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Hispanic Art Market will be Hot in 2010
I feel that in 2010 the Hispanic art market will take off. Why do I feel that way? Because all the talk and action taking place right now suggest that to me. In Miami more galleries are representing Hispanic artists. In Union City, New Jersey the Hispanic art events are growing in numbers as well as the galleries that represent Hispanic artists. Most of the Hispanic art events I participated in this past year were very successful for me as well as for other Hispanic artists that participated (Lets not forget the galleries and institutions that were very happy as they made from 30-50% Commission). Museums & Universities are also adding more Hispanic art to their collections. Corporations are buying and displaying Hispanic art as they seek a bigger share of the Hispanic market for their product. Hispanic art fairs and exhibitions are growing in numbers across the United States. Quality art works by Hispanic artists are continuing to sell right through this economic down turn.
But the biggest indicator to me that things are going to change for the better is the cooperation I see between all Hispanic artists from many different countries (This was not always the case in the past). We as Hispanic artists have learned to unite and work together to reach our common goals. We also have learned to respect and appreciate the diversity and opportunities that working with each other brings to us. I have worked on exhibitions this year with artists from Cuba, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, etc. I enjoyed working with these individuals and I do feel we share a bond in our common Spanish language and values. The Hispanic artists I know value their freedom to create what they wish and express themselves the way they want. Most of the art being created today by Hispanic artists is powerful, strong, vibrant and colorful. The energy and strength that most people see in our work comes from the values that we Hispanic artists hold so dear, like family and friends, entertainment and music, literature and poetry. I am also seeing a lot more Hispanics purchasing art to the point that they are no longer just consumers but can now be called art collectors. In the next few years you will see more retrospectives in Museums for Hispanic artists. Also most art galleries will add Hispanic artists work to their inventory because it makes business sense. The market for Hispanic art will continue to grow and be appreciated more and more every year. To the Hispanic artists my advice is to work hard, create quality work, also network and marketing will be very important. Dream Big and set your goals high, your determination will allow you to reach your goals. To collectors I would say to visit gallery events and art exhibitions so that you can get to know the artists whose work you admire, buy what you love and you will have a lifetime of enjoyment from the art that you collect and some may also find lifelong friendships with the artists that they befriend.
Cuban American Artist - Jose Acosta