Finally with a small collection of my paintings I have decided to participate at the Wells Street art Festival (with juried art show) this summer in Chicago. Just for an experience's sake. Here's where I need as much support and info as I can get from my fellow forum members. I've got a 10'x10' booth space. I'll be renting a tent from the organizers (just the canopy, side walls to be rented separately).
What are your opinions of how I can arrange my stuff.... I'll be considering them very seriously.
If I can hang paintings on the side walls I'll definitely rent them, If i have to make other arrangements for hanging anyway, do you thinks the side walls are necessary?
What would you have hung the paintings on? mesh, metal grids, chains, easels, panels?
Do you think renting is better or buying? (not keen on buying pro-panels, too pricey for me right now).
Regarding framing... do you think I should keep all my frames (of paintings) the same or of two kinds, or really good frames for the special ones to make them pop out?
What are your tips and experiences? I am really eager to know your opinions.