A response to the notion that museums want to do away with artist fees…

I’m not sure that this is in fact a greedy move… What I see is that most art in museums right now has been had for free, by donation… The fees are perhaps a way for those in the industry to “feel” like they are putting some money out to artists…& yet, as an artist, what I am seeing is a lot of red tape & employees administering these fees, which obviously costs money, but so far, I have not received any of these fees myself in my career…I used to support this notion, but what I am seeing in practice is no money being spent on buying art… between all the arguments for reproduction fees & resale fees & showing fees, I am still not getting money for the sale of my art… Why? because I suspect that organizations feel they have done their due diligence with all these fees & fee administration & then shut down when it comes to purchasing work…I think a little less government & red tape might put some money & energy & desire back into the hands of people who want to pay for the art…p.s. I do not want to debate this point with anyone… This is just how I feel right now… Please do not try to engage me…

About GroveCanada

Artist Statement: I like to push...Push the fold...Innovate...Figure out how to do something then figure out how to do it even better...I get bored once I accomplish something...I can’t seem to make multiples...Once it is done, it is done ; I am not going to make another one...This can hurt profitability...But I feel the paradigm of repetitive production is obsolete...I see a future where pure intellectual innovation will be rewarded without the need to commercialize it somehow...I wonder about the Star Trek idea of a new culture where money is not the driving force...I live that future already... Bio: Sari is an optimist by nature, someone who always sees the sunny side of things, even if there is no sunny side really...She grew up with two wonderful parents & a great brother...Later she married the very best guy in the world, another artist named Joseph Grove...She likes art because it is for her a happy place to be...A place where joy can reside...So she decided to make art herself because that was the nicest thing she thought she could do for people’s lives...I’d tell you more about angst or strife or misery or struggling, but really, that was not the case...But perhaps, because I am Sari ; I am writing this, my perception is warped by my extreme positivity...But, to tell you the truth, life has been good... p.s.You can read more about my credentials on my main website at http://www.grovecanada.ca ...But I have left a few things out, credential-wise... My feeling is:"By their fruits, ye shall know them" which is from the New Testament, Book of Mathew(7, 16-20)... So read my books ; see if the fruit tastes good to you...I feel those are better credentials than telling you something on a resume... p.p.s. I am a Christian...Whatever that word means to you...
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