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Trying to get by

March 21st, 2010

I truely believe if a person had enough money and just a little bit of talent they could go far. What does this mean in the world of of art? For one thing it means exposure, having your work seen. This in itself is nothing, but it's the first step to having doors open. Once one door opens it seems like another 2 open and so on. As an artist you must pay admission, not just in your work alone but in a real sense with real money. If You want to enter a show, there is a jury fee, Than a shipping fee or perhaps a table and booth fee. If you want to expand your word at a show with a brochure than you pay for that. If you want to get into a gallery there is the high cost of framing. The better the frame the better the image of your work. There are all sorts of means and ways to have your work seen., your own website or perhaps you pay to be on an online gallery. Maybe you will have a chance to have your work seen in an annual Art book, that too at a high price. They say New York City is the mecca to make it in the art world, this is true if you have the money or are lucky enough to have a rich sponsor. This goes back to my original statement about talent and money. Payolla isn't just for the music business it's alive and well in the fine arts. So what is an artist to do to try and get by and have food on the table. Stay tune to my next blog "The Man Behind the Curtain"