Zen Dragon Shipping and Product Update 1/9/15

Posted on January 09, 2015 by Judy Gex

Electric Jerry Available Now!

VisionLab Art has added the Electric Jerry print to the store. This print is a limited numbered edition on both watercolor paper and canvas. The watercolor edition will be 150 pieces and the canvases will be limited to 50.

Clarification on the Mindbender canvases: These are NOT a limited edition. It's an open edition which means we will print them as long as there is a demand for them. 

Shipping Update on the Jan. Drop


The original intent with doing the drop on Monday was that I would begin packing tubes on Wednesday. Due to the mix up in numbers on the WSP NYE prints, I spent Tuesday and Wednesday trying to work out how to handle that. Fast forward to Thursday... I thought I would get started packing tubes then, but Mother Nature decided to kill my car battery and the day was spent fixing my car.

On the WSP print debacle and lottery for upgrades: I have accounted for MOST of the prints I needed to upgrade, but there will be a very few more upgrade invites to be sent out. PLEASE.... don't write me to tell me you want to upgrade or that you want to be included in the "lottery." If you ordered an AE, you're already included. I cannot stress enough that I don't have time to reply to each individual email about this. My time is better spent getting packages out.

I did get to the studio today and finished prepping editions. I also packed all the orders that came in just prior to the drop, so those will ship tomorrow. I will be back in the studio tomorrow and will pack what I can. I will start packing tubes again on Tuesday. I don't usually talk about how many orders I have in the queue, but I really need everyone to understand how much I have to do and that the less emails I have asking where orders are is important. I have almost 300 tubes to pack in less than 2 weeks before we leave to go visit my family and take a couple of painting seminars. I don't want to leave any orders on hold while I am away, so the next week absolutely has to run smoothly.

I will post updates here almost daily. I will also cross post them to the Zen Dragon Gallery FB page and the Widespread Panic Poster Collectors FB page. Y'all are welcome to share the updates anywhere else they seem appropriate.

Again, if you go check your order status on our web site and it still says "Unfulfilled," that does not mean your order is in limbo or has been cancelled. It simply means your order has not been packaged for shipping yet. As soon as I pack orders, I change the status to "Fulfilled." You should also get an email with your Delivery Confirmation number when I print your label. Look for that. Also, make SURE your mail carrier knows to put the tube in a place where it will not get rained on or stolen. If there is ANY concern either of those could happen to your tube, advise your carrier to keep the tube at the post office for pick up. Insurance does NOT cover tubes rained on or stolen after delivery. 

Edition Sizes: In our haste to get the drop done so orders could be packed before we leave on a short vacation, I neglected to nail down and post edition sizes on several of the prints released. Here's some of the numbers that were missing:

The Black Keys ATL AE edition - 115 SN AE
The Black Keys ATL Foil edition - 60 SN

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour 2014 Foil - 10 SN
Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour 2014 Gold - 30 SN

Widespread Panic Blue Ice AE - 85 SN AE
Widespread Panic Blue Velvet Foil - 195 SN

There are a couple more I did not get to tonight, but will add those numbers tomorrow. 

That's it for tonight. Have a great weekend, y'all!

 

Update on the January 5 Poster Drop

Posted on January 08, 2015 by Judy Gex

Good morning!

I have been mostly addressing this on social media, and most of you probably already know most of the details, but I need to post this "officially" here, too.

On Monday, I mixed up edition inventory on the Panic NYE AE & Foil editions resulting in an oversell on the AEs. It's taken me a little sorting and assessing, but the solution I decided upon was to randomly pull invoices from the stack of AE orders and offer those people an upgrade to the Foil edition. In most cases, that would mean an additional payment of $10 to change from the AE to the Foil, so the offer is not mandatory. If you get an email offering the upgrade, you're under no obligation to do it. Just let me know either way. I will keep sending the offer until I have reached the number I need to fulfill all of the orders we took on Monday. Just to clarify, if you "upgrade" to the Foil, that means you are only going to get the Foil and not an AE print.

I've been also addressing other "issues" that people have pointed out. One of those issues is people thinking there is something wrong with the store software because they are getting an "inventory error" message of some sort when they attempt to check out resulting in them "losing" the item(s) they had in their cart. This is not a malfunction of the store software. This happens because there are more people than there are posters. The inventory controls on the store shut the item down as soon as the allotted number of that item has gone through a completed check out. 

This was a big drop... I have a ton of orders to package and ship. If you go to our web site and look at your order, if it still says "unfulfilled," then I have not packed it yet. You'll get an email when I mark it "Fulfilled" and when your label is created for shipping. 

Thanks for being patient with me while I sorted this out!
Judy

Posted in New Releases, Widespread Panic

Clarification of "Unfulfilled" Order Status

Posted on January 07, 2015 by Judy Gex

Good morning, poster people! Just a quick note..... I thought I had clarified this earlier in a post, but not sure where, so I wanted to cover it one more time.

The status "unfulfilled" that you will see when you log into our web store to check on your order does not mean your order is being canceled or reimbursed. "Unfulfilled" simply means the order has not been packaged for shipping yet. As I get to each order and package/label it for shipping, I change the "unfulfilled" status to "fulfilled."

I've got a LOT of orders to package. Please be patient!! I will get them out as quick as humanly possible.

Love and rockets,
Judy

Happy New Year From Zen Dragon Gallery!

Posted on January 03, 2015 by Judy Gex

Hard to believe it's 2015 already, but here we are.... from my FB news feed, it seems like most everyone had a great NYE and Christmas. This makes me happy!

Cutting to the chase, we're ready to add more prints to the web store. We've had a lot of prints drop for shows in the last month, so this drop is going to be bigger than usual. 

I’ve got everything set to go at 3pm EST on Monday, January 5th. Tubes will be here early next week and I’ll print packing slips Tuesday and prep everything to start packing tubes on Wednesday so I can get the first batch to the Post Office on Thursday.

All the new prints going into the store will show up under the New Releases link. The Panic will also show up under the Widespread Panic link, and The Black Keys & Tedeschi Trucks prints will also have their own separate links. 

Here's a couple of tips on helping the process to go smoothly:

I recommend setting up your account in the store ahead of time so all you have to do is log in instead of having to enter all your info at the time of the drop.

Check your shipping address info. Double check it.

Orders will not be combined because of the time involved in combining and refunding shipping. We'll need to get these packages out as quickly as possible as we're leaving at the end of January for a short trip. 

Be patient when your order is placed. There is only one of me organizing and packing all the orders. If you received an order confirmation, your order is solid. As soon as I get your order packed, you'll get an email with your tracking info. 

I did not have digital files for some of the variants, so I took some less-than-great photos for those listings…. sorry about that, but most of you are familiar enough with the papers Jeff is printing on to know the pictures won’t do them justice.

Here’s what will be in the New Releases: 

From the back catalog:
  
2005 The Derek Trucks Band Spring Summer Tour Poster
2006 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Poster
2009 Mock Show Poster - Miami

New prints:
    
2014 The Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Poster Artist Edition
2014 The Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Poster Curious Super Gold Variant
2014 The Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Poster Hologram Sparkle Foil Variant

 
2014 Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre Show Poster
2014 Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre Show Poster Curious Cognac Variant

  
2014 The Black Keys Denver Show Poster
2014 The Black Keys Atlanta Show Poster
2014 The Black Keys Atlanta Show Poster Hologram Foil Variant

 
2014 Dominican Holidaze Poster Curious Copper Venom Paper
2014 Strings & Sol Poster Curious Cognac Paper

 
2014 Widespread Panic Charlotte NYE Curious Metallic Indigo Poster
2014 Widespread Panic Charlotte NYE Deep Royal Blue Velvet Cosmic Foil Poster

So, there it is.... bigger pics will be available in the listings, but that's a decent representation of what's going up in the store. 

Zen Dragon Gallery November Release Update

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Judy Gex




Zen Dragon Gallery will be doing our first big release Wednesday, November 12th at 3pm EST (Eastern Standard Time). There will be uncuts on the same Curious Red Lacquer Sparkle Metallic paper the show edition was printed on and one variant edition on Curious Cosmic Red Velvet Metallic Foil. There will be 2 listings in the store, one for each print. "Curious Red Lacquer" and"Cosmic Red Velvet Foil" will distinguish the headers. 

:::ONE OF EACH PRINT LIMIT::: Orders for multiples of either Coloween print will be cancelled or partially refunded.

IMPORTANT: Multiple orders will not be combined. The new store software should be much more user friendly than the Paypal interface. 

You will be required to set up a user account. You may do this beforehand. 

• We will not be able to troubleshoot any browser issues on other computers or mobile devices. We have tested the site and have had friends and customers test it as well from their end on computers, iPads and smart phones. We're confident the settings on our end are in good working order. 
Please take the time to visit the new web site before the release to be sure that your browser works with the site. 

There will be several other prints in addition to the WSP Coloween available on this release as listed below. We still have a ton yet to list, but wanted to put a few oldie goldies up this week, too! Over the next month or so, we will be adding more prints to the online store. Some will have more quantity available than others, but all will be from the original limited edition printing. It's been a few years since many of these have been listed for sale anywhere and the back catalog of Drowning Creek and Zen Mystic prints is pretty vast. We'll release prints in blocks of 12 or more, always with advance notice of the items to be released. All newly listed items will show up in the New Releases menu selection for at least a month. The only items we will not formerly announce will be the Scratch & Dent items that will be added as time allows to existing listings.

 

Included in this release is the "Receiving Enlightenment" art print on the left that was also used for the 2009 Conscious Alliance STS9 GA Theatre shows. On the right is the 2004 Smilefest event poster. Any available details for these and the other prints below will be included their listings.



This print was never released on the Drowning Creek or Zen Mystic web sites.... in 2012, B.B. King & the Tedeschi Trucks Band did an 8 show date tour together and Jeff Wood created the print. Approximately 30"x15" and available in limited quantities in both the SN and the AP editions.

  

The 2014 Phases of the Moon print was created in partnership with Conscious Alliance for the event's food drive. Available prints are from the Artist Edition. 

The 2010 Fantastic Hullabaloo show was a side event including art and music held in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Mardi Gras colors with a New Orleans vibe. Printed on black paper stock.

Both from 2007, the High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam and the Langerado Music Festival event posters are now available in the Zen Dragon Gallery. Cheech and Chong headlined the Cannabis Cup and Widespread Panic headlined Langerado. Just doesn't get any better than that! Both approximately 15"x22"

The only collaboration in this release, the 2003 Atlanta My Morningposter was illustrated by artist Jason Cooper of Blackheart Studios and composed and printed by Jeff Wood at Drowning Creek. Currently only full sized SN posters are available. There may be a small number of handbills available in the future.

  

For the Georgia sport fans.... these will now be available for the first time on the internet. Buy one for $15 or both for $25. 

OK, that's it this time.... should go live at 3pm EST Wednesday, November 12.

Panic Halloween Uncut Drop Details....

Posted on November 09, 2014 by Judy Gex

Here's the deets on the drop....

We've made a decision to postpone the drop until Wednesday at 3pm EST instead of doing it tomorrow so I can work out some shipping issues. This will make for a better experience for all. We were all ready to go tomorrow, but when I put the shipping app through its paces, I found some issues that were not conducive to our shipping needs. Sooooo... sorry for the false alarm for Monday.

To answer questions regarding variants, there will be uncuts on the same Curious Red Lacquer Sparkle Metallic paper the cut editions are printed on and one variant edition on Curious Cosmic Red Velvet Metallic Foil. There will be 2 listings in the store, separated to not be confusing. "Curious Red Lacquer" and "Cosmic Red Velvet Foil" will distinguish the headers.

This is a ONE PER ORDER drop. I will refund or cancel orders for multiple prints.

I will also be adding 5 prints from earlier years.... don't freak out if you are worried you will miss out on something by focusing on the Panic uncuts. The items I am adding should show up under the "New Releases" menu button once they are active.

I'm gonna go teach my yoga class and try to get my zen on before coming back to see if I can get this shipping thing nailed down. Again, sorry for postponing the drop, but be happy I caught the discrepancy before it was too late!!

If I think of anything else, I'll post an update.

Posted in New Releases, Widespread Panic

And Here We Go......

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Judy Gex

Welcome to the new Zen Dragon Gallery site! Please take a few minutes and read this post. It will explain a few important things about the new site.

We're opening the site with a limited number of items... pretty much what was available on the Zen Mystic Studio site with a couple of other older prints added as examples of the things listed in the rest of this blog post. We're being cautious before we load all of the items that are ready so we can test the site first. This is new store software and we're still learning. We hope there will be no glitches, but if there are, we'd like to catch them before we have 300+ items up. 

How the site is organized
Prints are organized by year, studio name, and other "Collections" as listed on the left hand sidebar found on most pages. The search engine will pull up items that have the word you search for in the title, keywords or listing info. It's pretty easy and a few times clicking on stuff should give y'all a good idea of how to find what you want.

Because there will be so many items in the store, I've set it up so that all variants of a print that has previously been sold in one of our stores will be under one listing for that print. I've added a couple of older prints to illustrate this so y'all can look to see how it will work. New print releases with variant options will be listed as separate items to prevent any confusion. Once the initial drop has been done, any remaining print variants will be condensed down to one listing. 

Print options might include any of the following - SN, AP, AE, PP, SE, Handbill, uncut, Scratch & Dent, paper or ink color variants. Items that have more than one option for purchase will have a drop down menu with all the options listed. Be careful when ordering not to get the wrong option, as I will ship what is on the invoice. The options will be clearly defined using the abbreviations listed below and in the print info where I feel further explanation necessary. I won't do exchanges on mis-ordered prints, so be aware of that when you order.

Abbreviations for editions
We have used a variety of different marks for prints over the years. There were always reasons why we did so, whether it was to differentiate between the band's prints and ours or otherwise. Where there are multiple options for the same print (and there will be on a lot of posters), there will also be different price tiers based on the number of prints available. Here's a list of some of the abbreviations you may encounter:

SN - Signed and numbered
AP - Artist Proof
AE - Artist Edition
PP - Printer's Proof
SE - Subscription Edition
UC -Uncut Edition

Sale Items
I will run various specials on different items. There will be "Easter egg" deals on a few prints. You might find these while going through listings, hence the "Easter egg" label. For example, if you order one poster at full price for a band, you might find a print for the same band to add to your order for $10. Please don't try to order the $10 print without meeting the stated requirement. I will take the deals off the site if it becomes a problem. At present, no sale items are in the listings that are up. They will be added when I upload the bulk of the listings next month.

Scratch & Dent  
I decided to add all Scratch & Dent items to listings as I have time and can go through them. I won't announce those additions to the store. I will try to take pictures, but some flaws are difficult to see in a picture. Many of the S&D items are close to mint. I would never sell something with a flaw in the print area without a pic or adequate description, but there may be listings where I do not have a picture of the flaw(s). You'll have to trust that I've made a qualified assessment and decided on a fair price for the item. The following verbiage will be on all listings with a S&D option:

• The Scratch & Dent option is for damaged prints from editions. These prints are not mint condition, but image area is fine unless otherwise clarified. Due to time constraints, we will not always be able to describe each S&D print individually or take pictures for most of them, especially if there are multiples. Edge and corner damage is to be expected in the margins of the prints listed without a description. Any creases or damage in the print area will be noted in the listings. 
We list them at what we consider a fair price. Sales on S&D prints are final. 

I will try to add as much info to each listing as time allows, but with as many items as I am putting into the store, there may be info that's missing or incomplete. After the bulk of the store is up, I'll go back try to add more info to some listings.

Items that currently say "Sold Out" may at some point have prints available for sale. I will add those prints as time allows.  Emails or messages asking me when I will be adding any particular prints will not be answered because the answer is "I don't know." 

There are approximately 300 more items already input and ready to be turned on in the store once we've made sure everything is working properly.  Those will be added in mid November after the Panic drop has been shipped.  There's still a lot beyond that 300 left to be input... yes, there will be some items pulled from the archive and at some point, we will start to add uncut sheets, prints from other artists, pins, clothing, books and anything else that's not nailed down in the studio.

Be sure to sign up for our mailing list if you would like to get our announcements via email. If you were on a previous DCS email list, you will need to re-opt in for this one. We are very careful with our list and we do not send a ton of notices. However, since there are going to be some specials and hard-to-find prints being listed over the next few months, this will be the best way to know when we add items to the store. Since the numbers on some items are going to be very limited, this will be the best way to have a chance to get one. Purchase will be first come, first served.

Like all new stores, there may be some quirks. If you find one, let us know. Always happy to have that input!

Love and Rockets,
Judy

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