First, congratulations on your show. No matter how much you want to downplay it, you earned it and it is a great feeling. Donīt fight Quasimodo. Buy pre-cut mats. You must be closer to a source than I am, although by the description of your location, you live close to my mother-in-law. With 10 images to frame, practice mat-cutting later; focus on learning mounting and framing. I order my matboards from Light Impressions, but Iīm sure any APUGgers living close to Inferno will be able to point you to a closer source. Good luck with your show !