Leslie Klingner, Curator of Interpretation at the Biltmore Estate, will present the Keynote address: Framed Through a Collectors Eye: George Vanderbilt and Art at Biltmore, at a luncheon on Sunday, January 24, 2016 during PPFA 2016 at the West Coast Art & Frame Expo/The National Conference, January 24-27, 2016, Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

The Keynote luncheon is open to everyone in the framing industry: with special pricing for members of the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA).

The son of railroad magnate and painting collector William Henry Vanderbilt, George Washington Vanderbilt frequently accompanied his parents on buying trips abroad, exposing him to artists studios and private collections in grand houses around the world. He developed an astute eye for fine and decorative arts, and an impressive network of artists to whom he was a friend and patron, including Sargent and Whistler.

Klingner will share highlights of Vanderbilts art collection at Biltmore, and the care artists, dealers and collectors took to ensure works were framed to exacting standards. Work on this collection is ongoing, and Klingner will share a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation involved and the integral part art and framing plays in Biltmores magnificent historic interiors.

Sponsored by Larson Juhl ~ Luncheon sponsored by WCAF Expo

The PPFA 2016 speaker lineup also includes Ellen Collins, Meg Glasgow, Rob Markoff, Joyce Michels, Jim Miller, Chris Paschke, Hugh Phibbs, Linda Pujo, Mark Wallenfang, Cliff Wilson, and Russ Wood.

To register, visit www.wcafexpo.com -- hurry, Early Bird pricing ends Dec. 20!

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