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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hard times ahead for artists?


Title: Family Paths
Size: 20cm x 25cm
Media: Mixed media and Acrylic on canvas (flax mat)
For Sale: $70 - contact me sophia@sophiaelise.co.nz
Hand painted dots in green and metallic gold on a dark green background. Part of my journey of life series.

I was very sad this week to learn of another gallery closing. The Back Street Art Gallery in Whangaparoa has closed its doors. I collected several of my pieces from there today. They are now listed on my art for sale blog http://www.sophiaelise-art.blogspot.com/ so please take a look.

Is this a sign of the difficult economy - artists struggling to sell their art - with the rising costs of petrol food, power etc - it certainly is really becoming a luxury item for the wealthy. That's not what art should be - art should be for everyone to enjoy - it enriches our lives irrespective of income and the wider community benefits from the postitive flow on from creativity ....

2 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I've pretty much given up on my work selling (which doesn't mean I don't keep it in a gallery or put it up for sale just in case). I have to keep creating though, so my efforts have lately been public art, free art which is giving me enormous satisfaction.

When a sale happens, well it is just icing on the cake.

Sophia Elise said...

Hi, Yes I couldnt agree with you more - I too keep my art out there - I dont anticipate a sale - it certainly is the icing on the cake. Its so important to keep our creativity alive regardless as you say. Love your websites too :-)