Frequently Asked Questions
What’s wrong with male artists?
Nothing! We just t̶h̶i̶n̶k̶ know that there's more room for women at the forefront of the art world. Under-representation of female artists has been an issue for a long time. Check out the stats from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Yikes. Collective 131 is female-founded, so this issue is very important to us.
What are the shipping fees and when will I receive my purchased artwork?
Shipping costs are calculated at checkout once you enter your address if you are located in the US. Artworks are packed according to industry standards, and typically ship within a few days. They come straight from the artist, which means they leave exactly the way they were made. Some artists even include a handwritten note just for you. We will send you a shipment confirmation email with a tracking number. Please note that we require a signature upon delivery.
Do you sell/ship internationally?
Yes! There are just a couple of extra steps. You must inquire with us first, as you won't be able to check out through the website. From there, we will provide you with a shipping quote. Please know that you may be responsible for customs taxes.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes. Send us an email about the work you want to purchase, and we will schedule a payment plan. Installments can be made via checks, wire transfers, or Venmo.
Is framing included?
Unless otherwise noted, artworks are unframed. We are excited to partner with Framebridge for your framing needs! If you are interested in having a work framed, please shoot us an email and we will get back to you with a quote.
Do you accept returns?
We are supporting emerging artists, so we do not offer returns. We appreciate your understanding.
What happens if a work arrived damaged?
Hopefully this won't happen, but we can't control everything. Send us an email with pictures within 7 days of receiving your shipment, and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
I really want to buy a piece, but I still have questions. What should I do?
There’s a link to email us under every artwork image. Just ask! We’re happy to help.
I love your mission, but I’m new to buying art. Any tips?
We believe you should buy art that you love and want to hang on your walls. Collective 131 is all about transparency and making art accessible, which is why you can buy directly through the site. However, please email us if you have any questions or concerns before you buy anything! Check out our blog post for more tips on art collecting!
I’m an artist. Can I sell my work through your site?
We'd love to see your work! Please send us your info, images, and website links to email@example.com. If we think you'd be a good fit, we'll get in touch :)
I don’t identify as a woman. Should I/Can I buy artwork here?
Yes and yes! Art is for everyone. Collective 131 is not about alienating men. In fact, we would love your support. It's important that all people see the importance in diversifying their collection. If you have more questions, please ask! We are happy to discuss our mission and how you fit into it.
What does “Collective 131” mean, anyway?
131 is the apartment number where this idea was born. “Collective” came up as alternative to “gallery,” because we transcend the typical gallery model. Everyone behind Collective 131 is united in our mission to support women artists.