|The Lilith Gallery Newsletter Volume I - March Edition
By Suzanne MacNevin & Charles Moffat
Several years ago we decided to start a newsletter but realized at the same time that we needed an audience for that newsletter. It seemed pointless to be creating a newsletter that no one except us would actually be reading. We had to first find subscribers. Thus on the main site page at the Lilith Gallery (http://www.lilithgallery.com/main.html) we added two little links: One for subscribing to the Lilith Gallery Newsletter, and one to unsubscribe from it.
At the time we agreed that we would never actually send out the first newsletter until there was a DEMAND for it.
Well, here it is: The first newsletter. We now have over 100 subscribers to this newsletter. Some of you may not even remember signing up for the LG newsletter. Small surprise because the link has been there for years and its taken us awhile to finally get enough subscribers (kinda sad, isn't it?).
Our apologies if you think this is spam and don't remember signing up. There is info at the bottom of this email where you unsubscribe from this newsletter.
At the bottom of this email you should see a photo attachment of a building. That building is one of several possible buildings the Lilith Gallery is intending to someday purchase. We are not content with only being an internet art gallery. Even when the Lilith Gallery was started back in July 2000 our intention was always to start up real art galleries (not just one, but a whole franchise) in different cities around the world.
And furthermore, as part of that intention, we wanted to make it profitable. A profitable art gallery you say? Impossible! Wrong. When Andy Warhol died in February 1987 he left behind an unimaginable fortune (over $100 million in bank accounts, plus workshops and a string of art galleries). The wealth he left behind was used to create the Warhol Foundation (http://www.warholfoundation.org/), an organization which provides grants to artists living in the United States and abroad.
With the exception of the auction house Sotheby's, there has never before been an international art gallery franchise. Singular art galleries simply are not popular enough to expand. This is one of the reasons we decided to build up our popularity online by writing articles about current events and art history, as well as promoting the artists we help.
That said, let's take a moment to introduce our artists:
We now have 11 artists, and we hope to grow to showcase many more in the future. Indeed, if you are an artist or know an artist who might be interested in joining the Lilith Gallery we encourage you/them to submit their portfolio to email@example.com (we strongly recommend Gmail because it vastly reduces spam and the huge inbox allows for people to send us large portfolios).
Artists are not the only people we are interested in either. We are also on the look out for art historians and editorial writers willing to submit samples of their work on a regular basis. Such writing helps to expand the Lilith Gallery's virtual library of art/issues related info. Much of that info can be found either at our eZine or in our Art History Archive.
The Lilith Gallery has grown to become a HUGE website. We can barely keep on top of it all any more. Its getting to be too much to handle. About a year from now we are going to have to start hiring people to do our grunt work. We are already profitable thanks to Google Adsense.
Sorry if it seems like we're tooting our own horn here. We're just very excited by the popularity the Lilith Gallery is starting to enjoy. In the next few years we will be hiring staff and begin the process of opening real art galleries. The next couple of years is going to be a very exciting time for us and we can't help but appreciate our loyal fans.
Hugs All Around,
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