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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
1. How do I apply for an artist account?
2. How should I size my fine art images before submitting them to TheArtGallerist?
3. How should I “title” the image files I submit?
4. What happens after I submit my application?
5. If I have already submitted an application and have been denied an account, can I re-apply at any time?
6. Is there a limit to the number of images I can have in my gallery/account?
7. Can I sell the work of other artists if I have acquired their artwork?
8. What kind of artwork is accepted?
9. I am an artist living in the United States. How is my artwork shipped?
10. I am an artist living outside of the United States. How is my artwork shipped?
11. What is the artist “Guestbook”?
12. Am I free to cancel my account at any time?
1. How do I apply for an artist account? If you are an artist interested in participating in our artist program, simply click on “Artist Join Here” at the top of the website. You will then be on the artist application page. Simply complete the form and click on “Apply Now”.
2. How should I size my fine art images before submitting them to TheArtGallerist.com? Before uploading, all of your original fine art images should be sized and saved so that the longest pixel dimension is 600 pixels and the file no larger than 150KB. To reduce the file size while maintaining the quality of your images, please make sure you save them “for the web” (Adobe Photoshop) or similarly using other software image optimization tools.
3. How should I title the image files I submit? Please name your image files according to the following protocol. In lower case letters, start with only your last name, followed by the title of your artwork. If the title of your work is long, please abbreviate it. Your name and the title of your artwork should be separated by an underscore only. Then make sure your file is saved as a .jpeg file. Example: lastname_title.jpg.
4. What happens after I submit my application? Upon your acceptance, the first time you login as an artist you will be presented with our Artist Agreement for your electronic signature. The Artist Agreement contains detailed information regarding our mutual responsibilities, our commission structure, and other important details of our relationship. Once you have agreed to the terms of our agreement, you will be logged into your account, and ready to manage your artist information and profile, and begin uploading images of your artwork.
5. If I have already submitted an application and have been denied an account, can I re-apply at any time? No, sorry. While we encourage you to re-apply, we ask that you wait at least one year before resubmitting your work. If you feel that your application may have been rejected because of the quality of your artwork, we encourage you to continue to study and take classes that will help you develop your artistic skills.
6. Is there a limit to the number of images I can have in my exhibit/account? As a courtesy to your peers, we ask that you limit the number of images in your exhibit to no more than 20. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to exhibit more.
7. Can I sell the work of other artists if I have acquired their artwork? No. Our accounts and galleries are designed to accommodate individual artists who have original fine art or fine art prints for sale. We do not work with resellers.
8. What kind of art is accepted? We accept only original works of fine art. This currently includes oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media paintings, charcoal, pencil, pastel, etc. drawings, artist prints such as etchings, intaglio, linocut, suicide woodcut, etc., ceramics, blown and fused fine art glass, and bronze and other sculptures. All works of art must adhere to our established content policy. While the sale of photographic and giclée prints are acceptable, each print must be sold with an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.
9. I am an artist living in the United States. How is my original artwork shipped? You will be notified by e-mail upon the sale of one of your original pieces of fine art. The e-mail will direct you to the nearest UPS Store in your neighborhood offering the Pack and Ship Promise®. Artists living within the United States will not be responsible for any of the packing or shipping charges. A more detailed description of this process is available within your Account page when you become a member artist.
10. I am an artist living outside of the United States. How is my original artwork shipped? Just like artists living inside of the United States, you will be notified by e-mail when someone buys a piece of your original artwork. Since TheArtGallerist.com cannot easily work with packing and shipping companies located outside of the U.S., you will be provided with the buyers address and instructed to ship the purchased artwork directly to purchaser. The artist will be responsible for all packing, export/import and shipping charges that may exceed those being charged by TheArtGallerist.com. All fees for shipping and handling charged by TheArtGallerist.com will be forwarded to the artist along with their sales revenue less our commissions.
11. What is the artist “Guestbook”? The artist guestbook is a tool that allows you to communicate with prospective customers and other artists. While the sharing of contact information is not permitted, the guestbook permits you to interact, answering questions about yourself, your techniques, inspiration, etc. It is a way for prospective customers to get to know you better before they make their purchase decision, allowing you to take an active role in the sale of your original artwork.
12. Am I free to cancel my account at any time? Yes, but if you do so within the first year of “signing” our electronic agreement, you will be responsible for paying a fifty dollar ($50.00) early termination fee. That fee is designed to allow us to partially recoup the money we invested establishing your account and posting your artwork.