All right, I posted two articles previously on what art show conventions are, and how to register for them. Now I'm going to focus on how to display for them.
I'll be as basic as I can, but uh... I've been doing this for so long that I may use jargon that's unfamiliar, or forget something that's just second nature to me. Feel free to ask any questions at all. I've been a professional framer for a very long time (over ten years but I'm too tired to pull out dates and add it up. I think we figured it was around 13/14 years), and displaying at art shows since 96.
Choosing your art
The first step after registering for your panels at a convention, is picking what art you're going to display. You want to make sure that you have enough room on your panel for everything AND the bid sheets. They take up an obnoxious amount of space. As a general rule of thumb, you can fit 9 pieces matted out to 11" by 14" on one 4' by 4' panel. They fit three rows of three pieces. Anything else and you
Wow it's been a long time since I've updated my journal.
I attended graduation last week and it was a lot of fun. So now I have a Master's Degree in Illustration. I'm also working on refining my final project, I hope I'll have it finished by next Halloween. I've already posted a few pages here and I'm really excited about it.