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At Pictures Plus, we are continually searching for creative and original pieces to help grow our Art on Demand program.
We are committed to supporting local artists here in Hawaii. Our technical expertise in printing and framing provides a unique platform for these artists to share their talents with audiences near and far. We take an omnichannel approach to our Art on Demand program, offering both a user-friendly printing website and convenient store locations statewide to promote the artwork. All of these resources are managed in-house so that we may provide a seamless experience for our customers with minimum risk for the artist.
We are also committed to our customers. We strive to provide high quality printed products at affordable prices. We believe art should be accessible to all!
Art that is selected into the Art on Demand program is featured online on our print websites: picturesplusprints.com and islandartandsole.com. It is also featured on our social media platforms, in various marketing promotional campaigns, such as print ads and email blasts, and via in-store artist events. Art prints are also displayed for sale at all 6 Pictures Plus and Plus Interiors retail locations statewide, as well as select Island Sole retail locations.
Customers can select from the following mediums: canvas, metal, semi-gloss photo paper or plastic laminate (for printing on cabinet doors / tabletops). In addition, they can select any custom size ranging from 4"x6" up to 43"x93" for metal or up to 54"x100" for canvas (assuming the image resolution supports it). Customers can select from a variety of finishing options, inluding gallery wrapped canvas and custom framed prints.
Artists receive a royalty on all images that are printed for customers or for store samples. The amount varies as a PSF percentage based on the medium that is used. Royalty fees are paid quarterly.
Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions.
We focus on Hawaii art and photos that have their own unique perspective. Although we get many amazing entries to our Art on Demand program, we are not able to accept all submissions. For the sake of the existing artists in our program, we try not to add in collections that are similar to their works in content or style. To get a feel for whether your artwork might be well-suited to our Art on Demand program, please browse our collections online. Currently, we are looking to fill a void in the areas of decorative artwork, paintings and drawings, as well as photography with unique locales not currently available in our program, including neighbor island content.
Interested artists should submit JPGs of their "Top Ten" images via email or file sharing, as well as a link to their online portfolio (if one is available) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A maximum of 10 images can be submitted. Due to the volume of submissions received, additional images will not be reviewed by the art committee. Hi-resolution images are not required for the initial submission.
Every third Tuesday of the month (AKA the "cut-off date"), the Submissions Committee reviews all artwork received within the past month. All submissions that pass this initial review phase are sent to a second panel for a vote. Artists can expect a response within one month of their respective cut-off date regarding the status of their submission.
Initially, artists should submit 10 images for consideration. Upon acceptance into the Art on Demand program, artists can submit up to 50 hi-resolution images for inclusion. However, not all art pieces may be included in the final online selection, and images or artists that have not sold for an extended period of time may be periodically removed at the discretion of the Submissions Committee.
Artists accepted into the program will receive a link to upload their files, as well as documents to be completed and returned, including a W9 form, Contract Agreement, and Art Submission spreadsheet. Upon receipt of all necessary documents and hi-resolution images, the artist will enter the queue to be added to the website. Turnaround time to have artwork published on the website is 3-4 weeks, contingent upon the size of the queue. Artists are added to the site in the order in which their completed documents are received.
Yes! Our Art on Demand program does not preclude any artist from selling their participating artwork directly, and/or through channels other than those provided by The Art Source, Inc (dba Pictures Plus). We make no representations in regards to the volume of art we can sell for any given artist, and therefore encourage our artists to leverage their creative talents by pursuing any additional revenue streams available to them. We consider our Art on Demand program to be a great option for artists seeking a supplemental income.
Recommended file format: .JPG
Recommended minimum pixel dimensions: 2400 x 3000 (the larger the better). A 2400 x 3000 pixel image will print 16"x20" at 150 DPI. However, images with more pixels allow us to offer customers more print options.
Files should be ready to print and should require no editing. The software for tracking and printing royalty images uses the .JPG file format and uses a resolution of 150 DPI along with the pixel dimensions to calculate the maximum print size of the file, regardless of what resolution the image is originally saved at.
All watermarks should be removed from photographs. Fine art, such as paintings, can include an artist signature at an appropriate size. Our graphic design team can assist with signature placement, if needed.
For photographs that have been digitally enhanced, please note that oversharpening the image may cause visible noise when printed at a larger size, particularly when printed on metal. As a result, we may limit size options at our discretion.
While there are times when we may have to crop the image slightly to fit a standard size or to suit a customer's needs, our preference is to always print the image as the artist intended and as it was submitted. Image files should be submitted in the final form that you intend it to be printed in. This includes any cropping of the image, the proper orientation (horizontal or vertical), and the intended width-to-height ratio.
Thank you for your interest in participating in our Art on Demand program!
For any additional questions about the process or the program, please email the Submissions Committee directly at email@example.com
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