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September 2014

Sept. 6 Wisconsin Chapter
CPF Exam
Menasha, Wis.
Contact: Sarah Beckett at: or 414-431-5050

Sept. 6 North Central and Heartland Chapters
Framing Competition in conjunction with the Wisconsin Chapter event
Contact: Mike Kadlec 507-334-8273

Sept. 7 Wisconsin and Heartland Chapters  
Fall Education Event  
Location: The Frame Workshop of Appleton, Appleton, WI  
Speakers: John Ranes, CPF "Sales Counter Techniques"; 
                      Ellen Collins, MCPF "Mounting"  
Also, annual meeting for Wisconsin & Heartland; & Elections for Wisconsin Chapter.  
PRINT and OPEN Competition for Wisconsin, Heartland, North Central
Everyone welcome, member and non-member 
RSVP:  Sarah Beckett at or 414-431-5050

Sept. 13-15 Southeast Chapter
Framefest Southeast
Embassy Suites Hotel
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Jay Goltz: "Going from Surviving to Thriving, How to Take Your Frame Shop to the Next Level"Ken Baur: "Understanding Your Customer -- The Psychology of Selling" and "How to Make Money in Framing"; Hugh Phibbs: "How the Frame Really Functions," and "Hinging Made Safe & Simple"; Andy Langlois: "Fabulous Faux Finishes"; Sondra Quatraro: "Alternative Mat Decoration"

Vendor tabletop showcase: Art Glass, AMPF, Bella (featuring Prisma), Complete Framers Supply, Crescent Cardboard, Fotiou, Garrett, Hoffmann Machinery, Larson Juhl, Lifesaver, Roma, Tru Vue, T Distribution, Valiani & more!

OPEN & PRINT Competition; Ceritified Picture Framer (CPF) exam 

Early bird registration: $149 for all classes & working luncheon with Jay Goltz (Non-members: $181)  
Contact: Sondra Quatraro, MCPF:


Sept. 14 TriState Chapter
Annual Dinner and Print Competition
The Club at Nevillewood, 1000 Nevillewood Dr.,  Presto, PA 15142
Contact: Cathy Scott, CPF, Haw Thicket Custom Framing, or 412-913-3546

Sept. 20 Cascades Chapter
Framing Competition and CPF Exam
OPEN & PRINT CompetitionArt Heads Commercial At & Framing
14997 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Suite 104
Sherwood, OR 
Contact: Julia Heinzmann at 
julia@art-heads.com503-544-3381 or 503-957-2395

Sept. 21 National Capital Chapter
Mat Enhancements & Mounting Techniques with Ellen Collins, MCPF
10:30am - 3:00pm
Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Rd,  Herndon, VA
RSVP:  Howard's Art & Frame  (800) 899-5410

Sept. 28 North Central and Heartland Chapters
Fall Conference and Vendor Show
Speakers: Greg Perkins and Matt Puchalski
Bloomington Center for the Arts (BCA)
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431-3027
Contact: Mike Kadlec 507-334-8273


October 2014

Oct. 4 Deep South Chapter
OPEN and PRINT Competition
Details: TBA

Oct. 11 Deep South Chapter CPF Exam
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Charles Saucier at

Oct. 12 Cascade Chapter
Cascade PRINT Competition
Art Heads Commercial Art & Framing
Sherwood, OR
Contact: Julia Heinzman at, or 503-544-3381

Oct. 19 Indiana and Great Lakes PPFA Chapters
Midwest Framing Workshop
Guest Speaker: Hugh Phibbs, former National Gallery of Art Conservator
"Hinging That Works for You;  Methyl Cellulose Explained & Understanding the Components of the Frame"

  • Vendor showcase and presentations
  • Indiana Michigan and Ohio PRINT and OPEN Framing competition.
  • Chapter meeting and new board elections.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, October 19
Michigan League building University of Michigan central campus
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Register at

Oct. 20 New England Chapter
New England PRINT Competition
Tabletop vendor show and Special guest speaker
Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH 

Oct. 26 National Capital Chapter CPF Exam
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
1256 Dual Hwy.
Hagerstown, MD  21740
Contact:  Ellen Collens, MCPF at or 301-733-2722

November 2014 

Nov. 18  Pacific Southwest Chapter
Details: TBA

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