POSTPONED How to Talk with your Custom Picture Framer on May 16, 2017


The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people on Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Join us as we welcome W. James Taylor!

James Taylor will provide comprehensive instruction on the “Three M’s” – Matting (picking the right mat), Measuring (fail proof measuring of art), and Mounting (selecting the correct archival materials to protect your work). He will also discuss how to converse with your frame shop using trade language.

The presentation is $5 for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $8 for non-members. Secure your spot at the workshop by making a payment via PayPal below or by e-mailing

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W. James Taylor is a master pastel artist, publisher and entrepreneur, opening two of the first FastFrame franchises in Maryland in 1987. The UK FastFrame company started in Newcastle, England, and the first American store opened in Thousand Oaks, California in 1986. James trained and graduated in 1987 as a Framing Production Manager for opening FastFrame franchises. In 2014, he moved back home to Knoxville opening Geneva Galleries Inc. on Cedar Bluff Road and eventually in 2015 acquiring gallery/studio space at the Emporium. Geneva Galleries seeks to help emerging artists with career management strategies designed specifically for Giclee Publishing and targeted trade show inclusion. Learn more about James and see some of his art at, or make an appointment to come by his studio at 100 South Gay Street, Suite 102.

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