If art publishers and art licensing companies were a political party, what would be our "sound bites"? What "talking points" would keep our party on message? Here are my candidates:
Art doesn't grow on trees. Creativity costs! Finding artists and collaborating and developing marketable artwork takes people, talent, time and money. Printing and production is cheaper all the time - and minimal compared to the cost of developing art that is right for the market.
Copying artwork is stealing. It's stealing from artists, stealing from companies, stealing from employees.
Want a quick affordable way to freshen up a room? Use Art. Changing the art on the wall, or adding a pillow or area rug, is a fast way to change the personality of a room. And it's usually a lot less expensive than painting the walls or buying a new couch.
So this November (and at all times) vote for art!
My name is John the Janitor and I approve this message.