, RI

The PPFA print competition will be judged at the October 19, 2009 meeting in NH (Redhook Brewery)  The piece is now available for purchase at $50.  The next meeting will feature Jim Miller.  Details forthcoming.

June 1 Chapter Meeting – Old Sturbridge Village MA

Join us on June 1, 2009 for our next chapter meeting.
The meeting will be held at Old Sturbridge Village hotel in MA
Pat Kotnour from Attach-EZ will be offering a dual afternoon class, and evening presentation.

Early Afternoon: “Mounting Difficult Objects” Attendees are welcomed to bring objects 2hr
Late Afternoon: “EZ-Fill demonstration” 2hr
Early/Late afternoon classes both included for $35 fee ($55 for non members)

Evening presentation and general meeting are open to all.   Why not bring a friend?

There will be a framing competition at the June 1 meeting, several door prizes, refreshments, etc.

Details, directions, times, and registration information are forthcoming via email