Art Matters a double entendre ?

We the community of artists are engaged in make the world a more beautiful place.  This past week an important decision came down via the tax courts.  This was a battle won for us (artists).  Not assuming everyone reads the N.Y. Times .  That is where it was reported.  All I can say here  share this blog and the link.  This is the first paragraph  “If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, can your work be considered a profession in the eyes of the Internal Revenue”

le penseur the thinker August Rodin

le penseur the thinker
August Rodin

Now you can breathe a bit better.  But what is the cost involved.  Yes of course, your basic must have supplies.  Your time certainly and how much is that worth an hour.  Are you selling your work by the inch.  So much to consider. What price membership to ponder.

Dr. Gachet Vincent van Gogh

Dr. Gachet
Vincent van Gogh

Here  is a comprehensive list of the cost of membership for artists in Palm Beach County co-ops.   I reside in Palm Beach County,* These are art organizations most, not all are 501.c3 What they have in common they provide a service to our area artists.  Again the question is at what cost. The red column indicates the cost to the artist for the year as an active member. Gallery sitting  is based on 4 hours shifts at $20  ( yes that is only $5 per hour ) A few galleries demand more time than others, some none. comparison study galleries co ope

The Scream Edvard Munch

The Scream
Edvard Munch

It’s a rare artist who does not have another job while trying to make the world more beautiful.  This is where grants come in,  philanthropic foundations, they alleviate the stress, allowing artist to make  art and sharing it worldwide.

"Ella" The woman in gold Gustav Klimt

“Ella” The woman in gold
Gustav Klimt

The images selected here are among the 10 top most expensive in the world.  Feel free to respond with inquiries or your experience in the gallery system.

The survey was done in Sept.  should you have specifics to add or there are exceptions to the rule, feel free to communicate.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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