This is a guest blog from Ariyah April, who is on the board of the Durham Art Guild and is the chair of the Member Services Committee.
We all know that art appreciation is subjective. How artists present their work can make a meaningful difference in critical reception.
On Thursday, March 22, the Durham Art Guild is partnering with the team at Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames to host “Presenting Artwork for Sale and Exhibition.” Craven Allen’s experts will give an overview of how to professionally present photographs, paintings, drawings and mixed media works for sale, exhibition and preservation.
Our presenters will provide the most accepted practices for professional art presentation. The workshop will include four parts: how treatment varies by medium; hanging materials available (e.g., frames, mats, glass choices); presenting works to be framed by the buyer; and a Q&A for answering your questions.
Spaces are limited to 20, so please RSVP only if you fully plan to attend. Benefits of DAG membership include attending this workshop for free. $5 for non-members. You must register ahead of time here.
As part of DAG’s commitment to championing policies and practices of equity that empower a diverse and just community, the Guild is offering some needs-based scholarships for attending the event. If you’re in need of a fully subsidized workshop ticket, please email your request to Katie Seiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Presenters: Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames
Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames is North Carolina’s premier custom picture framer since 1968. Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames features the largest selection of framing choices in the region, as well as the Triangle’s most experienced picture framers. The gallery features local and nationally known artists.
About DAG’s “The WORK of Art” Series
“The WORK of Art” is a 2017-2018 series of professional development events for artists trying to make a living from their art and advance their artistic practice. “The WORK of Art” is hosted by the Durham Art Guild’s Member Services Committee, bringing expert-led content to DAG members and the greater arts communities. Stay tuned for more great events in this series! Learn more about the Durham Art Guild via durhamartguild.org/about.
BONUS: Thomas Sayre’s Between Dirt and Sky On Exhibit at Craven Allen
Thomas Sayre’s work, firmly rooted in landscape, will be on exhibit at Craven Allen. The paintings in Between Dirt and Sky are inspired the farms and barns of the rural south. Like Sayre’s iconic large-scale earthcast sculptures-found in public and private spaces all of the world–Sayre’s process is intensely physical, utilizing unusual materials, including roofing tar and dirt. The images hover between abstraction and realism, with a texture and depth that give them a visceral intensity.
“Presenting Artwork for Sale and Exhibition”
Led by the team at Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames, hosted by the Durham Art Guild
When: Thursday, March 22, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames, 1106½ Broad St., Durham
Price: $5 for non-DAG members; free for DAG members
Register: Click here; Facebook event page
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