The purpose of art is much more than just decorating a room. It is an experience that expresses your personal taste as well as your engagement with the world around you. Commissioning an art piece allows you to customize this experience. If you enjoy my work but you would prefer a different color scheme please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see one of my pieces in a gallery or on my website but you would need to have a different size to fit the space you would like to enhance please send me an email. The initial consultation is free of charge and without any obligation. I would appreciate the opportunity to enrich your life through my art.
On the page “Art in situ” you will find images of my art quilts in different settings.
Below I provide a few guidelines which describe the process of commissioning an art quilt with me.
The collector and I, the artist, discuss the commission in reference to the images that sparked the collector’s interest in my work. Colors, style, mood, and message are all components that will influence the commission.
If the commission is in reference to a photograph taken by the Collector, the Collector is required to sign a Photo Release Form. If the photograph was taken by a third person the Collector is responsible to obtain a copyright permission from the photographer.
Together we will determine a color scheme, the size of the piece, materials incorporated (fabrics, threads, batting), techniques used (machine-pieced or raw-edge applique) and the best type of installation of the art quilt (sleeves with slats or mounted on stretched canvas). In addition, we will agree on a timeline to complete the commission.
I then will create a sketch which the Collector will review and approve. The Collector may request up to two (2) minor revisions to the design before the execution of the project begins.
Once the art quilt is pieced (but not quilted yet) I will send photographs to the Collector. At this point the Collector and I may review the options for quilting the piece.
After quilting, the art work will be finished with facing (a particular way of finishing the edges) and prepared for installation according to the type of installation chosen.
The cost of the commission will be calculated taking various factors into consideration:
- Size of the art quilt
- Cost of metal slats or stretched canvas
- Any additional costs of special materials (such as silk or archival foam) or time-intensive techniques
- Cost of shipping including insurance
The costs will be broken down into three payments in accordance to the steps of the process (sketching, execution prior to quilting, quilting/finishing/shipping). The installments will be split 25%/50%/25% of the total costs.
Please note that all portions of these payment installments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The actual costs will be specified in the contract you receive.
As the artist I reserve the common-law copyright to the works commissioned by the Collector that are created by me, including all reproduction rights and the right to claim statutory copyright.
Right of Refusal:
The intent of the commission is that I, as the artist, create artwork for the Collector and that the Collector will purchase the art work. However, if, after the work is completed, the Collector does not wish to purchase the work, I will retain the refused artwork and the nonrefundable deposit, free of any claims or interests of the Collector and the Collector will owe no additional fees to me, the artist.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. As mentioned before the initial consultation is free of charge and without any obligation.