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I'm doing a show in St. Louis (Art & Air) on June 4-6 and am wanting to find someone or a company in the area that would rent wall panels for the weekend. I have the mesh walls and don't like them! However, I don't want to invest in buying Pro Panels until I see how they work, etc.

Or, I'd love to hear about other ideas for creating solid wall panels with other materials.

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Since the show you are doing is not in the Dallas area, you won't be able to rent Pro Panels from the manufacturer. But what you can do is find the names of tent rental companies in the St Louis area and give their information to the Pro Panels people who might be able to sell them a set to rent.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
What don't you like about the mesh walls since I am considering purchasing them.
Regardless of what is advertised about them on Flourish site, they are flemsy and the winds make them sway hard. Artwork hangs crooked even with ties. They seem to be disliked by many judges and show producers for their appearance.

I would prefer something sturdier with solid backing. I'm more interested in a professional finished look.



Diane Wright said:
What don't you like about the mesh walls since I am considering purchasing them.
Do framed pieces hang crooked if you use two hooks?

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
Yes! I've even had several other artists try to help me find ways to get the paintings to remain straight and steady. Any movement or wind, they shift easily. We even tried 3 hooks.

Larry Berman said:
Do framed pieces hang crooked if you use two hooks?

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
hi Genece,
which walls would you recommend? (framed paintings)
thanks,
Misha
Genece, for what it's worth, I invested two years ago in ProPanels and I love them. Once my guild members saw how professional they looked and how easy they were to assemble, they voted to purchase 20 of the 7'knockdown panels. When I use them outdoors on grass, I stake them into the ground. The first year I used them, we had horrific winds and severe thunderstorms and they ended up in the mud as we tore down, but they cleaned up very easily.

Because my prints are generally lighter weight, I simply attach industrial type velcro to the backs of the frames to hang them. For guild shows, we use drapery hooks. Bigger or heavier pieces usually need several hooks each. ProPanel also sells a very nice hanging system, but it is pricey. The panels assemble and tear down quickly, and even with my physical limitations I am able to manage them. I would recommend the knockdowns for ease of transport, handling and storage.
I love my Pro Panels too. For hanging lighter work on them, you cannot beat these velcro hangers:

http://www.prohanger.net


Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney said:
Genece, for what it's worth, I invested two years ago in ProPanels and I love them. Once my guild members saw how professional they looked and how easy they were to assemble, they voted to purchase 20 of the 7'knockdown panels. When I use them outdoors on grass, I stake them into the ground. The first year I used them, we had horrific winds and severe thunderstorms and they ended up in the mud as we tore down, but they cleaned up very easily.

Because my prints are generally lighter weight, I simply attach industrial type velcro to the backs of the frames to hang them. For guild shows, we use drapery hooks. Bigger or heavier pieces usually need several hooks each. ProPanel also sells a very nice hanging system, but it is pricey. The panels assemble and tear down quickly, and even with my physical limitations I am able to manage them. I would recommend the knockdowns for ease of transport, handling and storage.
Oooh, I like those! Thank you for posting!
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Sheila Evans said:
I love my Pro Panels too. For hanging lighter work on them, you cannot beat these velcro hangers:

http://www.prohanger.net


Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney said:
Genece, for what it's worth, I invested two years ago in ProPanels and I love them. Once my guild members saw how professional they looked and how easy they were to assemble, they voted to purchase 20 of the 7'knockdown panels. When I use them outdoors on grass, I stake them into the ground. The first year I used them, we had horrific winds and severe thunderstorms and they ended up in the mud as we tore down, but they cleaned up very easily.

Because my prints are generally lighter weight, I simply attach industrial type velcro to the backs of the frames to hang them. For guild shows, we use drapery hooks. Bigger or heavier pieces usually need several hooks each. ProPanel also sells a very nice hanging system, but it is pricey. The panels assemble and tear down quickly, and even with my physical limitations I am able to manage them. I would recommend the knockdowns for ease of transport, handling and storage.
You're welcome! I use two for a 14" x 18" piece under glass, and three for an 18" x 24" piece under glass. I have never had a single problem with them---they are incredibly strong. I use the Pro Panel strap hangers for my larger works, but I would probably be comfortable going a bit bigger with the Pro Hangers too.
Hi Genece! I also love my propanels. They look great and are very easy to setup with multiple configurations.
Sheila, can you tell me more about these velcro hangers? I use the drapery hooks, which work fine, but, I'm always interested in other ideas.

Lisa Crisman
www.LeftEarArt.com
I've found that using drapery hooks isn't much different than using the Velcro hangers. They both cause the carpet to loosen and stretch at the point of stress. I seem to remember having to wet the carpet so that it would shrink back to normal as it dried. After that I always used hangers that went over the top of the panels, no matter how small the work was. And for the most part, I only hung only my large size keeping the smaller size unframed in bins.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

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