Thursday, September 6, 2007

Do You Accept Art Money?

(c) Betty Refour for Art Money

Imagine a world where you can go to the store and purchase whatever you'd like and present Art Money to pay for or receive a discount on your item.

Well that is exactly what artist Lars Kraemmer had in mind when he developed the Art Money concept ten years ago. Struggling as an artist and having a difficult time making ends meet he decided that he would create "money" and take it to local shops in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some shopkeepers embraced the idea where others did not but nonetheless an idea had taken root.

Today there is a Bank Of International Art Money and over 1000 artists from around the world participate in this project. There are also shops around the world that accept it and hosts that will put you up for the night while traveling in exchange for Art Money.

I am happy to be a part of this project as well as the 10 Year Anniversary Show for Art Money on September 15, 2007. It will be held at Pressen in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1-6 pm with an after party to follow starting at 8pm.

Hmmm....I wonder if I could get an airline to accept Art Money.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.


Michelle said...

What a great concept! It's a shame art isn't valued as it should be in our society as a whole, nor are artists and teachers. I enjoyed your post (I'm a new reader of your blog), and seeing your bright, hopeful work.

OhhMy Gifts & Things said...

Betty, I love the colors of this piece. Orange is my favorite color and this time of the year I get to see more of it. This painting just feels good to me. Makes me smile.

RGrantham said...

What a delight to meet you on the net, Thank you for leaving me a comment on the aom puzzle painting. I'm happy to know you have a block.

I love the art money idea, taking trading art for services to a whole new level!

Love your hopeful bright art work.
all the best,