I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
I'm gonna make this short and sweet, friend,
As an artist, I am so excited to celebrate World Art Day on April 15th. It's a day where we recognize the power and importance of art in our lives, and I encourage everyone to take some time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Whether it's admiring a breathtaking painting or listening to a moving piece of music, art has a way of touching our hearts and souls in a way that nothing else can.
But there's something else I want to talk to you about that's equally important to me as an artist: buying directly from the artist. When you buy a piece of art from a middle-man website, you're not only paying for the art itself, but also for the costs associated with the sale of the work. This can add up to 35-50% of the total price, which means that the artists sometimes receive half of what you pay to the middle-man. However, when you buy directly from the artist, you not only get a one-on-one experience, but you also save that extra money. It's a win-win situation!
So, this World Art Day, I encourage you to not only appreciate the art around you but also to support artists by buying directly from them. It's a small gesture that can make a big impact on an artist's life, and you might even discover a new favorite artist along the way!