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


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!

2016-17 Print and Open Competitions

This year the NEPPFA will hold the OPEN comp at our general meeting on June 6th. Your entry must be received at D Pratt Framer 50 State Rd  Kittery, ME 03904 by the end of the business day on May 23rd. 

Shipping options are UPS, FEDEX, USPS, DonMar or delivered in person.

OPEN Entry Fee $50 6/6/16 Sturbridge, MA

Fall Print Competition deadline to be announced soon.

PRINT Entry Fee $50 10/17/16 Portsmouth, NH

PPFA Buttons Print Competition 2016. Click for larger image

3/20/16 Tour and Dinner

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

Carvers Guild
A Guided Tour of The Carver’s Guild Facility
Cannery Row   West Groton, MA
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Join us for a guided tour of the Carver’s Guild workshop and see how their frames are created. From the mold to the finishing touches to the packing and shipping.   For more info and a sneak peak of what the Carver’s Guild is all about click here.

Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner
215 Great Rd   Shirley, MA
4:45 – 7:00 pm

After our tour of the Carver’s Guild we will reconvene just a few miles away at The Bull Run restaurant for some socializing and networking with our fellow framers.

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

Cost per person is $35 for current member/$55 non member.

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event, since it has passed.

If your PPFA membership lapsed on 9/30/15, you can RENEW HERE

NEPPFA By Laws Updates

In light of the recent changes in PPFA ownership the NEPPFA Board of Directors has made some revisions to the Chapter By Laws. We will be taking a Chapter vote at the upcoming March 20 meeting. You can find the revised By Laws to be voted on here

2016 Calendar of Events
June 6, 2016:
Chapter Meeting, Educational Seminar and Vendor Sponsor Showcase at The Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA
October 17, 2016:
Chapter Meeting, Educational Seminar and Vendor Sponsor Showcase at Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
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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


888 Mfg, Archapex, ASAP, Brickyard, Carpenter Associates, Craft, Inc, Crescent, Decor Moulding, Don Mar Frame & Moulding, Encore Products, Fotiou, Framing Products, Evonik Cyro, Frametastic, Larson Juhl, Lineco Inc, Logan Graphic Products, Max Moulding, Nielsen Bainbridge, Omega Moulding, Presto, Smallcorp, Studio Moulding, Tru Vue, Universal/Arquati. Vermont Hardwoods