Seattle Catalog
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  1. How do I buy art from Sea-Cat?

    You can order items either online through Paypal, or by mailing a check or money order, along with this form, to:

    Seattle Catalog
    1128 Poplar Place South
    Seattle, WA  98144

  2. Who does my money go to?

    50% of each sale goes to the artist who made the work, 25% goes to Sea-Cat for operational costs, and 25% goes to a fund for the creation of an annual artist grant.

  3. How do you calculate shipping costs?

    If you spend between:*
    $1 - $49, shipping is $5
    $50 - $199, shipping is $15
    $200 - $499, shipping is $30
    $500 - $999, shipping is $60
    $1,000 - $1,299, shipping is $80

    If the total amount of your purchase exceeds $1300, please contact us at before sending in your order.

    *Exceptions: Catalog 2: Items #3,10, and 19 have no shipping charge. Items #4, 15, and 24 require special shipping arrangements. Please contact us for a quote. For item #27, the shipping charge is .50 cents for the first copy, and .25 cents for each additional. Catalog 1: Items #4, 16 and 22, 33, 34 require special shipping arrangements. Please contact us for a quote. Item# 32 has no shipping charge. Item #35 shipping charge is .50 cents for the first copy, and .25 cents for each additional.

  4. How long will it take for me to get my artwork?

    We will try to get artwork to you as soon as possible, however, we at Sea-Cat do not handle the shipping of any item. The artist who produced the artwork is responsible for shipping. It’s agreed that all purchased artwork from the catalog will ship within 2 weeks of purchase.

  5. I bought art that was already bought by somebody else, or was for another reason unavailable. What can I do?

    Many of these items are made in limited editions or are unique, so we cannot ensure availability of all items. If you order an item that is no longer available, we will promptly refund you the full amount. Otherwise, all sales are final.

  6. I bought art from Sea-Cat and now I want to return it. What can I do?

    Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately—for you may find that you have a lot to learn from a work of art you might think you don’t want), all sales are final. Perhaps have a conversation with that work of art about why you want to return it. Or ask it how it wants to be in relationship with you.

  7. The work of art I received is damaged. What can I do?

    Sea-Cat acts as a consignment gallery and is not responsible for the shipping of the artwork or its condition. It will be up to the artist who created the artwork to repair or replace the work. Contact the artist directly, or email us if you would like us to put you in touch with them:

  8. Why do I have to add sales tax if I live in Washington State?

    Washington State charges a B&O tax on any item sold in the state.

  9. Who is involved in Sea-Cat?

    Sea-Cat was founded by artists Gretchen Bennett, Wynne Greenwood and Matthew Offenbacher. These three artists are members of the LLC, and currently operate as directors of Sea-Cat. Sea-Cat also has a rotating advisory board. For 2011-2012, the board members are Yoko Ott, Jessica Powers, Matthew Stadler and Michael Van Horn.

    Each catalog includes the work of about different artists. Artists included in Sea-Cat #2 are BC Campbell, Darius Morrison, Eileen Olivieri Torpey, Emily Roysdon, Fawn Krieger, Ian Toms, JD Samson, Joey Veltkamp, Matt Browning, Mike Pham, Nicholas Nyland, Rachel Kessler, Sean Johnson, Shaw Osha.

    Artists included in Sea-Cat #1 are Gretchen Bennett, Dawn Cerny, Andy Fallat, Wynne Greenwood, Jenny Heishman, Allison Hrabluik, Margot Quan Knight, Katherine McLeod, Matthew Offenbacher, Ong Ong, Elizabeth Payne, Clyde Petersen, Kristen Ramirez, Red76 and Claude Zervas.

  10. What ideas/projects/practices inform Sea-Cat’s business?

    Orchard 47 gallery, 16 Beaver Street, And/Or Gallery, abundance, independent record labels and record distribution catalogs, zines, markets.

  11. Why was Sea-Cat started?

    Sea-Cat was started in the winter of 2010 as a series of conversations between Bennett, Greenwood and Offenbacher about value, art, space and success.

  12. How are the participating artists chosen?

    We began by choosing artists that we admired and felt both challenged and inspired by. We generally move towards our instincts and feelings and we have begun this project by working with artists we know.

  13. I’m an artist. Can I send you my work to consider for the catalog?

    Yes. Please send an email to: Write in the subject heading: Sea-Cat submission Please include up to 3 images only and a brief description of the work and your practice. Links to artwork are preferred.

  14. What is the board? Who is on the board?

    The advisory board is a small group of people we have asked to advise Sea-Cat in our operations and especially to help shape the Sea-Cat grant. Currently, Yoko Ott, Jessica Powers, Matthew Stadler and Michael Van Horn are on the Sea-Cat board.

  15. Can I apply for a Sea-Cat grant?

    As of now, we have not decided how the grant will be awarded or what the application process (if there is one) will be. We will update this information as soon as we know more, so please keep checking back.

  16. How much is the Sea-Cat grant for?

    The amount of the Sea-Cat grant is determined by sales of artwork in the catalog, and, as such, will be different every granting cycle as well as unknown until the end of the cycle.