Welcome to the page on our site that we have created especially for our art gallery members. Here we have tried to put together tips and information that we think will be useful. We would also like to take the opportunity to once again thank you for trusting us with your artworks. Without you there would be no gallery! We will do everything we can to make Show-Your-Own-Art-Gallery a good market place for you. To help us become even better, please leave tips, praise or any criticism you may have in our Tips Mailbox to the right.
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Do you find it difficult to photograph you artwork? Step-by-step instructions from our experienced photographer will help you along.
Uploading Pictures To The Gallery
Our goal is that our gallery will be easy and trouble free to use. That’s why we’ve made sure that uploading your pictures will be quick and smooth. Log in from this page or the homepage and your profile will open in a separate window. From there you can either add or delete art, and edit your profile. Your user name and password are enclosed in the confirmation e-mail that you received after signing up.
Before you upload your pictures, remember to resize them to a size of 550 pixels wide or high depending on which is the longest side (the longest side = 550 pixels). Free software and instructions for doing this are available here. Read through the instructions carefully.
How The Buyer Conacts You And How You Get Paid
When someone wants to buy an art piece from you, you get an e-mail from that person via the contact form in the gallery. After you’ve made contact with the buyer you decide how the payment is going to be done and when the art piece is going to be shipped.
Show-Your-Own-Art-Gallery.com only negotiate the contact between our artists and buyers. After you’ve reached an agreement with a buyer there is a binding contract between the two of you. Show-Your-Own-Art-Gallery.com does not take any responsibility for payments or shipping. We expect that you handle the shipping professionally, like packaging the piece thoroughly and sending it away on time.
Remember to charge for the shipping. Either you include it in the price of the art piece or you add it to the price when you know where to send it and how much that costs. The price of the shipping should be included when you inform the buyer of the final price.
Suggestions of safe payment methods:
PayPal is widely used for money transfers over the Internet. PayPal enables you to send money an get paid without exposing financial information on the Internet. Establishing an account with PayPal is easy and free of charge. Find out more about PayPal here.
How To Package Your Art Work For Safe Shipping
Applying varnish to your paintings can give it the finish you desire, and will protect your artwork from damage. Here you can read more about Applying Varnish.
Information for Art Gallery Members
– Your membership on Show-Your-Own-Art-Gallery is free and we charge no commission on sales you make.
– The membership entitles you to add any number of pictures to the gallery.
– Show-Your-Own-Art-Gallery does not permit art with a racist, sexist, violent or pornographic message.
– If you decide to end your membership, login to your account and choose “Edit Profile”. There you’ll find a button that says “Close Account”. Your portfolio will immediately be removed from the gallery.