Frequently Asked Questions for Artists
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A: We provide full spectrum marketing both traditional and web to each of our members at no additional costs above the application fee and upload fee. As twenty year veteran interior designers our professionalism opens doors to a large target audience to get positive exposure for you. We are about your success.
A: No. We are a resource site for interior designers and architects. We offer exposure to a large target audience. Unlike galleries, we have the unique ability to expose your career and sell your works to a US based group of designers and architects. We work to market your art rather than relying on you to drive the market to your art.
A: You will receive payment for each sale as soon as we have confirmation of delivery.
A: No. Unfortunately we cannot afford to work for free. There is an Artist Submission Application of $30. If you are accepted for listing, there is a $120 start-up fee to defray costs. Should you be accepted, your total cost would be $150.
A: We earn a 30% commission on all sales.
A: There is a $120 start-up fee once you are accepted. In order to be accepted, you must complete an Artist Submission Application . Submission of this Artist Submission Application does not guarantee acceptance.
A: Yes. There is an application fee of $30 is payable through Paypal at ArtSubmit . As with any Artist Submission, this fee is used for processing your application and is non-refundable. Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance. No checks or money orders will be accepted.
A: Paypal allows you to pay using your own credit card. You do not have to have a paypal account to use paypal.
A: Yes, we take a 30% commission on each sale of your art.
A: We review work online through websites and email only. If you have no online presence, please e mail us with no more than 5 quality digital images of your BEST work, sent as email attachments in JPEG format. Attachments should not exceed 800KB total. Images exceeding 800KB will not be reviewed.
We DO NOT accept phone call inquiries.
WE DO NOT accept submissions via postal mail. Your work cannot be returned. Please do not send original artwork.
We reserve the right to accept or refuse any submissions or materials.
A: Review typically requires a 2-week turnaround period, during which we will contact the Artist with any questions; submitting artists are strongly discouraged from calling, as this will slow down your approval process.
A: No. All artwork must be your own and your original work. We do not accept applications from agents.
A: We can advise in understanding the configuring of the commission, and of handling charges. The price of your work is up to you.
A: OCDesignersource.com as a company is devoted to exposing the most prestigious talents in the art industry to desirable target audiences. Accomplishing this goal is done in a diversified marketing strategy in which your talents are exposed both by marketing traditionally and by the web. Web marketing includes banner ads, link exchanges, online directories, e zines, and e mail blasts to target audiences. Traditional marketing is done by classifieds, networking, professional memberships, city chambers, and local attendance of various trade shows that are applicable to promote our clients. We also have an extensive resource group on the site that network together to promote quality design work which leads to quality needs in the area of art.
A: No. You will keep your artwork and you will be the one shipping the artwork to the buyer.
A: You can sell your original art and you can sell reproductions. We ask that your reproductions be created as Limited Editions of under 100.
A: No. We are not a publisher or printer. However we do have an excellent source that we prefer to work with who can digitize your art, archive it, print it, stretch your canvas, package it safely, and ship and insure it. Ask us for this referral.
A: No. If you have a quality publisher/printer that you are happy with and who provides high-end, archival reproductions and who will stand behind your work, then by all means, you are free to keep using them.
A: Artists retain full copyright of their work.
A: No, the Artist is free to make contracts with others, so long as the agreements of this contract are not conflicted.
A: The contract is for 2 years from the date of signing.
A: The contract is for the United States only.
A: No, we prefer that you do not provide artwork in frames unless the frame is part of the art itself. In most cases, designers prefer to have artwork framed to match the décor they are designing.
A: You will need to provide 3 or more digital images for upload to the gallery in the format required.
You will also need to agree that once an image is sold, you will arrange to have it white glove packaged, shipped and insured (along with a tracking number and confirmation of delivery), to the buyer within 48 hours. The cost of handling (shipping, insurance, packaging, etc) will be added to the cost of your work and reimbursed to you after confirmation of delivery.
Insurance, proper packaging and confirmation of delivery are all to insure that you are protected should anything happen to your art.
The images you provide to us will be linked to your own website. The contract agreement states that all sales you make through contacts from us will have a 30% commission paid to us. Any sales you make that are not through our contacts are yours fully. It is to your advantage to make sure that all contacts through us are attributed to us as discrepancies will result is removal of your connection from the site.
A: If you have a buyer for one of your images, we recommend that you take a refundable deposit for the art. Contact us to make sure that the image has not already been sold. If it has not, notify us in writing that you have a buyer and we will release it. You are then free to continue with the sale. Any of the images that are directly listed on our site will need to be replaced immediately with a new image of available art.
A: All original art purchases are final. Art damaged in shipping will need to be refunded or replaced, so it is advantageous to the Artist to make sure they are using a white glove shipping service.
A: The Artist, preferably through a white glove art shipping service.
A: The Art must be fully insured during shipping and arrange for tracking and confirmation of delivery. The Artist will then need to arrange a claim with the shipper for damages, confirmation etc. Each situation may be unique, but as long as the Artist is using a professional art shipping service, these instances should be rare.
A: The artist is responsible for safe shipping and delivery of their own art. If the art is lost or damaged, then the monies paid for the art will be refunded to the buyer and the artist will be without the sale and their art. Your reputation is a factor worth the cost of proper packaging and insurance and the cost of handling (shipping, insurance, tracking and delivery confirmation is included in the cost to the buyer).
A: Packaging, Shipping, Insuring, Tracking and Delivery Confirmation.
A: Fill out an Artist Submission Application.