Shipping your Art

If you’ve submitted a jpg and your work has been approved as a submission for a show, the next step is getting the piece to the gallery. If you’re in Metro Vancouver, HAWC recommends dropping off your work at the gallery in person, any time the gallery is open (except opening nights). Check the Calendar for dates/times or make an appointment.

Not in Vancouver? Please email for a mailing address. If you send it to the gallery, it’s likely headed for a trip to the post office until I can pick it up.

If shipping within Canada, small art can be shipped with Canada Post. For larger work, get a cost estimate and check with the gallery before sending. If the work doesn’t sell, HAWC may not be able to pay for return shipping.

If shipping from the US, HAWC recommends using the US Postal Service for smaller work. Please DO NOT ship via UPS (they charge high “brokerage” fees and duties on packages from the US). At this time, unless you’re able to pay shipping and duties in both directions, larger works will not be accepted from the US. Sorry, it’s just too expensive for the gallery to take on at this point. Note: Delivery times vary, especially for work crossing borders. Ship early to avoid delays in customs. If your work has not arrived by the deadline, it may not be included in the show.

Be sure to pack your work well and get the optional shipping insurance. Click here for great packing advice. HAWC is not responsible for damage during shipping (in either direction – your art will be returned in the same packaging it arrived). In your package, be sure to include your return address, your name, details about the piece, and the price (keep in mind the gallery takes 50%).

In order to keep your shipping costs low, unless it’s integral to your piece, do not ship your work framed. Some work may be posted for sale online after the run of the show. All unsold work will be returned within 90 days (longer if made available for online sale). If you want it back sooner, let HAWC know.

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