Saturday, May 20, 2017

In Memoriam VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY - 1948 - 2017

It is with great sadness that I learned about the passing of our friend and member VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY
VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY - April 1st 1948 - April 16th 2017

In Memoriam VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY - 1948 - 2017

l to r: Otto Rapp, Ernst Fuchs, Vladimir Petrov-Gladky
Otto Rapp writes:
​I was shocked when I got the news about a good friend, Vladimir Petrov-Gladky passed away! He was a great artist and wonderful human being - here we were with Ernst Fuchs at his exhibition at the Palais Palffy. I remember both of you with fondness. RIP my friends!

Picture
Russia meets Austria:
the first posthumous exhibition in Retz, Austria
​May 18th to June 1st 2017
VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY - April 1st 1948 - April 16th 2017
VLADIMIR PETROV-GLADKY
RIP
April 1st 1948 - April 16th 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Artist of the Month MAY 2017 - KATHRINA SOFIE

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of
May 2017 is
KATHRINA SOFIE

KATHRINA SOFIE

​Please click the image above to visit her gallery page.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

SURREALISMUS CALLAS in BAD SÄCKINGEN

real - surreal - irreal - ?

2017

Die Ausstellung beginnt am 13.05.2017 in Bad Säckingen und endet am 11.06.2017

Vernissage 13.05.2017 - 18 Uhr
Finissage 11.06.2017 - 15 Uhr

Friday, April 28, 2017

ARTISTS LINKS FOR SHIPPING

I began researching these logistic problems because I am going to exhibit in Switzerland in the Fall, and I wanted to make sure it is done 'legitimate' - and not the way like low-balling value, trying to sneak it through customs and possibly getting into trouble when you get caught. With a carnetATA you avoid all that (and getting nailed for taxes etc) - yes, it is a lot of paperwork. That paperwork will also help bringing your artwork back. Make sure you use Google Website Translate to also read the German links, such as the one titled: "Nachträglicher Verkauf von Carnet-A.T.A.-Gütern" (English: Subsequent sale of Carnet-A.T.A. goods). Link to the Translator is in the blog.

ARTWORK LINKS FOR SHIPPING - CUSTOMS -
​UNESCO AGREEMENT - DUTY - VAT etc

Important Information for Artists!



the following links are either in German or English 
recommended Google Website Translator - 
select the sites language and the output language, then enter the website URL
https://translate.google.com/

​ARTISTS CAN AVOID CUSTOMS HOLDS AND DUTIES
APPLY THESE CODES WHEN SHIPPING YOUR ART INTERNATIONALLY:


UNESCO AGREEMENT - exemption from customs duties and other charges:

 http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=15224&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Pertaining to Artwork - Annex B says:

Works of art and collectors' pieces of an educational, scientific or cultural character

(i) Paintings and drawings, whatever the nature of the materials on which they have been executed entirely by hand, including copies executed by hand, but excluding manufactured decorated wares.

(ii) Ceramics and mosaics on wood, being original works of art.

(iii) Collectors' pieces and objects of art consigned to galleries, museums-and other institutions approved by the competent authorities of the importing country for the purpose of duty-free entry of those types of materials, on condition they are not resold. 


Carnet ATA - Wikipedia:


What is a Carnet (US website, english):




​Carnet Definition

A Carnet or ATA Carnet (pronounced kar-nay) is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs in 86 countries and territories without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months*.  Carnets are also known as Merchandise Passports or Passports for Goods. 


PLEASE NOTE:
The links below are examples from Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
You will need to contact your local Chamber of Commerce about how to obtain a Carnet ATA

Carnet ATA WKO Austria (Search Results): 


Carnet ATA WKO Austria  - Overview:  


Carnet ATA Switzerland:


Carnet ATA Germany:


Nachträglicher Verkauf von Carnet-A.T.A.-Gütern




What Is Value-Added Tax (VAT)?



Art at Law - VAT:


2017 European Union VAT rates:


TAXATION AND CUSTOMS UNION - EU: