FAQ

Question: Can I use one of Tim’s images?

Answer: All Tim Cox artwork remains the sole and exclusive copyrighted property of Tim Cox, even after selling the original, unless he relinquishes his rights. All materials on this website, including images/text/design/layout and any other website and/or media featuring Tim Cox artwork, are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Tim Cox. Reproduction of any Tim Cox property without express written consent is unlawful and prohibited.

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Question: I have inherited a Tim Cox Print/Painting/Sculpture. How much is it worth?

Answer: Tim receives many emails asking that he advise them on the current value of a piece of art. He is not an appraiser and cannot provide this information, even on one of his own pieces.

Typically homeowner’s insurance policies will provide for “contents.” This includes everything in your house – books, photos, computers, furniture and art. If you feel the total contents in your home, including precious items (art, jewelry, and furs) exceed the amount specified in your policy, then you need to get a rider for “fine arts.” Insurance companies will require an appraisal for any “fine art” listed on a rider.

Professional appraisers cannot legally appraise any item they have not personally inspected. Therefore, in order to obtain a valid appraisal, the work must be seen in person by a professional; photographs will not suffice. There is some good information on the Internet regarding many artists’ work, so it should be fairly easy to compute an approximate value. If that value exceeds the amount of insurance you currently have, then you would do well to pay to get it professionally appraised. You may locate an appraiser in your local Yellow Pages, by contacting a gallery or museum in your area or for help online contact the American Society of Appraisers.

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Question: How long does it take Tim Cox to create an original painting?

Answer: Each painting that Tim does takes a substantial amount of time. Tim works every day 10 to 16 hours a day, and sometimes more if he is on a deadline. He produces about 6 to 10 per year.

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Question: Can I commission Tim to do a painting?

Answer: A regular Tim Cox commission is almost impossible to come by. The best we can do is ask each customer what their wishes are with regards to price range, size or subject matter. For example, if you like his cattle driving scenes with a glorious cloud formation behind it, we can try to let you know when one of that type of painting becomes available. We don¹t have a perfect system to alert you when one of these comes around.

If you would like, I can add your name to the list of people I notify by email when Tim has a new piece available through a show or a gallery or whatever. Tim is not really taking any particular requests at all to paint. We just hope you will see something you like in the things he paints on his own. If you haven’t already requested one, please send me your mailing address, name & phone number and I’ll get you a new Tim Cox brochure so you can see the types of paintings he has done in the past!

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Question: Is there any original Tim Cox art offered on his website?

Answer: Not generally. We do try to give you an advance look of the new paintings that will be in his various shows such as the Prix de West and the Cowboy Artists of America Show which are both in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma these days.

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Question: Which galleries represent Tim Cox?

Answer: Tim occasionally has art work in Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale and Settlers West Gallery – both are in Arizona. The ORIGINALS page has the most current information, but we often announce the new ones on Tim’s Facebook page first.

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Question: If I find a piece of Tim’s art on the secondary market what should I look for?

Answer: Tim has almost always signed his work A. T. COX with a line going across from the top of the A to the X. The left line of the “A” is extended on the left side. He has in the early days put his brand of C with a dangling, inverted F, along with a copyright symbol and the year it was painted.

When you find a piece signed in this way, it’s a very early piece and was created prior to Tim becoming a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. When he became a member in 2007 he quit using his brand and began putting the CA brand on his art.

Tim’s limited edition reproductions, canvas transfers, and giclées should have his A. T. COX signature along with TIM COX written in cursive.

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Question: What is the difference between an Artist’s Proof, Giclée and a Canvas Transfer?

Answer: Signed Open Editions and Posters can be reprinted over and over. A Limited Edition has a preset number of signed and numbered prints. Artist Proofs are the artist’s personal prints that are given to him as part of the printing – usually 10% of the edition. There is no physical difference between the Artist Proofs and the Limited Edition, they are just numbered differently, so I don’t normally recommend buying them instead of a Limited Edition unless you are a collector of Artist Proofs, you particularly want a low number, or that is all that is left. They are considered more collectable and are valued higher both initially and later on.

We make a canvas transfer by sending an existing Open Edition, Poster, Limited Edition, or Artist Proof to California. There they put the paper print into a special solution that soaks away the paper. They apply the film of ink that is left to a specially prepared, stretched canvas. These look very much like an original when you put them in a frame like we put an original in. (They are about the same size as the print we made them from.) These are my favorites. They are great looking and very durable.

Giclée Fine Art Reproductions

Giclée is a French word meaning “the spraying of ink”. Giclées are museum quality reproductions on canvas or paper, which are printed using pigmented inks on archival canvas or on 100% acid free cotton rag paper. Longevity tests show the inks we use to be colorfast for 120 years. Intense, direct lighting may reduce the longevity of the product, but reasonable lighting conditions should have very little, if any, effect.

Some nice characteristics of Giclées include:

1. They are printed using long lasting archival inks, which provide UV protection.

2. A wider color range of deeper colors is available than are available with offset litho prints.

3. Giclées are very accurate to the original art.

4. The canvas and rag paper that the Giclées are printed on are heavier than lithograph paper and give the Giclée the look of an original painting.

5. The canvas Giclées are printed and then cured with UV inhibitor varnish.

6. Because mats and glass are not used when framing canvases, they are not expensive to frame.

7. Canvas Giclées work well in a room with many windows because there is no glare.

8. The quality of the image, paper, color and printing techniques are exceptional!

Care of a Giclée Print, Unpacking and Storage:

Remove all paper wrapping and packaging items from your Giclées as soon as you receive them. They are for shipping and protection during shipping and should not be used for storage materials.

Please store your Giclées away from heat and moisture sources. The inks are water-soluble. Moisture will ruin your print! Giclées on paper should be stored on a clean, dry surface. They are printed on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper and are NOT water resistant. They are affected by moisture just like any other type of print on paper would be. Mat and frame as soon as possible, using conservation framing techniques, including UV inhibiting glass.

Stretched or mounted canvas Giclées should be stored vertically with plastic or wax paper between them. Unstretched or unmounted canvases can be stored flat or rolled. Giclées printed on canvas are water and UV resistant, but NOT waterproof. These prints are susceptible to streaking and smudging if they come into contact with any liquids. To remove dust from a canvas Giclée, GENTLY wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid direct sunlight and intense, direct light. In summary treat them as you would any valuable, water-soluble artwork.

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Question: Will I be charged sales tax?

Answer: Only New Mexico state residents pay sales tax at a rate of 6.3125%.

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Question: How much will I pay for shipping?

Answer: Because each order may be different, we will figure your shipping and charge your card accordingly. (Includes full INSURANCE)

We now ship all items free in the contiguous 48 states of the United States

 

WE WILL FIGURE YOUR SHIPPING AND CHARGE YOUR CARD ACCORDINGLY FOR HAWAII, ALASKA, CANADA AND ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS.

* Canada – Call for your shipping options – generally double U.S. rates.

* International – Call for your shipping options – generally five times U.S. rates.

We try to put as many items in a box as we can to keep both our costs down!

Our prints ship flat – in specially made boxes – 275# test corrugated cardboard with 2 – 275# test pads whose corrugation direction is cross the box itself for more safety in shipping. Our boxes alone cost $12.50 plus. We can put several items in our boxes without the shipping increasing.

Expedited Shipping: At your request, orders may be shipped UPS Next Day or Second Day from when the order is processed. (additional charges apply – usually $50 extra for Next Day Air and $25 Second Day). It is probably better to phone these rushed orders in.

Shipping: Other than USA and Canada: We ship international orders via UPS, Postal or various local carriers. Actual shipping charges plus a processing charge apply. ( We usually only ship prints by UPS – calendars may go USPS )

We are happy to answer your questions – please give us a call – (505)632-8080

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Question: What is your return policy?

Answer: Tim Cox offers a money back guarantee on every item we sell. Within 30 days, return the item in its original condition and you will receive a full refund, excluding shipping charges. (Please return in our packaging if possible.)

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Question: What about selling on EBay?

Answer: When an artist creates a piece of artwork, they “own” the right to any reproduction of that original piece of art, even after it’s sold, unless they relinquish their “rights.” The legal term is “copyright” and evidenced by the symbol artists’ affix to original works of art ©. This signifies they are the creator, therefore, the owner of the intellectual property.

When a piece of artwork is consigned to a gallery or an auction, it is their responsibility to obtain written consent from the artist (the creator) for the image of that artwork to be used in advertisements (printed and/or online) to promote the sale. Without such permission, the use of the image is a copyright infringement, and as such, the artist may take legal action.

EBay recognizes, respects and promotes artists’ rights, and as such works to develop and enforce policies and procedures for protecting intellectual property. The program, called the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program now counts among its participants over 28,000 companies and individuals, who may elect to post “VeRO: Participant About Me” pages, which tells what their individual legal position is with regard to their intellectual property. Here’s a link to the page: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/selling-art.html

If you have a piece of artwork you’re thinking about putting up on EBay, consult these pages. This list does not include all rights owners, so if you don’t find the artist there, you are encouraged to directly contact the rights owner regarding their products and/or policies.

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Question: Do you offer framing?

Answer: Unfortunately, we do not do any framing ourselves. Your local art gallery should be able to help you and match your decor perfectly!

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Question: Is your website secure?

Answer: Our website IS secure for online ordering. Please call us if you have any problems. (505) 632-8080

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Question: What kinds of payment do you accept?

Answer: We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, money orders, and personal checks as payment for Tim’s work. You can best order by calling us, BY PLACING YOUR ORDER ONLINE, or you can print off the order blank from the website from the brochure. It can be mailed to us or faxed to (505) 632-5850. (Our normal hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST or we have voicemail)

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Question: Would you please give us a donation for our group or fundraiser?

Answer: We would like to help out your organization as we have with dozens of others. What we can do is sell to you at wholesale. Generally, our wholesale prices for items not on the secondary market are half of retail. Tim’s prints are very successful as fund raisers. (I will send a couple of matted mini freebies, some calendars and a brochure out to you)

You will need to call us and set up an account, including your non-profit tax number if you have one. Please mention that I sent you this letter about helping your organization. (Our normal hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST or we have voice mail)

Please let us know how Tim’s work does for you!

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More information on Original Oils and Commissions

Answer: Often we are asked about how to acquire Tim’s original paintings. Well, we wish we had a better supply of them for everyone. We would like to be able to provide original paintings as easily as we do prints.Tim is only able to produce about 10 original oils per year. Most of those are committed to either art galleries or art shows. A regular Tim Cox commission is almost impossible to come by. The best we can do is ask each customer what their wishes are with regards to price range, size or subject matter. For example, if you like his cattle driving scenes with a glorious cloud formation behind it, we can try to let you know when one of that type of painting becomes available. We don¹t have a perfect system to alert you when one of these comes around. It might be better if you contacted some of our regular sources as well as us.

If you would like, I can add your name to the list of people I notify by email when Tim has a new piece available through a show or a gallery or whatever. At this time, ALL of the paintings are sold out. At the Mountain Oyster Club show recently, there were 34 names of people putting their name in to purchase his painting – and that was only one hour into the show. Tim is not really taking any particular requests at all to paint. We just hope you will see something you like in the things he paints on his own.

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Here is a little explanation of the things that we sell.

Answer: Signed open editions and posters can be reprinted over and over. A limited edition has a preset number of signed and numbered prints. Artist proofs are the artist’s personal prints that are given to him as part of the printing deal – usually 10% of the edition. There is no physical difference between the artist proofs and the limited edition, they are just numbered differently, so I don’t normally recommend buying them unless you are a collector of Artist Proofs you particularly want a low number, or that is all that is left. They are considered more collectable and are valued higher both initially and later on.We make a canvas transfer by sending an existing Open edition, Poster, Limited Edition, or Artist Proof to California. There they put the paper print into a special solution that soaks away the paper. They apply the film of ink that is left to a specially prepared, stretched canvas. These look very much like an original when you put them in a frame like we put an original in. (They are about the same size as the print we made them from.) These are my favorites. They are great looking and very durable. A Giclée is different in that the color is sprayed directly on to paper or canvas. Tim likes the reproduction on Giclées better than canvas transfers.

Our website is secure for online ordering! We accept most major credit cards, debit cards, money orders, and personal checks as payment for Tim’s work. (Our normal hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST or we have voice mail)
Hope that answers a few of your questions. Feel free to give me a call. If you haven’t already requested or received Tim’s new brochure “A Lot Like Heaven”, please send me your mailing address and telephone number and I will be happy to mail you one.

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