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value of kids' artwork.

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wendy sauls (wsauls)
Sun, 06 Dec 1998 11:56:48


does anyone know of a gallery or museum that contains children's art only,
or mostly? i am speaking of a permanent setup that displays and/or sells
kids art "seriously" like adults, professionally framed/matted, the whole
nine yards. is there a place that sells/markets kids' art? i know about
alexandra nechita, but i'm looking for a more group thing, although i would
be interested in hearing about agents who represent kids, too.

also, how do you feel about the statement that some of your students' art
is as "good" as or better than adult art that is on the market? - with
"good" beginning to be defined as pertaining to quality of expression,
craftsmanship, wide audience appeal, accessible content/subject matter,
attractiveness (use of el. & prin.)...

if we agree with the above, how do we explain adult art masterpieces being
displayed in archival materials watched over by security guards and sold
for thousands of dollars while kids art masterpieces are lucky to make it
home in one piece, to be stuck on the fridge?

does anybody ever fall in love with a kids work and want to make
reproductions of it to display at school or in their home? do you ask
permission? keep the original? compensate the artist?

just wondering...

Wendy Sauls
Art Teacher, Kanapaha Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Education, Florida State University
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