We Live in an ART’s Driven Economy

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ok Not totally but….
“the arts were found to add four times as much to the US economy than agriculture.”
Photography contributes $10.2 billion to the US economy.

So the next time someone (family member, lawyer, doctor, farmer, investment banker etc…) plays down the value of ART or the fact that artists work very hard and are business people just like other professions tell them to F-off! The numbers are in and that argument is full of shit.

https://petapixel.com/2018/03/16/photography-contributes-10-2b-to-us-economy-govt-report/

Original NEA Article:

Schaub Artworks at the Kent Museum

Very excited about this upcoming show at the Kent Museum…. for more information click on the image: 



If you have never been to the KENT Museum it is an amazing space in one of the most beautiful settings… it’s a must visit! — at The Kent Museum.

 

I Choose Film – Curated by Stephen Schaub at Wilson Museum Manchester , VT

11 days and counting till the grand opening of I Choose Film –
Film Photography in the 21st Century at the Wilson Museum and Galleries at SVAC!

Featuring 20 amazing artists from around the globe and most will be on hand at the opening reception, so come out for a fantastic evening: July 8th from 4-6PM!

Artists featured in the exhibition include: David Burnett, Brian Kosoff, Craig Stevens, Bob Van Degna, Susan Weiss, Carol McGorry, Abby Kraftowitz, Stephen Mallon, Art Gilman, Chris Usher, Peter Liepke, Dan Nelken, Alan Ross, Thomas Kellner, Scott Anton, Rachel Czajkowski, Sam Dole, Jolene Lupo, Dan Zimmerman and Stephen Schaub.

Also on Saturday and Sunday (July 8th and 9th) the famous Penumbra Foundation from NYC will be on site doing Tintypes Portraits! This is a beautiful historic photographic process and an opportunity you should not miss… sign up now as times will fill quickly!

http://svac.org/cat-blog-upcoming-exhibitions/405-i-choose-film

 

Should Art be Free— Thought for the Day

Art should not be free. In days past you had to pay a price to view Art- most Art was for the church- and they demanded your very soul 😉 Modern visual artists give everything away for likes online, which is crazy. Movies are not free, concerts are not free, books are not free, plays are not free. When artists endlessly post our images online it devalues you as an artist and gives you a false sense of success. So here’s my thought for the day: Promotion is one thing but limitless sharing of your work is just bad business.

Figital Revolution Visits The UK

That’s right… heading to the UK on Friday April 14 for just over a week of travel and making work for upcoming shows. Will be in the northern Cotswolds area for most of my time SOooooo if you are in that neck of the woods (Ilmington area) let me know and we can try to set up a chat or at least a pint at the pub.

Viva la Revolution- Steve