can my drawings be mounted in San Diego

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can my drawings be mounted in San Diego

Post by madam taxi » Sep 5, 2008 2:21 pm

I would like to have come long vertical and horizontal ink drawings mounted with silk borders. Is this service done only in China? Can my drawings be mounted in San Diego? They are on "rice paper". I would like the portrait style with white silk. The drawings are 8 inches wide, up to about 18" wide. The longest is 8 feet long. They range between 3-8 feet long.

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Post by Gary » Sep 5, 2008 5:31 pm

There was a place in San Diego doing this, but I have lost track of them (I believe they may have moved out of town).

They charged about $200 for a typical wall scroll mounting.

We run a workshop in Beijing, where we mount all of our own artwork (I mean the artwork that my artist friends from around China create for our gallery). We can build wall scrolls for as little as $20 plus shipping (yes, the same quality as the $200 scroll mounting).

There is another place in San Gabriel. I don't know much about them, and if you deal with them, I would love to hear some feedback about your experience. Some info about them here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/vi ... ?p=463#463

Cheers,
-Gary.

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mounting personal artwork

Post by madam taxi » Sep 5, 2008 6:35 pm

Hello Gary,
There is so much information on your site. I've read a lot of posts and got myself confused. Do you mount artwork that is not made in China? Can I have my personal artwork mounted by this company? I thought you had a location in San Diego. That's why I inquired about San Diego in particular. Do you have a location in the US?
Thank you for your time.
Michelle

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Post by Gary » Sep 5, 2008 11:38 pm

We do have a gallery and shipping location in the USA (in San Diego). But I can't get visas from the U.S. Government for any of my mounters. Nor is there enough demand for this kind of work in the USA to make that worthwhile. With the difference in cost of living and materials costs in the USA, we'd end up being the ones charging $200 per wall scroll.

As noted here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/asian-art-mounting.php
Our workshop is located a bit east of central Beijing.

We do, as a courtesy, offer mounting services for anyone who has or is producing artwork on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as rice paper).

Info on sending artwork to us for mounting is here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10

Cheers,
-Gary.

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