Artists for Art’s Sake

I frequently contribute to the Absolute Arts blog. It features a rotating series of guest bloggers from around the globe. Many contributors are artists who provide a wonderful potpourri of perspective you won’t find any place else.

Besides my regular Art Print Issues blog beat, I frequently contribute to the Absolute Arts blog. It features a rotating series of guest bloggers from around the globe. Many contributors are artists who provide a wonderful potpourri of perspective you won’t find any place else. My most recent post is titled:

Artists for Art’s Sake – They Work Hard to Earn Your Business and Respect – Please Give It to Them

It’s an argument for supporting artists and explanation of some of the unique aspects of being an artist. All provided with the intent of raising awareness of the what it takes to be a successful with the hope it will encourage more who read it to be motivated to open their wallets as they do their hearts when they encounter art that speaks to them.

Having taken a break from my computer and email for three days, I just reread the post now to painfully find typos and grammar I thought were fixed. Unlike here, where I have an opportunity to edit, what gets sent to Absolute Arts is final. Crunching a column late on a deadline will sometimes cause havoc with the best copy. Fortunately, the intent remains obvious.

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About Barney Davey

I am an art marketing author, consultant, blogger and podcaster. I enjoy helping others understand and reach their potential. Follow me on twitter.com/barneydavey.com and check out my art marketing e-store at barneydavey.com/products

Comments

  1. Your article very well describes the tasks and challenges of an artist but you have left out one important thing: to achieve all these tasks (as an artist) with as few financial resources as possible. This is the true challenge.
    To measure things up against an andless flow of cash is easy but to achieve everything with nearly no funds is really difficult.
    Sites such “Absolute Arts” f.e. are NOT a “shining testament to the abilities, hopes, creativity and determination of artists from all over the globe” – they are paid for real portfolio’s every year and I hoestly doubt that is makes any difference at all to pay for such a service. So f.e. if you don’t pay for a premier portfolio you will never appear in one of their features nor will they ever publish any of your press releases. So how on earth will YOU be found among the many thousands?
    There are hundreds of sites like this – and each one claims to support artists and their needs. And each one in the end wants to make good business and nothing else.

    Additionally people don’t really take time to look for art – they look for art that’s thrown directly into their face and the one artist who is screaming the loudest will have the greatest resonance in one way or another. When people don’t even take the time to separate the fakes from the real ones (f.e. check out resumés and statements for their true achievements), how will they discover art then that is worth while to be called Art? The web is full of lies but no-one seems to care.

    These are the real hardships every honest and hardworking artist has to face and live with and decide whether it is worth while to chose a profession such as this. Sometimes it is not even a true choice but a call.

    Petra Voegtle
    http://www.vyala-arts.com/

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