Nancy J. Ori, a professional photographer, teacher and fine art exhibitor for over 35 years, has a great deal of experience in curating and jurying exhibitions, as well as preparing photographs and other artwork for display in the home or a serious exhibition. This workshop will help you think more clearly about editing your work in order to create a professional and cohesive presentation of your individual style, what kind of frame would work best in what type of situation, framing techniques and how to best transport and store your framed work. This workshop is for artists working in any medium and at any level.
A big emphasis of this workshop will be placed on how galleries and museums will judge your presentation. Some time will be spent on the other materials needed for getting and preparing for a gallery show. There will be lots of time for questions and discussions during the demonstrations.
Of great importance is the selection and purchase of all the necessary framing materials and tools to complete your project and the demonstration of techniques of how to use them. These will include the mounting of different types of artwork. You will then try your hand at measuring and cutting professional looking window mattes as well as glass. We will look at framing with metal frames as well as recommendations for various types of art pieces into wood frames, showing different methods of handling the different materials. Worth the price of admission is a list of quality vendors to find all the things you need for the process.
Students should bring a representative sampling of their actual work if it is small enough to travel easily, or slides/photos of their work, or laptop to share images. Enrollment will be limited. Directions will be given upon receipt of your registration fee. Bring a lunch or snacks. Coffee, tea and bottled water will be provided. There will be a half hour break for lunch so there is no time to go out.