Journal

The Devaluation of Art and Artist

I read the other day Thomas Kincade has filed for bankruptcy. Less than a decade ago he was the top of the financial heap. Guaranteed I believe he was over managed by his agent, but I believe that the big picture, and the catalyst to his financial demise, lies in the trend of current culture to take art for granted. We don’t invest in art or artists. Much of the population sees art as merely decoration for our homes and it’s accessories. And we take it for granted. We have devalued it’s role and romanticized it practitioners. We have come to embrace the role of starving artists, and the result is. They are leaving in droves. They gave up when they realized they could make more money, building picture frames and mat boards than creating the art they contain. If you…

Problem with Group Moderation

I am wondering if anyone else is having problems with their art moving through moderation. I am not talking about features here but just being accepted or rejected. I find myself in the market for yet more and more groups as I am finding some that never get moderated….I am talking a month or months. Some of the groups in question a very specialized and one a only a few where the work would be appropriate. So to get my art out there I am forced to find a new group. This is not so much a problem until I find a perfect replacement and they only allow 2 entries per day. Please don’t take this a a rant, for the most part I find that the groups I am involved with, most do an outstanding job but it is a few that really are bumming me out!