Our PTO bought us 25 18X24" silver metal frames with glass . We change out
the work once a year (at the end of the year...using students that will be
at our school during the following school year).
1/2 of it goes into a traveling show and the other 1/2 stays on campus. We
can exchange things if we feel we want to throughout the year. We don't want
it to become to burdensom. This year, we have a wonderful PTO volunteer who
does our matting for us. We trained her, but I also knew she had a good eye
before hand. Generally be careful.
We have a permanant collection that has sort of evolved from students who
moved and didn't take their work...etc. etc. Generally I avoid asking kids
for their work on a permanant basis. Having an artistic child who is now
20...I got plenty tired of folks trying to get her work for their personal
and school collections...whether it was a classroom teachers, art teachers
etc. Art has evolved into a cheap commodity. I tell students that
unfortunately people value what they pay for unless it's your mom.