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Old 07-13-2006, 08:43 PM
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displays for outdoor art shows

Does anyone have any effective ideas for displays to hang paintings - both watercolour and acrylic (some under glass ; some not) for outdoor art fairs??? I am doing 2 fairs in August , have a 10' by 10' canopy/quick gazebo tent and need to build something to hold the paintings. Preferably something easy to assemble, reasonably cheap, lightweight but sturdy...
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

Hi Kathi,

This is how an artist friend of mine does it. They are just lightweight wooden frames with an open weave material stapled on.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:54 PM
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

I do outdoor shows but hang stained glass panels but I got my idea for my racks from a lady who sold paintings. We made frames out of pine and attached hardware cloth to the frames. The hardware cloth lets you hang your art work anywhere on the frame without having to carry alot of extra fixtures. My husband hinged two of the frames together so they fold easy for me to handle in and out of my car. The third one he put two eye hooks where the hinges go and I slide a bolt thru them and attach a nut to secure it. These frames are very lightweight and install in seconds. We also screw nailed shelf standards on the front of the middle section so that I can place a shelf or two if I need them. Hope this helps.
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

I have a friend who uses metal framed wire...finer mesh than chain link, but I don't know what it's called. It works great, because if it gets windy, it lets the air flow through. She also takes black fabric & puts in over the containers that she has her unframed, but matted and covered in acetate work in. It looks very professional. She uses hooks, because her frames have wires, ready for hanging. That way, she can hang her art on both sides. I hope this helps. If you go to a builders supply, you can look around & get some ideas. It keeps it lighter weight, which makes it easier to handle & assemble as well.
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

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I have a friend who uses metal framed wire...finer mesh than chain link, but I don't know what it's called.

I have seen it done with chicken wire on pine frames, but think the cloth looks better.
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Hi Kathi!
This is too funny. I will be at the Miracle Beach show in July 29. What a small world ( and huge forum)!
I was wondering the same thing about hanging pics outside??.
This will be my first show so I have a lot of bugs to iron out!!
Are you exhibiting in Courtenay in August?
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

Look in the art business forum.

Larry Seiler had a thread on panels and tents for outdoor shows.
Great information.

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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

mICK... cool idea.. thanks for posting that pic.. my imagination is running wild
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Hi Skips,

If you use door hinges with a removable pins you can easily take them apart for transporting.
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

there are some fairly cheap panels made by gridwall. i've never seen them used, so can't vouch for them. i use grapic display panels, and LOVE them--shoulda bought them years ago, and not gone thru the home-mader versions first, it just wasted my money and time. these babies are so easy to use!
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

I found mine on ebay. Search for Skyline. I found a lady selling one about 5 miles from me, and made her an offer, brought cash and took away a skyline backdrop kit worth $600 for $175. (She had bad pics, but I took a chance) Little did I know that velcro stuck to it too!! So I bought a 50 yd roll of adhesive velcro from ebay (the hook side) for $7 and hung all of my canvases on it. The backdrop was 8 foot high and set up in little over 6 minutes. Take down was about 6 minutes too. I did my first art fair last weekend. WOW!

p.s. I got Canvas Racks on sale at Jerrys Artorama site for $112 for two jumbos (he had a sale) and they shipped within 3 days. I got the most compliments on these black canvas racks, they look so professional.
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

I found this old book that might help everyone, "The Artists Guide to Sidewalk Exhibiting" by Claire V. Dorst (c)1980. Watson-Guptillm Publications. If you can find it, it is an interesting read.
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Re: displays for outdoor art shows

You might check out this ad on eBay: ART DISPLAY PANEL PLANS FOR ART/Craft FAIR EXHIBITS
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http://faso.com/fineartviews/20870/a...-art-festivals

http://www.squidoo.com/OutdoorArtShowInfo

http://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8170340_a...lay-ideas.html

http://www.sheilaevans.net/2009/03/3...rt-fair-booth/

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1312833749878

http://www.ehow.com/how_4478967_disp...door-fair.html

http://artshowtips.blogspot.com/
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I found this old book that might help everyone, "The Artists Guide to Sidewalk Exhibiting" by Claire V. Dorst (c)1980. Watson-Guptillm Publications. If you can find it, it is an interesting read.

ebay has one for around ten bucks.

Amazon has 'em for 0.02 plus shipping.
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