FAQS

My small team of four (6 is you count fur babes) is working hard to make sure you get the most from your experience in The World of JP Kim. For immediate answers to frequently asked questions, please scroll through the FAQ topics below.

If your question is not answered, please send an email to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com.  


Location, Hours & Info

Where is The World of JP Kim and how can I meet the artist/coach?

The World of JP Kim is a state of heart and mind, carried around in the soul of the creative. It is possible to meet JP Kim during open studios in the Bay Area, gallery openings and in-person retreats. These are announced on the website and in The World of JP Kim online communities.  Please email theworldofjpkim@gmail.com if you would like to arrange a special meeting. We will return all emails within five business days. Please note that our business hours are Monday – Friday, so if you send an e-mail over the weekend, rest assured we will respond as soon as we can the following week.

Volunteer & Internships

Can I work on The World of JP Kim team?

The World of JP Kim is a creative art and coaching business that has been building over a handful of years with the help of amazing dedicated staff, volunteers, office administrators, art students, coaching students, interns, executive assistants, web designers, photographers, business and life coaches, family and friends, fulfilling so many jobs necessary for our community to continue to grow.  If you like what you see and read, you are interested in learning more about The World of JP Kim and you want to get involved, email theworldofjpkim@gmail.com with your inquiry. Resumes for internships are always accepted.  If you are interested in becoming an intern at The World of JP Kim, please send your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you want to be part of our team, what you would be most interested in learning, what special gifts you want to share and what is your availability. We would love to hear from you!

Payment, Shipping & Returns

How do I pay for MY order?

Credit card or PayPal should work fine for all orders. If there is a questions, contact us.

How are items shipped? can i pick up my order

Please see Shipping and Return Policies for more information.

Item Availability

What if I want something that is no longer available or is not listed in the Shop?

We strive to keep our website as up-to-date as possible. However, every item many not be shown as available through our online store. If you see an item you like that is out of stock, feel free to contact us to find out when it will become available again or if something similar can be created. Special orders and commissions are also possible. To learn more about Commissions, click here. We do not allow production of JP Kim’s artwork or merchandise outside of our own catalog, without explicit licensed permission. To inquire about licensing, contact us. Please check back on the website or subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for updates on new products and their availability.

Wholesale Orders

Can I purchase any of the products I see at wholesale cost?

Yes, it is possible to purchase some products at wholesale price. Some of our merchandise wholesales to licensed retailers. Please request a wholesale or licensing agreement by sending an email to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com if you would like to do business with The World of JP Kim.  We do not allow production of JP Kim’s artwork or merchandise from the Shop without explicit licensed permission.  

Original Art Availability

Can I get an original painting not shown on the website?

There are a limited number of original paintings by JP Kim.  Most available works are listed for sale in the online Shop.  If you are looking for something you do not see on the website, please contact us for more information.  Special orders and commissions are also possible. To learn more about Commissions, click here.

Reproductions of Art

Can I Use JP Kim’s artwork or another artists’ work IF FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE?

The artwork and writings on this website, and other social media outlets used by The World of JP Kim, are protected by national and international copyright laws including The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please respect the intent of these laws which enable the development of The World of JP Kim. Honoring the source of any artwork or writing that is not your own is a basic code of honor. Please communicate via email the intention and description of the use of the artwork in question and follow the guidelines outlined herein.

If you are unclear whether the use you have in mind is permitted, please send an inquiry to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com. This document is subject to continual revision without notification.

YOU MAY USE IMAGES OR WRITING FOR FREE IN WORKSHOPS, LECTURES OR EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, as long as you credit the artist and give the web site address "theworldofjpkim.com" while the artwork is on the screen.

YOU MAY USE IMAGES OR WRITING FOR FREE ON TATTOOS as long as you are able to employ an artist capable of rendering the best reproduction, and as long as you grant free use of the picture of your tattoo to be featured by JP Kim, and as long as you send a good quality photo of the finished tattoo with your name to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com.  Images WILL NOT be provided by JP Kim, unless specially commissioned. Images may be found in artwork, books, posters, greeting cards, etc. that can be purchased from the website.

MAGAZINES, BOOKS, SCHOLARLY PAPERS, PODCASTS: If art is intended to accompany an interview or article featuring or discussing in some depth the subject of JP Kim’s artwork or another artist featured on the website, jpegs will be provided and the use is free. Contact us for permission and artwork requests.

IMAGES OR WRITING MAY HAVE LIMITED USE ON WEBSITES and are allowed as long as you provide a direct link to “theworldofjpkim.com” that is visible with the image; and, the image may not be cropped, obscured or changed in any way.

IMAGES AND WRITING ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR USE at all if they are cropped, obscured, changed, modified, colored, animated, adapted, collaged, used as a graphic design element, or altered in any way.

Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney’s fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights. If you have any other questions about copyright, please click here.

Art Submissions

How can I join the team of artists featured in the Shop?

We do not currently have a brick and mortar venue for exhibition of other people’s art, but will consider another artist’s work for the online shop if the mission of the work is similar to The World of JP Kim. Artist solicitations may be emailed to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com.  Please do not send physical artworks for inclusion in the shop without prior arrangements.  Please subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter to find out about calls for artists and any group shows we may have in the future.

Donations

How can I be a patron of the arts for The World of JP Kim?

If you would like to be a patron of the arts for The World of JP Kim, we thank you! You may get in touch via email to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com, or anonymously send a donation via PayPal to the same email.  We are very happy to send acknowledgement letters via email or snail mail.  If you have a question about a donation, please contact us.

Online Classes

You'll find access to my FREE online course right here!

Do I need to be an artist to take this class?

Creativity is part of being human. Even if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since Kindergarten, the online courses are for you! Everything we do is designed for EVERYONE. Whether you consider yourself creative or you are terrified of picking up a paintbrush, this class is for you. There will be deep diving, revelations, declarations and fun! Prior painting experience is NOT necessary. Gail Hay, an Advanced Relax & Renew Yoga Trainer of Sydney, Australia says this about her experience with JP Kim's Courses: "I was a little hesitant about the creativity session, being hopeless at art I was hoping I wouldn't be expected to create a portrait, still life etc. An important thing people should know about working with you is that you need no artistic experience to participate in the Creativity Session. JP will guide you through the process and you'll be surprised with the outcome! What I liked best about working with you was your enthusiasm. Any group of women wishing to tap into their creative being should call on you."

Is this class worthwhile if I am a professional or seasoned artist?

Yes! We will be using painting to explore intuition, intention, consciousness, inner wisdom, and spirituality. What comes out on the canvas may surprise you and you will feel amazed, delighted and freed with this new, intuitive approach to painting. This can be art as a spiritual path or as a way to divine your next steps on your journey.

Class Community

Will I be able to interact with JP Kim and other classmates when I take the online classes?

All students are brought into community, both symbolically through our red thread circle (a ritual we begin each class with), and in real life connection in our free Private International Facebook Community Group. The value of the community lies within the safe, supportive atmosphere members foster in the group as everyone stretches their imaginations together, meeting and befriending kindred souls as we paint from the wellspring of our heart’s vision and our mind’s eye. You may be nervous about sharing your work, but once you do you’ll find it addictive! Who knows what kind of revolution it will start in your world. Once you become a community member, you are always considered a community member. Camaraderie, support and friendships fostered in this creative environment will last a lifetime. You can see a link to join the community on the Education page on the website. 

Event Info

How can I find out about online classes, in-person workshops, art salons, open studios and retreats?

All information about our events is posted on the website.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email theworldofjpkim@gmail.com.

Collaborations

Is JP Kim available for interviews, teaching, coaching and other collaborations?

If you would like to employ JP Kim for a special event, a live painting opportunity, a retreat or workshop experience, an interview, for coaching or consulting, or for curating a space, please send an inquiry to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com.

Website Issues

Who can I tell about an error I found on the website?

This website is designed as on online alter for The World of JP Kim. This is a creative portal, and as such, will evolve over time. Please submit a request or inquiry via email to theworldofjpkim@gmail.com should you notice anything that needs help. Please specify if you are viewing on a mobile device, desktop or tablet, and be as specific as possible. Before reaching out, insure you have the latest version of your web browser (if not, update to the newest version: https://whatbrowser.org/) and check what operating system you’re using to make sure you have the newest version that your hardware can support. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, send along a note. We truly appreciate your help in creating a beautiful online alter.

Other

What should I do if my question wasn’t answered?

If you have any questions that were not answered here, please email theworldofjpkim@gmail.com. We will return all emails within five business days. Please note that our business hours are Monday – Friday, so if you send an e-mail over the weekend, rest assured we will respond as soon as we can the following week.