Photo Art Pavilion Photographer FAQs
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WHAT IS ‘PHOTO ART PAVILION’?
What is PhotoArtPavilion.com / Photo Art Pavilion?
PhotoArtPavilion.com is a unique combination of art and commerce. A Photo Art Pavilion storefront provides photographers with the tools they need to create a thriving online art business. The Photo Art Pavilion provides photographers with all the tools they need to create a successful online art gallery, from an easy-to-use upload system to a secure payment processing system. Create. Upload. Promote. Repeat. We do all the rest. From order placed to art delivered. For art photographers looking to turn their passion into a business, opening a Photo Art Pavilion storefront is easy and exciting.
Who are the Photo Art Pavilion owners?
Meet Joanne Henig and Jessica Lempin, the developers of Photo Art Pavilion (PAP). PAP was launched live in 2019. Henig and Lempin have been in the art photography display and sales industry since 2007. They’ve always been focused on supporting fellow photographers helping them sell and manage their art photography business.
Where is Photo Art Pavilion located?
Photo Art Pavilion was founded in 2019 in New York, specifically on Long Island, located in the United States of America. The Photo Art Pavilion team of professionals provides the services art photographers use across the USA and beyond on a daily basis.
Is Photo Art Pavilion committed to representing established and emerging photographic artists worldwide?
Yes, we are! Photo Art Pavilion continues to expand its community of photographers. PAP provides ARTISTS a support team for your photography business. Support like online gallery management, marketing, production, sales, credit card processing, and much more. Your low, monthly fee covers all of these business services while keeping you in a creative flow.
PHOTO ART PAVILION PHOTOGRAPHY STOREFRONT FAQs
How much does it cost to open a Photo Art Pavilion Online Gallery Storefront?
You can create your photography storefront with Photo Art Pavilion for $32/month. The PAP art and commerce platform handles all of the art business administrative tasks for you, leaving you to focus on CREATE. UPLOAD. PROMOTE. REPEAT.
How long does it take to get started with Photo Art Pavilion?
Create your photography storefront in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee or tea. That right! Once you JOIN Photo Art Pavilion you’ll have access to your business dashboard. Simply add your bio (artist statement), upload your headshot, type in your social media links, and the name that you would like displayed on your online gallery storefront page. From there it’s time to set your 100% Artist Suggested Commission art pricing and upload your art!
Does Photo Art Pavilion have you sign a contract with them?
Never any contracts are needed when art photographers work with Photo Art Pavilion. You can open your photography storefront at any time without having to review a contract or artist agreement.
Will my Photo Art Pavilion Storefront fee change?
No. Once you activate your Photo Art Pavilion Storefront your monthly rate will never change.
Can anyone become a legacy artist with Photo Art Pavilion?
Yes. Anyone passionate about art photography can work with Photo Art Pavilion. We work with art photographers of all levels from all over the world. It makes no difference whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned pro. The platform is curated, which means all artwork will be reviewed before going live on the site.
Are additional fees when working with Photo Art Pavilion?
Once you activate your photography storefront with Photo Art Pavilion, there are no additional fees to grow your online art gallery business.
When do I have access to my Photo Art Pavilion business center?
Your business center opens the day that you JOIN PHOTO ART PAVILION. You instantly begin to create your photography storefront and can complete the steps in about 5 minutes.
Do you have to be a professional photographer to join Photo Art Pavilion?
No. Anyone passionate about art photography can work with Photo Art Pavilion. We work with art photographers of all levels. It makes no difference whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned pro. The platform is curated, which means all artwork will be reviewed before going live on the site.
What is the Photo Art Pavilion’s Art Marketplace?
When you create your Photo Art Pavilion storefront, all of your curated artwork will be automatically fed into the Photo Art Pavilion art marketplace within photoartpavilion.com. Photo Art Pavilion is a professional online store platform created specifically for art photographers. It is a comprehensive, user–friendly platform that allows you to create a beautiful, professional online store in just a few minutes. The platform is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so you don’t need any technical knowledge or coding experience to set up your store. You simply select the type of store you want, upload your artwork, add product descriptions and pricing, and you’re ready to go.
Is a photography storefront with Photo Art Pavilion worth the money?
Yes, if you’re looking to display your art photography in a professional environment with a company assisting your art business, then this is the platform for you. Photo Art Pavilion is a curated platform that also adds your artwork to their curated art marketplace. You earn 100% commission on all of your art sales. Plus, Photo Art Pavilion provides monthly marketing guidance to help you grow your art business with the live J & J Photo Art Marketing Café meetings and the monthly marketing PDF. All of this and more for only $32/month.
What kind of photography works best with Photo Art Pavilion?
People are searching for and buying art that suits their decor needs. Popular categories are landscapes, coastal, lighthouses, abstracts, waterscapes, and more. However, each artist represented at Photo Art Pavilion stands alone and may create their unique niche and do well.
How many images can you upload to Photo Art Pavilion?
There is no limit on photo uploads or a restriction on displayed photos in your storefront. It’s a flat $32/month to have your images listed for sale and business information with Photo Art Pavilion.
Is it easy to sell artwork at Photo Art Pavilion?
The Photo Art Pavilion Storefront is extremely easy to use. It only takes a few minutes to start uploading your artwork. When your photography sells, you’re automatically notified. Selling through PAP is part of the mutual promotional process between us and you. Don’t fall into a Field Of Dreams trap of ‘if you build it they will come’. You know your art. You know your audience. Self-promotion goes a long way in creating a successful online gallery that sells. But we help you every step of the way!
Does Photo Art Pavilion provide print-on-demand services?
Yes. When your artwork is sold at PhotoArtPavilion.com, we’ll handle everything. This leaves you only to have to focus on: CREATE. UPLOAD. PROMOTE. REPEAT. You can also contact Photo Art Pavilion for custom production requests or to simply get wholesale pricing.
How can I get my artwork in the Photo Art Pavilion Collective Art Market?
It’s easy! You can JOIN PHOTO ART PAVILION today. Add your headshot, artist statement, and your social media links. Upload your photographic artwork for review. You’ll gain access to having your art available for sale to residential and commercial buyers via our online catalog – PHOTOARTPAVILION.COM.
Does Photo Art Pavilion sell anything other than photographic art?
No. Here at Photo Art Pavilion, we are all about photography! Our goal is to provide a pure photographic environment for artists and art buyers. Here photographers don’t have to compete with paintings, drawings, and other mixed art forms.
Am I notified when my art sells?
Yes, of course! Photo Art Pavilion will automatically contact you via email when your image(s) sell. You will also be able to see this information within your business center within your Photo Art Pavilion Storefront.
Who processes the payment when my art sells?
All sales conducted on the site go through PHOTOARTPAVILION.COM.
I sold something with Photo Art Pavilion; what happens next?
Photo Art Pavilion will handle everything from orders placed through art delivered. That means we do the production and shipping and follow up with the art buyer.
How to sell my art online?
It’s easy to sell your art online with Photo Art Pavilion. The initial setup is quick, and the platform is easy to use. Build your online gallery in minutes.
PHOTOGRAPHY / UPLOADS / & MORE FAQs
What happens if I have a limited edited photo or a best-seller photo that requires a higher price point?
Not a problem. As artists, we all have some work that will warrant a high price point or commission rate. For that reason, you can assign a percentage value premium price to any individual photos within your storefront.
How is the art upload process handled?
Photo Art Pavilion allows you to bulk upload your images. Once uploaded to your storefront, you’ll be able to locate them in your PENDING IMAGES area. Images must be TITLED and categorized before our curators can approve them for sale.
How are my images organized on the site?
After you upload your art, you will select two categories where the image subject warrants. If the image is black & white and/or panoramic, toggle those checkboxes to extend the image’s reach.
Do I retain the copyrights to my art?
Yes! YOU, the artist, will retain all copyrights for your images per the Copyright Act which protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit and distribute the image by sale or transfer. These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit, or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer’s permission. Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Does Photo Art Pavilion accept cell phone photos?
Cutting-edge cellphone cameras are great. You can upload cellphone images, but we advise having photo editing software to correct or enhance your captures. Make sure your images fit the Image Guide Lines. Please be extra careful when uploading because, in most cases, the image quality isn’t high enough when printing a 16×24 or larger.
What kind of files do I need to upload into my Photo Art Pavilion Storefront?
– High-quality image files are essential. The image you upload is what will be produced for the buyer. So, we ask for your files to be high resolution, 300 DPI.
– All images uploaded should be free of watermarks. But don’t worry, Photo Art Pavilion will protect your artwork on the website with a standard watermark.
– Before uploading, view your images at 100%. Check to make sure that the file isn’t blurry or pixelated. Watch for hot spots, and check to make sure your horizon is level. Imagine if the image were to be printed as 40″ x 60″ what elements within the frame would be an eyesore.
– You must be the copyright owner of all the art you upload to Photo Art Pavilion. Photo Art Pavilion is not responsible for any falsely represented artists. If there are any questions about the ownership of the art within your account, then the account will be suspended. The questionable account owner will endure all fines and legal fees that have transpired due to their actions.
Why is the artwork curated on the Photo Art Pavilion website?
The Photo Art Pavilion Team works with artists of ALL levels. Curating art helps to ensure that we provide quality art for art buyers. Plus, we want our artists to know they have a team behind their artwork. Our curators may pick up on minor elements that can easily be fixed, or we can help amateur photographers learn from their oversights through given feedback.
What factors are used in curating the art?
The Photo Art Pavilion Team reviews all artwork using the following factors: 1.) Clear Center of Interest; 2.) Composition; 3.) Focus and Exposure; 4.) Story; 5.) Lighting; 6.) Creativity and 7.) Uniqueness. Overall, every image stands on its own merit, regardless of the photographer’s experience.
Will I be notified in my photo is declined?
Yes, of course! We will give you a full explanation within your Photo Art Pavilion account as to why the specific image wasn’t accepted. In many instances, the photo can be fixed and re-uploaded.
How do I set prices for my photographic art?
The controls are at your fingertips! You’ll have a section within your business center for you to adjust your artist commission rates. Here at Photo Art Pavilion, we fully understand that all artists are at different levels with how much they want to earn for their art, which is why Photo Art Pavilion offers advanced settings within your active storefront. The account will allow you to set the amount you want to earn per image, size, or even size and medium. The site will add the production fee, and the amount you want to earn, to get the overall retail price.
HOW DO I GET PAID FAQs
How do you get paid with Photo Art Pavilion?
Art photographers all earn 100% commission on their sold artwork. Once the month ends, we tally up all of your art sales and send you a check. However, you can establish another payment option based on your business needs.
What is a reasonable photography commission rate?
The photography industry standard is roughly $0.50/sq inch. However, your brand may warrant a higher price point as an artist.
Does Photo Art Pavilion take a percentage of my art sales?
No. Never. Absolutely not! Photo Art Pavilion photographers earn 100% commission on their artwork. Each photographer sets their own commission rates in their storefront business center.
Do art photographers actually earn 100% commission at Photo Art Pavilion?
Yes, of course! Photo Art Pavilion was designed to allow photographers to establish their rate of commission for each size and/or medium that is sold. You’ll be able to set your global Artist Commission Rates in your Photo Art Pavilion Dashboard. This will be applied to all artwork you upload to your photography storefront.
How do I increase my commission rate for select artwork?
We fully understand that some pieces will warrant a higher price. When you upload those individual captures, there will be a field called Premium Pricing for you to fill in. It will add the amount you input to the global commission rates you’ve set within your business center controls.
What if I have no idea how to price my art?
No problem, we got you covered! All Photo Art Pavilion storefronts are loaded with a generic commission structure. You can change your global artist commission rates at any time.
When and how will I be paid for my sold artwork?
Photo Art Pavilion handles payments to all selling artists before the 15th of every month. We tally up all of the completed sales from the prior month. From there, we will send payment directly to your PayPal account.
CONTACTING PHOTO ART PAVILION
How do I contact Photo Art Pavilion?