One of my younger artist friends had asked me today whether or not she should frame her work before selling it? Or is there a possibility she could sell them without a frame?
She did some of her artworks on flat canvas (canvas panel) and others on Bristol Board (this is an uncoated, machine-finished paperboard that is thicker than paper, for anyone who doesn't know).
It is going to cost her a lot if she wants to frame them like $80 for a 9" X 12" and it keeps going up to about $175 close to $200 . It would cut greatly into how much she intends on selling her work for. I suggested raising the price to cover the framing expense but she felt it was unfair to do so, since it would be over-charging for what her artwork is really worth to her.
So what do you think? Can she sell her artwork without a frame?
I'm glad someone asked that question, because I was thinking about checking out the local flea market to see how much a booth would be, and if it was even possible for me to display my pieces.
None of mine are in frames, and are drawn on medium weight paper from sketchbooks. Should I even mess with it?
If you can get the frame with the matte and glass for less than what you can add to your price, then frame it. All drawings look more professional when under a glass and surroundedby a matte and frame.