A Lesson On Making Money & Art
Published on October 28, 2010
I’m a process girl.
When I was between the ages of 18 to 22 I worked as a gallery assistant at this Artist-run, alternative Art gallery in Cleveland called SPACES. I bet you can imagine how cooler then skool I thought I was. Washing floors, picking up empty wine glasses from the bathroom floor, and painting walls was never more glamourous then those years I spent doing that at SPACES!!!
And what I like too is that there are Artists out there that create this. That are brave enough to give something totally-absurdly different a chance and call it Art. I LOVE that these Artists create because they want to make a statement–create a conversation–bring attention to something they feel is important.
So many people get caught up thinking that Art is commerce and it must be sold to hold value.
Not always true.
What I realized from my visit–is that I still hold the lessons I learned and the conversations I had during my years at SPACES deep inside me. I still believe passionately that all Art doesn’t have to be something one does to make money for it to be valid–important–amazing–and to make an impact.
Art just needs to be created.
And truth is….why you make it–is worth more then any ticket value could hold.
So just keep creating, Artists.
Just keep putting it out there.
Keep the conversation going and keep expressing the way you do best.
You’ll find your audience…and in the end, that’s where the real abundance is.
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