The ART of Framing: Tip #10 – Frame Options

With over 30 years of experience in the ART world, Barbi Reed, co-founder of ARTprojectA and owner of ANNE REED GALLERY, is an expert when it comes to framing.  As you can imagine, she has experienced her fair share of frames and framing options! Barbi’s top tip for framing? Find a framer whom you trust and who will work with you to find the best option within your budget. Today, we present Tip #10 in our series.

Lisa Holley Bird Seed Picnic

LISA HOLLEY: Bird Seed Picnic, 20″x24″, $275.

Tip # 10: Frame options. – “When choosing a frame style, always keep in mind the work itself and what type of frame profile (depth, width, design) will look best with the art. You may love a frame but when held up against the art, it simply does not look good. Save that frame for another piece of art in the future and select the frame that looks best for your art. Don’t forget to keep in mind other artwork that you might be displaying nearby and where you will place it. Remember that good framing should enhance your art and the space. If you choose a silver or gold frame, for example, it’s a good idea to take into account how that tone will fit into the room.”

For more information about how to select and buy ART, visit the Resources section of ARTprojectA.

Kirk Anderson, First Snow

KIRK ANDERSON: First Snow Horizontal, 11″x14″, $250.

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