The purpose of CaribbeanArt.com is first
and foremost to sell Caribbean-originated and Caribbean-themed
art to clientele in North America, as well as select European countries.
At present, our approach to handling art from other artists is
pretty simple - we provide order processing, credit card processing,
and tracked shipment fulfillment from a warehouse in New Hampshire
in the U.S.A. in exchange for a sales commission/consignment fee
(plus we charge the purchaser our cost for shipping and a $2 handling
fee). We provide monthly reporting on individual sales (by the
middle of the month following the month in which the sales occurred),
accompanied by payment (preferably via PayPal if you are not in
the U.S. to receive a U.S. cheque). We would also notify you when
inventory of particular items goes below a certain threshold so
you can restock us.
The sales fee referred to above is 25% of the sales price, and
this can be renegotiated after the first year if the volume of
sales justifies it. The fee also covers warehousing fees we are
charged. If the artist wants to offer a special on his/her works
(e.g. buy 3 prints and get a 4th one free) we can work with the
artist on that, and we may also suggest specials to the artist,
which, if the artist approves them, would apply our sales fee on
the net sale amount.
Should the artist decide after a half a year or more that he/she
no longer wants us selling their works, we can terminate the arrangement
after that time (we need some start up time to get your works known
out there, hence the six month minimum term). We would need 30
days notice of any such termination from the artist. We reserve
the right to terminate under similar terms, except that if the
artist is unresponsive in restocking sold works, we reserve the
right to terminate the relationship sooner than six months.
We recommend that artists provide 5 units of each of their prints
they want to sell via CaribbeanArt.com as an initial inventory.
If the above terms and conditions of the CaribbeanArt.com featured
artist program are acceptable, we would need the following from
- A biography and photo of the artist, and perhaps some commentary
about the artist’s style and technique
- All of the artists’s
contact information (for our purposes - not for publication)
description of each work the artist will be providing us with
(see the listings at www.caribbeanart.com for an idea of what
we're looking for)
- A JPG thumbnail of each work - approximately
110x150 pixels for a portrait, approximately 150x110 for landscape (height
may vary based on your aspect ratio)
- A larger JPG image of each
work - approximately 250x350 for a portrait, approximately 350x250
pixels for a landscape (height may vary)
We would need to approve each submission, which may well include
editing the artist’s descriptions to match our site style,
and we reserve the right to reject works which we don't feel reflect
CaribbeanArt.com's values and general theme/feel.
We would prefer to start at least with five different works from
a new artist, as it takes us a bit of effort to add a new artist
to our site, and need that many works to create a section just
for an artist.
Once an artist becomes part of the CaribbeanArt.com family, we
would also notify all of our current customers, as well as issue
a press release to publications we have found effective in getting
the word out.
Artists interested in contacting us should send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you send .jpg images for us to view, please be sure to reduce
the file size before sending. Digital photographs can be quite
large and clog up our email.