Budget Framing Options for Artists

Explore options for framing and hanging your artwork in an exhibition on a budget! This video provides many cheap options for installing artwork other than custom framing: formats like plexiglass + L pins, push pins and clips can all be used for a clean, professional presentation. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch.

Video Walkthrough

  • Using standard size frames
  • DIY custom frames?
  • DIY custom mats?
  • Should I learn framing?
  • Custom framing
  • Small scale framed artwork
  • Paintings on stretchers
  • Panels
  • Oversized, framed artwork
  • Brackets
  • Hanging works on paper without a frame
  • Pushpins, map tacks, binder clips
  • Magnets
  • Velcro
  • Gator board + Command strips
  • Mat + plexiglass