Evergreen Picture Framers GuildÂ is a non-profit Corporation, registered in Washington, formed with the exclusive purpose of providing educational opportunities for Picture Framers and Galleries. Our goal isÂ to help them become better custom framers and business persons.
Established in the 1970â€™ s as theÂ MacCormick Club,Â EPFG has grown into an organization of overÂ 100 picture framers, artists, galleries, and wholesalers who are dedicated to helping each other and providing continuing educational opportunities.
The basic requirement for membership is to be involved in the custom picture framing trade, either as a supplier, retailer, artist, gallery owner, or just someone interested in learning more about the art of framing. AnnualÂ dues are onlyÂ $40.00, and the membership year begins in March.
You will receive the Guildâ€™ sÂ newsletter, which is presently emailed to aboutÂ 425 shops and individuals throughout the United States and Canada. We also haveÂ 6 meetings each year, held in the Puget Sound area at one of the local member frame shops or suppliers, which you may attend at no charge.Â Each meeting provides an opportunity to socialize with other framers, and a program devoted to some aspect of picture framing, either technical or business oriented. Usually snacks are served, and the host provides an opportunity to tour their facility. One of these meetings is an annualÂ Education Festival, with special classes, framing competition, guest instructors, a luncheon, awards, prizes, etc. A small additional charge for this day long program is required. The Guild also maintains an extensive lending library of reference books, video tapes, and gilding supplies which any member may check out for their use, paying only necessary postage. A great resource for those wanting to learn more about this business!