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FRAMING PAINTINGS FOR EXHIBITION

Floater frames have  become a popular way to frame contemporary paintings on canvas or cradled panels because their minimal look does detract from the paintings and they create a strong border to separate the paintings from the wall. Paintings should be recessed in the frame to provide protection when moving and installing exhibitions. Floating frames…

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FRAMING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS

The installation and presentation style are critical to having a successful show. Fine art framing for galleries has a limited vocabulary and the discerning eye can quickly determine if you have taken the time to present your work properly. This slideshow will give examples of gallery frame presentations for photography exhibits. PRESENTATION STYLES The first…

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FRAMING ART ON PAPER

The installation and presentation style are critical to having a successful show. Fine art framing has a limited vocabulary and the discerning eye can quickly determine if you have taken the time to present your work properly. This slideshow will give examples of professional presentations for fine art on paper. PRESENTATION STYLES The first decision…

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FRAMING TERMINOLOGY

In order to be able to order exhibition frames for your exhibitions it is necessary to understand the terminology of the picture framing industry. The following will get you started on basic concepts. RABBET DEPTH Besides aesthetic considerations it is necessary to determine the depth of your artwork package to ensure that it is deep…

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A primer on adding acrylic protection on an oversize painting

We are getting more and more requests from our clients to custom mill frames that will accommodate acrylic to protect their valuable paintings. This was a challenging project but I think you will agree the results speak for themselves. We are documenting a project for a client that has a large painting that he wanted…

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Glenn Grafelman at Thomas Barry Fine Arts

  “The three oil paintings are linen stretched over 59 x 50″ panels (baltic birch face with basswood supports, then sealed) that metroframe created to spec for me. The panels are sturdy, as light as possible, as well as straight and flat to the wall. Your exacting tolerances work well with my geometric abstraction. I stretch…

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Turning the corner with photography exhibits

Because we are a manufacturer we often are asked to do special projects. This particular one was very challenging. A customer who specializes in large scale photography prints asked us to make a frame that wrapped around the corner of a wall. The final frame was 33″ high and the length was 61 1/2″ on one…

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Demystifying the fine art framing business

A friend of mine suggested I become a friend of Michael Corbin, the Artbook Guy, on facebook. I did and he asked me if he could do an interview about framing. He does many interviews with artists and said fine art framing mystified him. I said I would do my best to try to explain our business. We…

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