copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015
by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph
NORTH TROY — The Wooden Horse Arts Guild, or WHAG, is adding a new event to the Aquafest in Newport on August 1: a plein air paint out. Artists can bring their materials and paint outdoors during the festival.
The live painting initiative is one of many activities WHAG organizes in order to benefit both the community and local artists.
Artists have few options if they want to display their work and sell it. A common one is having a gallery display the art in exchange for a commission on a sale, sometimes as much as 50 percent of the sale price.
WHAG gives artists and crafters an alternative. The nonprofit guild doesn’t require a commission, and its permanent gallery is located online.
For $50 a year, artists get their own webpage on the WHAG website, complete with…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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