Popular Partnership with DECOR Expo New York Continues: Art and Framing Trade Event Returns to the Javits Center
Tarateta, Maja, Art Business News
Determined to make it easier for the art world to do business, International Artexpo New York and DECOR Expo New York join forces again this year to hold both shows concurrently in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This year, DECOR Expo New York is Feb. 27 to 29 and Artexpo is Feb. 26 to March 1.
"We had incredibly positive feedback from co-location of last year's show," said Artexpo Show Director Joyce Jamison. "It provides the industry professional a marketplace to see all of their vendors under one roof in one weekend."
The shows will continue to accept cross-registration, enabling attendees to pay one price to view both shows and making it easier for the art world to buy, sell and learn about the latest in popular art and framing.
Calling last year's show "an overwhelming Success," Dave Rosner, senior vice president of Yaphank, N.Y.-based Framerica, said the concept is critical. Although New York offers some of the best restaurants and entertainment options in the country, he said that it remains an expensive destination. "Most of our customers enjoy making the trip each year, but doing so twice would be an impossible task for many people," he said. "That makes the joint venue one of the best events in the industry."
The three-day DECOR Expo will again be situated on two levels of the Javits Center, creating "Uptown" and "Downtown" areas. Moldings, ready-made flames, framing equipment and supplies will be featured Uptown. The Downtown area will focus on artists, art publishers and accessories.
Other products that will be exhibited at DECOR Expo include original works of art, posters, sculpture, photography, matboards, glazing, framing machinery, framing tools and equipment, archival supplies, display equipment, mirrors, decorative easels and accessories, gift items and licensed products.
Vivian Kistler of Kistler Seminars in Akron, Ohio, returns to present DECOR Expo's education program. She said that industry experts will present workshops in such areas as basic gilding, framing with fillets, framing needlework, conservation hinges and supports, canvas transfers, hand-coloring black-and-white engravings, designing and cutting mats and fabric-wrapped mats. …