FAQ - Artists
How can I submit my work to J’aipur Contemporary?
We host open calls for our online art exhibitions throughout the year. There will be 4 exhibits in 2021 with the first one running through March 31st. Submissions are open to female artists based anywhere in the world, at any stage of their careers, who are 18+ and of Eastern heritage (ie. Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern). There is a $25 administrative fee to submit an entry which can be paid here. Upon paying your entry fee, please email us all of your documents: artist bio, artist statement, resume, maximum 10 images of completed artworks (in jpeg format and no more than 1MB in size), list of artworks with title, price, date of completion, dimensions and medium. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
When is the next call for art?
We are holding an open call for art throughout 2021. Please read above for sending your entries. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to stay informed of important announcements.
When is the next online exhibition?
The next exhibit runs April 1st through June 30th, 2021. We are currently presenting the ‘W is for Woman’ exhibition on our website.
What mediums of art do you accept?
You can submit original works of art in a variety of mediums, including painting, collage, photography, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, etc.
How do I know if my work has been accepted?
We will email you within three days if your work has been accepted. At that time, you will be sent an artist-gallery agreement to sign that contains the terms and conditions for the exhibition.
How long will my work be on your website?
Each online exhibition lasts 3 months and your artworks will be on display for the span of the exhibit unless a work needs to be removed or replaced because it is no longer available or has been sold.
What are the advantages of exhibiting with your gallery?
Each selected artist will be provided a dedicated artist page on our gallery website and up to five artworks to display and sell within our storefront. You will be promoted across our magazine and gallery social media channels (totaling an Instagram following of 10K). Also, each artist will be interviewed for the digital edition of our J’AIPUR Journal magazine during the course of the exhibition. At the very minimum, you will be able to add one press article and participation in a group art exhibition to your artist resume as a result of working with us.
How do I know if my artwork has been sold?
We will notify you by email or telephone within 24 hours if your work has sold on our gallery platform.
How do I get paid?
We will send you a payment via PayPal, Venmo, or bank transfer within 30 days after your artwork has been received by the collector in satisfactory condition.
What is the commission structure?
You will receive 70% of the final sale price of your artwork sold on our gallery platform and we receive the remaining 30% as commission.
How do I ship my work to the collector and who pays for it?
It is important that you ship your work with utmost care so that it reaches the collector in perfect condition. We expect you to follow industry practices by using the correct packaging materials for the particular artwork that you are shipping. We recommend that you refer to the Saatchi Art packaging guide and we can provide you with additional online resources if needed. We will email you the required shipping labels and documents and request that you inform us when the package has been dropped off by you at the postal location or picked up by the carrier service.
Who pays for the shipping?
The collector will pay for the cost of shipping and insuring the artwork for 70% of the retail price of the work. You are only responsible for the cost of packaging your artwork. Once an artwork has been purchased, we send the collector an invoice for the shipping and insurance costs which vary depending upon dimensions and weight of the artwork as well as the origin and destination addresses.
FAQ - Collectors
How do I purchase a work of art from J’aipur Contemporary?
To support women artists of diverse backgrounds and purchase an exciting, new artwork for your collection, simply click the "Add to Cart" button on any of the products in our gallery store. Proceed to the checkout or continue browsing and return to your shopping cart later by clicking on the shopping cart icon (found at the bottom left on your mobile device, and upper right of your desktop). Click the “Secure Checkout” button and follow the on-screen payment instructions. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Of course, contact us at any time for assistance before or during your purchasing process.
Who pays for the shipping?
The customer is responsible for shipping costs as well as any taxes or duties that are owed upon arrival. Depending upon the dimensions and weight of the artwork, as well as the distance between the origin and destination addresses, shipping costs can vary but might range from $25-$100. Simply contact us for a shipping estimate on any of the artworks we offer for purchase in our gallery store. If you wish to pay for the artwork, shipping and insurance in one transaction, let us know and we can send you the invoice in full. Otherwise, you will receive a separate invoice for the shipping and insurance costs once you complete your purchase through our website.
Do you ship internationally and how is the work shipped to me?
We ship to anywhere in the world! Your artwork will be insured and shipped directly from the artist to you according to industry standards to ensure that it arrives safely. You will receive an email with a tracking number once your work has been shipped. Shipping times will vary and depend upon the carrier as well as the distance the artwork needs to travel.
What is your return policy?
We do not offer refunds or exchanges on artworks so it is best to contact us with any questions you might have prior to placing an order.
What if there is a problem with my artwork when it reaches me?
If there is an issue with a work once it has arrived, it will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if an artwork arrives damaged, we will work with you and the shipping carrier to resolve the matter. You must inform us within 3 days of delivery of any such concerns.
Are the artworks framed?
Most artworks are not framed unless noted in the product description. We are here to help and advise with any of your framing needs and can make recommendations as necessary. If you prefer an artwork that is 'ready to hang’ upon arrival, just let us know and we can coordinate that for you!
I am not sure if the artwork will work for my space. Can you help?
Absolutely! Just send us a photograph of the space where you intend to hang the work as well as dimensions of the room and we will give you our advice and can also provide a digital mockup. We’re here to help you build your art collection!
Can I give someone a gift card to purchase a work from your gallery?
That’s a great idea! Purchasing a work of art is such a personal and emotional experience. If you are not certain about what to get for that someone special, we highly recommend our gift cards available in denominations of $25-$5000. They are the perfect gift for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and holidays!
How can I support your gallery?
The best way to support us is by purchasing a work of art made by a woman artist. This helps further not only diversity within the art world but also helps sustain the careers of women artists who are often juggling multiple responsibilities as creative professionals. And don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us. Your support means the world to us!
Where does the name of the gallery come from?
The J’aipur Contemporary name for the gallery originates with J’aipur Journal, our East-meets-West themed online and print magazine. Jaipur is also the name of one of our favourite cities in India which is located in the desert state of Rajasthan and a mecca for art and design lovers.
Does the gallery have a physical space?
The gallery is currently online only and able to reach artists and collectors across the globe through the use of technology. This digital home for the gallery is also a response to the current global pandemic in which arts organizations must find creative solutions during these uncertain times. It allows us to give women artists of diverse backgrounds a platform to showcase and sell their works outside of the traditional gallery format. We hope to host live events and exhibitions in different cities across the globe when the time is right. Our founder and gallery director, Rupi Sood, currently lives and works between Calgary, Canada and New York City.
Why do you only work with women artists of Eastern heritage?
We feel the art market is in great need of diversity and this is the least we can do to support women artists who are of Asian, South Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. We want to focus our efforts on providing exposure to these female artists so that we can see the rise of art by women of color in more personal and public art collections. Also, our digital platform allows us to highlight art by women who are living in cities and countries where they might not have much access to physical art galleries or opportunities for exhibiting and selling their works. By doing so, we hope we can build a stronger bridge between the East and the West with respect to the arts.
Where can I buy the J’aipur magazine?
Digital editions of our creative lifestyle magazine are available online for free (which is where we publish interviews with all of our gallery-selected artists) and print copies can be purchased at select boutiques around the world as well as from our library shop.