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FAQs

Please review our frequently asked questions below to see if your question is already addressed. If you still have questions or concerns please send us an email or Call ph. (949) 878-1891 | TF. 1-888-9-FINEART | info@lagunaart.com

Q) What is LagunaART.com gallery and Studios?

A) LagunaART.com consists of 3 things. LagunaART.com website and shopping cart, LagunaART.com physical gallery and LagunaART.com artist studios in Downtown Laguna Beach, CA.

Q) What is LagunaART.com?

A) LagunaART.com is an online market place for representing and selling fine art online. Artists must be on LagunaART.com to take advantage of showing in our physical gallery or art studios or groups shows during art walk. Collectors visiting us on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6-9pm and through out the month log onto LagunaART.com to learn more about the artists hanging on the walls, in which they can purchase (BUY IT NOW) directly from LagunaART.com.

Q) Is LagunaART.com a physical gallery?

A) Yes, we have 5000 sq. ft total (2500 sq. ft. of gallery space and 2500 sq. ft. of studio spaces), next to the Laguna Art Museum on gallery row in Laguna Beach. We have a panel of artists, art consultants and curators selecting the artists to be featured in both the gallery, art walk events and on the LagunaART.com website. Artists do need to be on the website to show in the physical gallery because this is how collectors purchase the art works displayed. ("Buy it now" option on LagunaArt.com by searching the artists name).

Q) Is there a charge to be in the physical display STUDIO space?

A) STUDIOS - Yes if the artist rents a studio then there is a monthly rental charge depending on the size of the Studio / Booth the artist rents ranging from $500 for our smallest booth - $3000 for our largest Studio.

Q) What is the percentage commission LagunaART.com takes from each sold painting in the physical space or online?
A) Zero percent if the artist sells the work directly to the collector / 30% if the art work sells through LagunaART.com

Q) I'm an artist, I want to apply to LagunaART.com, how do I do this? 

A) to apply please email us 3-5 Images along with your bio and artist statement to: info@LagunaART.com  questions?

Call ph. (949) 878-1891 | TF. 1-888-9-FINEART

Q) I'm an artist, How long does it take to get an answer back after I have submitted my art work? 

A) 2 - 3 Business Days

Q) I'm a collector, and interested in an artists' work to purchase, can I see more of the artists work?

A) Yes, simply call us at: ph. 949-878-1891 or email to: info@LagunaART.com and we can show you more works by the artist direct from the studio.

Q) I'm an artist, When I sell a painting from my studio with LagunaART.com, who pays for the shipping.

A) The collector pays for the shipping.

Q) Does the artist reserve the rights to their art to make Giclees' from the original sold on the site? 

A) Yes the artist retains 100% control over the images they create.

Q) If the artist is represented by LagunaART.com are they exclusive to LagunaART.com? 

A) No there are no exclusive agreements until an artist is chosen for the "established" artist page and or represented by one of our physical galleries in which the split will be 50/50.

Q) Once represented by LagunaART.com and not the gallery where do I store my chosen artwork(s)? 

A) You will keep the artwork(s) in your possession until there has been an online purchase. We will notify you and the artwork can be shipped with contact from our gallery personnel.

Q) What type of pictures can I send of my artwork to LagunaART.com?

A) Artwork images must be high resolution. and if you can take more than one photo such as a side view, signature, rear of the painting. The more images you have the more likely you are to sell your works. Collectors like to see more than one image of a painting.

Q) What happens after the 12 month contract? 

A) As long as our relationship is in good standing we will continue to represent your works at no additional charge.

What does it mean if I haven’t heard anything back from the Approval Process? A) Please be sure that your website address you entered for your submission works properly and is easy to navigate. Make sure all of your contact information was entered in your submission correctly. If an artist has not heard anything back within this time period (10 days) then call us or send us an email.  If you are denied, artists may try again for the jury process every three months. 

WHY CAN’T I LOGIN?

No Need to log in. We take care of everything for you and we have web developers on staff waiting to get your images onto the site. email us at info@lagunaart.com or call 714-972-2787

WHAT ARE YOUR IMAGE SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFILE PICTURE OR ARTWORK UPLOADS?

Profile pictures are never displayed larger than 100 x 100 pixels so it’s best to send an image that is not too much larger than that.

This is important: artwork images should be at least larger than 300 x 300 pixels. Artwork images are never displayed larger than 900 pixels wide. While our system will automatically resize images larger than this, it does help if you can reduce the file size ahead of time to ensure proper upload and also viewing by the public.

Your images MUST be smaller than 1MB in order to upload, however, in reality they should be much smaller than this for web viewing. If you follow the below specs, your images will have the optimal file size to quality ratio for the web.

IDEAL IMAGE SPECS

File Type: .jpg
Resolution: 72 ppi
Min Pixel Dimensions: 300 x 300
Max Pixel Dimensions: 900 x 900
Quality: 80 or less
Tip: Use ‘save for web’ option in Photoshop

WHY CAN’T I UPLOAD MY PROFILE PICTURE OR ARTWORK IMAGE?

We have web developers on staff to take care of all of this for you.

STILL NEED HELP?

Call ph. (949) 878-1891 | TF. 1-888-9-FINEART | info@lagunaart.com