Art Exhibition – A Guide For Artists

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Your Art Exhibition

If you plan on having an art exhibition, there are a few things to consider before jumping in at the deep end.

Artists selling art should consider the following points.

  1. Is the art gallery a reputable one and how long has it been in business
  2. What will the cost to you, the artist, be
  3. Consider the cost of getting your art to the art gallery
  4. What about transport costs and insurance, both theft and damage in transit
  5. Does the gallery have public liability insurance
  6. Does the gallery ask for you to waive your copyright
  7. Will the art gallery advertise and promote your art exhibition
  8. Is the art show to be all yours or a shared one
  9. Will the art exhibition advance your standing as an artist in the wider art community
  10. Does the art gallery have good access

While this list of items may appear daunting, do not be put off by it.

Take your time checking the preparations for the show and good luck

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Australian Art

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Fake Australian Art

There has been a recent influx of forged Aboriginal art in the Australian Art Markets.

The source is thought to have originated in Indonesia. The artworks for sale by Birubi Art bear the words aboriginal art, genuine and Australia but the Federal Court has found this to be in breach of our consumer laws as they were made overseas in Indonesia.

The art for sale includes boomerangs, message stones and didgeridoos, all with Aboriginal design art on them.

At the time of writing, the penalties that will be imposed on the wholesaler, Bilirubi Art Pty Ltd was not yet decided.

Source “National Indigenous Times.”

All the art for sale on this site is original art created by myself.

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Buying Art

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Tips For Buying Art

Buying art by a famous artist can be fraught with financial danger. When you are buying art, that is when you buy a painting, you do not want to get ripped off.

It is a sad fact of life that there are thousands of scams being operated daily by unscrupulous people. If you are looking at buying, for instance, a Pro Hart painting, from someone who no longer wants it, you need to be sure that it is genuine.

In Australia, there are artists who are painting in the Aboriginal style and selling art as genuine aboriginal art. This is illegal.

Be careful about where you buy art.

For instance, it is very unlikely that you will find a genuine Pro Hart or Jackson Pollock in a market stall. Equally, you are not going to find one in the classifieds art for sale section of a paper.

Ways to avoid being scammed when buying art.

If you are buying from someone who claims to be the artist, ask to see the art studio or at least a photo ID.

When buying art from a third party, ask to see the provenance. Provenance is a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique and is used as a guide to authenticity or quality.

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International Artists Day

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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International Artists Day

International Artists Day was founded in 2004 by Chris MacClure, a Canadian artist specializing in Romantic Realism art.

On this day you can show your appreciation for an artist by perhaps treating yourself to one of his artworks. Or maybe treat him to lunch.

Other ways to support International Artists Day is to let others know about it. Tell your friends, tweet about it or an artist you like. Visit the artist’s website and share your favourite pieces of art displayed there on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or whatever your favourite social media network is.

Selling art is not easy. especially since it became possible for an artist to have his works shown to a worldwide audience via the internet.

You may think that this increases the chances of an artist being able to sell his art. But in reality, it makes it difficult to get seen because there is so much on the internet that getting good search results is almost impossible for the average artists selling art.

The reason for this is simple. Affordability. Artists simply do not have the money to pay for an SEO expert to develop their site!

So, if you know an artist buy him or her a coffee or share their work around your social media network. That will cost you nothing but will be an immense help to the artist.

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Reptile Awareness Day – Snakes Alive!

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Snakes Alive

Today is a reminder that snakes are well and truly on the move right now.

The warmer than expected weather is causing snakes to stir from their winter sleep into activity.

The first thing they will do, after warming up in the Sun, will be to look for water.

There are pockets of bush throughout out cities that may still have snakes living in them. If you live near such a spot, or if you live in a country town, be on the lookout for snakes trying to find water.

I myself stepped out of the front door to see a Dugite snake slithering away from the plants near the bird bath.

Bushwalkers should take extra care when walking. It is all too easy to come across a King Brown, a Dugite or a Tiger Snake.

Australia is a wonderful place to live. But it can be lethal too.

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