How to Hang Art and Paintings in a Tent at an Art Festival

To ensure a good looking display for your artwork you need to properly think of how you are going to hang your artwork. Whether it is in a home, a gallery or art festival the first thing you should consider is having your painting at eye level. What I mean is that the center of your painting or artwork should be at eye level when displaying inside a tent at an art festival.

Hang Art at eye level

No matter what size the artwork you’re going to hang it should be hung at eye level. If the painting is too big you may have to find a larger space or hang a smaller work of art.

Your art should never be below your knees or on the ground when hanging your art in a tent for an art festival. Customers can bend down to look at your work but you want to try to make it as easy as possible for the customer and have them to do less work as possible.

Have Space Between Each Artwork

Another, you want to think about the amount of space between your artwork and other objects. Sometimes when you have artwork close together it can look cluttered.

No matter how much artwork you have you don’t want to have artwork hung close together just to save space because it will be hard to see the artwork on its own unless you are grouping several pieces of artworks.

Grouping Your Artwork

A third way to make your space look aesthetically pleasing is grouping your artwork.

If the space is large or you have a series of three artwork, grouping them will be excellent for your space. The unique thing about grouping is that it can work as one work of art or as different entities as long as there is some similarities within each piece of work.

Grouping is also great if you have a lot of artwork and limited space within your tent. You can bring the artwork closer together and save some space for other artworks.

Use Proper Hanging Tools

Lastly, you definitely want to use the proper tools to hang your work. If you are hanging a painting, please use the proper wiring on the back of the painting, especially if it is a heavy painting with a frame. Always have a strong wire on the back along with hard strong hooks so the wire can attach to it easily.

There’s nothing worse than a painting falling or the wire coming a loose while on display. Believe me, I am talking from experience.

You want to be professional and seen as a professional artist, so it obvious to get the correct tools and use them correctly when hanging your art inside your tent. If you follow these simple tips you will be on your way to have a beautiful display inside your tent with artwork hung properly and correctly letting potential customers know that you are professional and ready for business.

How To Choose Art And Paintings To Decorate Your Home

How do you choose art for your home? There are four factors that will affect how you go about choosing art and paintings to decorate your home. They are price, style, your house, and the artist. Some choose art for the beauty of the piece itself, while others look for treasures that will blend in well with their decor. Neither is wrong or right, but it’s important to ascertain the kind of art buyer you are before choosing art for your home.

Style leads to the third factor, your home. For some, how art ‘matches’ means little, but for others, art is an accent and a part of the home. If your walls are covered in Victorian, floral wallpaper, perhaps that abstract might not look right. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing a piece for color or style alone, just make sure that you like it too.

First, price. Set a price level for yourself. Some will argue that such stringent values shouldn’t be put on art, but reality begs to differ. For less expensive options, try purchasing a print or reproduction, rather than an original or buying pieces from young, new artists. By setting a price limit for yourself before you begin your search, you’ll also be able to narrow down where you’ll be looking – from high-end galleries to print warehouses.

Second is style. You don’t have to decide right away, but it can often help if you know whether or not you’re looking for a traditional landscape or a minimalist abstract. Are you the sort of person that likes realistic portraits, or do you go for big, blotchy expressions of color? Think about your personal preferences and style before you wind up with a sketch of a horse when you really wanted a Pollock-esque oil.

Finally, the artist. Whether you’re buying a print reproduction or an original, take some time to read the artist’s statement and learn about the piece. You’ll be surprised by how much this simple, yet fundamental background information into the work can influence your decision. Not only will you better understand the art you’ve chosen for your home, but you’ll have a story to tell as well.

Above all else, make sure you like it and that you truly enjoy looking at it. Pick pieces that you want to stare at. It may take a lifetime to find them, but it’s worth it.

How to Buy Art and Paintings

How do I buy art? Well, that’s the million dollar question! Well, I’ll try and decipher this age old mystery through a bit of research and from experience dealing with art buyers.

I’ll tell it you upfront – You don’t have to finish reading this article to know how to buy art because its really simple.

Here’s the golden rule: Buy only what you love.

Speculation shouldn’t be the essence of buying art. We’ve heard it a thousand times.

I’m a firm believer of this and recommend against buying art on impulse. It’s romantic to believe in love at first sight but we prefer cultivating love over time.

So, view it a couple of times at different occasions and if you’re still hopelessly in love with it. Follow your instincts.

There are people who buy art purely for its aesthetic value and there’s nothing wrong with it. There are some who value the quality of art by its price and there’s nothing wrong with it as well.

I however encourage everyone to bring art collecting to a higher level by understanding it as well.

Discover its story – what is the artist’s motivation? What emotions are being expressed or is it just a beautiful doodling piece? Is he trying to say something or invoke certain thoughts? Perhaps you’ll find a factor that clicks with you!

Here are 10 questions to ask when seeing a work for the first time.

1. How does it make me feel?

2. Do I understand it?

3. Does it remind me of something else I have seen?

4. What do I think the artist is trying to express

5. Do I like it?

6. Do I want to know more about it?

7. Do I want to see more art by this artist?

8. Would I recommend seeing this art to friends?

9. Do I want to own this art?

10. What do I know about this gallery?

I take a more romantic stance in buying art. If you’re looking at it 24/7, waiting for the art piece to appreciate, or even for the artist to pass on (sadly, some people do), and it doesn’t make you intrinsically FEEL good, then chances are that it isn’t worth the money.

Of course, I wish for all buyers to hit the real jackpot – something that speaks to you and is likely to appreciate based on the artist’s potential. Good luck!