Request a biography from the artist, including a list of completed
2 Ask for Letters of recommendation
3 Provide a budget (if there is a limit).
4 Material or medium preferred, (if any)
5 You should have the following expectations met by the artist:
a) one to three drawings, pertinent to size and location.
b) drawings should include, material description, size and price on each.
c) It is reasonable to take up to six weeks to make up your mind, after this point the drawings should be returned to the artist.
d) if you can't visualize from the drawings, the artist will provide a maquette (model) a fee is custumary at this point.
Note: the drawings, maquette(s) and concepts remain the property of the artist.
6 If you decide to proceed there is a mandatory (non refundable) 1/3rd. deposit required.
7 At this point the artist should be willing to provide a letter of intent, including all details
a) eg. material
b) work schedule, responsibilities for basing and shipping.
c) payment schedule if needed for larger works.
8 Provide technical details of installation for larger works or outdoor installations.
9 If the client is more then 500 miles away, and photos or video of locations will not suffice, the client will cover travel and
10 Lastly payment is due upon completion of installation or delivery. The artist will supply the client with a bill.
11 It's customary to endorse the project in written form for the artist if you are pleased with it's outcome.
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