YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO FOUNTAIN STREET AS A 1STDIBS ARTIST
 

Violation of any of these practices can lead to immediate termination of Fountain Street’s entire 1stdibs account.

If you fail to comply with these practices, Fountain Street reserves the right to terminate your access to 1stdibs with no refund of your membership fees.

 

  • ALL ITEMS listed must be available for immediate sale.

  • ALL ITEMS must be shipped within 7 days of a sale.

  • Items offered on 1stdibs may not be offered for a lower price anywhere else.

  • If a buyer approaches you directly after seeing your work on 1stdibs, you must direct them back to 1stdibs (or Marie) to close the sale.

  • If a listed item sells elsewhere, we must mark that item SOLD within 24 hours of the sale.
     

Play it safe! Here are some specific instances which apply to the requirements listed above:

ALL ITEMS listed must be available for immediate sale.
ALL ITEMS must be shipped within 7 days of a sale.

  • Notify Denise Driscoll by email ( not text message) by 6 am the Sunday BEFORE the work will become unavailable.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Submissions made on Sunday are LOCKED IN and cannot be edited until they are available as new listings on Wednesday. 
  • If you’re entering a work into another exhibit (even at Fountain Street) have all potential work UNLISTED immediately. Don’t wait to be notified if you are accepted.
  • If you are exhibiting a painting at Fountain Street or any other location and it can’t be shipped within 7 days, then that work must be UNLISTED before the exhibition begins.
  • If you are traveling for 7 days or more and are unable to ship work in that time, then the work must be UNLISTED prior to your departure.
  • If an item is sold by 1stdibs, then Fountain Street is in a binding contract to ship that item within 7 days. If you have work listed that is showing somewhere else and it sells on 1stdibs, then you will have to remove the work from the exhibit for shipping to the buyer. This is very unprofessional and should be avoided at all costs.

Items offered on 1stdibs may not be offered for a lower price anywhere else. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • If you have work listed on other sites or at other galleries, your prices must be the same everywhere. If you have old listings out there, update your prices before you submit work to 1stdibs. If you have work listed on 1stdibs and also listed elsewhere, update those prices immediately so that all are the same. 1stdibs prices must be the same or lower than anywhere else.
  • Collectors can easily search for your work online. We recently had a potential buyer tell us he found the same painting in multiple locations for a lower price. We have no control over what you have out there, but you put our account with 1stdibs at risk if you are offering work elsewhere for less.

If a buyer approaches you directly after seeing your work on 1stdibs, you must direct them back to 1stdibs (or Marie) to close the sale.

  • Offering the buyer a lower price in exchange for buying directly from you or the gallery is strictly forbidden and can lead to loss of Fountain Street’s 1stdibs account or loss of your own member privileges to show on 1stdibs.

If a listed item sells elsewhere, we must mark that item SOLD within 24 hours of the sale.

  • If you sell an item elsewhere, let us know immediately as it is our responsibility as a 1stdibs gallery to mark that item sold within 24 hours of the sale.
     

Violation of any of these conditions can lead to loss of Fountain Street's account with 1stdibs. They have a "three strikes you're out" policy, not per artist, but across all of our listings.