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.
There's not much to tell, they are pretty simple and easy to use, and they don't take up any space. I just saw Larry's comment about them making the work lean forward and pulling at the carpet on the wall, and I have to say I haven't had any of those problems. Maybe I am hanging lighter work or spreading the weight out over more hangers? As for the leaning forward, perhaps my combination of tight hanging wires plus those little bumper buttons on the bottom corners of the back of my work are enough to keep it straight. The little hooks on the velcro hangers barely stick out from the wall at all. In any case, they are cheap, so if you get them and don't like them you won't be out much.
Lisa Marie Crisman said:
Larry Berman said:
I tried the same Velcro hangers mentioned previously in the thread. I borrowed a few from a neighbor but didn't like how they made the work lean forward. I stayed with the original ProPanels hangers that went over the top. You can see my booth picture below:
Larry Berman said:
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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.
Sheila Evans said:
Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney said:
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.