FAQ's

What is YepArt.com?

YepArt.com is a platform for members to showcase, promote and sell their artwork to a worldwide audience. It offers access to a range of art from talented artists and renowned art galleries, curated art exhibitions and rarely seen art from collectors across India. Through a series of digital marketing initiatives YepArt.com reaches out to art lovers across the globe.

How do I get started?

Interested in partnering with YepArt.com? To get started, to list your artworks and to sell online, you need to become a Member and join our network of India’s most talented artists, premier art galleries, collectors and curators. YepArt.com is a curated website with closely moderated content. Interested parties are invited to apply for membership to join our art community.

You may click on the following link -­‐ invite.yepart.com or paste the link to your browser’s search bar. Fill up the appropriate Membership Application and we will revert back to you

Membership is by invitation only.

Please also read our Terms and Conditions before applying.

Do I have to pay a Membership Fee?

Membership to YepArt.com is being offered to you absolutely FREE. To avail of this offer please submit the online Membership Form. Your subscription to YepArt.com will be valid for one year from the website’s official launch date, which will be communicated to you.

What can a Member sell on YepArt.com?

You can sell Artwork in any of the following mediums -­‐ painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, art-­‐print and mixed media. Currently, we do not accept video art and installation. Do make sure that the Artist signs each work. In case of listing art-­‐prints, please note that we allow only limited editions that are signed and numbered. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.

What items cannot be sold on YepArt.com?

YepArt.com prohibits an artist from listing and/or selling works of any other artists unless the artist re-­‐registers with another unique Account as a collector. YepArt.com prohibits an art gallery or a curator from listing and/or selling works of any deceased artists unless the art gallery or curator re-­‐registers with another unique Account as a collector.

YepArt.com prohibits the sale of Original Works of Art that contain actual physical/ tangible items that could be harmful to our users. Artwork (including but not limited to) containing any of the following actual physical items is prohibited:

Guns, weapons, knives, ammunition, or parts thereof Human or animal parts and remains of any sort Drugs, banned drugs and chemicals and drug equipment Military items Any hazardous or inflammable materials Alcohol Stolen property Mailing lists and personal information, including IDs and licenses

YepArt.com reserves the right, at any time at its sole discretion, to refuse to list, de-­‐list, or delay or suspend listing of any Artwork on our website. We will not be liable to any User/Member for doing so.

If you see for sale an Artwork that you consider a risk to the well being of our users or violates our policy, please report it immediately.

If and when a policy violation does occur, YepArt.com will remove the item for sale. The listing Member will be informed via email that the item is no longer for sale and the Member could lose his/her/their membership. Our Terms and Conditions that all Members agree to abide by, contain rules about intellectual property and rules regarding listings and prohibitions. Be sure to read and understand our Terms and Conditions prior to using YepArt.com.

What is an Artwork?

“Artwork” means any original painting, sculpture, drawing, limited edition art-­‐ print, limited edition photograph, video, installation or any other artwork that has been created by, signed by and certified by the listed artist. An Artwork created by any artist other than by the one that is listed or copies made of any original artwork does not qualify as original or as Artwork. All Artwork listed on the website by an Artist, an Art Gallery, a Curator or a Collector is accompanied by a detailed description and by the price. An Artwork is an original work of art that the artist has created. It is a unique, one-­‐off piece that will not be replicated. Each numbered/signed limited edition print is also considered as an Artwork on YepArt.com. All Artworks listed by Artists, Art Galleries and Curators are created by currently working artists. An Artwork by a deceased artist can only be listed by registering as a Collector Member.

How does YepArt.com guarantee the authenticity of an Artwork?

YepArt.com is committed to authenticity and integrity in art.

YepArt.com verifies on behalf of the Member Artist that each piece of art listed for sale by them, on the website, is an authentic work of the artist listed, by insisting that the artist has to sign the Authenticity Certificate issued by YepArt.com. The Member Artist dispatches his artwork direct from his studio ensuring that no counterfeit work is sold. The website indicates the Artwork as ‘Verified’ by the artist and also by YepArt.com.

YepArt.com verifies on behalf of the Member Curator that each piece of art listed for sale by them, under Curated Online Exhibitions on the Site, is an authentic work of the artist listed, by insisting that the artist and the Curator have to sign the Authenticity Certificate issued by YepArt.com. The Curator dispatches the artwork directly thus ensuring that no counterfeit work is sold. Our website indicates the Artwork as ‘Verified’ by the Curator, the Artist and by YepArt.com.

When an Artwork is purchased from the listing of a Member Art Gallery, the Art Gallery assures the authenticity of the Artwork. YepArt.com takes due care in inviting only reputed Art Galleries to become members who can list and sell on the website. The Member Art Gallery is committed to publish only those Artworks that have been procured solely and directly from currently working artists. The Art Gallery dispatches the artwork direct to us ensuring that no counterfeit work is sold. Our website indicates the Artwork as ‘Verified’ by the Gallery. In the case that a Gallery lists an artwork by an existing Artist Member, the Artist Member will also verify the artwork. The Art Gallery will issue the Authenticity Certificate. YepArt.com has informed all Collectors that at the time of listing on the site, the

YepArt.com has informed all Collectors that at the time of listing on the site, the Artwork should be in their possession and should have been procured only from reliable sources, either from the artist directly, from reputed Art Galleries or Auction Houses. The Collector issues the Authenticity Certificate along with certificates from the previous source (if available).

Within a period of three months, if it is proved by the buyer that the item was not authentic and if after examining the proof, YepArt.com agrees, the seller will be liable to refund to the YepArt.com the price paid by YepArt.com for the artwork. The buyer will return the item to YepArt.com who will then return it to the seller and obtain a refund. A decision to make a claim will be taken by YepArt.com and will be binding on the seller and on the buyer. The Artwork should be returned in the same condition as it was when purchased from YepArt.com. Only then will YepArt.com add their contribution and refund the listed rate of the Artwork to the buyer. Monies earlier collected for packing, forwarding, shipping, insurance and taxes will not be refunded. In the event that the Seller Member fails to refund the price paid earlier, the buyer may authorize YepArt.com, at the cost of the buyer, to initiate legal proceedings against the seller. Though we moderate all User/Member Content, YepArt.com does not endorse or make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to any Artwork listed, marketed, offered for sale or sold by any User/Member, whether as to quality, size, condition, description, provenance, attribution, authenticity, legality, merchantability or otherwise. No statement made by any Seller Member about any Artwork, whether orally or in writing, on the website will be considered a representation, warranty, or an assumption of liability of any kind by YepArt.com.

How is an Artwork priced?

The rate that is displayed on the Artwork page is the rate that the Seller Member wants to sell it at. The Seller Member therefore fixes the rate and YepArt.com adds no mark-­‐up. All sellers are advised to price their Artwork at the right level, be realistic and competitive to sell the artwork rather than have it remain unsold. Packing, forwarding, shipping and insurance costs as also taxes that are dependent on the item and its shipping destination are displayed as additions to the listed rate.

How much of each sale does the seller receive?

YepArt.com will list the Artwork at the recommended selling rate by the Seller Member. YepArt.com will purchase the Artwork from the Seller at the payable rate agreed between the Seller and YepArt.com. YepArt.com will credit the Seller bank account the agreed payable rate.

Why is a discount being deducted from my payout?

At sign-­‐up, we had informed you that YepArt.com reserves the right to promote and market your artwork through the use of sales and/or discounts. At each time that a discount is contemplated, YepArt.com would have contacted you for specific permission to offer the discount or to participate in a particular sale / promotion and that is deducted from your payout. The sale or discount amount will apply to the listed price of an artwork.

Can multiple sellers sell an artist’s work? What if an Art Gallery is representing the artist?

Yes, of course. An Artist Member can sell his/her own works on YepArt.com and a different set of works by that artist can be sold through the Art Galleries that represent that artist. We are happy to have an artist, with gallery representation, become a YepArt.com Member. We recommend that Artists Members work with their Art Galleries to ensure that they exhibit their artwork on the website.

Similarly, Member Curators can include the artist in their Curated Online Exhibitions so long as a different set of works is displayed.

Member Collectors can sell work that they have collected earlier from that artist. If the artist is a current member then YepArt.com strongly recommends that the Collector get the Artist Member to verify the Artwork thus ensuring its authenticity.

Can I refer my art network to YepArt.com?

Building a vibrant community is at the forefront of YepArt.com mission. As a member, you will be able to propose names of artists, curators and art galleries for membership. Please refer them to the online Membership Form at -­‐ invite.yepart.com

Is the Online Payment Gateway secure?

YepArt.com has a secure Online Payment Gateway so buyers from around the world can make easy, safe and secure payments for your artwork using multiple payment options. Customer protection is an important part of our operations and we will ensure that information collected on our website is secure and remains confidential. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy for additional details.

What are the various payment options?

YepArt.com offers you a variety of Payment options:

  • Debit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and RuPay)
  • Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & JCB)
  • International Cards (Visa, MasterCard)
  • Net Banking (50+ banks in India)
  • Digital Wallets
  • PayPal
Who can I expect to see as fellow members of YepArt.com?

Your profile on YepArt.com will be enhanced by the inclusion of art lovers, art buyers, collectors, artists, art galleries, curators, critics, art historians, art writers and MFA students as other members of our art community.

Will I receive regular Newsletters?

As a YepArt.com Member, you will be able to view the YepArt.com newsletter directly on the website upon login and also will receive an email version of the same which you can forward to friends and colleagues thereby spreading the word about YepArt.com. If you wish to unsubscribe from the newsletter, you will have the option of not receiving the latest in Indian Art News and deals from us!

Is Yepart.com a mobile friendly website?

We took care of three things whilst building the website:

  • We made it easy for customers to complete their transactions on mobile devices.
  • We measured the effectiveness of our website by how easily mobile users can complete common tasks.
  • We’ve used responsive web design that’s consistent for all devices by adjusting the display to various screen sizes while using the same URL and code.
As a Seller Member, do I have to bear the packing and forwarding costs?

When sold, the packing, forwarding and transportation of the artwork to the Bangalore office of YepArt.com will be at the cost and responsibility of the Seller Member. YepArt.com will pay the costs involved for the further delivery (from Bangalore onwards) of the artwork to the buyer.

When will payment be made for a sold work?

Within ten (10) working days of the buyer confirming the delivery and the expiry of the Refunds and Returns Policy period, YepArt.com will credit your bank account the Payable Rate

What is your Refund Policy?
  • When a seller member defaults in shipping the Artwork or defaults in performing as promised.
  • When YepArt.com determines that the Artwork is out of stock or unavailable.
  • When YepArt.com determines that the Artwork shipped by the seller member is damaged and reduced in value.
  • If a major difference between the physical aspect of the Artwork is noticed or it is found to be dissimilar, disproportionate and unlike its appearance as listed by the seller member on the website.
  • On delivery of the Artwork, if the outer packaging is damaged and the Artwork itself arrives damaged.

Return and refund is currently only applicable to buyers within India. Please note that for a complete picture of Return & Refund Policy you need to read our Terms and Conditions. For any particular query that you may have please email us at mail@yepart.com

What is an artist statement?

An artist statement tells users about the your work and what makes you tick. Describe your creative process, your techniques, your work ethic, your aims, what you wish to convey, and your inspiration.

Is there a limit to how many images an artist can upload?

Yes, there is a limit. An Artist Member can currently publish a maximum of 20 art works at any one time on YepArt.com but no more than 10 in a single listed medium. Publishing a minimum of 2 works per year is mandatory and must be done at the start of your annual membership period. You will also have the option to showcase any one of your earlier exhibitions, for information only.

Can an Art Gallery Member sell the artwork that is listed on YepArt.com to his client directly from the Art Gallery?

Yes. An Art Gallery Member is allowed to directly sell a listed artwork to their client. At the time of making a sale, an email request must be made by the Art Gallery Member to YepArt.com for the listed artwork to reflect as “Sold” on the website.

The Art Gallery Member has the right to remove a listed Artwork from the website at any time without assigning any reason. However, you must ensure a minimum of five (5) artworks should be listed at all times throughout the membership period.

Can an artwork that the Member Curator has listed as part of a Curated Online Exhibition on YepArt.com, be sold to a buyer/client directly?

By signing our Terms and Conditions, the Curator Member has agreed to comply with the Transaction Restriction that no Curator Member is allowed to sell a listed Artwork to a buyer/client by bypassing the website. A Curator Member is not allowed to sell an already listed artwork to anyone, unless the transaction is completed on the website through the payment gateway provided on the website.

The Curator Member does not retain the right to remove a listed Artwork from the website for a minimum period of 180 days.

After listing an Artwork on YepArt.com, can a Collector Member sell the listed artwork to his client directly?

By signing our Terms and Conditions, the Collector Member has agreed to comply with the Transaction Restriction that no Collector Member is allowed to sell a listed Artwork to a buyer/client by bypassing the website. A Collector Member is not allowed to sell an already listed artwork to anyone, unless the transaction is completed on the website through the payment gateway provided on the website.

The Collector Member does not retain the right to remove a listed Artwork from the website for a minimum period of 180 days.

How can an Art Gallery Member purchase an artwork that is listed on YepArt.com?

An Art Gallery Member is allowed to purchase an already listed artwork from another Member by completing the transaction through the payment gateway provided on the website.

An Art Gallery Member is not allowed to purchase an already listed artwork from another Member unless the transaction is completed through the payment gateway provided on the website.

As a Curator can I sell on YepArt.com and earn?

Yes of course. YepArt.com offers you an Online Exhibition Space. Each curator is allowed to list a maximum of four (4) Curated Online Exhibitions (COE) annually. A Curator Member can create and list two (2) Curated Online Exhibitions (“COEs”) at any given point of time on the site. A COE should have artwork listed by a minimum of four (4) artists and a maximum listing of thirty (30) artworks is permitted. YepArt will list the Artwork at the recommended selling rate by the curator. YepArt.com will purchase the Artwork from you at the payable rate agreed between you and YepArt.com and resell it to our buyer. YepArt.com will credit your bank account the payable rate.

Is there a limit to how many images a Curator can upload?

Yes, there is a limit. Each Curated Online Exhibition (COE) should have artwork listed by a minimum of four (4) artists and a maximum listing of thirty (30) artworks is permitted. A Curator Member can create and list two (2) Curated Online Exhibitions (“COEs”) at any given point of time on the website. Each curator is allowed to list a maximum of four (4) COEs annually.

Is there a limit to how many images a Collector can upload?

Yes, there is a limit.

A Collector Member can list /sell a maximum of ten (10) artworks at any given point of time. All listed artworks should be made available for sale.

What should I include in my bio-­data?

We recommend that your bio-­‐data to YepArt.com is all-­‐inclusive and up-­‐to -­‐date. YepArt.com will re-­‐write and post your bio-­‐data in a more readable, brief and universally acceptable format. Collectors are more likely to respond to your artwork if they can get to know you better.

Your bio should include information about where you were born, where you live, your art/other education, prizes and awards that you have won, exhibitions that you have participated in, your solo shows at important locations and information about your art in private and public collections.

What is an artist statement?

An artist statement tells users about the your work and what makes you tick. Describe your creative process, your techniques, your work ethic, your aims, what you wish to convey, and your inspiration.

Is there a limit to how many images an artist can upload?

Yes, there is a limit. An Artist Member can currently publish a maximum of 20 art works at any one time on YepArt.com but no more than 10 in a single listed medium. Publishing a minimum of 2 works per year is mandatory and must be done at the start of your annual membership period. You will also have the option to showcase any one of your earlier exhibitions, for information only.

Can I, as an Artist Member, sell directly from my Studio through YepArt.com?

YepArt.com has built and hosted an online marketplace platform where you can display and sell your works directly from your studio. The artwork would therefore remain with you until it is sold online.

As an Artist Member who decides to sell listed artwork, from your studio, through YepArt.com, you must ensure that the listed artwork should be in your possession and available for sale on the site throughout the period that it is listed. On receiving information that your artwork is being sold on the website, you will dispatch it to YepArt.com, Bangalore within 3 days of such information. YepArt.com will arrange final delivery of the Artwork to the buyer.

How do I increase my visibility on YepArt.com?

YepArt.com thrives on participation and on building a vibrant art community. You can drive people to your art by encouraging fans to join the site and view your work. Share your art and network with others. Use our website's features, provide a good description of each artwork, add your artwork regularly and be part of our promotions. Display artwork that catches the eye of curators so that they include you in their Curated Online Exhibitions and the eye of Art Galleries that will use YepArt.com to get to know talented artists.

Participate in Social Media and engage the Community in a dialogue. You can increase your visibility through your own social media profiles such as Facebook and Twitter. Share links to your new artworks on the website. This will help attract people to your art on YepArt.com.