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When You Invest in a Work of Art

August 28, 2012

People often talk about supporting local business, which got me thinking. When an art patron buys something of mine, where does the money go? Here are some of the people we work with that benefit from your patronage:

Four local custom art framers and their families.
Two BYU students, earning their way through college, who help me as studio assistants.
A builder of panels who works days in the coal mine.
Three local piano teachers.
A local guitar teacher, a great talent.
A drum teacher, one of Utah’s finest.
A single mom who helps us with the house.
A local bronze artisan, developing his own business in order to feed his growing family after many years of working for someone else.
A local web-hosting company.
Two locally owned and operated printing companies, each employing over a dozen people.
A local photographer of artwork.
And the list goes on.

I confess, not all my purchases or business dealings are local. The vast majority, however, are indeed. The point of this post, really, is to thank you, art patrons. And to let you know, your investment is not just in me and in my family, but spreads to the larger local art community. Thanks for your support.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2012 12:00 pm

    I would add that nowadays, how we invest has a global effect. I have sold work around the globe, and am thrilled to be part of the economy in Russia, England, the US… Wherever there are art lovers!

  2. Darren Jones permalink
    September 2, 2012 8:06 pm

    I have known two of your studio assistants very well and know how much this works helps them develop their skills as well as financially. Keep up the good work!

  3. Todd Orchard permalink
    September 10, 2012 1:23 pm

    great points Kirk!

  4. November 2, 2012 8:47 pm

    Something I’ve never thought of. Very cool.

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