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The West Coast Art & Frame Expo Celebrates 20 Years


The West Coast Art and Frame Expo, the industry’s leading trade show and conference, is pleased to announce its 20th anniversary. Returning to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the trade show will be held January 28-30, 2019, with The National Conference beginning a day earlier on January 27. Attendees can look forward to new special events that will highlight favorite memories from past years, a 20th anniversary party, new demo area, and more.

“Our goal has always been to provide our attendees with everything they need to achieve success, no matter how they define it,” says Deborah Salmon, trade show director. “We have seen so much progress over the last 20 years. The show has grown into an international destination for people with a passion for the industry, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.”


Since its first show in 2000, the WCAF Expo has become the annual event to source framing products, equipment, and art. Attendees from around the globe come for revenue-generating tools, exclusive discounts, and other resources that will keep them a step ahead of their competition.

To celebrate 20 years of excellence, the WCAF Expo and The National Conference are excited to introduce new exhibitors and speakers, seminar topics, and special events for the 2019 show.

PPFA Congratulates New CPFs and MCPFs

The PPFA would like to announce David Pratt, MCPF, D. Pratt Framer LLC, Kittery, ME; and Becky Florence, MCPF, Deerfield, NH, who earned their Master Certified Picture Framer Certification at the 2018 PPFA Convention in Las Vegas.

The association also congratulates the following people, who earned their CPF certification during the convention: Ernest Chan, CPF, Lee Wah Art & Frames Company, Hong Kong; Lisa Clemmons, CPF, Swartz Framing Studio, Midland, TX; Melissa Creighton, CPF and Grace Quirk, CPF, B-Framed, Australia; and Liz Lean, CPF, 45 90 Framing & Gallery, Australia.

For information about certification, visit

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