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CarolHorvath

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on: November 25, 2013, 04:02:21 PM
 :)  I have a huge inventory of completed watercolors, acrylics, oil, etc. that are not from a "class" and would like to go to a fair or somewhere and begin to sell them. Of course, I cannot frame all of them but would like to know how you would tackle this. I have many canvas paintings also.
Someone did suggest I use a foam backing and use a mat to frame the paper paintings.
Have you ever used this type of display? Do you glue them to the foam? And with what glue? I've never shown any of my works and think it is about time.   :thankyou: for any help!!! Or point me toward some help.

Carol

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Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 04:57:50 PM
Carol.

I'm doing just that on Dec. 7.  I ordered mats, backing, and the self-closing plastic bags to put them in from clearbags.com.  I ordered their introductory kit to fit 5 x 7 size paintings (8 x 10).

I was surprised when the order arrived in THREE days - all the way to Hawaii.  Cost was less than $45.00 for 25 sets.

Good quality for the price.  I intend to buy more.

I will have to cut some of my watercolors down to 5 x 7, but won't lose much but a bit of sky or water.

I have a few oils which I will display also - they are wraparounds, so won't need frames.

I will also have some painted postcards and greeting cards and kitchen-magnet paintings.

My husband is letting me have a table in his wood-turning display.  I'm excited.  It's a very well attended fair in an affluent area.  His woorturning has done well there for the past 6 years.

Will let you know how I do.

Good luck to you.

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Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 05:51:17 PM
When I attended the A&C show, I had about 6-7 paintings framed and matted. Then I had the rest of them inserted in a transparent envelope 9x12 or 8x10 or 5x7 as needed (one in one envelope). I had a plastic box and put them in, by size. The cards (a copy of my paintings or my drawings, blank inside) were displayed in another small platic box in such a way that people were able to flip trough with ease. The framed ones I displayed on an easel: large one for larger ones, and small one for the smaller paintings. The prices were displayed in 2 ways: I attached a paper tag on the frame, and a list with prices on the plastic boxes. It served me well. I hope I was able to help, Doina
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Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 06:37:10 PM
Thanks, Doina, your info helps me, too.

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Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 12:22:43 PM
agree with the unframed paintings being displayed in such a way that you can flip through them. You can also put a stickered price on each plastic sleeve.

A good idea is to have one or two empty frames that the customers can use to "frame" the unframed paintings temporarily to get a feel for what it could look like once framed.

 :gl: with all the exhibitions guys - it's great to see that folks are now starting to take the selling side seriously


 

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