Chaucer Silverson's artwork will be displayed in Miami in one of the booths in the SCOPE Art Fair. It will be displayed in rotation on several HD plasma screens from December 3rd-8th. The SCOPE Art Fair overlaps with Art Basel Miami, the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, the Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world's leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America's most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.
For more information about the SCOPE Art Fair, you can check out their website here.
If you're in Miami next week, please stop by the booth and let us know how it looks.
One year ago ARTCHAUCER artgallery attended the first edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Seattle. As the Seattleite promotes this year's AAF Seattle they used an image from the ARTCHAUCER booth to show audiences where they can find high quality contemporary art. Since the first AAF Seattle show we've welcomed 4 excellent artists to the collection and look forward to adding a few more in the next few months. Hopefully we'll make it back to the AFF Seattle in 2014. Until then you can continue to find quality art at ARTCHAUCER's website and the ARTCHAUCER Amazon Art Storefront.
Most galleries that survived the great recession have made their way by selling work with a telephone, email, and the internet. In 2011, 3% of fine art sales transactions took place through the internet. In 2012 this number jumped to 13%. Results for 2013 aren't in yet and if they're good you may not hear about it. An astute observer may notice it but competitive advantage will keep, and has kept, most dealers mouths closed. As the art buyers habits change the sellers will surely follow.
In an age when you can get nearly anything the internet, legal or illicit, the world of art has remained a hold out for a long time. The art openings, the art shows, art fairs, workshops, and all the associated art happenings that involve human interaction will continue as long as there are people who want to go. It's been difficult for many people to let go of. Conversations about art, collections, and opinions in homes, institutional collections, and internet forums will continue as well. People and their opinions will stick around. There's no doubt about that. This is a good sign. It shows that art has a function in the world.
Recent press is showing signs of easing on the old ways of selling art. The following two quotes are from an article published in the New York Times entitled "Art Collections a Click Away":
"When Judy DeFord, a retired high school art teacher in Seattle, received an e-mail from Catherine Person Gallery recently, she saw a familiar name on its list of artists. It was a former student of hers, Allyce Wood. “I thought, ‘Great!,’ and I decided to make a purchase,” Ms. DeFord said.
But instead of making the 10-minute trip to the gallery, she logged onto Amazon Art, a fine-arts and collectibles category that Amazon introduced on Aug. 6. She clicked on images by Ms. Wood, selected a pen-and-ink drawing of an unearthed plant root titled “Excavated” and, with a few clicks of the mouse, bought it for $160.
“I bought it through Amazon because it was quick and easy,” she said."
"The online activity reflects a shift in consumer behavior. Increasingly, buyers have shown a willingness to select art online and pay for it online, too, without ever seeing the original work."
Just like online dating, people feel confident in the information they're getting off the internet and the level of trust is only growing. It wasn't 10 years ago that most people thought twice about putting a credit card number through a website out of fear that they would have their identity and their money stolen.
The times have changed. You can see how buying art has changed in the ARTCHAUCER artgallery on Amazon Art.
The ARTCHAUCER artgallery opened a new gallery on Amazon's new site selling high end art through Amazon Fine Art. Coverage on Amazon's launch has been wide spread and the time is right for it's success. Art sales have followed trends in the economy leading consumers to purchase goods and services on line for years. The mainstreaming of fine art promises to provide collectors with greater access to more art.
As part of the initial launch of Amazon Fine Art the ARTCHAUCER artgallery is committed to offering a growing collection of fine art to collectors around the world.
Visit the ARTCHAUCER artgallery on Amazon Fine Art
Jerry Saltz writes about what it means, or could mean, as art openings in galleries shift to art for sale on the internet.
Read the whole article from Vulture here.
The online retail giant is planning to open a new section on its site as soon as July where it will offer one-of-a-kind paintings, prints and other fine art, according to interviews with a dozen gallery owners.
Read the whole article on The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon.com is expected to launch an online art gallery later this year. The online retailer of books, electronics and apparel aims to offer over 1,000 art objects from at least 125 galleries, according to dealers who have been approached by the website’s business development group. Amazon executives told one dealer that 109 galleries have already agreed to participate.
Read the whole article here in The Art Newspaper.