Presentation of individual pieces for jurying or for exhibits should be done in a simple, professional manner, showing respect for the artwork. The presentation should not be garish, distracting, flimsy or cheap looking.
Paintings, prints and photographs should be in a frame and ready to hang, preferably with a wire attached to rings on the back of the frame, not the small saw-tooth hangars or ‘easel backs’ for tabletops. Paintings, prints and photographs and other works on paper should be matted and under glass or plexiglass. Paintings on canvas that are not framed should have painted gallery-wrap edges. Fabric-art and mixed media hangings should have whatever sleeves and hardware required to make them ready to hang. Sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and other three dimensional pieces should be presented on a sturdy and attractive base or stand as in a show or art fair. Written instructions should be included if the presentation is complicated or easily misunderstood.
The whole finished presentation is important and should look new, attractive, and visually balanced.