of Artistic Murals Contract:
Gerkin/ artist and (company or person)/client
1. Description of the work:
The artwork to be created by the artist shall be:
2. Obligations of
the artist and client:
shall purchase materials necessary for the creation of the artwork and be
reimbursed for cost by client.
shall bear the expense of any transportation or living costs incurred by the
artist away from her home or studio, sales taxes, or customs duties, insofar as
such expenses are reasonably incident to, or entailed by, the artistís
creation, delivery or installation of the work (or supervision thereof).
shall create the artwork, or in certain circumstances oversee the work of a
shall hire and compensate any additional labor services necessary for
preparation of the wall and/or installation of the artwork (murals on canvas).
shall secure any building permits necessary for the lawful creation and
execution of the work.
Client shall provide OSHA compliant scaffolds to work on when
Any major changes that client requests of artist, will result in paying
artist an additional $75.00 per hour to create the change or changes.
changes artist deems necessary to enhance the composition or color in the
artwork, will be deemed for the good of the painting and at no additional charge
to the client.
3. Start and completion dates:
The artist shall undertake the creation of the artwork on (date) or before
(date) and complete the artwork on or by (date).
4. Additional artwork compensation:
additional artwork done by the artist shall be negotiated and compensated
separately from this agreement.
5. Fees and schedule of payment:
Price of artwork:
Materials: approximately 20% of total
Upon execution of this agreement, client shall pay to
deposit due upon verbal and or signed agreement (Non refundable)
when project begins
due on day of completion
6. Exploitation of the Work:
Not withstanding the assignment of any advertising/promotion rights to the
client, the artist shall retain all copyrights of the artwork. The artist
shall be entitled to reasonable advance notice of any publicity or photographic
reproduction of the work. As well as, be entitled to customary and
appropriate identification as the creator of the work.
7. Maintenance of the Work:
Client shall notify the artist promptly in the event of the need for any
maintenance or restoration services so that the artist may have a reasonable
opportunity to perform such work herself or to supervise or consult in its
performance. Artist shall be reasonably compensated by the client for
future maintenance and/or restoration services rendered. In absence of any need
for restoration or maintenance, the work shall remain free of alteration by the
client, who shall take reasonable precautions to protect it against damage or
destruction by external forces. (In the event of possible alteration or
destruction of the work due to proposed renovation or demolition of a structure
to which the artwork is affixed, the artist shall be entitled to notification,
by the client, affording the artist a reasonable opportunity to reclaim the
artwork be removing it whole, at her own expense).
The artist warrants that the completed artwork will be fit and suitable for use
and exploitation in the manner (and to the extent/and for the duration) for
which it is to be created, but this warranty is conditioned upon the clientís
compliance with the provisions hereof relating to the installation, maintenance
9. Title of Ownership:
Title of ownership in the artwork shall pass from the artist to the client upon
the completion of the artwork.
10. Death and disability:
In the event of an incapacitation, illness, or injury of the artist and a delay
arising there from in the execution of the work, the artist shall notify the
client of such delay. In the event of the artist death, her estate shall
retain any payments made therein.
11. Other delay:
If the execution of the work is delayed by an act or neglect of the client, by
labor disputes, fire, unusual transportation delays, or by other external forces
or natural calamities outside the artistís control, the artist shall be
entitled to extend the completion date via verbal or written notification to the
client, by the time equivalent to the period of such delay.
Any dispute hereunder between the parties (not involving money claims by either
party in excess of $1,000.00) shall be resolved by resort to arbitration (in
accordance with the standards and procedures of the American Arbitration
The laws of the state of Florida shall govern construction of this
Tamara S. Gerkin/Artistic Murals
__________________________ Title: Artist Date:__________
14223 Pimberton Drive
Hudson, FL 34667 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.ArtisticMurals.com