One to Another

November 3, 2009

10/09 On Exhibit – Nat’l Juried Exhibit

Filed under: --Joe & Hilary, 5-Related Topics, 6-On Exhibit — pendantportraits @ 5:21 pm

The companion portrait drawings of Joe and Hilary were selected for exhibition at the Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna State University in Pennsyvlania for a National Figurative Exhibition. I placed the paired works within one frame, using a mat with two oval windows.

The works were created with coffees washes on sketchbook paper, drawn with Conte and graphite. Each drawing took less than an hour. Although the works are not for sale, here’s what I paid to present the works in this exhibition.

$25      The submission fee for this juried exhibition was reasonable.

$75       Mat. No local frame shop was able to cut a customized oval, much less two ovals within one mat. It was necessary to have a local sign company cut ovals in a 8 mm polyvinylacrylate (PVC) mat with their CNC machine. I painted the PVC mat with acrylic paint (several layers, plus detailing around the oval windows).

$135      I selected a frame with subtle engraving on the 3/4″ profile face in a deep warm red from the Ex Libris Framing. The cost included plexiglas, assembly, finishing of the back, and completion within a quick turn around time. The price included an exhibition discount.

$107     Packing, insurance and shipping (roundtrip) were another cost.

The total cost to present these works to the public in this exhibition is $342.

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