The Origins of Arts Ablaze
Despite the recent boom in the art market, the art world can be an incredibly fickle place to try and make a living. On the one hand art dealers and galleries are always looking for the next big thing or the next undiscovered artist; however few of them are willing to take the risk of promoting an artist whose success is yet to be proven.
All too often galleries that do express an interest in new artists, already have such an established portfolio that they don't have the resources to take them on. These dilemmas, amongst others, can prove to be the biggest obstacles for artists establishing themselves in the art market.
Without too much of a leap of imagination, some artists have come to the conclusion that the best option is to promote and sell their work themselves. It was this aspiration that motivated artist David Hier to create 'Arts Ablaze'.
Initially created to promote his own artworks, David Hier set up Arts Ablaze as an online art gallery. The site has proved to be an excellent medium for exposing a range of affordable artworks to a wide audience. Although Arts Ablaze was initially created as an outlet for the sale of his own paintings, the success of the site has allowed David to expand his interests, creating a platform for the promotion and sale of artworks by other new and upcoming artists.
A Passion For the Arts
As an artist, David Hier hopes Arts Ablaze will convey his passion for good art, design and craftsmanship, as well as his understanding of artist's needs. Beyond that, there is a concern for exposing the work and ideas of artists who would otherwise be neglected by the traditional art world.
All the artists featured on this website are included because of the outstanding contribution they stand to make in the art world. The artists accepted to exhibit their work have therefore been selected solely because of the quality of their work.
Arts Ablaze Manifesto
Although artists are encouraged to provide a C. V. this is not always necessary or indeed relevant. Aware of the prejudice demonstrated by galleries who will only support artists with a proven track record, we at Arts Ablaze feel an affinity with the struggling artist.
Through Arts Ablaze, we hope to redress the balance, providing exposure for unknown, struggling and unorthodox artists alike. Whether you are a professional, amateur, student, or mature artist, Arts Ablaze aspires to promote every type of artist, designer and craftsperson.
In keeping with such concerns, artists are encouraged to supplement their work with any written articles they feel to be relevant to the exhibition of their work. It is hoped that providing an open forum for debate will encourage Arts Ablaze to evolve from an Internet art gallery into a fully-fledged community.
News, Exhibitions & Opportunities
On the 20th of July 2005, after several months of re-structuring and re-design, the Arts Ablaze Gallery Website was re-launched. As well as a new aesthetic look, a new logo and an improved structure to the site, the new look Arts Ablaze has added some new resources for artists and art lovers.
News - A new News page has been created to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the world of art & design. The News page will feature details of exhibitions, gallery openings and art & design related news headlines.
Opportunities for Artists - The new Exhibitions page is aimed directly at artists: detailing forthcoming exhibiting opportunities as well as art & design competitions and awards.
If you know of any exhibitions, news items or artist opportunities that should be mentioned in our Resources section, please feel free to contact Arts Ablaze with the details.
Visit the Arts Ablaze Artist A-Z gallery to view the work of David Hier and other artists featured on this site.
Visit the Submissions page for more information on submitting your artworks for exhibition with Arts Ablaze.
If you have any queries or questions about submitting art or any other aspect of Arts Ablaze, please feel free to contact us.