Special Orders or Commissioned Art

Art Quilts, Fiber Art, & Mixed Media Art by Dottie Gantt
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Photo of "First Class At 55" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
First Class At 55 2002


The works shown in the Lakeside Designs Galleries are representative of my artwork.  If what you see is no longer available, or if you want custom art for your home, office, private collection, or as a gift for someone special, I will be happy to make a special order or commission art for you.  I will work with you to create either a derivative piece that based on a previous work of art.  I can create a made-to-order special art work that fits your lifestyle, color scheme, and budget.


How long will it take to create my special order?

What information do I need to provide to the artist?

What are initial design sketches?

What is a working design?

How do I pay for a commission?
How much will a commission cost?
When does the artist start working on the artwork?

What about any changes I need made after the artist starts  working?

What about my delivery - final approval - and - final payment?
How do I start a commission?
How can I see your artwork in person?
What are your Business Policies?

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How long will it take to create my special order?

Commissions can take from six weeks to six months to design, create and deliver  depending on the size and complexity of the artwork and other commissions I have previously scheduled.  I will provide you with an estimated start date and completion date (subject to change).

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What information do I need to provide to the artist?

1) What size wall hanging do you need?

2) What is your budget for this commission?

3) What are your color requirements?

4) What subject matter do you have in mind?

5) Do you have an estimated size in mind?  Do you have an orientation (e.g., square, rectangular, vertical, horizontally)

6) If this commission is for a particular installation site, do you have any swatches of upholstery, carpeting, wall coverings, paint chips, etc. will be helpful.

7) Do you have any photographs, snap shots, slides of the installation site, as well as other areas surrounding the site?

8) What is in the space, other artwork, general floor plan of the installation site?

9) What attracted you to my work?

10) What particular works did you see in my gallery pages that are appropriate to your requirements, and what was it about those works that you would like to see in your commission?

11) When do you need the commission completed?  Is there a special occasion or date you need the artwork?

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Photo of "Mali Mud" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Mali Mud 2001

Photo of "Yesterday Was Today Once" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Yesterday Was Today Once ©1999

Photo of "Myself and I" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Myself and I 1999

Photo of "Happiness Is" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Happiness Is ©2005


What are "Initial Design Sketches"?


Once I understand your needs and wishes, I will provide color design sketches for a design fee of $100.  The Initial Design fee will be subtracted from the total cost of the commission if a contract is signed, but it is not refundable.

What is a "Working Design"?

After you review the Initial Design, you will have an opportunity to provide input, feedback and any changes.  Your information will be used to create a Working Design.  The Working Design will be provided to you along with material samples for a final approval, and the commission contract for your signature.

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How do I start a commission?

Please Contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have or information you need to start your commission.

With a commission you an opportunity to have an active part of the creative process in collaboration with the artist.  Commissions allow you to have the artist create a piece of artwork that is uniquely yours.


Photo of "Appalachian Sunset" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Appalachian Sunset
1999
Sold

Photo of "New Moon Dance" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
New Moon Dance ©2003


When does the artist start working on the artwork?

When the Working Design is finalized and approved by you, you have signed the commission contract, and sent the contract with the initial deposit to Lakeside Designs.

What about any changes I need made after the artist starts working on the piece of art?

As I work on your artwork, I will contact you from time-to-time to discuss design decisions and to make sure that things are proceeding as we agreed.  At any time you have any new ideas or questions, we should talk about them.  Should the impact of any changes suggested significantly alter the design, materials used, and/or the schedule, we will negotiate what that impact means (e.g., price changes, schedule).

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Photo of "Four Wishes" art quilt by Dottie Gantt
Four Wishes 2003

 


How much will a Commission cost?

Prices for commissions vary and are based on the size, complexity, and materials used in the artwork.  Any prices provided are for only the artwork and include shipping in the continental USA.  The prices do not include installation fees or costs.

How do I pay for a Commission?

Once a contract is signed, a 50% deposit will be required for the commission. This deposit covers my materials only and is non refundable. The remaining 50% will be due and payable upon delivery of the work.  If you need to negotiate payments, we can do that.  Also refer to our Business Policies for additional information about payment methods.

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What about my delivery - final approval - and final payment? 


I will complete and deliver your artwork as close to the due date as possible.  You will have two weeks for final approval.  At that point, the final payment is due.  Payment plans are negotiable. Also refer to our Business Policies for additional information.

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How can I see your artwork in person?

If you like to see my art work in-person, please review the schedule of Exhibits  -or-  You may also schedule visits to my studio [by appointment only] to see finished works, or work in progress. Please feel free to Contact me if you have questions, need additional information, or would like to schedule a studio visit. 

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Photo of "Elephant Tree" art quilt by Dottie Gantt

Elephant Tree 1998


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