Dear PFGA Member,
MEMBER INFORMATION MEETINGS
On Tuesday 25 October 2022, in excess of 30 PFGA Members participated in a PFGA zoom meeting which included the following presentations;-
“Preparation and all aspects of Stretchers in Picture Framing” presentation.
Mark Heydon, Proprietor and principal framer at Creative Framing, Burwood, lead a discussion regarding the the selection of the appropriate picture framing products, techniques and processes relevant to best practice of stretcher construction, associated materials and presentation of the framed finished product.
Mark’s presentation was well received and greatly appreciated.
For Members who were unable to attend or would like to revisit the presentation, a recording of Mark’s presentation will be available shortly.
Two PFGA Members who specialise in the design, preparation and delivery of stretchers are:
CHAPMAN & BAILEY
1c Marine Parade ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067
TEL: (03) 9415 8666
CONTACT: Daina Tender
SYDNEY STRETCHERS AND FRAMING SPECIALITY FRAMING
15 Nowill Street, CONDELL PARK NSW 2200
TEL: 0439 336 885
CONTACT: Paul Doran
“New products and product development including the latest designs of matt boards and mouldings.
Presenter: Lindsay McMahon, Larson Juhl
61 Raubers Road, NORTHGATE QLD 4013
TEL: (07) 3863 8400
CONTACT: Lindsay McMahon
“First Aid Equipment, First Aid and CPR Training”
Marianna Barba of Growth Training Group informed PFGA Members in respect of Current first Aid regulations, effective training, managing emergencies and first aid kits and supplies.
GROWTH TRAINING GROUP
1300 193 303
The next PFGA Members meeting will be in March 2023.
LOCATING DISCONTINUED MOULDINGS
Thank you to the many members who have assisted in locating many discontinued mouldings.
I have been advised of a number of successful discoveries. Well done!!
All members and the PFA are most grateful for your successful searches and assistance provided to fellow members. Thank you also to members who take the time and effort to look through stock records and physical stock without success. Assisting a member in locating a moulding is a wonderful benefit of PFGA membership.
The PFGA and its Members congratulate Connie Crettenden and Tim Duurland of The Frame Factory in South Australia on their retirement from the Picture Framing Industry after 41 years.
Connie, together with her brother Tim developed a very well-deserved reputation of providing excellent and expert picture framing service to ‘000s of customers.
Moreover, Connie and Tim were significant contributors to the South Australian Picture Framers Guild and the Picture Framers Guild of Australia as committee members, and as attendees at Members’ meeting and functions.
It is proposed to hold a PFGA Members’ meeting in Adelaide in March 2023 at which the PFGA and members will be able to formally recognise their contribution. On this occasion, the PFGA will also acknowledge the wonderful contribution of a number of their SA colleagues who have contributed to the SA Picture Framers Guild and the PFGA. Details to follow.
Kon Pantellis has advised that he has moved on from Southern Mouldings in South Australia.
Kon together with Bill commenced Southern Mouldings in 2000 and has been a stalwart to the Picture Framing Industry during this time. Kon in his role as a significant supplier, sales representative and adviser to SA and NT Picture Framers made many friends and will be missed.
The PFGA acknowledges and thanks Kon for his contribution to the industry, PFGA Member meetings and in particular his encouragement to all Picture Framers to attend these meetings.
The PFGA wishes Kon the very best with his future endeavours.
Thank you to all PFGA Members for the continued support in 2022-2023.
In 2022-2023, the PFGA has welcomed the following new Members:
Brillant Prints Seventeen Miles Rocks QLD
BS Picture Framing Woodcroft SA
Chapman & Bailey Abbotsford VIC
Fitzgerald Photo Imaging North Perth WA
Jarman Framing Abbotsford VIC
Reidy’s Framing Leichhardt NSW
Each year, the PFGA is growing.
The PFGA’s membership is currently 9% above the number of Members as at the same time in 2021.
Thank you also to previous members who re-joined. Your Membership is very valuable and very much
appreciated! Your continued Membership and support enables the PFGA to provide the various member services.
Currently the PFGA is in discussions with the Federal and State Governments in regards to the continuation and promotion of the Apprenticeship in Picture Framing Industry which is so very vital for the development of excellent standards of picture framing in the future.
A separate Newsletter including a survey will be forwarded to Members in mid-December. Please respond as it will enable the PFGA to submit the strongest case for the re-introduction and retention of the Picture Framing Apprenticeship throughout Australia.
Again, your support is requested.
The PFGA is very grateful for the ongoing Membership and Support of its Associate Members, including
PFGA recommends their services and products to all members
PFGA Members are advised and encouraged to visit https://pfga.org.au/suppliers-services/
BROCHURES AND LABELS
Pictured in the Membership Benefits page in the PFGA website are examples of the various counter brochures available to Members. The brochures are free to Members. In the next few weeks, members will be forwarded copies of the brochures.
In 2022-2023, the PFGA significantly expanded the range of benefits available to its members.
Members are encouraged and invited to visit the PFGA website at
Member benefits include
The PFGA website has been revised, amended and updated during the past twelve months. All Members are encouraged to visit the site. Please review your member details in the “Find a Framer” and advise of any amendments. See www.pfga.org.au
Recommendations for further enhancements are encouraged.