Shipping artwork from one location to another is an extensive process, whether it’s headed across town or to the other side of the country. Private collectors, investors, and art advisors require a partner who can transport their collections securely to any destination. At Art Work Fine Art Services, we take pride in the expert handling of each piece in our care, from precision crating to white-glove transportation.
Shipping artwork in the Pacific Northwest poses both geographical and climate-related challenges. However, working with an experienced local art logistics team who is familiar with the area helps eliminate concerns. Here’s how the Art Work FAS team provides safe art transportation for the galleries, artists and collectors we serve.
The Intersection of Art & Logistics Expertise
Our team is made up of experts in many mediums, including painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography and sculpting. Our extensive understanding of art creation allows us to customize packing and crating solutions for each piece. Each crate we design is a work of art in itself – created with the expert craftsmanship of professionals who have decades of experience in fine art handling and transporting. Art is our passion, and we care just as much about each collection as our clients do.
Safe Shipping Around the Globe – or Around the Corner
With artwork safely protected, we offer several options for shipping art collections throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Our team works closely with clients to determine the right services to fit their needs by comparing time frames, price points and handling considerations for each project.
International Shipping & Support
We can coordinate both domestic and international shipping services, and have access to best-in-class customs support..
Our customs partners can handle the details by facilitating paperwork, including U.S. Customs and international forms, and will work directly with shippers to track the location of a collection, so that all items arrive without delay. We can also provide airport services like tarmac or cargo-loading supervision and security escort.
Convenient Regional Shuttle Service
If a collection needs to make a regional trip, Art Work FAS offers a regular bi-weekly Pacific Northwest shuttle service, and a monthly West Coast shuttle that includes stops in Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay area. We also work with partners to provide service to a larger area spanning from the Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles, CA.
We understand the importance of a local team for providing knowledge of the landscape and weather considerations, so our partners are vetted art handling companies that have warehouses and installation teams in the local area. This allows us to store items and deliver them when it’s convenient for clients.
Review our shuttle service schedule and reach out to our dedicated team with any questions.
Dedicated Transportation Options
For clients that prefer to have their collection to ride alone, we offer dedicated transportation services. Available to clients in the continental United States, our experienced team will personally deliver artwork with a dedicated fleet and will never leave your artwork’s side during transit. Exclusive Delivery is our true white-glove art transportation service and is the optimal solution for high-value pieces that need specialized handling.
By working with experienced professionals, the risks associated with hand-offs between carriers are eliminated. Exclusive delivery is appropriate for those who are bound by insurance requirements or loan agreements for artwork that needs to be delivered directly to a museum or broker; or if the destination is in a rural area requiring specialized transport.
Dedicated Fine Art Shipping from a Local Art Logistics Company
For more than three decades, highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists in the Pacific Northwest have relied on Art Work Fine Art Services to securely ship their collections. Our bespoke solutions make us the premier partner for both domestic and international shipping and delivery, as well as art storage, and installation.
Our unique team is made up of logistics experts who are also passionate artists and collectors. We are local to the Pacific Northwest region, including offices in Portland and Seattle with extensions to California’s Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles.
To request an estimate for fine art shipping services, or to discuss your needs, please contact us.