The trip to the West Coast Art and Frame show in Las Vegas was a lot of fun. I had 20 students for my “Gilding on Bevels” class.
The Society of Gilders also had a booth, thanks to the generosity of Picture Framing Magazine. We had a lot of traffic, and gained 9 new members!
I spent time on the trade show floor, and learned about the latest in materials and equipment for the framing industry. I also got some samples of new mouldings that I may use for framing my limited edition prints.
I was joined by some of my other SOG friends – Barrie, Rosemary and Leah. Barrie and Leah also taught, while Rosemary held down the fort.
There were social events, plus time to sightsee the hotels – all of which have amazing decorative painting and gilding.
The banners in the booth were created by Micki Cavanah – if you look closely at the one on the left, you will see me gilding carved lettering on a granite boulder.
Now I am home and back at work.