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Frame USA Attends 2013 West Coast Art and Frame Expo

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth

This year’s West Coast Art and Frame (WCAF) Expo and Trade Show was incredible. The WCAF Expo ran from January 27 – January 30, 2013. WCAF Site

The event was held again at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we have to say that it was a rousing success!

Above you can see a great shot of our booth as it looked at the annual trade show.

Besides the Trade Show, there were over 90 Art and Framing related seminars at this year’s expo, including topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of Framing
  • Mat Cutting
  • Master Series
  • Gilding
  • Sales & Design
  • Profit & Management
  • Production Pavilion
  • Technology
  • Special Events

Frame USA has attended the WCAF Expo and Trade Show for the past decade, and this was our second year with this display. Below, you can see our CEO, Dan Regenold and Sales Operations Manager, Kelly Ackerman as they work to get everything set up and looking fabulous.

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth - Setup 1   FrameUSA's WCAF Booth - Setup 2

 

 

 

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth - Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to say thank you to all of our current, new customers, and friends that stopped by. We loved the opportunity to meet so many great people, face to face.

Frame USA is dedicated to providing the very best picture frames at the lowest prices. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to check out our new site and tell us what you think.

Next year’s WCAF Expo is slated to be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Kissing Day!

National Kissing Day is an international holiday which originated in the United Kingdom.  It wasn’t until recently that the holiday as been adopted worldwide making July 6th the International Kissing day.  It is believed that many people have forgotten the simple joy and pleasure of kissing (even just kissing for kissing’s sake).  Kissing can be an enjoyable experience!  Let’s tuck away the social formalities and “romantic gestures” for a moment and go give someone a kiss.

We challenge everyone to give a kiss (or at least a big ol’ hug) to a friend and/or loved one this week.

We celebrate kissing day today by featuring a romantic kiss in Venice.

Weezer

Check out our current featured poster of the week: Weezer. Here is some interesting background information on the band (from their website):

Weezer has been around since 1992, and in its present form since September 2001. Weezer consists of Rivers Cuomo, primary songwriter, lead vocals and guitar, Patrick Wilson, drums, guitar, vocals, and production whiz, Brian Bell, guitar and keyboards and vocals, and Scott Shriner, bass, vocals, and keyboards. Whether on the stage or in the studio its not uncommon to see just about anyone in the band playing just about anything they can get their hands on. Its also not uncommon to see some pretty wacky stuff go down both on stage and on the web. Weezer has sold over 10 million albums and has played thousands of shows to date. Weezer is also known for its pioneering (1994-2000) use of the internet to reach its fanbase, innovative videos and funny and/or quite strange behind the scenes footage, as well as its extremely passionate and devoted fans. They also make a mean cheese sandwich.

Check out our framed weezer post here.

Featured Poster of the Week: Coon and Friends


The Coon and Friends

The Coon and friends are an elite team of crime-fighters from South Park Elementary. Ready to take their place among the world’s most admired and beloved superheros, they band together as Iron Maiden, Mintberry Crunch, Mosquito, TupperWear, Coon, Toolshed, Mysterion, and Human Kite. This action-packed team fought for justice during the fourteenth season of the animated television series South Park.

Click here to buy a copy of our South Park Coon and Friends Poster.

Featured Poster of the Week – GAGA

GUESS WHAT? The new Lady Gaga album, Born This Way, is being released on May 23. That is TWO WEEKS away.


Item #9263 Lady Gaga, Born This Way

The world has undoubtedly been taken by storm with Ms. Gaga. She has cut right through societal norms with her outlandish ways and lyrics that give her fans something to relate to.

Let’s face it: She is incredible.

Like her music or not, she is giving people hope all across the world that they are perfect in every imperfection they may have. She stresses unique personalities, being comfortable in your own skin, and being ridiculous whenever you want! She has given the word ‘free’ and entirely new meaning in pop culture.

“You have to be unique and different; and shine in your own way.”
Lady Gaga

Your room ain’t got no alibi, its ugly! Yeah, yeah it’s ugly!

U-G-L-Y, Your room ain’t got no alibi, its ugly! Yeah, yeah it’s ugly!

We’re excited and acting kind of silly about our contest we just launched on Facebook. Not to mention it’s one of the first times we’ve publicly launched our Ebay store and its awesomeness, which has us even more excited. Basically, we can hardly breathe we are so thrilled.

Really, all you have to do is go to the Facebook and ‘like’ us. You know what that means, right? If not, just look for the thumbs up button and click on that thing! You should’ve ‘liked’ us a long time ago anyway!

OK, back to the point. You do the ‘liking’ and then you get to see all of our awesome information and fun pictures we have to offer. There are even fun facts and funny thoughts we share daily. Once you get through all of the fun you can make your way to the left of the page, right below Posterservice profile pic, and click on the Ugly Room Contest link.

From there you do all of the technical stuff, so don’t forget your name, phone number or e-mail anytime soon! Then, you take a photo of your oh-so-ugly room and upload it to the page. The public will vote on the ugliest room and our team of creative analysts will choose a winner. The winner will have an ugly room no more!

The best part is that you get to do your own shopping! Check out the prizes:

Grand Prize
$200.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

2nd Prize
$75.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

3rd Prize
$25.00 to spend at our Ebay Store as Posterservice Ebay Bucks.

I know you’re curious to see what you’re working with here, and I assure you that you will find something that will have your house guests talking. We have wood mounted and framed art that will spice up your room within a matter of a few nails in the wall and good straightening skills.

 Check out what we have to offer on the store at: http://stores.ebay.com/POSTERSERVICE?_rdc=1

And the link to the Facebook is: www.facebook.com/posterservice

Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman, born in 1936, is an artist of many different talents.  While he started out as a cartoonist, throughout the years of his practice, he evolved into many different fields of creativity.   On his site (www.ralphsteadman.com), he mentions that his classics include “Alice in Wonderland”, “Treasure Island”, and “Animal Farm”.

As a publish writer, his books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and “The big I AM”.   Steadman also collaborated with writer Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of GONZO journalism.  One of his notable contributions and works from GONZO was the book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, which was made into a feature film.

Some of Ralph Steadman’s work:

Art Print Spotlight: James Dean

james dean art print

(From Wikipedia) James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon best embodied by the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as a troubled Los Angeles teenager, Jim Stark.

After graduating from Fairmount High School on May 16, 1949, Dean moved to California with his beagle, Max, to live with his father and stepmother. He enrolled in Santa Monica College (SMC) and majored in pre-law.  Dean transferred to UCLA and changed his major to drama, which resulted in estrangement from his father. While at UCLA, he beat out 350 actors to land the role of Malcolm in Macbeth. At that time, he also began acting with James Whitmore’s acting workshop. In January 1951, he dropped out of UCLA to pursue a full-time career as an actor.
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