October Artists Salon: How do artists get paid?

Postponed to October 24th, 2019

Announcement: The salon has been postponed this month to the 24th of October due to a time conflict with the SLANT STEP FORWARD FILM SCREENING & STUDENT SPOTLIGHT. Please join Verge from 6:30-7:30 pm for a special spotlight of the collaborative Slant Step-inspired works made by students in the class of professors Summer Ventis at CSUS and Brooke Inman at VCU. And stay for the film screening of The Great Blondino.

The Artist’s Salon is a group open to all artists and art enthusiasts where we discuss one or various themes, artists, or topics in contemporary art. It takes place every third thursday of the month at Axis Gallery between 5:30 and 7pm. It is facilitated by Verge Center for the Arts Education Manager, who acts as a moderator. Verge provides refreshments but everyone is welcomed to bring snacks.

Our topics are chosen democratically during the end of the session, attendees can bring their own materials and ideas in relationship to the topic or read our shared reference materials prior to discussion. In the month of October we are discussing the topic of how artists and arts administrators get paid.

Reference Materials:

The Whitney Biennial: 75 Artists Are In, and One Dissenter Steps Out New York Times, February 25, 2019

The New Museum’s Staff Is Pushing to Unionize—and Top Leadership Is Not at All Happy About It Art Net News, January 10th, 2019

How Are Artists Getting Paid? Hyperallergic July 22nd, 2013

Lisa Dent: Valuing Artists’ Work: How and When Should Artists Get Paid? Creative Capital Org., September 30th 2015

We don’t pay visual artists properly – that needs to change The Guardian, February 6th 2017

Working Artists for the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)


Verge’s mission is to extend the dialogue about contemporary art to the central valley. In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for discussion we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. The discussion and opinion of attendees does not in any way reflect the opinion of Verge as an institution.

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Photo Credit: W.A.G.E.