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Nuts & Bolts: 2023 Tradeshows

January 20, 2023

2023 Tradeshows


A few new things in the making for 2023. I will be attending a couple of trade shows this year to be the eyes and ears of GCU, meeting new artists, possibly meeting existing GCU artists, and always valuable education and networking opportunities. 
– Las Vegas Market   Jan 29 – Feb 2
– San Francisco NOTED    April 27 – 28
If you are going to be at either of these shows, we’d like to meet up!  Email  

This is a great chance to take in new trends, colors, and design happenings across many consumer markets including of course paper goods/stationery for greeting cards. I will be certain to report back with a trip report for our artist community.

Additionally, as an experiment, GCU has submitted 3 cards of my own to the Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) Louie Awards.  Finalists are announced in February, and then winners announced at NOTED in April. After our observation of the entry and judging process, GCU is looking to add this “Louie Award submission” as a reward to 3 select winners in the GCU Founders’ Choice Awards (FCA) (entry fee is $125 per entry).
As GCU’s FCA reflect the best of the best in 2022, the winners will be announced by early February.   Stay tuned!

The difference is made in the details!



GCU Community Manager


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2023 2:35 pm

    Wonderful news, Mindy! Best of luck to you! I hope you win big!

  2. January 22, 2023 2:43 pm

    Oh, I forgot to say what a wonderful and generous addition to the FCA! Thank you and the GCU team so much!

  3. MoGreetings permalink
    January 23, 2023 4:48 pm

    Can there somehow be an Artist’s Choice award for Best Reviewer as part of the FCA?!?

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