Announcement   Welcome to Trevor Tubelle’s Arte Shoppe! Here you will find small, affordable, handmade original prints, drawings, and other hybrid things for your viewing, purchasing and ontological pleasure. Visit my website: www.tubelle.com

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Welcome to Trevor Tubelle’s Arte Shoppe! Here you will find small, affordable, handmade original prints, drawings, and other hybrid things for your viewing, purchasing and ontological pleasure. Visit my website: www.tubelle.com

Trevor Tubelle

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Trevor Tubelle

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About

Art Without the Midddleman

There are a few simple reasons why I have an Etsy Shop:
1) It's a fast and easy platform where regular folks can find and buy art.
2) It bypasses the middleman (such as a gallerist), so the full profit goes to the artist.
3) I can reach a large, mixed, and international audience.
4) People who are interested in art but intimidated by galleries (such as myself) have a friendly and inviting place to see and buy work.

Obviously there are downsides for buyers, such as not being able to see the work up close or talk to the artist in person, but nothing's perfect. I try to mitigate these downsides by including "detail" images and being open to chatting with people via email. Overall, I think Etsy enables more people to see art, make connections with artists, and to buy work they like. For artists, Etsy gives us an attractive venue for displaying and selling work with minimal hassle--what more could you want?

Shop members

  • Trevor Tubelle

    Owner

    Trevor Tubelle is a San Francisco-based artist who makes drawings, paintings, prints and assorted hybrid projects. He was born in 1973 and grew up in Los Angeles. He received a BA in art from UC Berkeley and an MFA in painting from SFAI.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2013
As Ricardo Montalbán in Fantasy Island might say: "Smiles everyone, smiles... welcome to Trevor Tubelle's Arte Shoppe!” I hope you’ll enjoy the show enough to consider buying something for your viewing pleasure. But if you're not in the mood to buy and would like to just look, go to www.tubelle.com to see more of my work and to feel pleasurable feelings of warmth and wonder concerning the sheer variety of foolish and fancy creative creations that I’ve created.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I want you to feel warm & fuzzy about your purchase, so if for some strange reason you do not feel warm & fuzzy, please let me know and we'll work together to remedy your non-warm & fuzzy feelings so that you will eventually (hopefully) feel EXTRA warm & EXTRA fuzzy!

Translation: we can work most anything out if you're a reasonable person and I'm not feeling cranky.
Payment
I accept credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, PayPal, personal checks (which need to clear the bank, of course), money orders (does anyone actually use these?) and gold coins (shiny!). If you’re going to buy, please pay promptly, okay? It’s the nice thing to do (and because I can’t send you anything until you pay for it).
Shipping
After 3-5 days of careful preparation, I will most assiduously walk down my block to the Bernal Heights Post Office and send your piece of art First Class wrapped in a clean and secure manner. Then it should get to you safe and sound and as quickly as the USPS can manage. (That is, unless the USPS banishes it to the Dark Land of Mordor, in which case there's not much I can do about it but sigh heavily).
Additional policies and FAQs
{FAQs}

1) Why is your work so *cheap*?

--Because I’m an artiste! This means that I have the need to share my work with people (why that is is another story), so like many artists I undervalue my work in order (so the delusion goes) to get my work out to the most people possible. I’m trying to find some balance between affordability (for you) and survivability (for me).

2) Why is your work so *expensive*?

--Because I’m an artiste! I’m working hard here making handmade stuff with great care and I personally caress each piece of fancy Italian paper that I use. Also I have a lot of student loans to pay off from graduate school, not to mention diapers/rent/art supplies/linens/clothing/renter’s insurance/bike repair/gas/tequila/health insurance/Aikido/green tea/bento boxes/paneer tikka masala/sourdough bread/peaches/web hosting/screws & nuts/Mitchell’s ice cream/kids swimming classes/Strauss yogurt/SF Business Registration Certificate/Caltrain/BART/parking tickets/birthday presents/earl grey tea/laundry detergent/PG&E/Verizon/toilet paper/etc.etc.etc. to pay for. Not that selling these prints will pay for much of anything, really…

3) Why do you make prints?

--When I make a drawing or painting or hybrid piece of art it usually takes *a lot* of time and energy and resources. When it comes time to price a piece, I must charge a fair amount in order to cover my time/costs. With a handmade print, I'm still expending a lot of resources, but at least I'm making multiples. Thus, I can charge less per piece, which means that more people can afford and enjoy my work! This makes me happy. I will now do the dance of joy (extreme gesticulation and jerky facial movements and a little jiggy “skip-to-me-lou” hop) for your online imaginative pleasure/horror. Whew!

I also really enjoy the multi-step process of printing/printmaking. Because of the many steps and processes involved in making a screenprint/Gocco (drawing, scanning, digital manipulation, inkjet printing, photocopying, burning a screen and, finally, hand printing), I’m never quite sure what the end result will be. I like the subtle changes and incidental marks that can crop up along the way. It’s a nice balance between being very methodical and precise while remaining flexible and open to serendipity.

4) Why do you make drawings?

--Don't know. Find a time machine and go back in time to around 1976 or so and ask my 3-year-old self why I'm drawing so much. I'll probably say something about robots and spaceships and explosions, but who knows?

5) Can I ask you other stuff?

--Sure, just email me (see "contact" above and to the left).