To begin searching for that perfect piece, become a member by clicking the sign up button.Sign Up
After you’ve signed up, you can seach our gallery, match yourself to work you love, follow and message other Art Tap X members, leave comments, and easily buy pieces.
Ways to Find the Perfect Piece
Our unique Art Tap Exchange algorithm matches you to the art that'll tickle your fancy. Just click the "Match Me" button at the top of the home page or go to the "Matching" section by clicking on your Profile. After answering a few short questions, we will reveal your art match. Your results will be saved in your profile, so that when you visit us again, we'll show you pieces that fit your tastes, no work necessary.
Searching on our Home Page
Use our "art finder" which has powerful filters to narrow down the medium, color, price, edition, and frame options. Or, turn off the filter and scroll through all our pieces.
You can also search by recent works, your art match profile, and price by selecting the drop down menu.
By clicking the magnifying glass icon on the top of any Art Tap X page, you can easily search names of artists, names of artwork, and other art categories
Click on any piece to find similar pieces
After clicking on a piece and landing on a Piece Page, you will be able to find other works similar to the work you selected and see other works by the same artist.
Account & profile
Find your art match
Once you sign up, take our matching profile by clicking the "Match Me" button.Match Me
We’ll ask you a some short questions and in a few seconds, our algorithm will match you with a great selection of pieces that suit your tastes. You can learn more about matching in the "Ways to Find the Perfect Piece" section.
Your HeArt Gallery
Just click on a heart icon on any piece to save it to your HeArt gallery. As long as you've created a profile and logged into your account, you can see the art you saved from past visits in this gallery. To remove a piece from the the HeArt Gallery, simply click again on the piece's filled heart. You can also see what your friends have “hearted” in their gallery by clicking on their profile.
Do you have any friends or relatives on Art Tap X? Do you like a specific buyer’s taste or an artist’s profile? Follow them by clicking on the “Follow” button on their profile. When you follow an artist, you’ll be able to see their Artist profile. When you follow a buyer, you can see their Buyer profile.
Adding a shipping address
Click on your account and fill in your address. You can save several addresses at the same time, so when it’s time to place an order on that perfect piece, just select the address where you'd like it sent. All addressed are confidential and will not be displayed on your profile.
We use the secure global payment platform Stripe which accept all major credit cards. You can pay either in Canadian or US Dollars.
Adding payment information
You can add new payment information by accessing your account. You can save multiple payment details that will be readily available when placing an order. You will also be able to add all payment information when purchasing your first piece.
We currently accept US and Canadian Dollars. We are working towards accepting other currencies soon.
The tax applicable on your order is calculated based on the state, province or country you are having your art shipped to.
Your piece is always insured
All artwork must be insured when being shipped. We adopted this policy to give our buyers and artists an additional safeguard when purchasing or selling work through all Art Tap Exchange platforms
Art Tap Exchange retains a 25% commission on the sales price. This is typically half the commission taken by traditional galleries. The commission is included in the price of all work visible to the buyer on the website. The commission does not include insurance, taxes or duties when purchasing artwork. A substantial percentage of our revenue goes to further marketing our artists and servicing our community.
Shipping & Returns
The time required for delivery is determined by the artist and stated on their Artist Profile. Often, your art will be processed and shippied within 1-2 weeks.
Depending on the artist’s shipping terms, certain artists can make tracking details available to you for your convenience. The tracking details will be sent to you once your order has been shipped.
Your piece is always insured
All artwork must be insured when being shipped. We adopted this policy as an additional safeguard when purchasing or selling work through all Art Tap Exchange platforms.
Each artist must state their return policy on their profile. We encourage you to reach out to the artist before placing an order if you have any questions about their policies.
If you have a special request, like gifting, artist commissions, or special shipping requirements, you can reach out to the artist through the Art Tap Exchange messaging feature and explore the possibilities. Each artist is responsible for clarifying their policies to the buyer. Just ask!
Security & password
Resetting your password
On the log In pop-up, enter your email address and click “reset password”. Check your email and follow the instructions to set a new password.
Types of Art Available
We love having a wide variety of art techniques and styles on our site. Whether the work is classical, modern or contemporary, we look for art that resonates with us and artists who offer a unique perspective. We also select artists for Art Tap X who produce works that are easily transportable by our affiliated suppliers and easy for you to handle. Therefore, we typically do not accept sculptures, installations, or mixed media works that are high-relief. All our works are either limited edition or original. We do not sell prints with unlimited runs.
The media and techniques of artists on Art Tap X include but are not limited to:
- spray paint
Our photographers typically sell giclée, c-type, or traditional photosensitive prints.
Works on Paper
- Paper collage
Any combination of the above media and techniques with the possible addition of other media.
Any non-traditional media or techniques that fit within our selection criteria.
Our Artist Selection Process
We require a portfolio and CV from artists interested in applying for a space the Art Tap X platform. When reviewing the application with the team, specifically our art advisors, we make our selections based on the quality of the artwork we receive, the merit of the artist's accolades, and future creative potential.
Bookmarking or Saving Art
Just click on a heart icon on any piece to save it to your HeArt gallery. As long as you've signed up and are logged into your account, you can create a personal gallery with all the art you saved from past visits. To remove a piece from your HeArt Gallery, simply click again on the filled heart below the image of the piece you no longer want to save. You can also see what your friends have “heARTed” in their gallery by clicking on their Heart Gallery.
Saving pieces in Your Cart
You're interested in purchasing a fabulous piece and have added it to your cart. You just want a little more time to run it past your friends and family before purchasing. Your cart will save that piece for up to 24 hours. Once these 24 hours have past, the work will become available to other Art Tap X members
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Ratings & Reviews
Testimonials for Art Tap Exchange
We're eager to know what your Art Tap X experience has been like and often make changes that better support our community so please write to us. We'd also love to see pictures of the art you've bought and how it looks in your lovely home.
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Caring for your art
Though entire books have been dedicated to this topic, here are a few things to consider after buying that perfect piece.
- Never keep artwork near windows, doors, vents or ceiling fans. Humidity and frequent changes in temperature can damage your piece.
- To clean your artwork in glassed frames, spray some glass cleaner onto a cotton cloth and rub gently. Lambs wool is great for dusting your fanciest frames.
- For cleaning an actual piece, dust the surface with a fine bristle brush and leave it alone. You can use a soft make up brush made of sable hair or buy a brush at your local art store. This should be done every 4-6 months for works that are not protected by glass frames.
- Do not use any any liquid or commercial cleaners and avoid touching the artwork with bare hands.