FRAMING YOUR ART TO AVOID REJECTION
These are notes from a workshop we give every season.
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Being accepted to an exhibit does not mean that you have a guarentee that it will be hung. Did you know that you can actually
be rejected at the door if the piece is not properly framed? It's in your interest as well to frame your work properly because
it protects it.
A frame can also make or break your art. Consider it the "final brush stroke" as important as the painting itself.
HERE ARE THE TYPES OF FRAMES WOMEN'S STUDIO CENTER WILL NOT ACCEPT:
Glass Clip Frames - have you ever purchased one of those frames that has glass on the front and masonite on the back
and that's it. It also has four clips and you're supposed to hang the work from the top clip. We will not accept that kind
of frame because it is a liability to us. Consider what will happen to your art if it falls and breaks, especially since
your art will be hung in a public venue.
Wood, metal, or other clipped frames that hold the glass or plexiglass to the art with clips and those clips are where
the wire is attached. The clips can break the glass and snap the wire - even if it's braided.
Duct Taped Frames (yes we've received these .. . ) that have the work duct taped to them - and the wire is duct taped
to the back as well.Please, please, please don't do this. If you love and care about your art especially don't do this