Farmboy Fine Arts (FBFA) is a full-service art consultancy, delivering custom artwork and curated collections for hospitality, healthcare and corporate spaces.

We are always interested in connecting with new artists, but given the volume of submissions we receive, we require that artists review the technical requirements and FAQ below and then follow the submissions process outlined. Any submissions that do not follow these instructions will not be reviewed.

 

Technical Requirements

Painters:

  • Original paintings may be professionally scanned, but we prefer that they are shot with a DSLR (see photography requirements below.)
  • We do not consign original works.

 Digital Artists:

  • All files must be built at a minimum of 300 DPI.
  • Minimum file dimensions are 15inches x 15inches.
  • We do not accept simple vector graphics, but more complex designs will be considered.
  • Images submitted must be free of copyrighted components.

 Photographers:

  • All images must be shot on a DSLR camera with a minimum of 12 megapixels.
  • We do not accept Smartphone photography.
  • Scans of negatives and slides are not accepted unless they have been professionally drum scanned.

 

Submission Process

An in-house jury reviews all submissions, therefore we do not accept submissions via mail or hand-delivery. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond to those being considered. If your work is accepted, we will contact you with our licensing agreement and more extensive submission guidelines.

To submit content, please provide a PDF package or contact sheet with low-resolution examples of your artwork. It is advisable to submit images that show your range as an artist and all images must be available for licensing. Your submission package must:

  • Show your artwork clearly and not be pixelated.
  • Be letter-sized and PDF format.
  • Show no more than 12 images per page.
  • Be titled with your full name.
  • Include information about where you are based and a brief biography.

Email the package to  

 

FAQ

How long do I have to wait before I hear back from FBFA?

Our artwork review panel meets on a monthly basis. Successful artists can expect a response within 1 to 5 weeks.

What content do you want to see?

We want to see carefully considered content that will work for hospitality, corporate or healthcare spaces. Generally, portraiture, overly processed photography and artwork that feels dark or desolate does not fit well in these environments. To know more about the clients we work with, see our Clients page.

We often seek specific genres of artwork and regional content. To learn about these opportunities, subscribe to our  newsletter where the Collections PDF contains image ‘call-outs’.

How does FBFA promote and sell my work?

Each project is different—different environment, different budget and different design direction. Our in-house design team works directly with our clients to propose images from our artists that meets their needs and fits their vision. Once an image is selected, we apply it to one of our mediums and deliver it directly to the client.

In addition to proposing our artists’ work to our clients around the world, we also curate monthly collections of images that are featured in our newsletter, on our blog, and on our website. Each month we highlight one of our artists whose work we feel is outstanding, and this artist will receive their own collection and featurette on our newsletter, blog and website.

How much can I make selling my work with FBFA?

For each sale, FBFA pays the artist a commission (a percentage of the gross revenue, dependent on product type). The payment schedule is outlined in our licensing agreement, along with examples of revenues.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, more information about our exclusive artist license agreement will be provided if you are selected to become a contributing artist.

Does FBFA have a policy regarding Photoshop manipulation?

No. We take an array of artists onboard and we understand that manipulation is another evolving art form for photographers and digital artists. However, we do feel there is a time and a place for it. Our clients commonly request alterations to images, so a heavily manipulated image can often be less salable.

FBFA didn’t accept my work; can you suggest another agency my artwork could be suited to?

There are many agencies focused on different industries and niches. Your style might not be right for one but it may be perfect for another. We will be happy to make suggestions when possible.