Commission Contract for Frances Byrd Art

Commission Contract for Original Art by Frances Byrd

Part 1: Consultation Meeting

A $50, non-refundable consultation fee is due at or before the Client Consultation. This fee covers travel expenses when applicable,consultation, and inclusion on the artist’s commission schedule.

Part 2: Statement of Commitment

I, Frances Byrd, am entering into a contract with ___________________________________________ on this Day, _________________________, to create a piece of artwork as described in detail below.

I, ________________________________________, understand that Mrs. Byrd is a freelance artist and that all transactions will be conducted in person when possible or via video/email and PayPal Invoicing (for credit card payments).

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Part 3: Description of Commissioned Art

Out of respect for the investment made by previous and future clients, it is not the artist’s practice to make exact copies of exhisting works of art. It is a matter of professionalism and integrity that every piece of art be an original, one-of-a-kind creation.

Art Medium – _______________________________________________________________

Subject of Art – __________________________________________________________________

Size of Art – _____________________________________________

Price Quote – ________________

Additional Notes -____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(Attach a separate sheet for details if necessary)

I, ________________________________________ (The Client), understand that the artist will do her best to capture my concept in a piece of art of my description. However, I also understand that art is a conceptual endeavor and that ideas do not always translate exactly from a client’s conception to an artist’s execution. It is for this reason that the client and artist will meet at least three times to discuss sketches and the work in progress in order to avoid any misunderstandings upon completion of the artwork.

* Out of town clients will be provided extra work in progress photos and opportunities to ask questions and schedule calls or video conferences to insure that their art is progressing to their satisfaction. *

Part 4: Price of Commissioned Art and Payment Schedule

Current Pricing

Oil and Acrylic Paintings and Mixed Media: $2/square inch

For instance, an 8×10″ painting would cost $160

Illustrations in all non-paint Mediums: $1.50/square inch

For instance, an 8×10″ painting would cost $120

Sculpture: $3/square inch (width x height), all mediums

For instance an 8×10″ mixed media sculpture would cost $240

Interior Murals: $100/square foot, all mediums

Exterior Murals: $200/square foot + waterproofing supplies



All non-refundable fees and shipping costs are described in detail below. Fees and deposits are collected in advance of the next step in the commission process in order to compensate the artist for her time and material costs in creating each stage of the commission. All efforts will be made on the part of the artist to ensure that the client’s wishes are met through a series of preliminary sketches and in-progress meetings or communications via email, containing images, to insure that the work is progressing as agreed in this contract.
If at any time the artist has a question, the client has a question or dispute with the artist, or an issue with making subsequent payments occurs, both parties (client and artist) are expected to communicate in a timely fashion and endeavor to resolve all issues promptly.

Part 5: Additional Questions

  1. What is your concept, as the client for this piece of art?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. What are your preferred colors?___________________________________________________
  3. Is there a mood, idea, or cultural reference you wish to convey through the piece of art?_______
  4. Please describe in detail _________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(Attach additional sheet if necessary)
  5. Project Measurements:__________________________________________________________
  6. Medium:_____________________________________________________________________
  7. Final Estimate for Artwork:___________

**Shipping Fees are Extra and must be paid in full before work is shipped**

  1. ***ALL changes must be made prior to approving the final color composition.***
  2. I, __________________________________________, understand that no major changes can be made to the composition or materials used in the creation of this piece of art once the piece of art has been started.

I, _______________________________________, have read and understand all of the above information, in particular, that all fees collected before the piece of art is started are non-refundable.

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Part 6: Meetings and/or Communication Deadlines

Meeting 1: Discussing the Commission and Signing the Contract ______________________________

$50 non-refundable consultation fee is due at or before this meeting

I, _____________________________________, have read and understand all of the above information and scheduling.

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Meeting 2: Approving the Final Sketch ___________________________________________________

¼ non-refundable consultation and supply fee is due at or before this meeting

(Attach additional sheet if there are any concerns or changes to be noted for this project.)

I, _____________________________________, have read and understand all of the above information and scheduling.

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Meeting 3: First In-Progress Discussion __________________________________________________

¼ non-refundable consultation and supply fee is due at or before this meeting

(Attach additional sheet if there are any concerns or changes to be noted for this project. No further changes can be made after this point).

I, _____________________________________, have read and understand all of the above information and scheduling. Furthermore, I understand that all non-refundable fees collected at this point are compensation to the artist for her time designing and creating a one of a kind commissioned piece of artwork, research leading up to and required for the execution of the artwork, travel expenses, time required for in-person meetings, and supply costs. Furthermore, the client is guaranteed a place in the artist’s commission schedule and all deadlines have been established.

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Meeting 4: Final In-Progress Discussion __________________________________________________

Meeting 5: Deadline for Delivery of Completed Artwork _____________________________________

The remaining balance of $_______is due at or before this meeting

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

Part 7: Rights to Art and Reproduction

The artist, Frances Byrd, retains all rights of reproduction for this piece of art.

The client, _____________________________ , retains the right of ownership of the art and any future sales of the art. The client may not reproduce the art for profit in any way without written permission from the artist, Frances Byrd.

I, _____________________________________, have read and understand all of the above information

Client Signature__________________________Artist Signature_____________________________

A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided by the artist upon final payment and delivery of artwork.

4 thoughts on “Commission Contract for Frances Byrd Art

  1. I have a number of artworks from this great lady. Some commissioned, some from her studio and shows. I love them all. If you purchase or commission a piece of art, expect greatness.

    Mike Lancaster

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  2. I have a piece of Mrs. Byrd’s art that I enjoy due to its patriotic theme. I’ve always had an affinity for her artwork specifically because of her use of inspiring Americana imagery and messages.

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