I am interested in leaning the ins and outs of framing. I have no experience but have been very interested in the craft for some time. I live in New Jersey and don't know where to begin to look for training.
The other wrinkle to add, one that John G alluded to is that there is a Decor show in Orlando the same time as the PFM show in Vegas.
Education being done by neither PPFA, Decor, nor PFM, but yet still touted and great show to facetime all your Vendors and educational extravaganza.
So you have two show competing for educators and the same time slot. One show either is going to suck wind, while the other shines, or both be lackluster.
Of course the post mortem from both will be that thiers was the stellar and the other sucked wind.
So the question for the fellow from NJ is go South to FL or go to Vegas, or go to Vegas a month later.
The next question for the fellow from NJ is more about your question.
When you mean "art of framing", asdie from the really cool pun, what do you mean?
The crafty hands-on making stuff aspect?
The technical execution side(hinging, heat mounting)?
The customer service side including good design, and what not?
The business side of actually doing business and staying in business, and thriving in business, and all that entails and implies?
I dunno Marc. You're da bomb. You point out so many possibilities. Do you plan to go to either of the Vegas shows? From my vantage point, any trade show would be cool (within comfortable driving distance, that is). I wish they had one of those Vegas shows in Columbus.
Maybe cmtuchman would like the show in NYC (for seeing supplies). I forget when that one is.
Yeah, stick with United. They've got to be sorta close by NJ.
I am a Mom who has been out of the work force for 12 years. I create collages on the computer using Photoshop and have had many framed. I think it would be nice to add this service to my small business. If there is a trade show in NYC I would go in a New York Minute.