FAQ

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How do I apply to exhibit my artwork at GRINEV art gallery?

Artists are welcome to check Artwork submission page to fill out an application for exhibition.


Can artists living outside of the EU apply?

Yes! We do exhibit international artists and give preference to artists from post-Soviet countries. When a work is purchased, our international artists must professionally package and ship the art themselves (we are on hand to advise and help you with shipment) and submit receipts for reimbursement. If you have experience shipping internationally, we encourage you to apply


What does the application entail?

The application is a simple and free, four-step process that takes about 10-15 minutes. We ask for your contact information, artistic background, and 5 digital images of your artwork. Include the retail price for each piece, the dimensions and the media used, and we will get back to you within 7 days and let you know if you’ve been accepted to show with us.


Do you show art by deceased artists?

No, we only work directly with living artists.


What kind of artwork do you show?

We exhibit original art in every genre, style, size, and media with the exception of video art. All work is vetted by our curators before going on display. Our goal is to offer clients a diverse selection of two- and three-dimensional media. We do not show reproductions of original piece.


What is your commission structure?

We split the sale of artwork 30/70, displaying your art and promoting it through our website, international network, social and traditional media.


Do you offer printing services for photographers and digital printmakers?

If inquired by the client, we can help to find the best high quality archival printing services in the country of delivery to facilitate the transportation.


Where is GRINEV art gallery based?

Our office is in Lausanne, but we are primarily a virtual gallery. If you’re in Switzerland, you may get a chance to meet us face-to-face.

If I exhibit my work at GRINEV art gallery, may I seek other gallery representation?

We require exclusivity on the artworks shown on the GRINEV art gallery site, and we will recommend limiting your use of online art marketplaces for 6 months after signing the agreement with us. However, we encourage you to pursue brick-and-mortar gallery, museums and art faire representation while showing with GRINEV art gallery. This increases the exposure of your work and your chances for success.


How long does my artwork need to remain exclusive to GRINEV art gallery?

Each artwork that you show on GRINEV art gallery needs to be exclusive to us for the entire time we represent the piece. An artwork can be removed from the website with one month notice, but only after that artwork has been on the website for at least three months.


Does GRINEV art gallery sell framed artwork?

We prefer to sell artwork unframed. This allows clients to select frames that suit their decor, or to display the work unframed if preferred.


What happens when an artwork sells?

Once your art is sold, the transaction id finalized. You will receive a notification from the system and email from us notifying you of the sale. International artists and three-dimensional artists will provide their own packaging and shipping labels, and will be reimbursed for their expenses. Our artists are not responsible for shipping and packaging costs.


Can clients living outside of Switzerland purchase my art on GRINEV art gallery?

Absolutely, we have many international customers.


What happens if an artwork is damaged in transit?

All the shipments are covered with transport insurance to ensure safe transit. In the rare case of damage, we work directly with FedEx and other local transportation companies to file a claim on your behalf. We ensure every artwork we ship for its full value.


What is GRINEV art galleRy’s return policy?

We offer a seven-day money-back guarantee so clients can try out artwork in their homes. If a piece gets returned, we will pay to ship the piece back to you.


When and how do I get paid for sold artwork?

We pay artists 14-20 days after an artwork is delivered to the client. Artists located in the EU may choose to be paid via bank transfer, and international artists may select PayPal or wire transfer.


How do I report my GRINEV art gallery earnings for tax purposes?

 

You will be responsible for reporting your income through GRINEV art gallery on your own. Artists are considered consignors rather than contractors under our business model, so 1099 forms are not provided. A record of your GRINEV art gallery sales will always be available to you so you can report your own earnings.


Who owns the rights to my artwork once it is sold?

Upon the sale, you assign to the Buyer the material substrate of the artwork and its representation rights on the artwork. You, however, retains his/her moral right on the art piece as well as the rights regarding its reproduction.


Who should I contact with additional questions?

You may reach out to us at info@grinevart.com or via Artwork Submission page.If you are accepted to exhibit with GRINEV art gallery, you will have an opportunity to ask questions over the phone during an on-boarding call.