Artists FAQs

 

Do you accept any artist who submits their artwork to ArtbytheArtist.com?

Absolutely not, we choose to only represent a limited number of fine artists. ArtbytheArtist.com is a juried fine art website. All artists must first submit samples of their work for consideration to a jury of art professionals who are universally interested in maintaining the quality of the art work being presented. The jury must vote unanimously for an image to be accepted on our site. Artists must exhibit exceptional artistic skills, an authentic, original style along with a unique and personal interpretation or point of view. We are interested in quality, not quantity.

 

Can I send my own digital files to ArtbytheArtist.com?

Yes, however it must be a high resolution digital file professionally created. If the file is not up to our rigorous standards, it will not be used. If the original art is still available, the artist can send it to ArtbytheArtist.com. We will scan the artwork on our fine art scanner free of charge and pay for the return shipping of your artwork.

 

How are ArtbytheArtist.com prints created?

Our paper and canvas prints are printed with American made high quality fine art paper and canvas. We print with the most technologically advanced digital printer, using long lasting, archival pigmented inks.

 

Is the artwork signed and numbered?

Yes, all of our prints are limited edition signed and numbered with the exception of our “open edition” prints.

 

What is a Certificate of Authenticity (COA)?

A Certificate of Authenticity is signed by a representative of ArtbytheArtist.com and includes the artwork title, edition size and number. It ensures both the integrity of the edition and the artist's participation in its conception. A COA is included with each signed & numbered work of art.

 

What is an edition?

An edition is a limited run of each print and consists of a set number of prints in a set number of sizes. Once the edition is sold out, it will not be released again in that size. The edition will be officially retired.

 

Can I buy multiple prints and resell them?

No. We allow a maximum purchase of three prints of any work of art.

 

If I exhibit my art at ArtbytheArtist.com, can I sell the same artwork elsewhere?

No, ArtbytheArtist.com has the exclusive right to the artwork displayed on our website. This prevents the risk of selling the same piece of art in multiple locations. The art you see on ArtbytheArtist.com was created exclusively for us and is not offered for sale any place else.

 

What is your commission structure?

We want artists to make a living selling their art, we pay the artist a 40% commission of all limited edition artwork sold. We pay a 60% commission on all original artwork sold. ArtbytheArtist.com picks up the cost of scanning the original artwork, color correcting, printing, coating, marketing and advertising. We maintain our warehouse, studio and website, pay our staff and overhead and finally ship directly to the buyer on behalf of the artist FREE of charge. We have set our prices to be the lowest in the industry without sacrificing quality. We sell fine art at amazing prices, we do not represent artists with huge egos and overpriced art.

 

How and when do I get paid for the art that ArtbytheArtist.com sells?

Artists are paid the first of each month via Paypal - with a 30 day per purchase grace period from the date of sale. Example: if you sell something on Jan 15th, it will clear on Feb 15th and then you will get paid on March first. Please note, if a customer returns one of your orders you will not receive payment for that order.

 

What happens after a customer orders one of my prints?

When an order is placed, we:

  1. Process the customer's credit card via our secure shopping cart.
  2. Print your image on high quality paper or canvas.
  3. Apply the best UV scratch & water resistant coating in the industry (canvas prints).
  4. Stretch it on stretcher bars (if applicable).
  5. Package and ship it to the buyer on behalf of the artist.

 

What are your shipping rates?

Every piece of art ordered from ArtbytheArtist.com is packaged and shipped free of charge within the United States. International shipping is automatically calculated at checkout.

 

How do I know when my artwork is sold?

Once your art is sold, you will receive an email notifying you of the sale.

 

What is your return policy?

ArtbytheArtist.com offers a thirty day money back guarantee on all artwork sold. In the event that your purchase does not meet your expectations, you may return it within thirty days of receiving the order. We will issue you a full refund or credit on the price of the art and pay for the return shipping. You must use the original packaging for return shipping. At this time, there are no returns on orders shipped outside of the United States.

 

How do I return a piece of artwork?

Our return process is easy. When you first receive your purchase, save the original packaging. Repackage the art in its original container and contact us at customerservice@ArtbytheArtist.com. We will then issue you a prepaid shipping label. Items must be shipped within seven days of receiving the order. Art that is returned damaged will not be refunded.