Northern Rockies Chapter PPFA tradeshow

Rick Bergeron - CPF

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Aug 18, 1999
Canistota, SD USA
Lost Cajun Chateaux
The Northern Rockies annual tradeshow is scheduled for April 16 - 18 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort which is about 20 miles west of Butte, MT at Interstate 90 exit 211.

Hugh Phibbs will be presenting classes on:
  • Preservation Hinging (Saturday)</font>
  • Hinge Free Supports (Saturday)</font>
  • Sealed Packages (Sunday)</font>
Brian Wolfe will be making a presentation on:
  • Creative Mat Design and Cutting using the Wizard CMC (Sunday)</font>
A no-host dinner/reception will kick off the event on Friday evening.
The tradeshow will be from 10 - 4 on Saturday followed by a no-host social
hour where popular choice judging will be held. The banquet and
announcement of the themed and open framing competition winners follow.

Framer's drive for up to 7 hours, one-way to attend this annual event where
both national and regional vendors participate. Everyone is welcome.

More details are available using the links below.

Rick Bergeron - CPF®
NRC Sec/Treas

NRC Tradeshow details

Event Schedule

Registration form

William Parker

CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
May 24, 1999
Nashville, TN USA
I have to jump in and add a few words to Rick's. If you get the chance, please take advantage of the Northern Rockies Chapter's weekend. If I remember correctly, this is the longest continuously running PPFA Chapter trade show. The Northern Rockies Chapter knows how to produce a great show.

The chance to spend a day-and-half with Hugh will make any of us better framers, and I learn something new every time I hear Brian speak. The educational program is worth the drive/fly-in. But there are more reasons that the educaton to make the effort to go.

I got to go to the show two years ago, and the thing I remember most is the spirit of the Northern Rockies Chapter. They had a great print competition that year with an amazing number of entries. There is something special about the air up there, and this is a weekend that is well worth the effort to go.

Sorry to jump in Rick, but I had a great time, and I think you should all support the hard work of the Northern Rockies Chapter.

William Parker, MCPF
President, National Board Of Directors


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Oct 6, 2001
Montana ( A Tourist runs through it )
Many times I have been asked "why" you need to be a part of PPFA.

This is why.