Framing Guidelines

Additional Information


1. Works submitted for inclusion in exhibits must be framed and ready for secure installation if those works are intended to be hung on walls.

2. Framed pieces must be equipped with d-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire that has wire ends taped to prevent injury to the hanging committee. Saw tooth hangers or uniframes are not acceptable

3. Wires, when stretched to hang the picture, should not come closer than two inches from the top of the frame. This prevents the hanger from showing when the picture is hung

4. Because of the increased risk of injury from broken glass in very large pieces, Plexiglas must be used in lieu of glass for any piece larger than 600 sq in

5. In general, pieces should not be larger than 40″ wide in order to provide maximum opportunity for VAL members to participate in showings. Larger pieces may be included if the Exhibit committee decides that such pieces don’t compromise the integrity of the exhibit

6. Pieces that are hung may not be over 40lbs in weight

7. Pieces that are hung should have clean, gallery-wrapped canvas edges or be framed. There is no depth restriction on gallery-wrapped canvas edges as long as the pieces can be hung safely

8. Any piece that the Exhibits committee considers to present a hanging problem will not be hung. The Exhibit committee will consult with the artist to discuss alternatives to framing or presenting the work.