Artist FAQ

How do I apply to show my work at Cole Contemporary?
We accept applications from artists wishing to be considered at our gallery via email only. Please see our Artist Submission page for more information.

What does the application entail?
Tell us a little about yourself and include a link to your web site or send jpgs of your work. Include gallery affiliations, past and current, pricing information and contact info. Painters without web sites will not be considered. Please see our Artist Submission page for more information.

Is there an Artist Handbook?
You can view the Artist Handbook here.

Is there a fee to apply?
No, we do not charge a fee to apply.

Can artists living outside the U.S. apply?
We are currently only representing U.S. artists.

What kind of artwork do you show?
We show contemporary, abstract, and modern art.

How will you market my art?
Cole promotes our artist’s work in several ways. We manage a large online advertising campaign and we do a lot of search engine optimization. We have a very successful public relation strategy (see our press page), a thriving email list, and an ever-expanding Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook following. We are very hands-on with the select group of artists we represent.

What is your commission structure?
We split commission 50/50.

If I exhibit my artwork at Cole Contemporary, can I seek other gallery representation?
Cole has the exclusive right to the artwork being displayed on the website. This prevents the risk of selling the same piece of art to two different parties. The Artist shall agree not to display the art that is being represented by Cole at other venues, galleries, or online galleries. Artwork by the Artist that is not being represented by Cole is non-exclusive. We do encourage the Artist to pursue physical gallery representation while exhibiting on our site. This increases the exposure of the Artist work and Cole. We are happy to work with other galleries with whom you show. We will send them customers and hope that they will do the same for us. Usually, if we give another gallery a buying customer,  we would expect them to split their gallery side of the payment with us. 

How do I know when my artwork is sold? What do I do once it's sold?
Once a piece is sold, we will contact you via email or phone. All payments will be mailed within 30 days following the sale of the work.

Do you ship the art work?
If the customer is unable to pick up the art work, we do offer shipping options. 

Who should I contact with additional questions?
You should contact Denise Cole, Owner and Manager. See our Contact page for more information.