FAQ's for selling through Kerry Phillips

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a Stock photography site?
NO. We Print,frame, and ship your finished fine art photography to clients for private use only. While all you do is collect 65% of the net profit amount after production and delivery costs. If we are contacted for a licensing/commercial deal about an image(s) we will refer to you and discuss a plan of action and contract.
Why was Kerry Phillips created?
Who knows, maybe the perfect Exit Strategy? (Ahem, are you paying attention film friends?) Have you got a stash of awesome fine art photography that you have been trying to get out and exhibit worldwide without the massive cost of printing, framing, hanging trying to find cafes and restaurants that'll let you hang your work? Only to come back to pick it up and find it all damaged and scratched? Yep, bin there done that. No More.
My career as vendor liaison and production manager with a very successful Fine Art Photography company,  I produced and managed some large art installs into some of the largest hotels and the smallest boutique hotels around the world with excellent success. I also saw some pretty nasty attempts by competitive artist hired framing and printing companies who PURPOSELY damaged and under packed artwork just to undermine the artists and their reputation.( I have videos!)  Big "Fine Art" companies don't like the artists making money. They'll try to pay you pennies on the dollar.
I created this most unique site to give you an excellent no stress medium to sell your work directly to the client with a no fuss order & fulfillment system. It is expertly printed, framed matted and shipped by our very own fulfillment shop that caters exclusively to museums and galleries all over North America. I have personally verified that the quality of our print & frame shop meets my very high standards of production quality. My experience in the fine art photography printing and shipping worldwide reinforces the need for all of the components of the purchase, Sale and delivery to be perfect to reassure return customers and no stress for the art creator. (You!)  You are welcome to contact me and ask questions, as this is a hands on operation by me to assure you a nice passive income with minimal stress.
What do I need to do to start selling my artwork on Kerry Phillips?

We’re thrilled that you’d like to sell your work on Kerry Phillips! In order to get started, you will first need to send us a link or drop box folder to a collection, then we'll go over your work and create a dialog with you so you know what's up with your work & what our buyers and collectors are looking for. Then after that we'll create an artist account with your exclusive invitation, and then YOU will upload your bio, web sized artwork and build your variants. If you want us to do that,- there will be an hourly service charge up front.

Don’t forget to take some time to create your bio and back story, such as where you studied, your exhibition history, and an artist’s statement. This kind of information can increase your chances of selling your work and being noticed by our curators and potential clients.

How does shipping work?

Once you sell an artwork, you will receive an email informing you of the sale. You will not need to schedule a date and time for our courier to pick up your printed framed and packaged artwork as we do all that production bs for you. I will have you upload the sized image to the server and voila! Off it goes to print. So you don't have to have your valuable images sitting on a server. Don’t worry about covering the shipping costs, as that is also included in the overall price in North America. You are only responsible for helping with the marketing of your product on social media and continuing to upload work on a regular basis. 

How do I get paid?

You will be able to request your payout 7 days after your artwork has been safely delivered to the collector. You can be paid by Interac transfer, or PayPal. Please note that payouts are typically fulfilled 14 calendar days from the FOB date. All you have to do is log into your account, connect with our office. We'll have probably sent you money before you get notice. This system is pretty dang quick.

Can anyone sell on Kerry Phillips?

Kerry supports the work of our curated & qualified fine art photographers. Once your work is approved by our curators, you will be notified and sent an invitation to upload your web ready images for display and you can sell your fine art photography here. If you also have retail (brick and mortar) gallery representation, we’re still happy to have you here, as we are an exclusively online gallery.

What can I sell on Kerry Phillips?

We provide a platform for limited and open edition prints.

How does commission work ?

If your work sells, Kerry Phillips will take a 35% commission on the net amount after production costs ,transaction fees and shipping. (don't worry, our shipping rates are crazy low and with fedex so they are in good hands.) If a promotional discount code is offered, the discount will be deducted from the price of the artwork and the 65/35 commission split will then be calculated, so that we are sharing the discount with you. Like all galleries, we offer promotional discounts from time to time as an incentive for new and returning collectors to explore the constantly updating selection of artwork on TSP. We know that offering promotions allows artists to gain the attention of collectors previously unaware of their work and a better chance to make future sales. With TSP's low commission, only 35% compared to the 50% most galleries take, even with a promotional discount, you earn more selling your work with TSP. 

What size should my web images be?

No taller than 600px and no wider than 1540. Conformity is the best for the client when viewing on a page. If you are selling panoramas they view the best at 1540w x 513h 3:1

Do I need to watermark my images? I would recommended that you get a calligraphic expert to create a brand signature to A) make it yours and B) reinforce your name and brand. It's your images and brand that you are going to put up on here.

What If I suck at writing bios and such? Even tho I have an amazing back story? 

Ahem, you are an amazing photographer if you are reading this. I bet you know an amazing writer that knows your story. Dig?

Just get it done. Times wasting.

-Kerry

 

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