What is the commission rate?

Artists will receive 60% and Avaulte will receive 40% of the final sale price of the item. More details can be found in the Artists, Why Avaulte? video located here.

 

How can I become an Avaulte artist?

It's Easy! Click the following link to submit your work.

To review the submission process please watch our Submission Process video.

Fill out the application and our team will get back to you within 3-5 business days!

 

Who can sell on Avaulte?

Original career artists (painters, sculptors, sketch artists) of all levels can sell on Avaulte.

 

How old do I have to be to submit artwork?

You must be 18 or older to submit an original artwork.

 

Are there pricing guidelines? A price range that all artwork should fall within?

Yes, the Pricing Algorithm is created by our Curators and aligns with the latest market standards.

 

Can I become an Avaulte artist if I am already represented by a gallery and or on another online platform?

You may, as long as the works in the gallery are not displayed on Avaulte.com. Any artwork submitted to Avaulte must only be available on Avaulte.com and not on any other online platform or physical gallery for it to be accepted. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

 

What is the criteria for submission acceptance?

To become an Avaulte artist, you will need to:

  • Submit some basic profile information along with 4 examples of your work with images and a verification that you have a portfolio of at least 8 completed works.

  • After we receive your application, our curators will determine we'll make sure you are a right fit to join our growing team of artists. We are looking for dedicated career artists with an understanding of their medium(s) and a body of work that demonstrates originality, creativity, and strong conceptual skills.

  • You will be required to fill out an artist 1099 form before selling your art on Avaulte.

 

Knowing that shipping is provided by Avaulte, is art insured? Is it going ground freight? 

Yes, there's a prepaid label sent to the artist that is accepted at any USPS or PostalAnnex shipping facility. For more details see the Artists, Why Avaulte? video located here.

 

Is the submission process the same for international sales? Or is it US only at this time?

We are accepting artists in the US only at this time. We would like to begin accepting international artists in the very near future!

 

How does Avaulte promote your work?

Here is our consumer engagement process:

  • Our eCommerce platform is designed for optimal SEO and CRM (marketing tools)

  • Strategic marketing to social media platforms

  • Our platform is designed to understand the consumer's interests and match them with works of art

We also provide additional commission opportunities for artists. More information can be found here.

 

When I upload my images to Avaulte, am I giving Avaulte ownership?

No. When you upload an image to our website, you remain the owner of that artwork.

 

Can my artwork be denied for any reason?

At Avaulte, we reserve the right to deny artwork that contains physical materials such as:

  • Guns, weapons, knives and/or ammunition

  • Human and/or animal parts and remains

  • Drugs and/or drug paraphernalia

  • Hazardous materials

  • Mailing lists and personal information, including IDs and licenses

  • Alcohol

  • Stolen property

 

Can I use a name other than my real name to sell on Avaulte?

Yes. However, we will need your legal name in order to provide you with any payments resulting from a sale of your work.

 

How many works do I need for my profile?

At least 8 works need to be available for sale on your profile.

 

Do I have to have an artist biography?  

It is not a requirement, but we strongly advise that you create one so that buyers will be more inclined to purchase your work. For your convenience, we can provide you with a biography template to fill out. Please contact us at artists@avaulte.com to receive one.

 

Will Avaulte reproduce my images for resale?

No. Any copies of the images you upload of your art will be posted only with the intent to promote your art. Only original pieces of artwork are sold by Avaulte.

 

As an artist, do I have to pay to ship my work?

No. Shipping cost is handled by Avaulte. Your role in the shipping process is to:

  • Ship your artwork (within 3 to 5 business days after it's purchased) using packaging that is provided by Avaulte(Strongbox™ by Airfloat Systems).

  • Attach the prepaid mailing label supplied by Avaulte to the box and include a signed Certificate of Authenticity within the box.

  • Drop off the box at your nearest United States Post Office or PostalAnnex facility and your artwork will be on it's way to the buyer!

 

Do I have to export my email list to Avaulte?

No, but if you would like to include a friend or family member in your circle, we will provide an email template for you to send out so they can opt in.

Hint: Referrals are an additional opportunity for you to make money!

 

How do I refer another artist to Avaulte?

If you would like to refer another artist you know, and gain some benefits yourself, have that artist put your name in the referral box when they submit their work to Avaulte.

 

Why is my artwork flagged?

While we don’t restrict any type of content on Avaulte, we do flag items that may contain graphic violence, extreme sexual content, or extreme language. This doesn’t mean your artwork can’t be viewed online, it just gives our consumers a bit of a “heads up” before they see something that might make them uncomfortable.

 

When a client buys online, does the pricing algorithm add sales tax if applicable? Does it also show and add shipping charges based on the piece sold and destination?

Yes, that is managed through our BigCommerce ecommerce platform.

 

What is the return policy for artwork sold?

For returns, please see the Consumer FAQ located here

 

What is the process for the notification of sale?

Artists are notified immediately via email or text once a sale has been made.

 

When would the artist receive the payment? 

When artwork is sold, payment is made through PayPal. You will be asked to setup a Paypal account, if you do not currently have one, in order to receive payment. Payment will be made within 14 business days after the Buyer has received their artwork.

 

Will Avaulte ever sponsor art events such as pop up gallery, exhibition, or art fairs?

We would be happy to hear any ideas regarding these ventures and how they may benefit Avaulte. For suggestions and opportunities, please email us at artists@avaulte.com.

 

Paintings / Sculptures are to be ready to be hung (wired properly).

Artists will receive a 1099 at Year End for the dollar amount the each artist receives from any sales accumulated on Avaulte's site. 

Step Process once a Painting / Sculpture is SOLD on Avaulte: 

 

AVAULTE ARTIST "AFTER SALE" CHECKLIST 

Artwork Sold

  • Notification from Avaulte
  • Packaging shipped to Artist’s home/studio
  • Shipping Label & Certificate of Authenticity (completed by Avaulte) emailed to Artist
  • Artist packages work of Art with packaging provided
  • Artist drops off Box to USPS or local Postal Annex (within 2 to 3 Business days).

* When Artist is unable to send within 2 to 3 business days, please contact Avaulte so we can provide an update to the buyer.

Income Processed

  • For art sold (After 14 day Return Policy is complete)
  • For additional commissions (Artist Referrals and Purchases made by your Friends & Family); After 14 day Return Policy is complete

Payment to Artists

  • For art sold (Artists paid monthly thru Paypal or by check)
  • For additional commissions; (Artists paid quarterly thru Paypal or by check)

                                                                       

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