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A Reason to Use Non-Standard Frames?

by Clint Watson on 7/2/2007 9:42:22 AM

KB Writes

In regards to the gallery panel discussion, I have a comment about standard sized paintings. I currently purchase custom made frames (hand carved, 22k gold) which are quite pricey, but I feel I should put the best frame on my art that I can afford. I had an unfortunate experience with a gallery. A client wanted my frame on a painting from another artist. Both were the same size, so the gallery swapped frames. I ended up with a piece of junk frame and my expensive custom frame walked out the door. Since my frames are custom, I now usually paint non-standard sizes. If the client wants the painting without the frame, the gallery holds the frame for a new painting from me.


That is an unfortunate situation.  We feel that perhaps the handling of frames should be outlined in your contract with the gallery.  Most gallery people probably wouldn't have "stolen" your frame, but even so, it never hurts to outline this in the contract.  Your non-standard size solution will work, but, in general, we still feel that, from a marketing standpoint, sticking mostly to standard sizes is a better option.  After all, what if the client wants YOUR painting but doesn't want the frame?  The gallery is more likely to have a frame on hand if your painting is a standard size...


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Nancy Hilden
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It would be nice if you gave examples of types of frames that are appropriate with various types of paintings. Also could you give at least price ranges for museum quality near museum quality frames. I see some very simple frames on many gallery paintings that look like they might be standard issue. What do you think of a gallery that has their own frame shop attached, and then insists on artists re-frame their paintings before a show so that the multi-artist show has a unified feeling. Is that a bit shady?

bob van lindt
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I feel also that frames are unnecessery that when purchased from your website is at the degression of the buyer since tastes are many and are very varied... just another opinion and option.

Omar Emmons
I am in my later 70's have been painting for off and on 40 years or so. My media is oil and I believed that I am a good self taught painter. But I live in a small town in Ky. and people will not buy my paintings.
They will look at my work and say how good they are, but they will nnot pay me what I think that they are worth. And I am not speaking of 1000 or even 100's of dollars.I sometime think that they would like for me to pay them for buying my work.
It makes me angry and I have shown my bad side at times but it does not help; it just makes matters worst.
So I don't try to sell anymore. So I paint and hide them in storage or under the bed because I still love to paint and draw. Thank you for this platform to vent my frustations.

Joseph Anderson
Hey Clint,
I think you should provide different frame options rather than providing only one type of standard frame. Its because various frames varies lookwise and material wise and has different impact on customers. Well it was just an opinion and another option for you.


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