Lancaster Fine Arts..Online..Gallery

 

Some of our Artists

Lachlan Kennedy

Lachlan has lived in Redcliffe all his life. He has a quirky sense of humor and a unique vision of the world. In 2007 Lachaln held his first solo exhibition at the Graydon Gallery at New Farm, selling 60% of his work. This young man's passion for art has

Julie Wecker

Julie Wecker is a multi award-winning artist who was Finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards in 2009 and Finalist in the Pine Rivers Art Awards in 2008. Her work is in the collections of the Redcliffe Museum and the Pine Rivers Regional Gallery and

Hariata Tangahoe

Since she first exhibited in the early 1980s, Tangahoe has been described as a naive painter, but these days she shrugs her shoulders and says she has never thought of her paintings in such terms.

About our Gallery

As I started to establish the Lancaster Fine Art Online Gallery, I was acutely conscious of the additional difficulties many of our emerging visual artists face when creatively working hard to achieve excellence in their chosen profession.

 

Not only is their battle about striving for brilliant creativity, they also have to face the increasing difficulty in finding suitable venues to exhibit their work in. After that, comes the need for publicity and promotion.

 

So to succeed, today's visual artist has to become a quasi real estate agent and a PR expert rolled into the existing artist's profile.

 

It is not surprising therefore, that many artists just give up on their passion and talent. Opting instead for a "real job" and at best continue to dabble with their passion, as a hobby only.

 

Should the artist still have the fire in their belly to continue to pursue their artistic career path, they strike their next problem. Art galleries because of mounting overheads and other cost burdens, are now having to charge the artist high rentals for gallery space and/or huge commissions (sometimes nearly half the retail value of the work) on the sale of artwork.

 

For established artists, whose reputation can demand high prices for their work, these costs can be absorbed. But for emerging artists still establishing a reputation, these high gallery costs force them to often inflate the price of their artwork, and in so doing make it harder to sell. This burden is often the last straw that breaks the artist's determination to succeed and sadly our culture looses another valuable asset.

 

Lancaster Fine Art Online Gallery seeks to reduce some of the difficulties that the current system places upon these artists, by significantly reducing the costs to them. Hopefully this works for the artist and in so doing should also benefit the buyer as well.

 

Our charges are as follows:

1. The cost of renting a gallery site at the Lancaster Fine Arts Gallery is a flat AD $360 a year, that equates to less than $1 a day for a full year's space rental.

 

2. We charge a flat 20% of the retail value of paintings sold as commission at our gallery

 

3. The artist has total access to his or her site by way of a password


 
4. Lancaster Fine Arts does not demand exclusivity of our artist's work. Thus the artist is free to sell the same work at another gallery. If this work sells in another gallery, Lancaster Fine Arts receives no commission for that sale.

 

5. Our Artists will readily accept commissions from you, in this regard please contact the gallery.

 

Finally all an artist needs to do to join the Lancaster Fine Arts Gallery is to apply by presenting us with six different artworks. They need also to provide us with full descriptions of this work as well as a personal artistic profile. They also need to provide us with a three minute, high quality presentation of them speaking about the work that we will show on the site. If the artist is a local, and Lancaster Fine Art is required to produce the video, a charge of $150 applies for this service.

 

It's simple, painless and hopefully this gallery will be beneficial to our buyers and our artists as well.

Thank you

Richard Lancaster