Linktastic – April 15, 2014

Linktastic - April 15, 2014
Hanging out with “Uncle Tony” at OKTC’s production of Lucky Stiff!

Artists, please stop giving your work away. In the long run you hurt yourself and your whole community.

And arts organizations, lets rethink the current paradigm. Instead of cannibalizing your livelihood at these artist centric auctions, change what you offer. Instead of letting these organizations sell your artwork donations you could:

  • offer a loan of the work,
  • offer a class,
  • a museum tour
  • a studio visit
  • a dinner with a couple artist in a private gallery showing offer up a visit to your private collection
  • allow a patron to leaf through your flat files or look through your sketchbooks.
  • if the sponsoring organization will reimburse your expenses, at the most, offer a printed edition of your work, something that more closely aligns with the value of the actual work and what people are paying for it.

Patrons: if you want to participate in a rich arts cultural life in Seattle [Kerry’s note: or any other city!], support the artists.

One thought on “Linktastic – April 15, 2014

  1. Thanks for the link up to my article: The Reason Nobody Will See Your Fringe Show, or as we’ve started calling it informally, the Bums in Seats article. I’m always interested to see how/where its spreading.

    Enjoying checking out the other articles in your list. More than a couple I hadn’t come across yet.

    Have a great week!

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