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June 1, 2015 meeting cancelled

Hello Fellow NEPPFA Members,
I hope this message finds you all well and selling lots of frames these days.    I need to share some important news about our upcoming meeting.
Due to a variety of reasons, lack of registrations chief among them, I regret to announce that we must cancel our NEPPFA Chapter meeting that was planned for Monday June 1, 2015 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.  The costs associated with putting on an event, such as we had planned, are substantial. Without additional financial support (i.e. registrations) it is difficult to offer such valuable programs to our membership. Upon assessing our registration situation as of this moment it became clear to the Board that it would not be wise to proceed.
I would like to thank Ron Stark for offering to come share his vast knowledge of animation art with our Chapter and hope that we have an opportunity to bring him here in the future.
As you are all too aware, it was a particularly difficult winter for us here in New England. Though it seems business is starting to show some signs of normalcy, the effects of the winter still linger. With the leaves popping and flowers blooming, the warmer weather, bright sunshine and framing customers can’t be far away.
As we look to the future please note that we still have a Chapter meeting, educational seminar, vendor showcase and framing competitions scheduled for Monday October 5, 2015. The NEPPFA Board is working now to put together a great program for that meeting and will have details coming soon. We will host both our OPEN and PRINT Competitions at that time. As a result we are extending the deadline for OPEN submissions. So if you were interested in entering and did not, you will still have time.
Thank you for your continued support of NEPPFA and we look forward to seeing you all in October. In the meantime please continue to support our generous sponsors.
Sincerely,
Harry Gaston, CPF
NEPPFA Chapter President
Any member that has pre-paid for this event will be refunded via check right away. All competition entrants will be contacted by Becky to make arrangements to have you pieces returned for now.

June 1, 2015 event in Sturbridge with Ron Stark

Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, we have to cancel the NEPPFA Chapter Meeting that was scheduled for Monday June 1, 2015.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Red Hook Brewery for our October meeting. Details about the October meeting will be coming soon.

Please feel free to contact Harry Gaston with any questions

PS: If you paid to reserve a seat for the June 1 meeting, a refund will be sent shortly.

 

JOIN US – MONDAY, JUNE 1st

Framers across New England will return to the Sturbridge Host Hotel once again this year for our spring meeting.

Ron Stark

Ron Starkaka “Mickey’s Doctor” – director of S/R Laboratories Animation Art Conservation Center in Westlake Village, Calif., is a premier authority on the conservation and collecting of animation art and related items and served as consulting conservator and archivist to Disney World Wide Publishing and Disney Art Editions.
Ron will discuss the history and background of animation art, technical issues, and provide framing tips and techniques.

SCHEDULE

  • 1:00pm-2:30pm:  Understanding Animation Art*  with Ron Stark.    Registration Required. (See below)
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm:  Proper Framing Techniques for Animation Art*  with Ron Stark.    Registration Required. (See below)
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm:  Vendor Reception.  Come see what’s NEW from your local suppliers and vendors.  Check in, vendor trade show, mix and mingle, light fare and beverages, register for door prizes, cast your popular choice vote for the open framing competition pieces. Everyone is welcome.
  • 6:00pm: General meeting, open framing competition judging results, door prizes presented by vendors, evening presentation. Everyone is welcome.

Show & Tell, Q&A
During our evening meeting Ron Stark will hold a Show & Tell and Question & Answer session. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own animation art items for discussion or just bring some good questions for the expert.

*Pre-registration required for 1pm and 3pm events, as we need to have a count.  Space is limited. Register soon to be assured a spot. Everyone is invited at 4:30. Why not bring a framer friend?

You can register ONLINE with PayPal or a credit card, or by mailing a check (see printable form below)When checking out online, please be sure to enter name of business and names of attendees in “Special Instruction Box from Buyer”, to complete your registration.

Ron Stark Events 6/1/15 1&3pm $62.00 (CURRENT MEMBER) cancelled

Ron Stark Events 6/1/15 1&3pm $97.00 (NON MEMBER) cancelled

Price includes $2.00 per person online registration card convenience fee. Your PayPal receipt serves as your admission ticket for this event. If you have multiple attendees, please change quantity in shopping cart.

For those mailing a check before the deadline of May 27, please click image below for a mailable form:

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Please join us for this wonderful day filled with education, idea sharing, framing excitement, networking with fellow framers and making friends!
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, (Rt 20 W)  Hotel entrance is approx. 1 mile on the right on Rt 20 West.
Sturbridge Host Hotel    366 Main St.    Sturbridge, MA
Printable Flyer for this event: CLICK HERE cancelled
Printable Registration Form: CLICK HERE cancelled
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
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

Clark Institute tour and dinner presentation: Sunday, 3/8/2015

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, usually referred to simply as “The Clark”, is an art museum with a large and varied collection.

The Clark

  • 1:30PM: THE CLARK  225 South St. Williamstown, MA

Meet us at 1:30 pm. At 2:00 pm we will have a one hour docent tour, followed by an hour of museum time to explore The Clark on your own. 

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  • 4:30PM: WATER ST GRILL 123 Water St. Williamstown, MA

Afterwards we will meet for dinner at The Water St. Grill located about 10 minutes from the Clark Institute where we will have a guest speaker and general meeting.  Join us for our meeting at 4:30, including appetizers and a cash bar. This will be followed by dinner at 5:30.

Picture Frames In Museums

Hugh Glover

 ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Hugh Glover trained in England in fine woodworking, wood object conservation, carving, and gilding. He has been at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center  since 1986, except for one year spent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hugh surveys historic picture frame collections, restores the structure and surface decoration on frames, removes disfiguring restorations, installs glazing and micro-climate enclosures, dates frames and determines whether they are original to the artwork, and makes reproduction frames. In 2006 he wrote: A Description of 19th-century American Gilded Picture Frames and an Outline of Their Modern Use and Conservation (http://www.wag-aic.org/2006/glover_06.pdf)

Pre-registration required for both events, as we need to have a count.  Space is limited. Register soon to be assured a spot.  When registering, please note the names of all attendees.

You can register ONLINE with PayPal or a credit card, or by mailing a check.

Online registration:

The Clark & Dinner events 3/8/15 $34.00 (CURRENT MEMBER)

The Clark & Dinner events 3/8/15 $66.00 (NON-MEMBER)

PPFA members enjoy a 50% discount for these events. Prices include $2.00 per person online registration card convenience fee. Your PayPal receipt serves as your admission ticket for this event. If you have multiple attendees, please change quantity in shopping cart. Family members and staff are welcome at the same rate as the member.
Note: If you are a non member and join PPFA within 30 days, NEPPFA will refund the $32 (50% discount) once certification of registration to PPFA has been established, making your final cost the same as that of members.  A trial PPFA membership is only $95, which expires on 9/30/2015. See www.ppfa.com for to become a member of PPFA.

For those mailing a check, click image below for a mailable form:

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PLEASE RSVP FOR CLASSES BEFORE MARCH 1, 2015 (if mailing), or March 6, 2015 (online)

We are pleased to introduce the artwork for the 2015 – 2016 PRINT competition.

2015-2015 Print
2015-2016 Print

 

The Print Competition piece will be available for purchase at this meeting. A total of $50 will cover the combined artwork cost of $30, and the NEPPFA chapter competition entry fee of $20.

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR NEPPFA SPONSORS: 888 Mfg, Archapex, ASAP, Brickyard, Carpenter Associates, Craft, Inc, Crescent, Decor Moulding, Don Mar Frame & Moulding, Elmer’s, 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
Printable Flyer version for this event:  CLICK HERE

Congratulations, Winners!

Portsmouth, NH

What a great day and meeting at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.  The audience enjoyed many door prizes from our generous sponsors.

 

There were 11 pieces in the Print Competition.  Congratulations to the winners!

Framing Competition Winners 10-20-2014 Portsmouth, NH
Framing Competition Winners 10-20-2014 Portsmouth, NH

First Place:  Rob Jenisch, CPF  The Gilded Edge – Hanover, NH

Second Place: Andy Langlois, CPF  Get The Picture – Lincoln, RI

Third Place: Maureen Gagliano  Wall Street Gallery – Madison, CT (Award Accepted by Justin)

Popular Choice:  Andy Langlois, CPF  Get The Picture – Lincoln, RI

Judges Award, Hon Mention: Amanda Kidd Schall and Cliff Wilson, MCPF Framed in Tatnuck – Tatnuck, MA

Judges Award, Creative Design:  Andy Langlois, CPF  Get The Picture – Lincoln, RI

Judges Award, Best First Time Entry:  Maureen Gagliano  Wall Street Gallery – Madison, CT

 

Scholarship Winner

A hearty congratulations to Amanda Kidd Schall, winner of the 2014 Robert Warshawer, MCPF Scholarship.