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Re: [BKARTS] Book Artists Unite?



Yes it is for all artists and a national Canadian organization with
provincial branches.
Maybe check out the website
Janet

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Michael Andrews
Sent: March 6, 2009 4:04 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Book Artists Unite?

Hello Janet

I have no idea how CARFAC operates. If it has a list of authorized and 
validated artists, it is a union. And if it talks like a duck ...
If not, then perhaps they actually do good for all artists as a generic 
class.

An intriguing concept, that.

michael


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janet Lee" <jml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: Book Artists Unite?


I don't agree with a union either, but perhaps something similar to
CARFAC (www.carfac.ca) an Canadian association that lobbies for artists'
rites.
JanetLee
www.janetplanet.ca

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Frank Lehmann
Sent: March 6, 2009 11:25 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Book Artists Unite?

Dear Michael Andrews, et. al. -

To me it seems a bit strange that you don't value your artistic skills
above that of the cost of materials.  Does this mean that your
artistry actually diminishes the value of the materials used?

I would think an artist, if anyone, would value their own work.  If
they don't , then why would they expect anyone else to?  Since you
don't need to make a profit from them, or even break even on materials
costs, why not keep them for yourself?

I am a craftsman and very proud of the fact.  And, no, I'm not in
favor of a union; I don't think it would work; I do think it is
somewhat of a silly idea.

Sincerely,
Frank Lehmann
Lehmann Bindery


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