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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

An art guide / Un guide pour artiste

2017 . 03 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Do you want a personal art guide? Someone to help you get unstuck? A second set of eyes to evaluate your work and your career? A resource about the way to successfully market your art?

I can be that for you, because, as of last year, I’m an art guide for hire!

Since 2008, when I started this blog, I’ve received hundreds upon hundreds of emails from artists who want help with their art or their careers. Each message is precious to me. They’re proof that art is valued even when the world likes to insist that it’s a waste of time. They have helped me to understand what other artists are going through as well as to see myself a little more clearly. So much so that, in 2016, I realized I was ready to take the next step and become an official art guide.

Vous avez besoin d’un guide pour artiste? Quelqu’un pour vous aider à mieux voir votre art et votre carrière? Quelqu’un pour expliquer comment nourrir votre créativité et faire le marketing?

Je peux vous aider, parce que, depuis l’année dernière, je suis guide pour artiste!

Depuis 2008, lorsque j’ai commencé ce blog, j’ai reçu des centaines et des centaines d’emails d’artistes qui ont besoin de conseil. Chaque message est précieux pour moi. Ils prouvent que l’art est apprécié même dans un monde qui aime insister que les artistes perdent leur temps. Ils m’ont aidé à comprendre ce que d’autres artistes vivent ainsi que de me voir moi-même plus clairement. À tel point où, en 2016, je me suis rendue compte que j’étais prête à franchir la prochaine étape—à devenir guide artistique officiel.

Gwenn Seemel

photo by David / photo par David

There are two options for hiring me:

$150 for a full month of advising.

We’ll do four sessions over the course of a month. Two of them will be 45 minute conversations via video chat, plus I’ll send you a write-up of what we discussed. The other two are email check-ins about your questions that week.

$15 for one 30 minute session.

If you’re interested in working with me, but the full month of advising isn’t a fit for you, we can set up one half-hour video chat when you support me on Patreon. With this option, I like it if you can send me questions or images of your art ahead of time so that we can get right to business when we talk.

Il y a deux possibilités pour m’engager:

$150 pour un mois complet de conseil.

Nous ferons quatre séances au cours du mois. Deux d’entre eux seront des conversations de 45 minutes par le biais de vidéo en ligne, puis je vous envoyerai un résumé par email de ce que nous avons discuté. Les deux autres séances seront faites à l’écrite. Vous m’enverrai vos questions par email.

$15 pour une séance de 30 minutes.

Si vous shouhaitez travailler avec moi, mais le mois complet ne march pas pour vous, nous pouvons prendre rendez-vous pour une viste vidéo d’une demi-heure lorsque vous me soutenez sur Patreon. Avec cette option, je préfère que vous m’envoyez des questions ou des images de votre art à l’avance afin que nous puissions passer au sérieux tout de suite quand nous parlons.

- All the ways that artists make money
- How to be the perfect artist / Comment être l’artiste parfait
- Do artists need a day job? / Les artistes, ont-ils besoin d’un boulot alimentaire?

- The professional artist and the hobbyist / L’artiste professionnel et l’amateur
- Comment les artistes gagnent l’argent
- Extraordinary enough / Assez extraordinaire

CATEGORIES: - English - Français - Business of art - Photography -

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(8) Comments / Commentaires: An art guide / Un guide pour artiste

-- Libby Fife -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --


I continue to marvel at your inventiveness!

I am willing to bet that you get a lot of takers, particularly for that second option. I myself have always wanted a mentor, someone to tell me the next step to take and to kick my rear end from time to time.

I am curious to know what kinds of questions you anticipate. You outlined some general areas but is there anything specific that you are expecting people to focus on?

You are going to do well with this!


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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

@Libby: So far, the artists I have worked with are focused on how to keep being productive and on how to keep sharing their art—the marketing aspect of things. Each artist is individual, of course, but those are the things the patterns that I have seen. Thank you, as always, for your encouragement, friend!

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-- Sarah Greenman -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

This is awesome. And you are brilliant at this!

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

@Sarah: Thank you! It brought up a lot of emotions for me when I first started doing it. I never understood how vulnerable helping others can be until I started… <3

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-- Lynette Yencho -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

Congratulations Gwenn!  What a great idea, and you would be the perfect person to go to under any circumstance.  Even as a 45 year veteran I would think to come to you for advice.

Onward girl!  You have done it all well!

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

@Lynette: Thank you! You are kind! <3

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-- Cathy Hasty -- 2017 . 03 . 01 --

I have benefited from our work so much.  You are a great mentor and artist.  You are the real deal and if anything I think this is too good a deal. Your support, wisdom and straight out strategy is very valuable.  I will write copy for your work!

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 03 . 02 --

@Cathy: I love the way you support me! It is such a gift. smile

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