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What is Chapon Art Gallery ?

Art gallery located in the famous gourmet capital Grand Case, on the trendy island of St Martin / St Maarten. Chapon Art Gallery exhibits Alain Chapon’s artworks.

What does Chapon Art Gallery sell ?

Originals artwork, sculptures and reproductions.

How can I trust buying on Chapon Art Gallery ?

We know that safety and trust are really important to you and being frequent online shoppers ourselves we take it seriously. When you purchase an item on Chapon Art Gallery, we hold your payment safe until you tell us you’ve received your order. Only then do we release your payment to the seller. We select our creators with care and we stand behind every purchase made on Chapon Art Gallery so that you can buy with confidence.

What does the word Giclee mean ?

The contemporary giclee has become a valuable addition to the art world. « Giclee » is a French term, which means to spray ink. The pronunciation of giclee is “zhee-clay.”
Essentially a giclee is the reproduction an original 2 dimensional work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer.
Giclee have a much higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is far greater than that of a serigraph. Giclee are produced using a high-resolution inkjet printer, which can spray ink as small as 1/100th the width of human hair, this process is generally regarded by the art industry as the highest quality reproduction available and in many cases are indistinguishable from the original artwork.
The entire process of producing a fine art giclee is an artistic endeavor within itself, requiring a great deal of patience and skill.
Art Evolution has been producing giclee for the past 15 years, we employ experts in the field of high-resolution photography, color matching and printing on high quality canvas. The final result is an exquisite artwork that does not need to be framed under glass and is of such high quality that giclee reproductions can be found on display at museums around the world, including The Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.

What makes a giclee limited edition valuable ?

Here are some of the reasons why an art buyer may consider purchasing a giclee artwork.
Hi quality giclee is estimated to remain colorfast for 75 years or more.
The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than almost any other means of reproduction.
Limited editions of below 400 in number are proven to have excellent resale value. As with any desirable product where demand exceeds supply as the limited edition begins to sell out and rarity becomes a factor the artwork generally begins to increase in value.

Giclee are a wonderful cost effective alternative and are often indistinguishable from the original painting.

When considering an investment in art, it is generally wiser to own a quality limited edition giclee from an established artist with a proven track record than an original artwork from a lesser-known artist.
For practical reasons there are many situations in which a cost effective limited edition giclee could be the first choice. These include : vacation homes ; gifts, or display in executive offices, or any other environment in which you wish to maintain a level of quality, but in which an original work would not be practical, secure or cost effective.

Why am I required to register before making a purchase ?

Registering is quick and easy, we require only a password in addition to the email that you provide. Having an account lets you keep track of your orders’ status from your dashboard easily.

How do I change my email settings ?

To change your connected email address or change your email notifications, follow the steps below:

On the upper right hand corner of any page you’ll see a link called ’Account’ or your username if you’re signed in. Click on your username to access your user account dashboard.

Select “Account settings”. You are then able to change your connected email address, shipping address, and specify if you’d like to receive email from Chapon Art Gallery.

I forgot my password, how can I get a new one ?

It happens to the best of us. Go to this page so you can set a new one.

What forms of payment does Chapon Art Gallery accept ?

We are accepting payment with Visa, Mastercard & American Express via Paypal platform. All credit cards used for payment must have a valid billing address.

Are my payments secure ?

All orders are encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology on both your end and ours. SSL encrypts all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. In order for SSL to work, you must use an SSL-enabled browser.

For your own safety we do not save any payment information. Payments are made directly through Stripe—certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification, so we can guarantee that important information stays confidential and private.

Buying on Chapon Art Gallery

When you buy something on Chapon Art Gallery, the money goes into a neutral escrow account so the Seller does not get paid until you have received your product and had time to review it.

The funds are not released until 48 hours after Chapon Art Gallery has gotten confirmation that you have received your item. So you can be confident that you will get what you bought and know that it is what it is advertised to be.

How do I check the status of an order ?

In “My orders” you can see the progress of all of them. Once delivered, you will receive more information on how to track the package and when it will arrive.

To check the status of your sale, hover over your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen. Click it and choose ‘Orders’ in your dashboard, which is a page of all your active and previous orders.

If on the right hand side of the listing title the icon is Orange, it means that the item has not shipped yet. You will receive a shipping confirmation email when the tracking number has been put into the system and your order receipt with your dashboard will provide the info for you to track the shipment.

What is the shipping return ?

The products are delivered directly from the creators to your doorstep. Chapon Art Gallery doesn’t handle any direct shipping at this moment, but we pre-screen and only carefully select creators who are deemed reliable / trustworthy and have previous experience shipping their creations.

We work with our creators to use recommended and trusted shipping carriers for our featured sellers, but this may vary if the seller has a trusted / better alternative he/she is comfortable with.

In case of any concerns, please reach out to contact us.

Which countries do we ship to ?

Everywhere !

How much will the delivery cost me ?

North america and europe:
Giclees (reproductions in a tube) : 80$
Originals (oil and watercolor) : 80$
Sculptures from 0 to 4kg : 90$
Sculptures from 5kg to 8kg : 150$
Large Sculptures : 150$

For originals and bill above 1000$,  free shipping

How long does it take normally for an order to arrive ?

1 week

Information Collected or Received

Chapon Art Gallery may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. Chapon Art Gallery may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

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Collection and use of personal information

Chapon Art Gallery collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

When you place an order on the Site, you must provide your first and last name, a valid email address, phone number, billing address, shipping address, and credit card number. We will use this information to fulfill the order you place and to communicate with you about it.

Chapon Art Gallery uses your information for four purposes: (1) to fulfill the orders you place on the Site, (2) to answer any customer service inquiries that you may have, (3) to contact you about special offers, Chapon Art Gallery news and new products and (4) to understand the shopping habits of our customers to better serve them in the future.

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