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Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

Seeking gallery representation is a big step in any artist’s career.

Please read this entire section and feel free to use the form at the bottom of this page to ask us any questions that you you feel are unanswered before taking the time and paying the fee for us to review your portfolio.

Representation Options:

What does 18 months of representation and promotion include?

18 months of representation and promotion includes but is not limited to:
Promotion on Agora-Gallery.com
Promotion on Art-Mine.com
Press release written by an art critic
Personalized PR efforts
Ads and listings in New York publications
Participation in a collective exhibition
Inclusion in the exhibition catalog
An opening reception for the exhibition
Group invitation cards
Assistance in pricing your artwork
Additional services may be included depending on the level of representation that you select.

What are the different levels of promotions offered?
Agora Gallery offers accepted artists a number of representation / promotional options. Each of these options includes participation in one of our well-publicized exhibitions, at Agora Gallery, located in Chelsea New York’s renowned gallery district.

Basic option:
The basic option includes a broad range of promotional services, including targeted public relations, online promotion, assistance with writing an artist statement, a review written by one of our public relations writers, and advice on pricing and selling artwork. Artists who select the basic option may present up to 16 images on ARTmine throughout the representation term and are entitled to 10 linear feet (3 meters) of gallery space for their exhibition.

Standard option:
The standard option includes all of the promotional services of the basic option and entitles artists up to 20 images on ARTmine with a total of 20 linear feet (6 meters) of exhibition space. Additionally, the standard option includes up to 500 personalized color invitation cards (post cards) and 10 color-print copies of press sheets.

Premium option:
The premium option includes all of the promotional services of the standard option and entitles artists to a total of 40 linear feet (13 meters) of exhibition space in the street level gallery and up to 30 images on ARTmine. In addition, artists receive a review in a New York art publication, a half-page profile in ARTisSpectrum Magazine, and a portfolio of their work will be submitted to two museums or galleries following their exhibition.

If accepted, what is the cost for representation and promotion?
We offer several representation options, starting from $3850, which can be paid in six installments of $710.

Is it possible to renew at the end of the representation period?
Yes. We offer a substantial discount to artists who wish to renew their representation agreement and many of our represented artists, whose testimonials are available on our site have renewed their representation year after year. Please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistinfo/artists_testimonials.aspx to view a video and read some testimonials by our artists.

Is it possible to have a solo exhibition?
Yes. Please visit our Solo Exhibition Page for more information. If accepted, you will receive complete details regarding solo exhibitions.

Sale of Artwork:

What is the commission structure?
The commission structure on the sale of art is 70% for the artist and 30% for the gallery. Sales occur from our exhibitions as well as through our website www.art-mine.com.

Can you guarantee that you will sell my artwork?
We promise you that we will do everything that is outlined in the representation agreement, and we do sell artwork by many of our represented artists, samples of which can be seen on our Collectors' Pick But we cannot and will not guarantee that we will sell your artwork.

Portfolio Submission:

What are the portfolio submission requirements?

1. Images of your artwork - at least 5 jpeg images with titles, mediums and dimensions
2. Biography
3. Short statement about the artist and the artist’s goals

Can I submit my portfolio by mail?
Online submissions are prefered but you may also mail your entry. Please download and print the Mail-In Submission Form.

Is there a cost to submit my portfolio for review?
Yes, there is a $50 non-refundable processing fee per submission.

If accepted what do you do with my fee?
If your work is accepted, the $50 submission fee will be deducted from the representation/promotional fee. If you are accepted and, for whatever reason, reject our promotional offer the fee will not be refunded.

If not accepted, can I resubmit my portfolio?
Yes, you can resubmit a portfolio with new artwork 6 - 24 months after your original submission at no additional cost (you do not have to pay the submission fee again).

How long is the portfolio review process?
The portfolio review process usually takes between 2-4 weeks.

How do I submit my portfolio for review?
Visit our submission page to submit your portfolio for review.

What if somebody has submitted my work to you without my permission?
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the allegedly infringed material is located on our website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent and a written and signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

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