ART LENDING OF OTTAWA

FRAMING & HANGING CRITERIA

for all events

 

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PRINTMAKING:

  • All work on paper must be securely framed and under clean glass.
  • Work on canvas board, or thin wood panel, must be securely framed.
  • Unframed work on canvas, or wood panel, must be Gallery (1½”) or Standard (¾”) depth, and must have finished edges, with no visible nails or staples.
  • All work must be “ready to hang” with a wire affixed to the back, approximately one-third of the way down from the top.  D-hooks or eye-hooks are recommended to secure the wire to the frame.  Wire ends, where twisted, must be wrapped with masking tape to avoid bodily injuries and damage to walls.
  • A label must be securely attached to the backside of each work, clearly noting the artist’s name, title of the work, and Article Card number.  This information must match the information on the Article Card.
  • Caution: Works will be handled by different individuals.  Please ensure that your work is as damage-proof as possible.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Must be securely framed and under clean glass.
  • Must be “ready to hang” with a wire affixed to the back, approximately one-third of the way down from the top.  D-hooks or eye-hooks are recommended to secure the wire to the frame.  Wire ends, where twisted, must be wrapped with masking tape to avoid bodily injuries and damage to walls.
  • A label must be securely attached to the backside of each work, clearly noting the artist’s name, title of the work, and Article Card number.  This information must match the information on the Article Card.
  • Caution: Works will be handled by different individuals.  Please ensure that your work is as damage-proof as possible.

 

SCULPTURES AND RELIEF WORK:

  • Must be secure and stable with no dangerous or fragile protrusions.
  • Must be ready to display, with felt, rubber, or acrylic pads on the underside.
  • A label must be securely attached to the underside of each work, clearly noting the artist’s name, title of the work, and Article Card number.  This information must match the information on the Article Card.
  • Caution: Works will be handled by different individuals.  Please ensure that your work is as damage-proof as possible.

 

FABRIC AND TEXTILE WORK:

  • Must be “ready to hang”, with a discreet, secure hanging mechanism attached.  Where wire is used, twisted ends must be wrapped with masking tape to avoid bodily injuries and damage to walls.
  • A label must be securely attached to the backside of each work, clearly noting the artist’s name, title of the work, and Article Card number.  This information must match the information on the Article Card.
  • Caution: Works will be handled by different individuals.  Please ensure that your work is as damage-proof as possible.