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Old 04-19-2012, 12:14 AM
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Exhibition question

Not sure if this is the right place to put my question - if it should go elsewhere, please re-direct me there with thanks !

For the first time, I will be putting some work in a local one day exhibition (it's free ) They will supply a display area with tables for the artists (no walls available)

I have one easel that I can take, how else can my work be displayed other than laying it flat or propped up against the table somehow. I may take 3 pieces (each approx.11 x 14) Not sure what is expected yet and awaiting details from the organizer. Any suggestions or your experience would be appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:37 AM
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I'd probably use some way of propping the works up myself, although I have seen exhibitions like this where a lot of the work was laid flat on the tables.

In case you don't get much in the way of responses here feel free to ask this in one of your regular forums for a wider range of opinions

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:19 AM
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Re: Exhibition question

Thanks very much Einion
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:32 PM
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Re: Exhibition question

Coconut, I'd buy a few inexpensive stands meant to display plates:



If you rest the paintings in them they will be at an angle; on a waist high table the painting's surface will be pretty much perpendicular to the standing customer or you can bend it to whatever angle you want. You can get them at most chain stores (Target, Michaels, etc) for a couple bucks each, Here's a link online:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CJUBEPMCMAA#

The other option is to use pliers to bend a wire coat hanger to the same shape.

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:17 PM
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Re: Exhibition question

Bill, thanks .. that is a great idea ! I will check it out !
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Re: Exhibition question

Success ! I went to Michaels and found some sturdy metal display stands that hold my art perfectly and on sale for 4.99 ea.

So happy - thanks
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Re: Exhibition question

In my opinion, it is well worth it to have your paintings displayed on some type of stand; I noticed at a juried arts and craft show that the paintings that were displayed on some type of tripod or table easel got far more attention from the judges as well as the viewers. It allows you to situate your painting so it catches the best light, a bonus over lying flat on a table.
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