Thursday, February 28, 2013

Organizing a Display

Although I am still relatively inexperienced at doing shows, one thing I have learned is the value of arranging my display in advance. Set-up time is limited, so with each new or different group of paintings, a photo of the lay-out makes the process faster and less nerve-wracking on the morning of the event. 

So here on my living room floor is how I will hang my 5 x 6 ft. panel at Ironstone Vineyards this weekend. A table in front will have books, business cards, and maybe a couple of more small paintings.  Having less space than last year forced me to do more editing--always a good thing. 

Because I still lack a consistent theme or look (working on that) I am never terribly happy with displays of all of my paintings en masse, art-mart style, rather than individually or more spaced out on my walls. For now, grouping by color and size is about the best I can do. But I think the smaller arrangement of mostly new work is a bit of an improvement over last year's hodge-podge. 
Ironstone Vineyards, 2012

3 comments:

  1. Looks good, Connie. Wow only 10 of us, well it'll be intimate. I have put together a graphed image of my wall so I think it will work out. yay!

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  2. Thanks, Bobbie. Still editing. Yeah, Chris's latest post on the Museum Blog lists who will be there. You're the only one I know.

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