Any Framing Trade Shows in Dallas TX?


CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Feb 26, 2005
Yamhill County Oregon
I was just curious if there were any framing trade shows located in Dallas Texas...

I have family close to there and could combine trips. Thanks for your help.
The "Three Stars Over Texas" show is going to be held in Waxahachie in April 2006 (I think...or it might be May). It will have vendors and education. Waxahachie is about 35 miles south of Dallas. It has a really cool old courthouse in the historic downtown area, lots of restored Victorian homes, and great antique shops. Plus you can come by and visit me at my shop...1/2 block from the courthouse.

Call if you need directions!

Leslie Stones
Corners Art Gallery & Custom Framing
208 W. Franklin St.
Waxahachie, TX
Thank you sooo much. Is it a Framing Trade show and is there a web site? I usually visit my family around that time of the year anyway. Thanks again.

It's a very nice intimate one day show and classes put on by the Texas PPFA Chapter.

May 6-7, 2006

Three Stars Over Texas Education and Trade Show Event

Waxahatchie, Tex.

For additional details, contact: Jim Cross @ (972) 717-1366
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I must have logged off right after your second post. Baer is correct about the dates. This show was held here 3 years ago, and was really great for a mini-show. The next year it was held in Houston and I did not attend. Last year it was in Austin, but it had shrunk in size considerably and I believe the attendance was way down. The organizers were apparently having an uphill battle getting vendors to commit because of last year's show. However, the North Texas chapter has lots of real go-getters and I have faith they will be able to pull it off beautifully.

Dallas is more centrally located and is easier for people to come from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc, for a quick weekend. It was the site of the old ABC show (I guess I'm dating myself here!). On a shuttle at the Decor show in Atlanta this year, I struck up a conversation with a man who said his company was trying to organize a larger show in Dallas very similar to the old ABC show. That would be great.

Having said all that, I really want to encourage you to also try to attend one of the big shows, like Atlanta or Las Vegas, if you have not yet done so. Save up for it. It is worth every penny.

By the way, although the name of the town is pronounced "walks-a-hat-chie", it really has no "t" in it...except on some really old Texas maps! :D
Leigh Ann, I too am sorry I didn't see this sooner. If you will email your address to me I'll send you info as soon as it is available. That goes for others too.

The schedule is :

Friday May 5, 2006 Technology Day
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This will be about computers and cmc's and such. More info to come.

Saturday, May 6, 2006,
8:30 AM - 1:30 AM - Education, 6 classes to choose from.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch with Vivian Kistler
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -Education, choice of 6 classes
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - TRADE SHOW

Sunday May 7, 2006
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Education
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - TRADE SHOW
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Edcation

Monday, May 8, 2006
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM - PPFA Certified Picture Framer Day
Choice of CPF Test, CPF Study or
CPF Recertification
Thank you so much. Everyone on the grumble is so helpful, I really appreciate it.

I think this trade show will be a wonderful time to visit family and get some training in. Thanks again.

Leigh Ann