[Editor's note: Some time ago, we wrote about a Revolution in Art we call the Egalitarian Movement. Though a long time coming, this is Part II of that article. Please read to the end and share if you like it.]
The Bare Square has always been about bite-sized art news and getting people involved in art in a personal way. We love auctions, museums, public art, and major galleries, but without support for art at the individual level–this means you–art becomes the province of only the well-heeled and those with advanced degrees in art. And where’s the fun in that?!
And so, as always, we want to do our part to strengthen your connection to artwork and artist.
Jennifer Wallace, our Director of Art, hand picks the artists whose work is at The Bare Square Store. The Bare Square is their chance, and yours, to be a part of history, to experience the wonder of the world, to enjoy the beauty of every day a little more.
For the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing our love of art by rewarding readers of The Bare Square with the gift of art. For many who have clicked a Facebook “Like” for The Bare Square and have shared our contest (which runs through December 12), receiving free art is just one way to be part of this Art Revolution.
Join the movement!
This week, after you’ve bought your new HDTV and iPad 2–heck, maybe even before–we humbly suggest you reduce the six degrees of separation between you and the beneficiaries of your holiday buys to a mere one or two degrees.
The Bare Square Store features art by emerging artists. We’ve worked with these artists in some cases for years, and they love creating art you can enjoy for generations.
With that, we invite you to check out the artwork at The Bare Square Store and participate in the Revolution!
Art is not like music or movies. Even we at The Bare Square stream movies and shows on Netflix and Hulu, and download music from iTunes. (I even have YouTube playlists of music!) Thankfully, singers and actors get all the credit they deserve for bringing happiness, joy, and diversion to a mad, mad world. We love these artists.
Still, every day we see the impact and influence of visual artists. Visual artists’ work is often distilled down to the digestible simplicity of a TV commercial, a cool graphic, or a print ad posted on a billboard. Much of this visual stimuli is art, but often not in the moving, personal, and thought-provoking sense of REAL visual art, or in the same way we enjoy the music and films we all love. Most visual art in ads and commercials lack the same personal connection we feel with music, film, TV, and plays. Ads featuring visual art lack the visual reminder that THIS artist made THIS artwork. Some critics don’t even consider commercial art to be art at all.
Can this dissociation, this separation between art, artist, and viewer, be changed?
Yes! Here’s how.
Just as Smokey the Bear said “Only you can prevent forest fires,” only you can reconnect your world to visual art.
Check out The Bare Square Store. Buy a print for yourself. Buy a print for someone you love. Then suggest someone else do the same.
This is how revolutions begin.
It starts with you, right now.
To help you join the Revolution, we’ve created a special code for everyone who reads this article. This week only, through Sunday at midnight, if you buy a print at The Bare Square Store, you get 25% off. Enter the promotional code TBSWEEK at checkout to get your discount…and to join the Revolution.
Not only do you get REAL art by an actual living, breathing artist, you get to be a part of something bigger, something special, something real.
Join the Egalitarian Art Revolution now.
And on behalf of artists everywhere, thank you.
- James Wallace
(Special thanks to Mrs. Alison Bibler for her contribution!)