I am rather new to showing, and have been framing my work in a variety of frames purchased from Michael's Craft stores, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, and what have you. Buying each frame individually, and using a coupon (of course!), I'm able to get a pretty nice looking frame at a reasonable price. However, while each piece looks good with the frame individually chosen for it, I'm wondering if this look will detract from the overall appearance of my booth.
What is the opinion on that out there among you veterans? Should I go for a more cohesive look and frame all my work in a similar fashion? Or is it ok to have each frame be different?
And, irregardless of the framing style, can anyone recommend an inexpensive supplier for frames? I'm looking for sizes ranging from 8" x 10" up to 16" x 20", and I would be purchasing in small lots of less than five at a time. If I go for the cohesive look, I will be looking for a simple light natural toned wood frame with white matting.
Thanks for any and all recommendations and opinions!