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Trade Show Poll - Aug '04

Which show(s) have you attended or plan to attend?

  • Jan - West Coast Art & Frame Show Vegas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Feb - Spring Fair UK

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Feb - Quadrum SACA Italy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Feb - PMA/PPFA Show Orlando

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Apr - 3 Stars Over Texas Show TX

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Apr - Decor Expo California '05 cancelled

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • May - East Coast Art & Frame Show - PA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OTHER (feel free to comment)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

Mike Labbe

Member, Former moderator team volunteer
With the big Atlanta show just around the corner, this month's poll asks which shows you attend and what you hope to get out of them.

There are four questions in this poll. If you select OTHER, feel free to explain with a post. While votes are anonymous, your name will appear on any posts. Discussion is highly welcomed!

1) Which shows have you attended or will you attend?
2) Assuming most shows are about 3 days, how many days do you usually hit the show floor?
3) What do you hope to get out of the show(s)?
4) Would you or have you attend(ed) a casual grumbler or HH social gathering?

Please click on VOTE to participate. Polling ends August 31st at 11:59pm.


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CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
On Question 3

Anything I can, The NYC show has gone so far down hill it has become a real decision just to go.

I wish the powers that be would get their acts together.


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Catalogues are fine; but, to see what is new and to actually touch the item or see how something fits in your hand is better. Or how sturdy it is made etc. etc.


PFG, Picture Framing God
Great! At least 36 grumblers in Atlanta at the Omni Bar! Woo hoo!

Mike Labbe

Member, Former moderator team volunteer
Has a day and time been set for the gathering? We still haven't booked our flights and hotel (because my parents are both in the hospital and probably will be for weeks), but HOPE to be there.



PFG, Picture Framing God

We have met on Friday night in the past and also some of us diehards go back on Saturday night.

Please don't get the idea that this is a drunken brawl type of party for Grumblers! The Omni bar is conveniently located to the WCC and they tolerate a large group of people, that is probably the main reasons that we meet there. I usually drink unsweet tea at the get-togethers and there is a pretty good buffet just off the bar where you can get a full meal if you choose.

We all have a whole lot of fun at these meetings and it is the perfect place to network with other framers, meet new people, and place names to faces of those that you have seen on the Grumble. I would make an assessment that many of you have gotten more out of line on the Grumble in the past year than any of us will at the Omni bar meeting. (Well, Ellen may be the exception!!) :D

So make plans to come and meet some really cool and interesting people on either Friday or Saturday nights at the Omni!!


Barb Pelton

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Hope your parents are OK.

I'm also looking forward to getting away for a few days. It will be nice to meet you in person!

Mike Labbe

Member, Former moderator team volunteer
Thanks to all for participating. Here are the results:

Which show(s) have you attended or plan to attend?
65% Sep - Decor Expo/ArtExpo Atlanta
34% Regional PPFA meetings/shows
33% Feb - Decor Expo/ArtExpo New York
29% Jan - West Coast Art & Frame Show Vegas
19% Feb - PMA/PPFA Show Orlando
19% May - East Coast Art & Frame Show - PA
14% Regional or distributor shows
10% Oct - PMA/PPFA Show Chicago
07% Oct - Art Framing Showcase NY
06% Jan - Decor Expo Florida
06% Oct - AFEX Art & Framing Expo Toronto, Canada
05% Apr - 3 Stars Over Texas Show TX
04% Apr - Northern Rockies Show - Montana
04% OTHER (feel free to comment)
02% Feb - Quadrum SACA Italy
02% NONE
01% Mar - SMAC Expo Paris France
01% Aug - Melbourne Australia show
01% Feb - Spring Fair UK
01% Sep - Photokina Cologne, Germany

Assuming most shows are 3 days, how many days do you usually hit the show floor?
02% Does Not Apply
25% One Day
45% Two Days
28% Three Days

What do you hope to get out of the show(s)?
78% Education/Training/Classes
78% See the latest design trends

70% Meet fellow framers
69% Vendor "show specials" & sales
54% Find misc supply vendors
51% Find Moulding vendor
49% Free samples
46% Meet existing reps
29% Find Art suppliers
18% Find Merchandising vendor
14% Find CMC matcutter vendor
12% Find POS vendor
12% Find Glass vendor
12% Find Underpinner vendor
11% Find Saw/Chopper vendor
06% Find Matcutter vendor
06% OTHER (feel free to comment)
05% Join FramerSelect
02% Join PPFA
02% CPF Certification test
02% Does Not Apply

Would you attend a casual grumbler or hh social gathering?
90% Yes - I would be interested

07% No - I would not be interested
02% Does Not Apply