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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
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 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 ....


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 :-)