Simple…Go to the art submission page, enter the details of the art to be sold and how you would like to be contacted.
You will be then taken to a PayPal page to make the one time fee for your listings. You do not need to open a PayPal acct.
Your titles will usually be published within 24 hours. That’s it.
Buyers will contact you directly, and the sale will become between seller and buyer.
If you do not want to pay through PayPal, email us and we can make another arrangement for payment
We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and electronic transfers.
Yes. Please do. There is a button in the submission process to upload an image from your computer or smart phone.
The more information you can provide to the buyer, the more likely they are to trust what they are buying, increasing the likelihood of a bite.
Snap a well lit image of the print or canvas. If you dont need to take an image of the entire piece, take a detailed photo of on of the corners with the image in the picture as well to give potential buyers a good look at the framing.
Run a search online for your titles ‘in quotes’ to see what is out there for asking prices…as if you were a customer looking to buy.
Depending on the title, you should find some on some of the major sites like eBay, and maybe a few independent sites.
Take the lows, from what you find, see if that’s what it’s worth to sell. If a buyer is after a piece of art, and finds 5 to choose from, they will obviously lean on the best price, with the least amount of risk.
Contact the seller with any questions and make arrangements for payment and shipping. As mentioned on the 'list your art' page, in some situations (usually geography & price) securing the funds as well as the artwork could be more difficult. We can help buyer and seller with a safe easy transaction. We offer a brokerage service where we will:
- cover the credit card charges and fees
- follow-up with the buyer to ensure their satisfaction
- issue a cheque to the seller within 10 days of the follow up.
ARTWEST RETAINS 10% OF ASKING PRICE ONLY SHOULD YOU REQUEST THIS SERVICE. YOU CAN DO THAT AT THE TIME OF THE SALE IF NEED BE. 15% FOR SALES OF $500 CDN AND UNDER.
Limited editions should be shipped in protective envelopes/sleeves between multiple layers of cardboard and/or a box and sealed. Shipping can be handled via Canada Post or the U.S.P.S. Alternately, a carrier such as FedEx, UPS or Purolator Courier can be used depending on geography and urgency. Ask the seller how they will ship.
The art should also be insured for the replacement cost. Depending on the value of art being shipped into Canada, customs / brokerage fees may apply to a shipment.
If the speed of a delivery is increased (along with the price) typically a shipper liek FedEx or UPS will clear customs.
These sites also quote online, when given the dimensions of the package to be shipped.
ABOUT LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Note: The details below are based on mainstream legimate printing houses.
- The prints are color corrected at the time of printing to match the original painting.
- Only the most sophisticated technology is used to produce the film required for production.
- Only the highest quality inks and papers are used in the production.
- The film and plates are destroyed after prints have been produced.
- Limited edition prints must meet the approval of the artist, the publisher and the printer before being released on the market.
Prints that sell out at a publishing company and become only available on a secondary
market, in most cases, increase in value.
People still buy limited edition prints.
Limited edition prints simply allow people who are not prepared to pay many thousands for the original to enjoy an artist's work at a reasonable price.
Giclee (pronounced GHEE-CLAY) comes from the French for 'fine-spray'. Using a giclee printer onto rag paper or canvas, it is a high-resolution digital print. It is considered the world's best technique for producing original works of art. Giclee prints look and feel like original works of art. The color is richer and more saturated along with having more reproducible colors and higher resolution than other types of printmaking. Giclee prints are very color stable providing more than 25 years of protection from color fade and shift with average indoor light conditions. It is believed this time span can increase up to 200 years with museum lighting. An original watercolor painting cannot boast this with out some fading. With proper care your Giclee will continue to increase in value.
s/n indicates the number of the prints in the edition. s/n means signed and numbered.
A.P. indicates ARTIST PROOF. Artist Proofs are a separate number of prints run in the edition typically 10% or lower of the number in the regular edition number, and usually have a 20% price premium on them. They are usually more sought after by collectors and sell out faster.
Just as it sounds, CONSERVATION FRAMING uses materials for framing that protect and preserve artwork. Spending hundreds on a limited edition print, original lithograph, serigraph etc. can be wasted if the art or photography is not framed properly. Conservation framing materials include: Alkaline or pH buffered acid-free or rag matte board, acid-free foam core (backing) and UV protective glass to help reduce harmful ultra-violet light from deteriorating the artwork. Without proper materials in framing, over time they can fade colors, stain, yellow and burn the paper usually irreparable thus affecting its appearance and value. Acid from cardboard used in older frames as backing is highly acidic and will 'bleed' into the artwork.