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How can I apply to PxP Contemporary?
Thank you for your interest in showing with us! We host calls for artists every other year. Since we had an open call for the entirety of 2023, we will not be accepting submissions again until 2025. We kindly ask that you do not send an unsolicited application via email or social media at this time. You can always stay updated by following our social media accounts, joining our email list, or checking our website for the latest news and opportunities for artists.
How does shipping work?
Once one of your artworks has been sold, you will receive an email informing you of the sale. You will need to carefully prepare your work for shipment (we recommend this Saatchi guide) and notify us when you drop it off or it has been picked up by a mail courier. We’ll also supply you with any shipping documents and labels you may need. The collector is responsible for the cost of shipping. You are only responsible for the cost of packaging your artwork. All shipments are insured for 100% of the retail value of the work.
How do I get paid?
After your artwork has been delivered to the collector, we will issue you a payment via PayPal, Venmo, or Bank Transfer within 30 days after it has been received by the buyer. You will need to provide us with your government issued ID and have all information prepared before you receive your payment.
Who can sell on PxP Contemporary?
PxP Contemporary carefully curates its exhibitions and selects artists to represent based on the quality of the work and who we believe best fits our mission. We are passionate about selling affordable contemporary art by emerging artists priced up to $5,000. Any artist 18+ working both in the US and abroad can apply.
What can I sell on PxP Contemporary?
We provide a platform for artists to sell works in a variety of mediums, including painting, collage, photography, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, and more. All works must be original and created by the artist that submitted them (excluding limited edition pieces in photography, digital art, sculpture, printmaking techniques, etc).
How does commission work?
For any artwork sold via PxP contemporary, the artist will receive 70% and the gallery will take a 30% commission on the final sale price (under $100 the gallery only takes a 15% commission). If the client chooses to purchase your work with a payment plan option, you will be paid out in installments or in full as soon as the artwork has sold.
Your artwork price listed on PxP Contemporary should be the same as you would have it on your website. We maintain complete transparency with our clients and when they buy from us they should be assured that they are paying the true value of an artwork, not an inflated retail value. We only exhibit artists who do not add commission to their standard pricing, no exceptions.
What is your shipping policy?
All shipments will be packaged according to industry standards to ensure that they arrive safely, but they will also always be insured for their full retail value. Buyers will receive an email when the artwork is shipped that includes a tracking number. Most domestic orders arrive within 7-10 days and international shipments usually arrive between 2-4 weeks after the order was placed, unless there are carrier delays due to COVID-19. The best way to estimate the arrival time of your artwork is to check the assigned tracking number. If you have questions about shipping or wish to receive a custom shipping invoice, please email email@example.com.
What is your return policy?
We seek to connect our artists with serious collectors and therefore do not offer returns at this time. Please get in touch before placing an order if you have any doubts or questions. We appreciate your understanding.
If there is an issue with a work once it has arrived, however, it will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if an artwork arrives damaged we will work with you to resolve the matter as long as the buyer lets us know within 7 days of delivery.
How can I pay on PxP?
PxP Contemporary accepts all major credit cards and PayPal. Your credit card will be charged when your order is placed. We also partner with Art Money, Sezzle, and ShopPay to set up simple payment plans.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we do! The additional cost of shipping internationally as well as any taxes or duties are the buyer's responsibility and will vary depending on the size and weight of the artwork. International buyers are encouraged to contact us before placing your order for an exact shipping estimate or other related questions.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We are thrilled to be partners with Art Money. For any artwork or purchase totaling $1,000 or more you can use Art Money to divide your payment into ten installments over ten months, interest free. Learn more and apply at www.artmoney.com or send us an email if you would like further details.
PxP Contemporary also offers custom, automatic payment plans for buyers who would like to spread out the cost of their purchase under $1,000 with ShopPay. In order to to discuss a payment plan before purchasing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are works sold on PxP framed?
Most works on PxP Contemporary are not framed unless noted in the product description. If you would like to know of a few affordable framing sources for doing it yourself, we suggest West Elm and Ikea or you can work with Framebridge. For those who would prefer to receive a “ready to hang” work of art, please get in touch with us at email@example.com and we can help make that happen!
How do I purchase a work of art?
To purchase an amazing new piece of affordable contemporary art for your collection simply click the "Add to Cart" button on the product page. If you do not see an "Add to Cart" button it means that this particular work has already been sold. Follow prompts to check out or continue browsing and return to your shopping cart later by clicking on the shopping cart icon in the top right corner of the screen.
What if this is my first time buying art?
Great! We love working with new collectors and introducing them to the excitement of buying contemporary art online and supporting the artists they enjoy.
With over 15+ years of experience working in the arts, Alicia has built a solid foundation of curatorial expertise and can help you select the artist(s) that best fit your style, space, and budget. Especially if you are new to collecting, she'd be happy to speak with you to walk you through the process and answer any questions. Buying from a gallery shouldn't be intimidating - the process should be easy and fun!
How do I know if a work will look right or fit in my space?
We've integrated Art Placer into our website so that you can better visualize what a work of art will look like whether you're looking for bedroom art decor, living room art decor, or artwork for office walls. Simply click the red buttons on each artwork page and follow the prompts to get started. You can choose to view the art placed in a sample room or upload your own image of your space. You can also feel free to send us a snapshot of where you’re thinking of hanging it along with the dimensions of the space and we can create a digital mockup for you!
How can I stay updated with the gallery and your newest exhibitions?
We'd love for you to join our mailing list. You can sign up here. We also share recent news and announcements on our blog and via social media. Follow us on Instagram or check out our page on Pinterest!
Do you offer discounts?
Generally speaking, since we already focus on affordable contemporary art we don't usually offer discounts. That said, you can always look at the Now On Sale collection to see works of art with recently reduced prices.
Also, if you sign up for our mailing list, you'll get a code for 10% off of your first purchase. We truly appreciate collectors who choose to invest in our artists so if any buyer selects more than one piece of art to purchase in the same order, a 10% discount will automatically be applied to their cart at checkout. On occasion, we also run promotions for free shipping so keep updated with us via email and social media to learn when we'll be offering this next.
What's the best way to shop on your site?
If you're looking for a specific artist, simply click on View Artists in the navigation menu and scroll down the names, which are listed alphabetically under Represented and Invited. You can also click on Shop Art to browse artwork by medium, such as Painting, Sculpture, Limited Edition Prints, or Collage, or by price, such as Art Under $500 or Art Under $1,000. If you're a regular visitor to our site, head to New Arrivals to see PxP's newest additions!
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes we do! We know some people are hard to buy for and that buying art can be a very personal experience. Make it easy by letting your friend or loved one choose the artwork that speaks to them. We offer gift card denominations from $25-$250 that are perfect gifts for birthdays and holidays, or even as a wedding gift!
Do you support any charities?
Of course! As of December 2020, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to charity. We have made contributions in the past to various organizations including Girls, Inc., NAACP LDF, Philabundance, Rainforest Foundation US, and the Jaguar Rescue Center, among others. Since 2022, we have made regular donations to the JED Foundation and Territorio de Zaguates.
Where does the name of the gallery come from?
It's a combination of a few things. First, our last names are Puig and Popova, which we did want to incorporate, but didn't necessarily want to use directly as others might have trouble remembering and spelling them! There is also a gallery Alicia knew of that uses the directors' last names with vs. in between, which she always thought was unique and fun. She didn't like the idea of being 'against' her business partner, however, so we decided on 'x' instead as a symbol of 'and' as well as 'to multiply'. All of this is to say that PxP is a shortened version of Puig and Popova, but it also stands for the idea that we're coming together and bringing our different backgrounds to create something bigger than the two of us to help support artists.
Where can I buy your book The Complete Smartist Guide?
Kat and I wrote an essential resource guidebook for emerging and self-taught artists that launched in August 2020. Click here to learn more about it!
Any additional questions? You can always reach Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org!