Additional information on printing, framing, and shipping your work is provided upon acceptance into an exhibition. 

For tips and advice on framing and shipping work, please refer to our blog posts on Framing and Shipping.


All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be framed professionally. We recognize that some work includes framing as an integral part of the presentation of non-traditional work, but please no colored mats or frames (black or white only). Work must be shipped READY TO HANG with a WIRE, etc. We use a suspension system to hang work, and your piece(s) must be able to work with this. The Kiernan Gallery works with a professional framer in Lexington, Virginia (Frame and Design) to provide printing and framing at an additional charge. 


Please pack your work carefully. The same packaging materials will be used to return your work, so please avoid using excessive tape, as this makes re-packaging more difficult. Ship your work FLAT. Mailing tubes are not acceptable. We take extreme caution in handling your work, but note that The Kiernan Gallery is not responsible for damages to work caused in shipping.

You MUST include return shipping with your work. Work should include return postage and a mailing label. Return labels with UPS and FedEx must have pre-paid bar codes or account numbers. We will not return work without paid return postage. Include the filled-out Contributor’s Form with your shipment. Work should be shipped by UPS, FedEx, or USPS to:

The Kiernan Gallery
23B West Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Download a copy of the Contributor's Form.

Printing and Framing Options with Frame and Design

About the printing:

All work is printed onto Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper via a light-jet process. This is a hybrid process in which a C-print is made from a digital file. Black and white images are also printed through this professional process and have produced excellent results (although it is understood that black and white images are not traditionally C-prints).

Files should be at these specs:
-       submitted as a PSD file
-       254 dpi
-       8 bit
-       adobe RGB 1998
-       Important: Be sure to send a file that is the correct size for printing. Check the file at 100% to be sure it is the quality you are expecting.

About the framing:

All framing is provided by Frame and Design in downtown Lexington. All work is professionally framed with UV protective glass, acid free materials, professionally wired, and sealed. 

In the event that your photograph does not sell by the end of the show, you may decide to either pay the shipping costs to have your work sent to you, or elect to have the print donated to the gallery.

Email us your selected image size and framing choice, and we will send you an invoice through Paypal. Invoices must be paid before printing and framing will occur (we will notify you of the payment deadline for each show).

Printing and Framing Options

Size options (in inches):

     1.  11x14 image, framed to 16x20 = $110            

     2.  16x20 image, framed to 20x24 = $140            

     3.  12x12 image, framed to 18x18 = $115            

     4.  20x24 image, framed to 26x30 = $165

Frame options:

     A. Black frame, white mat

     B. Black frame, black mat

     C. White frame, white mat