Online Art Shop Guidelines

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How the Maine Fiberarts online art shop works:

  • The Online Art Shop is one way artist members can both support the organization and hopefully gain some exposure, promote their own work, and a chance to make online sales they might not otherwise have. 
  • Based on an honor system, Maine Fiberarts requires an exclusive selling arrangement for the items listed for the Holiday 2020 promotion. This means you will not list the same items with other organizations, shows, or websites, at least through January 31, 2021.
  • You may list the same item(s) on your own website, as long as you direct potential buyers to purchase the item(s) on our Online Art Shop.
  • Listing your items with photos in the online art shop is a benefit for current members of Maine Fiberarts.
  • If you are not a member you can become a member at this link: https://maine-fiberarts.square.site/product/membership-donations/24?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=8.
  • New items will be accepted through December 20, 2020 and will be listed in the Holiday 2020 menu.
  • This is the link to the online shop where customers can view, order and buy items listed in the "Holiday 2020" menu:https://maine-fiberarts.square.site/shop/holiday-2020/9
  • We ask that you reserve these pieces exclusively for us through January 31, 2021. After that time, we will write to ask you whether you’d like to keep the items with us, or have us take them off our Online Art Shop. 
  • Because of Covid restrictions, we are not displaying any of the newer items in our physical gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping the items to the buyer in a timely manner, charges for shipping will be collected and sent to the artist.
  • Once items are submitted, they will be reviewed by our curatorial committee to make sure they are a good fit for our shop.

 

Getting Paid

  • When an item is purchased, Maine Fiberarts will send 60 percent of the retail price plus the collected shipping charges to the artist who will send out the item(s) to the purchaser.
  • It takes quite a bit of work and bookkeeping to manage photos, item descriptions and sales from many different artists, and track and make payments to the various artists. Thus the commission.

 

Submitting Photos: 

  • Because of the way SquareUp treats images, they are all made square. 
  • If you submit a photo that is in portrait mode, vertical orientation, the bottom and top will be cropped off. If you submit an image in landscape mode, horizontal orientation, the right and left sides will be cropped off. 
  • Try to make sure your entire product image will fit into a square for best results. If it looks really small, you can take a couple of closeups too.
  • You can submit up to three images per item, and three items with one form
  • Try to make sure your entire product image will fit into a square for best results. If it looks really small, you can take a couple of closeups too. You can submit up to three images for each item. 
  • Maine Fiberarts provides a photography service If you would like us to photograph them for you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

 

Link to the Submission Form for the Online Art Shop

This is the link: https://forms.gle/7WFNwcFDVxxidyvT8