Frequently Asked Questions

How To Order

Please use the shopping carts accessible through our online catalogs or from one of our artists’ virtual galleries. If you saw something at our gallery that you wish you had purchased, and it is not in our online catalog, please email us. It is likely that we can email you a PayPal “Buy Now” button customized to your needs.

Mail Orders

Include your check in US funds, drawn on a US bank, in the correct amount, made payable to Vertu Arts LLC. Shipment will be delayed until the check has cleared.

Make sure the return address is valid so we can contact you by mail if necessary. A valid e-mail address and a telephone number with best time to call helps solve potential problems.

Send your order list and shipping instructions to:

Vertu Arts LLC
Mail Order Department
803 Bursum Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Export Policy

We do not export. Orders will be accepted only for delivery within the United States and its territories.

Can I use one of the images on this site?

All images displayed are covered under the sole and exclusive copyright of the original artist, even after the original has been sold, unless other provisions have been arranged in writing. All materials on this website, including design and layout, are copyrighted; reproduction of such property without express written consent is unlawful and prohibited.

What Is A Limited Edition Giclée Print?

Giclée (pronounced “zhe-clay”) prints are produced by an ink jet technology where tiny droplets of ink are placed with excruciating precision onto a surface. According to several sources “The term giclée originated in 1991 with Jack Duganne who coined the term to refer to fine art prints created with digital output. It was intended to be a word which would be added to the lexicon of print making terms in the vocabulary of fine art print making. It’s derivation comes from ‘le gicleur’, the french for ‘nozzle’. Gicler is the french verb ‘to spray’ (as from a nozzle) and thus the direct object of the ‘spraying nozzle’ would be giclée, as many digital printers today use nozzles to direct ink onto a substrate. The main intention of the word giclée was to distinguish ‘fine art prints’ from those created for non-art or commercial purposes.” Digital prints today usually meet a high standard of archivabliity; there is an expectation that a giclée print should be a long-lasting print.