Sean Christopher Ward

is creating Art Advisor | Creator | Critic | Curator

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Hello artists, gallerists, directors and art lovers!

I began this patreon as a way to add additional income for my creation, but to be honest, I don't need help when it comes to sales.  Each year I sell at least 100 paintings across the globe, last year I landed 159 paintings sold.  The year before that was 104.  Currently, I have 524 paintings sold in 9 countries around the world and in collections in nearly 30% of the states throughout the USA.  I did not achieve this through luck.  I achieved this through strategy and determination to decipher the crazy tendencies and ethics that are required to obtain results in the art world that most are destined to not realize early enough in their careers.  It is not due to lack of skill or knowledge capacity, it is purely due to lack of a lot of major information not being fed to you early on and then following a curated strategy of action to get your artwork into the eyes of as many people as you possibly can, while being incredibly efficient at every dollar you spend and every opportunity you take advantage of, as your time is your greatest resource, but knowing what you need to do to stay in the black and evolving as needed is also vitally information.

On this Patreon, I will be writing articles about methods of success that have worked for me, critiques of different art platforms, ways to professionally present your work to galleries and any other tips and tricks I can provide you with.  Each tier is specialized for your level of interaction you would like to have with me.  I am here to provide you with knowledge now, in the hopes that it will push you in the proper direction so that you, too, can create your own success, rather than hoping it will automatically come to you.
Tiers
Support my art!
$1.99 or more per month

Thank you for supporting me as an artist! Every dollar helps me become a more successful artist!

Beginner's Guide to Being an Artist
$10 or more per month

In this tier, I will post articles discussing numerous topics that will help artists beginning their career or for those who are wanting to turn their hobby into a profession!  I will have five articles posted immediately on the following topics: Artist statements, Artist Resumes, Websites, Social Media for Artists and the Importance of Online Marketplaces.

Then, each month I will find new topics to discuss or update past topics.

Reviews of Art Marketplaces (and Tips!)
$25 or more per month

In this tier, I will give you reviews and suggestions of all the online marketplaces I have used and my experience of their positives or negatives in their platform.  With experience in over 15 different marketplaces with great success and failure, this tier will help you decide which marketplace you want to join.  Every time you join a marketplace, it can be tens to hundreds of hours of inputting data and uploading artwork, so this will expedite the process for you!

In this tier, I will also write articles on keywords and artist movements so that your artwork will have the best placement possible!

Professional Advice in the Art World
$30 or more per month

This tier is made specifically for the artists that have a basic understanding of the art world, but want to reach further heights in their career.  I will go over, in great detail, what needs to happen to boost your online presence, what makes great resume lines on your CV and how to decipher what is a good exhibition that will promote your art and how to tell if a show is just their to take money from applicants.  Throughout my last 10 years in the professional art industry, I have curated exhibitions, directed a successful gallery, exhibited in multiple art fairs and sold over 450 artworks throughout the world.  My advice will be to the point and I will be available to make new suggestions for future articles to help maximize your learning potential in this category.

At this tier, I will also provide you with complimentary entry to an art fair I am exhibiting in.  This is a great opportunity to network with other artists and galleries.

Monthly Signed Fine Art Print
$40 or more per month

At this tier, I will send you a signed giclee print each month of my latest favorite artwork I have created.  The only way to obtain these are through this tier.  I do not sell them outside of Patreon.  


Each print is limited to 50 editions and your numbered print will be determined based solely on signup date.  (ie, if you signed up first in January 2018, and no one signed up before you, you will get 1/50.  If you signed up, then cancelled, then signed up again, you will get re-added to the queue._


I will also provide you with a complimentary pass to art fairs I am exhibiting at in your area.

Branding Templates
$50 or more per month

For this tier, I will upload new templates each month for you to use as your own for artist identity.  These will include designs for:
-Business cards
-Letterheads/Receipts
-Certificates of authenticity
-Signature graphics for emails
-Flyer designs

Curation Advice and Artist Database
$60 or more per month

For this tier, I will write articles on curating exhibitions, how and why to say yes and no to different artists and different ideas on a monthly basis for exhibitions.  


I will also include a constantly updating list of artists I suggest adding to your roster for future exhibitions.  This list will only include artists I have worked with and know to be punctual and sell-able to help increase potential for profit and prestige for your exhibitions.

1-on-1 Critique Session For Your Artwork
$80 or more per month

This tier is for new and seasoned artists alike.  I will spend 2 hours each month Skyping with you to critique your latest works and feed you insight and ideas of what I think might make it better or processes that might expedite your creative process.  Think of this tier as a monthly think tank between you and I to help progress your artistic practice.

I will also write a paragraph review of one piece of art of yours each month.

1-on-1 Personalized Artist Strategy
$150 or more per month

This tier will involve a Skype session to learn about your artwork and discuss your goals for your artistic career, then a strategy will be devised and emailed to you. 


Each month we will hold a 1-2 hour Skype session and update your plan as necessary, remove or add strategies in order to keep you as efficient as possible.

The strategies will include everything from social media presence, online marketplaces, art fairs and exhibitions to apply for and suggested galleries to apply for.

Custom Branding Package
$250 or more per month

With this tier, I will make you a custom artist branding package.  This will include the essentials for your identity to be recognized and for your art to feel like a luxury to your clientele.

Included designs:
-Business Card
-Letterhead for announcements and receipts
-Certificate of authenticity
-Signature graphic for emails
-Basic website for your hosted domain via wordpress. *Wordpress, Hosting and Domain costs are NOT included.

Each month you are in this tier, I will update each piece as necessary.  *1 update per item per month.

Goals
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At this goal, I will hold a monthly drawing for my patrons to get a free painting!  The painting will be a 18"x24" original artwork and shipping will be included to any destination in the world.
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Hello artists, gallerists, directors and art lovers!

I began this patreon as a way to add additional income for my creation, but to be honest, I don't need help when it comes to sales.  Each year I sell at least 100 paintings across the globe, last year I landed 159 paintings sold.  The year before that was 104.  Currently, I have 524 paintings sold in 9 countries around the world and in collections in nearly 30% of the states throughout the USA.  I did not achieve this through luck.  I achieved this through strategy and determination to decipher the crazy tendencies and ethics that are required to obtain results in the art world that most are destined to not realize early enough in their careers.  It is not due to lack of skill or knowledge capacity, it is purely due to lack of a lot of major information not being fed to you early on and then following a curated strategy of action to get your artwork into the eyes of as many people as you possibly can, while being incredibly efficient at every dollar you spend and every opportunity you take advantage of, as your time is your greatest resource, but knowing what you need to do to stay in the black and evolving as needed is also vitally information.

On this Patreon, I will be writing articles about methods of success that have worked for me, critiques of different art platforms, ways to professionally present your work to galleries and any other tips and tricks I can provide you with.  Each tier is specialized for your level of interaction you would like to have with me.  I am here to provide you with knowledge now, in the hopes that it will push you in the proper direction so that you, too, can create your own success, rather than hoping it will automatically come to you.

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Tiers
Support my art!
$1.99 or more per month

Thank you for supporting me as an artist! Every dollar helps me become a more successful artist!

Beginner's Guide to Being an Artist
$10 or more per month

In this tier, I will post articles discussing numerous topics that will help artists beginning their career or for those who are wanting to turn their hobby into a profession!  I will have five articles posted immediately on the following topics: Artist statements, Artist Resumes, Websites, Social Media for Artists and the Importance of Online Marketplaces.

Then, each month I will find new topics to discuss or update past topics.

Reviews of Art Marketplaces (and Tips!)
$25 or more per month

In this tier, I will give you reviews and suggestions of all the online marketplaces I have used and my experience of their positives or negatives in their platform.  With experience in over 15 different marketplaces with great success and failure, this tier will help you decide which marketplace you want to join.  Every time you join a marketplace, it can be tens to hundreds of hours of inputting data and uploading artwork, so this will expedite the process for you!

In this tier, I will also write articles on keywords and artist movements so that your artwork will have the best placement possible!

Professional Advice in the Art World
$30 or more per month

This tier is made specifically for the artists that have a basic understanding of the art world, but want to reach further heights in their career.  I will go over, in great detail, what needs to happen to boost your online presence, what makes great resume lines on your CV and how to decipher what is a good exhibition that will promote your art and how to tell if a show is just their to take money from applicants.  Throughout my last 10 years in the professional art industry, I have curated exhibitions, directed a successful gallery, exhibited in multiple art fairs and sold over 450 artworks throughout the world.  My advice will be to the point and I will be available to make new suggestions for future articles to help maximize your learning potential in this category.

At this tier, I will also provide you with complimentary entry to an art fair I am exhibiting in.  This is a great opportunity to network with other artists and galleries.

Monthly Signed Fine Art Print
$40 or more per month

At this tier, I will send you a signed giclee print each month of my latest favorite artwork I have created.  The only way to obtain these are through this tier.  I do not sell them outside of Patreon.  


Each print is limited to 50 editions and your numbered print will be determined based solely on signup date.  (ie, if you signed up first in January 2018, and no one signed up before you, you will get 1/50.  If you signed up, then cancelled, then signed up again, you will get re-added to the queue._


I will also provide you with a complimentary pass to art fairs I am exhibiting at in your area.

Branding Templates
$50 or more per month

For this tier, I will upload new templates each month for you to use as your own for artist identity.  These will include designs for:
-Business cards
-Letterheads/Receipts
-Certificates of authenticity
-Signature graphics for emails
-Flyer designs

Curation Advice and Artist Database
$60 or more per month

For this tier, I will write articles on curating exhibitions, how and why to say yes and no to different artists and different ideas on a monthly basis for exhibitions.  


I will also include a constantly updating list of artists I suggest adding to your roster for future exhibitions.  This list will only include artists I have worked with and know to be punctual and sell-able to help increase potential for profit and prestige for your exhibitions.

1-on-1 Critique Session For Your Artwork
$80 or more per month

This tier is for new and seasoned artists alike.  I will spend 2 hours each month Skyping with you to critique your latest works and feed you insight and ideas of what I think might make it better or processes that might expedite your creative process.  Think of this tier as a monthly think tank between you and I to help progress your artistic practice.

I will also write a paragraph review of one piece of art of yours each month.

1-on-1 Personalized Artist Strategy
$150 or more per month

This tier will involve a Skype session to learn about your artwork and discuss your goals for your artistic career, then a strategy will be devised and emailed to you. 


Each month we will hold a 1-2 hour Skype session and update your plan as necessary, remove or add strategies in order to keep you as efficient as possible.

The strategies will include everything from social media presence, online marketplaces, art fairs and exhibitions to apply for and suggested galleries to apply for.

Custom Branding Package
$250 or more per month

With this tier, I will make you a custom artist branding package.  This will include the essentials for your identity to be recognized and for your art to feel like a luxury to your clientele.

Included designs:
-Business Card
-Letterhead for announcements and receipts
-Certificate of authenticity
-Signature graphic for emails
-Basic website for your hosted domain via wordpress. *Wordpress, Hosting and Domain costs are NOT included.

Each month you are in this tier, I will update each piece as necessary.  *1 update per item per month.