Interested in Having a Piece of Art Commissioned? Check These Tips!

As an artist I have been doing art commissions for friends, family and even people I don’t know that well for several years.

 

Creating a successful art commission can be a lengthy process but I have come up with a list of tips to create a faster and more positive process for both the artist and the client.

 

As a client  getting a piece of art commissioned you need to:

  • communicate what you want – be clear and specific if you have a vision in mind
  • trust your gut-if you don’t feel comfortable with anything -then don’t go ahead with it
  • ask for a price estimate if it is not provided to you
  • figure out the size of the work you want
  • figure out where you will put that piece of art -this can help determine the dimensions and also the style or colours you like – It is helpful for the artist to see a photograph of your space and know what you like (everyone has their own unique design style)
  • send inspiration  -whether it’s a photograph, colour swatches or a sample of fabric for the curtains that will hang next to the artwork – anything is helpful
  • make sure you have done your research- Do you like the artist’s work?

 

As an artist commissioning a piece of art you should:

  • Give a price estimate that is a range from low-high end (this estimate should include your price of materials and YOUR TIME based off the size of the work)
  • Give an estimated deadline of when the piece will be finished-make sure this is manageable
  •  Update the client if you expect to be late, more money etc.
  • communicate clearly and ask questions if unsure
  • create a sketch or mock up during the consultation process
  • ask for photos of the work hanging in the client’s space for your portfolio

 

I am an artist based out of Waterloo Region, ON Canada- if you are interested in getting a piece of original art made and you are from the area feel free to reach out to me jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com and I will forward you a survey to fill out your thoughts on your artwork that you would like commissioned. I can work with you and your budget!

 

Interested in Getting Artwork Commissioned? Try Artist’s Jackie Partridge’s Tips!

Again if you would like an artwork commissioned by me and you are from the  Waterloo Region, ON Canada- feel free to reach out to me jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com

I hope to create a piece of art for you one day!

 

See my Exhibition at the O Gallery!

From January 15-March 8, 2020 I have an exhibition at the O Gallery @44 Gaukel in Kitchener, ON Canada.

This exhibition consists of my framed hand dyed and hand embroidered dish cloths that resemble aerial views of farmlands. These works are professionally framed in glass. They are wire mounted and framed in white.

I love the white frames in these works because the dish cloths are so colourful and often have areas of intense vibrancy.

Another element to this exhibition is my handmade abaca paper with embedded sewn thread drawings to mimic the act of farming the day in day out labour of the back and fourth motion. This repetition of farming coincides with the repeated lines. These paper drawings are displayed with clipboards as a field study. The clipboard presentation to me implies a sense of research or note-taking.

Exhibition at the O Gallery by artist Jackie Partridge

Exhibition at the O Gallery in Kitchener by Jackie Partridge

Framed hand dyed dishcloth with hand embroidery by Jackie Partridge

Working on my Patched Publication

I have been working on my Patched Publication taking photos of patching trees in the Waterloo Region. I am aiming to have my publication completed by the end of December and hope to have the books distributed to local libraries and available for sales on my website in the new year. I will let everyone know my launch day soon! In the mean time enjoys some photos! For more be sure to check out my instagram @jackiepartridge_ or #patchedproject#patchingtrees

Patched -book project

Very excited to be working on Patched a book composed of poems and photographs of map paper embedded in trees as an act of mending. Thanks to the Waterloo Arts Fund I am able to create this publication after successfully receiving an artist grant!

Press release

Art Available on my Shop

check out my online shop!

I have recently added a shop to my website where I will be selling collections of limited edition paper. These paper pieces ship unframed to Canada and the US but would look lovely framed as wall decor. Be sure to check it out!

 

Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Last month I attended the Women’s Studio Workshop Residency in Rosendale New York. I was working in the papermaking studio while I was there. I really enjoyed hiking in the area especially on the Rail Trail. While I was there I made a lot of paper working with maps and blue jeans. I got to try the vacuum table for the first time which was very exciting for my practice. I would highly recommend this residency to all the artists out there!

Patched

Patched is an ongoing photography series where I make interventions with nature using handmade paper. I make paper from old maps and insert the pulp into the missing areas of bark on trees and logs commenting on how change impacts the environment. These actions occur in parks where areas are curated in a way to represent a forest. I leave the interventions in the environment for them to weather and age over time. These moments of where the paper meet the bark offers a reward for the viewer who lives a busy life and may not often notice the little things.

The paper itself is an offering back to the tree as a previous tree created the paper. The act of adding pulp to the bark presents an idea of healing and mending the natural environment in a way that a bandage might heal or protect a wound.

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