Q & A
Thank you so much for your interest in our work! If your question is not listed below please, Contact Us with your inquiry.
What is “Original Art”?
Original art, or original fine art, isn’t “original” just because it’s creative—it’s original because it’s one-of-a-kind.
Original art is typically far more expensive than reproductions.
What are reproductions?
The opposite of an original piece of art is a reproduction. We have two types of reproductions - poster prints and fine art prints.
Our poster prints are created by Printful, our print on demand service. They are Museum-quality posters, giclée-printed on archival, acid-free paper. Our poster prints are made on demand. No minimums.
Occasionally, Linda will release a fine art print. Fine art prints are made with archival quality inks and printed onto beautiful fine art papers or canvas. Fine art prints come in two categories - open edition and limited edition. An open edition means that there can be many prints made of that particular artwork. Sometimes they are signed by the artist but not numbered. A limited edition print is printed in limited quantities. Once they are sold they will not be printed again. Limited editions are typically signed by the artist and also numbered. The smaller the limited edition size, the more valuable the print.
Can I see your original artworks?
Yes! Currently, you can see and purchase select original artwork by Linda Chido at Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery, 306 S. Main Street, Suite 106, Buda, Texas 78610.
You can also see artwork in the studio by scheduling a studio visit.. The Chido Gross studio is located in Buda, TX. Contact Linda to schedule an in person studio visit OR a virtual studio visit through Zoom: email@example.com
Where is your artwork online?
Everyone in the Chido Gross Family has a portfolio on the LINDA CHIDO ART website. In addition, both Linda Chido and Mona Rae Chido Gross have artwork listed on Artwork Archive and Ron Gross has a separate website of his artwork at: www.twelvesquared.com
When do you have new work available and can you let me know?
The best way to find out when new work will be available is to add yourself to our email list. Once you're in the know, you'll receive beautiful artwork direct to your inbox from Linda's Studio and the Chido Gross Family. You'll also be the first to know about Gallery Shop additions, new art courses in the Academy, updates, exciting news and exclusive offers.
Do you take commissions?
YES! Linda, Ron, and Mona Rae all take commissions. Contact Us to discuss your project. After we have agreed on the specifics of your project, we will send a Contract/Agreement for you to sign. This Contract will outline everything we agreed upon and make clear all of our policies. This makes sure we are both in agreement and everything is transparent. We want you to feel really good about your project with us and we don't want there to be any surprises! Once you return your signed contract to us, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 50% of the project cost. When the payment has cleared, we will add your project to our calendar. Shipping cost will be added to your final invoice. Please be advised that large work over 48 inches in any direction may require special crating and shipping.
Do the kids get to keep the money from the sale of their artwork?
Yes. The Family Gallery at LINDA CHIDO ART splits the sale of artwork 50/50 with the artist.
Do you work with interior designers?
Absolutely. Linda has a Master's Degree in Architecture and has experience working with interior designers. Please Contact Us with your project ideas.
Do you teach art classes?
Yes! Linda teaches all of the art projects in LINDA CHIDO ART Academy. She has limited availability to teach in person art classes in the Central Texas area and on-line through Zoom.
Contact Us for Linda's rates and availability.
I'm a shop owner and would love to sell your products. Is this possible?
YES! Please Contact Us.
Who does your shipping?
Currently, all of our original art shipping is done through Austin Mail Express in Austin, Texas.
Our print on demand items (poster prints, clothing and stickers) are shipped directly from Printful, our print on demand service provider.
What are your shipping rates?
All items in the Gallery Shop will have shipping costs listed.
For original artworks coming from the Studio, we base our shipping cost on the size and weight of the artwork. Because each artwork is unique, shipping rates may vary.
You can read more about shipping in our article, Let's Talk About Shipping.
How do you make your prints?
Our prints are made in two different ways:
1) Poster prints are produced through our print on demand service (Printful). Prints are both digital reproductions of original paintings and original digital artwork printed onto Epson Professional paper. All of our poster prints are fulfilled and shipped through Printful.
2) Our fine art reproductions are high-quality printings on fine art paper or canvas. Original artworks are professionally photographed or digitally scanned, and then color corrected to produce highest quality digital image. Then, the digital image is printed onto fine art paper or canvas. Currently, we use Miss Pixel Perfect in Austin, Texas for all of our fine art reproductions, digital scanning and photography.
How long will it take to get my art?
Original artworks are shipped from our studio in Buda, TX. Please see our Terms of Service for shipping and delivery information.
If you ordered a poster, clothing or stickers in our Gallery Shop, our print on demand service takes 2-5 business days to fulfill orders and 5-14 days to ship. Though they do not guarantee these times. If it's been 14 days and you have not received your item, please Contact Us and we will help you resolve the issue.
A note on color.
Everyone sees color slightly differently. We will be happy to take the time to show you more images of a print or painting. Computers are also calibrated differently as well, so if necessary view the image on another monitor or Contact Us with any questions you may have.
I still have questions.
We will be happy to answer all of your questions. We want your art purchasing experience to be enjoyable. We understand that purchasing art is a highly personal experience and an investment. Please Contact Us with your questions. If you would discuss your questions or concerns further, make your request on our Contact page and we will schedule a phone conversation with Linda.