A friend from Wales emailed asking about my experiences hanging my work. So, I thought I'd answer on my blog:
Yes, I have exhibited small paintings on table easels and on the wall singly and in groups. I've sold whole groupings of paintings because they were hung that way. It usually ends up being at the discretion of the gallery owners. Here is pic from a show in Japan. All the frames are the same but I can't tell what the three dimensional thingy is among the paintings....Anyway, I don't think it's a good idea to frame them to small and then not have them attached to the wall in some pocket proof way. I've had one lifted. Thankfully the gallery paid me for the painting! Insurance is a good idea for small paintings. I've passed on many exhibits because they didn't provide it. Another way to attack the insurance problem is to make sure you talk about in your consignment contracts. I guess it depends on the frame and how it looks in each individual space. I'll take pics of the Small Works Show next week. Maybe that will give you some ideas.