by Andrew Allsop
SAA FROME VALLEY GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION
RULES & REQUIRMENTS …
Read and Digest!!!
EVERY EXHIBITION HAS SMALL DIFFERENCES IN REQUIREMENTS WHICH YOU MUST ADHERE TO
Ready-Made Frames and Mounts
From SAA, Hobby Craft, The Range, Rajani’s Fishponds
Custom Made, Precision Framing, Imaginations Fine Art.
Frames: What to Look For When Buying
Quality finish, width of frame for hanging, measurements of the frame and the mount
Materials for DIY
Masking tape (acid free), brown adhesive tape, picture cord or wire, glazier points, nails
Brass screw eyes or “D” rings, picture hooks
Scissors, bradawl, rule, hammer
Take apart the frame … backboard, lining sheet, glass
Lay the frame and glass OVER the lining sheet..to see if there are any marks/dust on the glass
Clean and dry off
Check that the mount is free of marks/paint splashes
Fix the picture using masking tape … have you signed and dated the picture?
Put the mount in the frame, lining sheet, backboard and CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!
Brown tape to seal
Measure for the screw eyes or D rings, a third from the top
NB: Hanging by the clip sometimes found on the backboard will NOT meet the requirements of any exhibition rules – which means the picture is NOT covered by the insurance if it falls off the display board.
Use wire (not garden wire) or cord (from Hobby Craft/SAA/ not Tesco’s!)
Your Name, date painted, title and medium on the back board
Fill in the Entry Card
Wrap in bubble wrap
Tape a picture hook and nail on the back then it can be hung when the buyer gets home!
If your frame has a clip or a hook on the back, try hanging it on a picture hook at home. If it does not hang straight or does not fit on the hook then you must string it.
Unless the picture is framed as per the exhibition rules, it will not be covered by the insurance should it fall off the display boards.
If you enter the RWA Annual or RWA Friends then you have to use D rings and picture wire (not garden wire). Failure to follow the rules means you forfeit the £15/12 entry fee per picture.
We are more accommodating but will still charge £2.50 if a painting needs full attention.
This the type of hook we use on our display boards
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