creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization




Shipping & Installing Artwork

Sunday, April 15th, 2-4pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 13th

Instructor: TBD


Fee: $20

Class Size:
Minimum: 5

Description: Take the terror out of transit. Learn how to properly wrap, pack, and ship your work. Find out what professional galleries love (and hate) to unpack. We’ll also discuss installation options: from traditional mattes and frames to window boxes and plinths, and everything in between.

This seminar will cover:

  • Properly packing your work for safe delivery
  • Shipping considerations: weight, safety, speed, cost
  • Using a carrier vs. hand delivery
  • Shipping arrangements: insurance, shipping labels
  • Packing materials
  • Re-packing instructions
  • What to do when the work arrives damaged
  • Presentation options for work on the wall, 3-d objects, and time-based works
  • Installation instructions
  • Exhibition design
  • Creating an experience
  • Wall text, labeling and price lists
  • Installing an exhibition

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar

Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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gallery map
2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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