What kind of artwork does GIMI GEEK exhibit?
GIMI GEEK specializes in “geeky-themed” fine art. We welcome original artwork that has elements of fantasy, geek culture, surrealism, and obscurity. Artwork can be any 2-dimensional medium, style, and size. We do not show reproductions such as prints. All artwork much be original. After artwork is submitted, it is carefully examined and approved through our curation process.
How does GIMI GEEK market and advertise artwork?
We manage an extensive online marketing campaign, complete with retargeting ads, SEO, and SEM. We also promote GIMI GEEK artists in person at fan conventions throughout North America. Additionally, we have an earned media and traditional public relations strategy to work on getting media features on our artists. Finally, we have a thriving email list, curated themes with opportunities to be featured and social media following. Artists that exhibit with us may be invited to participate in special projects or press opportunities. We are very hands-on with the select group of artists we represent.
Are there other benefits of being an artist at GIMI GEEK?
Our artists can list an unlimited quantity of original artworks online. We supply a niche customer base that cannot be found at other galleries. We have a professional sales platform and offer secure payment processing. GIMI GEEK provides artists with career building webinars, a geek-themed convention database, and an interactive artist community. We advertise through a variety of channels and offer customer service.
How do I sell art with GIMI GEEK?
Send a query to email@example.com with samples of your art or links to your website and social media.
What is the commission rate?
Our commission fee is 30% of the total selling price. Artists take away 70% of the sale price.
Can artists living outside of the United States apply?
We do exhibit international artists, but we are selective about the international artists we choose due to shipping logistics. When a work is purchased, all artists must professionally package and ship the art themselves. If you have experience shipping internationally, please feel free to apply. Due to shipping complications, we cannot work with artists in countries that are embargoed by the U.S government. Currently, sanctioned countries/territories include: Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Does GIMI GEEK require exclusive representation?
No. We do not require our artists to sign an exclusive representation agreement. We encourage artists to pursue as many opportunities as possible to promote their artwork. However, we do ask that the pieces currently displayed be listed solely on GIMI GEEK’s website to avoid double-sales or confusion.
How long does artwork listed on the site remain exclusive to GIMI GEEK?
Once artwork has been listed, it will remain active and exclusive for 6 months. After that period, artists can review their artwork and decide to relist or remove it from the site. Artists may not remove artwork from their portfolios during their first six months of showing with GIMI GEEK.
Where is GIMI GEEK located?
Our office is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Who is responsible for packaging and shipping artwork?
Artists are responsible for storing, handling, and shipping artwork. After artwork is sold, the artist will receive an email notifying them of the sale. GIMI GEEK offers a complete guide on packaging and shipping artwork, but ultimately it is the artist’s responsibility to properly ship and insure their art.
Who is responsible for shipping expenses?
Artists can add shipping details to their artwork listings and a fee will be automatically calculated at the time of purchase. The shipping fee will be released to the artist at the time of payment (approximately ten days after artwork is delivered). GIMI GEEK offers the ability to create FedEx shipping labels through the artist account dashboard. Artists can use any preferred carrier to ship artwork. If the artist creates a shipping label through GIMI GEEK the shipping fee will be charged against the artist’s pending payout.
How is the retail price of artwork determined?
Artists are encouraged to set their own prices. GIMI GEEK does not offer compensation for packaging, shipping, or insurance expenses. Artists have the option of setting up a shipping fee for each artwork work listed. We recommend that artists account for any additional expenses when pricing their artwork.
Should my artwork be framed?
Artwork can be framed or unframed. GIMI GEEK requires artists to specify if their artwork includes framing. If the artwork is framed, it is highly recommended that artists provides images with the frame included. If the frame includes glass, please use extreme caution. The glass may break during transit and GIMI GEEK will not be liable for damages during transit.
Can international clients purchase my art on GIMI GEEK?
Yes! GIMI GEEK reaches an international client base. Artwork will be able to collectors all over the world.
What happens if my artwork is damaged in transit?
GIMI GEEK will help guide you through the process of filing a claim with your shipping carrier. Please note that all artwork shipped should be insured with the carrier for its full value.
What is GIMI GEEKs return policy?
We offer a seven-day money-back guarantee so clients can try out artwork in their homes. If a piece gets returned, the buyer will pay to ship the piece back to you. However, in cases where artwork is damaged or incorrectly described, the artist must cover shipping expenses.
When and how do I get paid for sold artwork?
Payment will be distributed approximately 10 business days after the artwork has been delivered to the client. Artists can view pending payments on their account dashboards. Currently, all payments are issued through PayPal.
How to I report my GIMI GEEK earnings for tax purposes?
It is the artist’s responsibility to report their income. Artists are considered consignors rather than contractors. Artists can view previous sales on their account dashboard.
Do I own the rights to my artwork once it is sold?
Yes. You retain the rights to your art after it is sold. You always keep your rights – we simply help sell your art for you.
Please contact us with any additional questions!
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