No kidding. The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm is allowing artists to exchange artwork for a night stay in the hotel. Nothing complicated, the artwork must be an original, and signed by the artist. This is not just for established artists, but any artist.
“It’s all really very simple: an artwork — a room — one night,” states their official website.
Hotel representative Tess Mattisson said that it’s all for a simple cause.”
In New York City, the Chelsea Hotel had a similar program, in the 1970’s. The New York hotel is now under new management and they are removing the art. The general manager of the Clarion in Stockholm, Sweden, Marcus Majewski, has a personal memory of his artist dad paying for a night’s stay with his artwork. It made Marcus very proud as a boy to see his dad’s artwork along side famous artists. He wants to provide a similar environment and welcome artists from all over the world to Stockholm.
The hotel states, they are not judges of art. The artist provides the art, we provide the service and accommodation.
I must say, I think it’s time for Globe Trottin Granny to submit some artwork and visit Stockholm again.
Be sure to visit the website, and download the simple application form that needs to accompany the artwork. Clarion Stockholm
Be sure to read carefully and follow the Conditions. There is nothing that cannot easily be followed, but it is important to do so.
Globe Trottin Granny
Additional Source: http://www.cnngo.com
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