Framing and matting

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July 7th, 2013 - 04:00 AM

Framing and matting

Recently Michele Sinkez of Hebron, Connecticut wrote, "I overheard a collector say that white mats are a poor choice because they distract from the art. He said that deep-toned or neutral mats are best. Are colored and oversized mats the current trend? Is there a universal or professional standard when it comes to framing and matting?"...

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Scott Hervieux

1 Year Ago

Burlington, NC

I try to do my best, realizing that my inventory will not please everyone. It would become very expensive to have every type of framing and mating on hand for each of the different shows and images. I am willing to work with customers on selecting matting if they buy locally from me; but purchasing online with FAA's simulator makes the process very easy and I suggest every potential customer to download the free iPad app to see how it would look on their wall where it will be hanged.

Scott Hervieux

1 Year Ago

Burlington, NC

I tend to use something that will enhance the image, keeping in mind that I will often have to remind the customer that they can purchase online with choice of framing, matting or non at all and they can frame it locally. Unfortunately most shows and galleries require framing and matting. Some even require you to adhere to rules (like wire hanging frames, no sawtooth hangers; all works matted even if not framed and placed in flip bins; wood frames only; no metal prints, etc).

Scott Hervieux

1 Year Ago

Burlington, NC

After reading this article, I feel the same way. Choice of framing, matting, is like the art itself. All subjective as to the taste of the buyer and also to the decor /environment of where it will be displayed. I am in the process of framing and matting works for upcoming display at local shows.