With the exception of the art reproduction process, every detail of each order is handled in-house. In other words, our art studio takes on the identity of a shipping warehouse on order fulfillment days. We enjoy building trustworthy customer relations and being able to care for your art with our two pairs of hands.
For our limited edition art, we include a certificate of edition- designed by Jake, of course- with the title of the piece, the number of edition, and Jake's signature at the bottom. We wanted to create a feeling of old world nostalgia with modern simplicity for the brand. We took simplified elements from the rococo style heading and applied it to various aspects of our packaging.
Each certificate of edition bears the authentic JW gold seal; each one individually pressed with our customized embosser. This turn-of-the-century iron cast lion head embosser belonged to an old library on the east coast before it came into our possession. We customized the die to match our vision for the brand and we love the way it's unified everything we do within the business.
Please note: not all of Jake's art belongs to a limited edition series, but every piece bears the artist's signature. We've laid out the details of what qualifies as a limited edition piece here.
When you order your Jake Weidmann art, we've included art care instructions (see above, top-left) that educates you on how to preserve the longevity and vibrancy of your art. Because of the quality of archival materials in the reproduction of Jake's art -inks and fine art papers- your art should maintain its initial beauty for generations to come. You can read up before you buy with the instructions we've provided here.
One of the most entertaining parts of this process is getting caught up in Jake's mesmerizing strokes as he signs each piece and fills out the certificates. (Above) Jake is completing a COE for "Little Sparrow," one of our most popular art pieces to date.
(Above) "Semblance," color-matched to the original, this piece is reproduced on antique white fine art paper, complementing the dark lines of the script.
(Below) "Crucified King," reproduced in its largest limited edition size of 24"x24" on canvas. The velvety richness and vibrancy of canvas prints are undeniably gorgeous. This one is being sent to a collector to complete their Lion Series.
(Above) "Heart of Music," completed in 2011, is one of the most popular art pieces in the JW gallery and has been crowned a classic among its many admirers.
(Below) "Transformation," released in 2015, has captured the hearts of those who meditate on the image of hands and birds. Commissioned by one of our most faithful collectors. The original resides in Golden, CO.
Each art piece is packaged with layers of protection: a translucent or plastic covering, brown paper, and bubble-wrap. If you read our art care instructions, you'll find that one of the best things you can do with your art is to handle it in its original coverings until it's time to take it to the framer. If you must, handle your art on the white border/edges only.
Through various trial and error, we ship our art in sturdy tubes. You'll find, if you are buying art online, you're more likely to receive your shipment flat between two poster boards. Our unfortunate experience with shipping art this way has come with one story of woe after another. We find that, though we do not recommend keeping your art rolled in its tube for long-term storage, it keeps shipping fees affordable and our orders get to where they need to go without damage, whether your local or overseas.
Our hope is that we can get as much of Jake's art into as many hands and hearts as possible. Our desire is that the message of each unique art piece is shared with the world. We would like to think that we have done this well, but there is always someone who hasn't yet been reached.
We hope that our transparency in the quality of each art piece and the care that goes into each order will bridge the gap between admiring followers and avid collectors.
That being said, many of our followers have quickly become members of the Jake Weidmann Family of Collectors! We are proud to have so many fans become buyers, and buyers become collectors. We're honored by your support!
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