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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (dnmilikan @ Mar 31 2003, 04:49 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I include ... gloves as an aid to the viewer and as an indication that I have placed enough value on my work to hesitate having oil transmitted to the materials.

    As an aside, there is an informative site located at http://art-support.com which has a fair amount of information to those who are interested in marketing and selling their work.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    Uh... I&#39;ve heard that "gloves should be included" before. I&#39;ve checked with the owners of the local gallery... (I have a reasonably good rapport with them ... but they do not deal with many nude figure studies - parochail Puritan-ville), and one would have to be careful that they do not take that inclusion as a negative message that they were considered to be careless in their handling of art works. It may well be that they ARE ... but *image*, a.k.a. "first messages", is nearly everything.
    Also, the "Portfolio Guidelines" on that Artist&#39;s web site recommend against including gloves.

    The Panodia (and others) portfolios enclose the prints in plastic... sufficient protection ... which is a *pain* to keep clean - and - I don&#39;t know - I don&#39;t really LIKE the "look", but so far that seems to be "accepted" among those who view portfolios.

    I have a portfolio from a *wonderful* local photographer - not the usual - black and white prints, various sizes - mounted on some sort of heavy black paper in a spiral loose leaf binding with heavy fiber covers. The photographs are *only* on the "odd" pages (right side), with captions and poetry on the "even" pages facing them. The overall effect is *very* good. A very effective use here of "white" (so, in this case it&#39;s black) space.

    I&#39;m thinking ... I&#39;m thinking ...
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    I used to tape the overmat to the back board but not now. Only because I am lazy for no other reason.

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    Quick question...

    It&#39;s interesting that you suggest black overmats in the portfolio. Why not use white overmats?

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    I tape my overmat to the mount using acid free linen tape to make a hinge. Seems to keep everything in order. Some of my prints are trimmed more then others and consequently every mat is custom cut to that print.
    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

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    I use Westminster buffered mat board from Light Impressions. It is not white but very close to white. It is 4 ply. I cut the matts a little higher that in the middle of the board. I don&#39;t print larger than 11x14 and mat every thing from that size smaller on to 16x20. I use to not dry mount but have decided that it is much safer for the photograph to be dry mounted.
    Every good professional gallery I have ever been in to see a show has had that off white color of mat. Definitely not black. That may be good in the commercial world but not in the art world.

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    Lee,

    I didn&#39;t mean black mats for the wall. I meant that earlier in the thread a few people mentioned black overmats for a portfolio. Since the mat seems to affect the way you see a photograph, wouldn&#39;t you want the mat to be the same color whether it&#39;s in your lap or on the wall?

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lee @ Mar 31 2003, 10:46 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Every good professional gallery I have ever been in to see a show has had that off white color of mat. Definitely not black. That may be good in the commercial world but not in the art world.
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    The Herb Ritts show at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, last year. Every one of Ritts photogrpaphs was in black, textured matting.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    Hmmm, saw the Ansel Adams exhibit in Indianapolis 2 years ago. Every print was in a black mat and frame...

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    In the New York gallery scene, 8-ply white seems to be the current mode.
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