Poems Art Publishing, L.L.C., based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was created in 1997 by business partners, Nasser Shotorbani and Laurie Downing. Both shared a clear vision and business philosophy: to select art and artists working in truly distinctive styles, make bold creative choices, and be uncompromising in production and presentation.
From the onset, Poems brought new decorative trends to the marketplace, including a popular X-ray botanical collection by radiology technician/photographer Steven N. Meyers and, most recently, compelling digital compositions by J.P. Clive, to mention a few. Artistry from around the world is represented in Poems’ contemporary collection, with an extensive variety of subject matter and mediums.
In 2010, Poems launched AlterEgos, its new division for custom Giclee printing on alternative substrates. Most imagery in the Poems collection is available for prints on demand and Poems’ capabilities in this area continue to expand and grow.
In 2013, Nasser Shotorbani acquired full ownership of Poems and brought Owen Hickey on board as President.
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Most images in the Poems collection are available for direct printing onto fine art papers (smooth or textured), canvas, brushed aluminum, and acrylic. Abbreviated codes under each image correspond to the artist permissions required for custom printing.
PPR(S) - Fine Art Paper (Smooth)
PPR(T) - Fine Art Paper (Textured)
CVS - Canvas
ACR - Acrylic
ALU - Brushed Aluminum
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Shipping prices are variable based on location. Orders received by 12 noon Mountain Standard Time are shipped same-day. U.S. orders are shipped in tubes via FedEx Ground unless otherwise agreed in advance of the order. Canadian orders are shipped in tubes via FedEx International Economy. Orders shipped C.O.D. will reflect an additional charge based on current courier rates.
All international orders are shipped freight collect via FedEx International Economy unless otherwise specified in advance. Shipments to Freight Forwarders in the Continental U.S. are available via standard FedEx services. All international orders must be prepaid via MasterCard, VISA, or bank wire transfer in U.S. funds until an open account has been established.
Poems now charges a $50 restocking fee per order for returned items. Returns must be pre-approved by Poems and arrive in excellent condition in order to qualify for credit. Shipping charges for returns are the responsibility of the customer.
Poems is pleased to present its entire current collection online. Browsing has never been easier! We offer multiple search functions to help you locate desired imagery:
Enter an item number, title, or key word in the Search field. This will connect you directly with any corresponding imagery.
Categories listed in the sidebar on the Images page will refer you to groups of images such as New Releases or Top Sellers, or you can search by subject matter. You may then sort according to artist, item number, or title, or filter by size, format, or color. These options are accessible in the drop-down boxes across the top of the image thumbnails.
To view collections by individual artists, visit each artist’s page where you’ll find their photo, biography, and image references.
This unique function (great for presentations!) allows you to collect images for future reference (similar to a Wish List) or for printing onto standard letter-sized paper. Click the Add to Art Board symbol under an image to place it into a PDF file that may be downloaded to your computer for printing. Each page will display the image, item number, title, and size. You may monitor and update your Art Board by choosing the Art Board link at the top of each page.
We are continually on the lookout for innovative art to add to our collection. If you would like to have your work reviewed for publishing or licensing consideration, please note the following guidelines:
• We prefer to review art in electronic form. You may send website links or digital files to email@example.com.
• CDs, DVDs, or printouts may be sent to our office by mail. A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope is required for any materials to be returned.
• Do not send original art, transparencies, or slides. We cannot be responsible for any loss of or damages to unsolicited art materials.
• We recommend that you include a short summary and biographical information with your submission.
• Art reviews are held several times per year and it may be one to two months before you receive a response to your inquiry. Please do not call for follow-up, but you may inquire for an update via e-mail several weeks after your submission.
• We select art for development based on market trends and collection needs and our choices are primarily governed by the art’s commercial appeal.
To submit by mail:
New Art Review
c/o Poems Art Publishing
4677 Cherry Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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