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Re: value of kids' artwork.

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R.E.William Loring (bcloring)
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 09:55:23 -0800

I do not keep student art for examples...if I love something, I ask
permission to make a color copy for my files. I work with people who are
very cavalier about "ownership"
of student work, they snatch or do not return things they like, especially
at the junior high level. I do have a purchased collection of matted and
framed student art...some students sell their work at our spring art
exhibition, and I display it in my home and my classroom. I have also been
the lucky recipient of some art gifts from some of my favorite kids...its is
really fun to have the work i still feel connected to those kids through
thier work...C
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy sauls <wsauls>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 8:06 AM
Subject: value of kids' artwork.

>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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