Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-5

Sunday 12-5



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    1. The artist will provide a list of the work to be exhibited, stating Title, Medium, Size (including frame, in centimetres) and Selling Price of the work, at least 2 weeks before the exhibition date.
    2. The artist will provide biographical details and a selection of digital images of exhibiting work, at least 2 weeks before the exhibition date. These may be used by the gallery for publicity purposes. Digital images must be 600 pixels wide, in jpg format and be titled with artists full name and title of piece
    3. All 2D work for the exhibition must be finished / framed to a high standard, strung with D rings and clearly labelled, with artists name, title of piece and medium used on the back.
    4. The gallery will not hang any work which is inadequately framed/labelled. All 3D works need to be free standing or have integral support. All 3D work must be clearly labelled, with artists name and title of piece, on the back/base.
    5. The artist will retain copyright of all work. The gallery reserves all rights to reproduce any works on promotional material for exhibition. Promotional material will not be offered for sale.
    6. The artist will be paid for any work sold by the 7th of the month following the sale/s provided, with the exception of months where there is an exhibition changeover, when payments will be made by the 14th of the month. Payments will be made once the amount due to the artist exceeds £30.00 (thirty pounds). The gallery will sell the work on behalf of the artist, (as the artist’s agent) and retain 45% commission (of the selling price) of all sales. (The Velvet Easel Gallery Portobello (2020) Limited is VAT registered). The same terms and conditions apply to any commissioned pieces of work that are initiated through the gallery. The gallery reserves the right to offer customers up to a maximum of 10% discount in order to facilitate a sale. Half of the cost of any discount will be met by the artist, and half will be met by the gallery.
    7. Works must be covered by the artists own insurance or at the artists own risk whilst at The Velvet Easel Gallery.
    8. The artist must collect unsold work within 1 month or as otherwise agreed with the gallery. All transportation costs are at the artist’s expense. If an arrangement is made for the Gallery to collect or return artwork it is solely at the artist’s risk as it will not be covered under the Gallery’s insurance.
    9. The Gallery only allows customers to return goods if they are faulty. If the fault is outwith the Gallery’s control or involvement then the gallery would require the reimbursement of any costs incurred from the artist. A three way dialogue between customer, Gallery and artist would always be entered
    10. Please note that under the terms of this contract, artists must not exhibit works within a 3 mile radius of Portobello/Joppa.
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