Fine Art Investment – Bing Gallery http://binggallery.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:12:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://binggallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-150x150.png Fine Art Investment – Bing Gallery http://binggallery.com/ 32 32 Investment Analysis of the Artwork Processing Services Market https://binggallery.com/investment-analysis-of-the-artwork-processing-services-market/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:12:55 +0000 https://binggallery.com/investment-analysis-of-the-artwork-processing-services-market/ A new research study from JCMR with the title Global Art Handling Services Market Research Report 2022 provides an in-depth assessment of Art Processing Services, including key market trends, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies and strategies. The research study provides forecasts for investments in art processing services till 2030. The report includes the […]]]>

A new research study from JCMR with the title Global Art Handling Services Market Research Report 2022 provides an in-depth assessment of Art Processing Services, including key market trends, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies and strategies. The research study provides forecasts for investments in art processing services till 2030.

The report includes the latest post-pandemic market research on the art handling services market.

Competitive Analysis: Agility, DHL, DB Schenker, Iron Mountain (Crozier), Crown, MTAB, Freight Systems, Aetna, Fine Art Logistics, Atelier 4, Grace, Helu-Trans, USArt, Yamato, Katolec, Mithals, Sinotrans, Deppon, Globaliner, Michelle

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Geographical Analysis of Art Handling Services:

• Art processing services industry North America: United States, Canada and Mexico.

• Artwork management services industry South and Central America: Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

• Industry Art Handling Services Middle East and Africa: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa.

• Artworks management services industry Europe: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Russia.

• Industry Art Handling Services Asia-Pacific: India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia.

Market Analysis by Types & The market analysis by applications is as follows:

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
– Transportation
– Packaging
– Storage
– Other

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Art dealers and galleries
– Auction houses
– Museum and art fair
– Other

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Chapter 1: Global Artwork Processing Services Market Overview (2015-2030)
• Definition of Artwork Management Services
• Specifications of Artwork Processing Services
• Classification of art processing services
• Artwork management service applications
• Artwork Processing Services Regions

Chapter 2: Artwork Processing Services Market competition by players/vendors 2015 and 2022
• Artwork Handling Services Manufacturing Cost Structure
• Art Handling Services Raw materials and suppliers
• Manufacturing Process of Artwork Handling Services
• Industry chain structure of art processing services

Chapter 3: Artwork Processing Services Sales (Volume) and Revenue (Value) by Region (2015-2022)
• Sales of art handling services
• Artwork Processing Services Revenue and Market Share

Chapter 4, 5 and 6: Global Art Processing Services Market by Type, Application and Player/Supplier Profiles (2015-2022)
• Art Processing Services Market Share by Type and Application
• Art Processing Services Growth Rate by Type and Application
• Drivers and Opportunities of Artwork Management Services
• Basic information about the art handling service company

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How to hedge your portfolio against inflation with art https://binggallery.com/how-to-hedge-your-portfolio-against-inflation-with-art/ Sun, 08 May 2022 05:52:03 +0000 https://binggallery.com/how-to-hedge-your-portfolio-against-inflation-with-art/ Buying a Rembrandt or a Picasso isn’t the first thing average investors think about when inflation bites. Amid gold’s gravitational pull, fine art flies under the radar of most traders, who generally view it as a “subjective” rather than a “safe” asset. Yet when it comes to the economic value of fine works of art, […]]]>

Buying a Rembrandt or a Picasso isn’t the first thing average investors think about when inflation bites. Amid gold’s gravitational pull, fine art flies under the radar of most traders, who generally view it as a “subjective” rather than a “safe” asset. Yet when it comes to the economic value of fine works of art, it’s worth looking at the big picture.

Analysts at the Masterworks trading platform say fine art outperforms gold during peak inflation, citing data from 1973 to 1981, when inflation in the United States was around 9% each year. Gold recorded an average annualized growth of 31.1% during this period, while the art market recorded an average appreciation of 33.2% per calendar year.


More recently, from 2000 to 2018, the “Artprice 100” (the first index of the 100 best artists on the market) recorded an annual growth of 8.9%, while the S&P 500 posted an average of 3.4%.

Great feedback – if you can get it. For decades, the art market remained beyond the reach of most retail investors. Considered the preserve of well-heeled collectors, it has been shrouded in the mystique of stuffy auction houses, elusive aesthetic trends, and insider knowledge.

The good news for those on Main Street is that Masterworks is breaking down barriers to entry to this exclusive market and democratizing access to its outsized returns.

Masterworks is an art investment fund that buys works of art on behalf of a group of investors. In this way, it perpetuates ancient art holdings, such as La Peau de l’Ours (The Skin of the Bear), in early 20th century France that promoted artists like Picasso, Matisse and Gauguin.

Yet, as a digital platform, Masterworks can further subdivide collective ownership into fractional percentages. This means regular buyers can now buy part of the artwork like shares in a company, significantly lowering the barriers to entry.

The Masterworks research team scours its database to analyze recent art market sales returns and identify promising artists.

The fund then selects specific works of art and purchases the originals in their physical form. They then securitize the asset through a filing with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and then list it on their platform for users to purchase shares.

Investors can then wait several years until the artwork is resold and then receive their share of the proceeds (after Masterworks takes a 20% cut on top of the 1.5% annual fee). Otherwise, they can sell their shares on the secondary market of Masterworks, which acts as a stock market. Although due to the lower frequency of transactions than on the stock exchange, the liquidation of the work cannot always be done quickly.

In 2019, Citi took data compiled by Masterworks on sales from auction houses like Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips and found that between 1985 and 2018, art easily outpaced inflation and is “an excellent store of wealth over all periods”.

So why does art resist inflation?

This is partly because art is generally insulated from the volatility of other markets.

The report indicates that while other types of investments (commodities, real estate, etc.) are vulnerable to ripple effects from other sectors of our highly interconnected economy, the performance of art is much more isolated from these highs and lows.

It’s “the most attractive investment grade in long-term art,” Citi wrote.

In other words, these timeless masterpieces are truly in a class (asset) of their own.

This does not mean, however, that the art market itself is not subject to strong price fluctuations.

Although the average annual rate of return appears solid over the long term, there is significant year-to-year volatility. This is particularly true for contemporary art, according to Citi, which recalls that the annual volatility of this category, measured by deviation from the mean, was 25.8%.

These price fluctuations may be too great for some retail investors. However, they also evoke another unpredictable but visually stimulating asset class.

The silent disruption of art trading by Masterworks parallels the meteoric rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which has prompted comparisons between the two.

“It looks like Masterworks is looking to create a platform that’s very similar to the NFT space, except with legit artwork,” Chad Budy, senior investment advisor at Aptus Wealth Management, told Wealth of Geeks. .

“I think an app like Masterworks will appeal to a different audience than the NFT space and rare art collectors. In terms of age, it will appeal to the over 50s and those who are somewhat tech-savvy but also appreciate the fine arts.”

In a recent interview, the company’s chief investment officer, Allen Sukholitsky, said there is some distance between NFTs and what Masterworks does. The main difference is that its platform invests in top-notch artwork that exists physically, whereas NFTs are primarily for digital art.

Still, that doesn’t mean the platform has shut down NFTs forever.

“But our business is always ready to evolve. I mean, who knows? Maybe one day later, we will consider the NFT market as part of it,” he added.

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Small Business Spotlight: Allina Liu https://binggallery.com/small-business-spotlight-allina-liu/ Thu, 05 May 2022 18:30:42 +0000 https://binggallery.com/small-business-spotlight-allina-liu/ Women running their own business? We like to see it. In our Small Business Spotlight series, we chat with independent fashion entrepreneurs on their journey to being your own boss. Here, tips for fundraising, developing a marketing strategy, navigating social media, and more, straight from women who have done it themselves. Liu describes her journey […]]]>

Women running their own business? We like to see it. In our Small Business Spotlight series, we chat with independent fashion entrepreneurs on their journey to being your own boss. Here, tips for fundraising, developing a marketing strategy, navigating social media, and more, straight from women who have done it themselves.


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Outstanding UK teachers receive 2022 Kirwan Prize and Sturgill Prize https://binggallery.com/outstanding-uk-teachers-receive-2022-kirwan-prize-and-sturgill-prize/ Tue, 03 May 2022 08:00:30 +0000 https://binggallery.com/outstanding-uk-teachers-receive-2022-kirwan-prize-and-sturgill-prize/ LEXINGTON, Kentucky (May 3, 2022) — Two University of Kentucky faculty members are recipients of the Graduate School’s two annual Distinguished Awards for exemplary research and outstanding contributions to graduate student mentorship and education. Susan Gardnerteacher at Department of Physics and Astronomy in the British College of Arts and Sciencesreceived the 2022 Albert D. and […]]]>

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (May 3, 2022) — Two University of Kentucky faculty members are recipients of the Graduate School’s two annual Distinguished Awards for exemplary research and outstanding contributions to graduate student mentorship and education.

Susan Gardnerteacher at Department of Physics and Astronomy in the British College of Arts and Sciencesreceived the 2022 Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Award. The award is given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to original research or scholarship, with emphasis on the work produced four years before the prize.

Jonathan McFaddenassociate professor at School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS) in the British College of Fine Artsreceived the William B. Sturgill Prize, an honor awarded annually to a graduate faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to higher education in the UK.

Gardner and McFadden were recognized at the annual Faculty Awards ceremony in the UK on April 21.

Susan Gardner — 2022 Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Award Recipient

Gardner is a theoretical nuclear physicist in the UK Department of Physics and Astronomy, with broad research interests and a long publication record spanning the fields of nuclear physics, particle physics and astronomy.

“During her distinguished 27-year career in the UK, Gardner developed an international reputation not only as an extraordinarily creative and original theoretical physicist, but also as an international leader in the field, bringing considerable attention to the department and the UK,” said Bradley Plaster, chair of the UK Department of Physics and Astronomy in her appointment letter. “As one of the few women in her department, Gardner was also a pioneer trailblazer for women in physics, a discipline that has lagged far behind other STEM disciplines in the percentage of women who have earned degrees and gone on to become professors. .”

Early in her teaching career, Gardner wrote several influential theoretical papers (in top journals in the field; now with hundreds of citations) that shaped the course of experimental work by thousands of experimental physicists. In recent years, she has focused on proposing innovative new ideas for the search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. With his collaborators, Gardner proposed a new “fifth force” (there are four known forces in nature: gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force). This work has been highly cited since its publication in 2016 and 2017 in the two leading journals in the field.

Gardner has also recently expanded its research portfolio beyond the fields of nuclear and particle physics. Since 2017, she has published a series of articles in leading astrophysics journals on evidence of asymmetric ripples in the inner stellar disk of our galaxy, the Milky Way, which was previously thought to be smooth.

Gardner’s long and distinguished professional experience in nuclear physics has also resulted in numerous honors and awards. This includes being appointed University Research Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year; a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013 (restricted to the top 0.5% of Society members, excluding student members); and being continuously funded by the Department of Energy since 1996.

Jonathon McFadden — 2022 William B. Sturgill Award Recipient

Jonathan McFadden is Associate Professor at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS). He has been at the university since 2013, during which time he has mentored and advised countless graduate students. Additionally, he serves as a graduate advisor for SA/VS and teaches the graduate seminar for all Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students.

“Dr. McFadden has a genuine desire to work closely with and effect change in the lives and careers of our MFA candidates,” said Ruth Adams, Acting Director of SA/VS. “Year after year, there have always been students in the incoming pool who applied to our program specifically to work with McFadden. It is his reputation as a respected teacher and mentor, with his colleagues at other universities and through his professional organizations, that generates this pool of incoming candidates.

One such student is Marika Arellano Christofides, an MFA candidate in SA/VS who will graduate in May.

“During my three years at the School of Visual Arts and Studies, Professor McFadden was deeply invested in my professional development,” Christofides said in her appointment letter. “He constantly encourages all graduate students to apply for exhibitions, residencies and conferences – often sharing specific opportunities as he finds them.”

Todd Herzberg, an assistant professor of art and design at Murray State University and a 2018 UK MFA graduate, says McFadden was his main adviser, teacher and mentor in the UK, who worked with him and his classmates to prepare for success after graduation.

“He worked with graduates to learn how to develop our artistic voices, think more critically, and understand how we fit into the contemporary art scene,” Herzberg said in his nomination letter. “I was doing work that explored personal narratives, but with Jonathan’s help he pushed me to think more deeply about the work I was doing and to understand how to understand the broader conceptual/theoretical landscape in which it existed. . This better understanding of my work has allowed me a richer understanding of my own artistic practice, and honestly, a better understanding of myself as a whole.

McFadden holds an MFA in printmaking from Edinburgh College of Art, a BFA in printmaking and a BA in French from Texas State University. Her work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, 621 Gallery (Tallahassee), Salisbury University, Highpoint Center For Printmaking (Minneapolis), Wichita State University, Millsaps College, 55 Limited (Berlin, Germany), Spartanburg Art Museum (Spartanburg, SC) and many other national and international venues.

He has also been artist-in-residence at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 55 Limited, Anchor Graphics at Columbia College, Prairie Center for the Arts and Cove Park.

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The Kirwan Memorial Prize was established in 1995 and recognizes the collaborative research efforts of its namesakes, as well as Albert Kirwan’s efforts to create an environment in the UK that fosters high quality research and scholarship.

Head football coach from 1938 to 1944, then dean of men, “Ab” Kirwan was a distinguished faculty member and scholar in the field of Southern history, dean of the Graduate School and president of the university from 1968 to 1970.

Elizabeth Kirwan was awarded the Sullivan Medallion in 1973 for her service to the UK and to the community of Lexington. She has held leadership positions in over 10 organisations, including President of the UK Woman’s Club and Chair of the Lexington Parks and Recreation Board.

Established in 1975, the Sturgill Prize is named in honor of alumnus William B. Sturgill, who contributed to higher education by organizing and serving as president of the Hazard Independent College Foundation, in addition to work with legislators to develop the community college system across the Commonwealth.

Sturgill, who died in 2014, was born in Lackey, Ky., and graduated from the UK in 1946. He was involved in a variety of businesses, including running and owning several coal operations, East Kentucky Investment Company, Fourth Street and Gentry Tobacco Warehouses. and the Hartland Development Project. Sturgill served as both energy secretary and agriculture secretary under Governor John Y. Brown Jr. He served for 18 years on the UK board, including 10 years as chairman. The Sturgill Development Building is named in his honor.

For more pricing information, visit https://gradschool.uky.edu/faculty-awards.

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Best drawing tablets in 2022: Create paperless art https://binggallery.com/best-drawing-tablets-in-2022-create-paperless-art/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 09:00:03 +0000 https://binggallery.com/best-drawing-tablets-in-2022-create-paperless-art/ You no longer have to carry around a set of paint cans or a heavy canvas to create art; technology has digitized just about every form of art. From 3D printed sculptures to photoshopped images, art is constantly evolving alongside our increasingly tech-savvy world. But although there are debates about whether innovative concepts can really […]]]>

You no longer have to carry around a set of paint cans or a heavy canvas to create art; technology has digitized just about every form of art. From 3D printed sculptures to photoshopped images, art is constantly evolving alongside our increasingly tech-savvy world. But although there are debates about whether innovative concepts can really be considered works of art (cough NFT cough), there is no denying that technology has made more traditional art forms much more accessible.

Digital art is also more convenient for employerswhich has caused many professional graphic designers and illustrators to be hired to do their work on the computer rather than on paper, which in turn influences aesthetics marketing and journalism. Whole communities have sprung up around the digital art space – Deviantart, Pixiv and, of course, Tumblr. (The latter is the most popular, though it hosts much more than digital art, including text messages, movie screenshots, and sound clips.)

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A guide to the best tablets

Digital tools allow artists to simulate a variety of mediums using the same tools: a stylus, a touchpad, and certain creative software like Adobe Fresco. This flexibility, along with fast turnaround times and a digitized end product, is what makes digital art so commercially appealing.

Of course, the styluses and pads in question can be quite expensive – and that’s assuming you have a tablet or laptop to use them, if necessary. This contrasts with the physical world, however, where even if you were to be more frugal with paint or paper, the various drafts and ruined jobs that a single mistake can cause really add up. And that’s only with one medium – investing in oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolours, pastels, graphite pencils, charcoal…all of these cost money and can be quickly exhausted. So when you compare a one-time investment that provides access to virtually any type of creative medium (as well as the panacea that is the undo button) to the more demanding, prep-heavy physical drawing work, there can be a real gain.

Why use a graphics tablet?

Physical tools, as well as your software, will affect your ability to translate your drawing skills to screen or, if you’re a total beginner, the control you have over your artistic process. Different software will offer different media and editing options (Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop are always safe bets, but depending on what you want there are alternatives that might be better suited). Whichever software you choose, you probably need some kind of tablet and a digital pen. Have you ever tried signing your name on a trackpad with your finger? If you’re struggling to simply replicate a signature you’ve written hundreds of times with a mouse or laptop trackpad, think about the pain it would be trying to do fine line work in the shapes. and the exact locations you want. So a stylus of some sort and an accompanying tablet are essential – but what should you consider when looking at which model to invest in?

What types of tablets are there?

Most graphics tablets can be categorized into three types: graphics tablets, pen displays, and tablet computers.

  • Graphic tablet: The simplest of the bunch, essentially a touchpad with a stylus that you can plug into your computer so you have more control over your cursor (and therefore your digital pen) while drawing. The movement of your stylus on the pad will reflect on your computer screen.

  • Pen display: Probably what most people think of in terms of drawing tablets, these panels will allow you to see the traces of your stylus or pen as you go. Instead of having to plug into a computer, these are standalone tablets capable of producing art on their own.

  • Tablet: iPads and their ilk – powerful mini-computers for which drawing is just one of many other functions. Often, using them for art will require the purchase of a pen or some other accessory for better control, and the creative software of your choice.

What to consider when choosing a tablet?

First and foremost, consider your skill level. If you’re not quite comfortable drawing without watching your hand move across the paper, you might find a graphics tablet a bit difficult to use, because to keep track of your work you have to look at the screen while moving your hand at the same time. time to draw.

Another consideration is the sensitivity of your tablet. Some might prefer a super touchscreen that will pick up every light brush from the stylus, while others might want a less responsive tablet that they can press harder on to keep a steadier line or avoid accidental marks (another perk of digital art though – there’s always an undo button, unlike smudges on a piece of paper).

The feel of a tablet is also crucial. Obviously, it won’t feel the same as drawing on paper, but the material and construction of the tablet can determine how soft, frictionless and gliding it is. The tactile aspect of a tablet is very important to take into account, especially if you are very demanding about your configuration.

And, of course, size and weight is one of the most important tablet features to keep in mind; Whether you want a small, portable item to take with you wherever you go for sketching or a sturdy unit with lots of extra features that will stay on your desk for everyday illustration work, it’s important to choose a model that will meet your needs.

Not to mention that the size of a tablet usually corresponds to the dimensions of its active area (i.e. the part of the tablet that you can actually draw on), so in addition to portability, consider size and details of the work you intend to do. It’s never fun to run out of drawing space; although this is another area where digital art has advantages over traditional media (most software allows you to zoom in on a drawing and re-orient your tablet at the boundaries of the specified area) , if you want to keep the entire piece on screen while working, a tablet that will fit your entire drawing in its active area is best.

Apart from its physical aspects, the screen of a tablet is essential to its performance. If you’re trying to create photorealistic artwork, high resolution is probably worth the price. On the other hand, if you just want to practice your drawing skills without worrying about losing your work, a regular tablet with a lower resolution will be more cost effective. Additionally, the thickness of a screen will affect parallax – the displacement of a line or object based on a person’s perspective, caused by the distance (however small) between the stylus and the interface. , separated by the screen. You’ll want to minimize parallax to keep your perspective consistent.

Another big feature to buy is tracking speed, which basically means a lag between your pen stroke and the corresponding line appearing on screen. The higher the tracking speed (measured in PPS, points per second), the less the lag and the more instantaneous the result. And while lag is annoying at the best of times, even for things like loading our email inboxes, it can make finer work like drawing simply impossible.

And if you want a tablet that is not a computer on its own, you’ll probably need to make sure it connects to the computer you already own. If not, you will need to purchase an adapter.

When you buy a tablet, remember that you’re also buying the stylus that comes with it, unless you already have one (which you’ve verified is compatible with your new tablet) or plan to upgrade. buy one separately. Be sure to choose a stylus with the grip you like and the features you need. Additionally, styluses have their own distinct types: battery-powered (thicker, requires additional batteries), rechargeable (thinner, less reliable), and the newer EMR (wireless charging from the tablet itself) .

And most importantly, keep in mind that the operating system your tablet is running on will determine which apps you can use, and therefore functionality – the ever-popular Procreate app, for example, isn’t available on tablets. running Windows, which makes Apple tablets a good option if that’s your preferred platform.

That being said, Mashable illustrator Bob Al-Greene reminds us: “The technical limitations [of the tablet] don’t necessarily have anything to do with the quality of the art you can make of it… The quality of the artist, not the technology, dictates the end product.”

It’s always a good idea to try out a product like this, where feel is hugely important, in person, but here are some ideas to at least start you off to get an idea of ​​what kind of tablet you might to wish :

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9 Factors Driving the Future of Mining in British Columbia https://binggallery.com/9-factors-driving-the-future-of-mining-in-british-columbia/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:28:48 +0000 https://binggallery.com/9-factors-driving-the-future-of-mining-in-british-columbia/ 9 Factors Driving the Future of Mining in British Columbia Jurisdictions are an important factor in building a successful mining exploration project. In Canada, British Columbia (BC) is building a brighter future for mining and mineral exploration. This infographic from our sponsor BC Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA) details nine factors that make the province the […]]]>

9 Factors Driving the Future of Mining in British Columbia

Jurisdictions are an important factor in building a successful mining exploration project.

In Canada, British Columbia (BC) is building a brighter future for mining and mineral exploration.

This infographic from our sponsor BC Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA) details nine factors that make the province the right jurisdiction for mining.

#1: A strong mining ecosystem

British Columbia has a long mining history that has produced a host of global industry experts. Today, the region abounds in exploration activities and includes:

  • 326 active exploration projects
  • $660 million in exploration spending in 2021
  • More than 1.4 million meters of exploration drilling in 2021
  • 17 metal and coal mines in operation

In addition, the province also offers comprehensive services geological dataresearch from leading institutions and over 3,700 mining supply companies.

#2: Geological potential

British Columbia’s mining ecosystem is built on its strong history and immense geological potential. In 2020, the province produced a diverse range of commodities including gold, silver, copper and other base and industrial metals.

Mineral 2021 production value (billions) % of total value
iron and steel coal $6.3 billion 49.7%
Copper $3.7 billion 29.3%
Gold $1.5 billion 12.1%
Building aggregates $0.5 billion 3.6%
Industrial minerals $0.4 billion 3.4%
Other $0.2 billion 1.9%
Total $12.6 billion 100.0%

British Columbia is the only Canadian producer of molybdenum, used in metallurgical and chemical applications, in addition to being the first Canadian producer of copper and steelmaking coal.

The province’s Golden Triangle, located in the northwest region, contains some of the largest gold deposits in Canada, with minerals worth more than $800 billion.

#3: Effective regulation

BC’s stable, transparent and effective political environment facilitates the transformation of mineral endowment into mineral production.

The province ranked as the world’s least risky jurisdiction for mining in 2017 and 2018, its collaborative licensing between ministries reducing delays for miners and explorers.

Additionally, British Columbia uses a standardized mine approval process for all companies, whether local, national or international.

#4: Sustainable Indigenous Partnerships

Supportive Indigenous communities facilitate exploration and mining efforts in British Columbia and, in turn, mining accounts for more than two-thirds of all indigenous peoples employed in the extractive sector.

In 2018, 120 Indigenous-affiliated businesses exchanged $265 million of goods and services with the 17 operating mines in British Columbia. In addition, British Columbia was the first province in Canada to share mineral tax revenues with First Nations, with over $130 million shared with communities to date.

#5: Infrastructure for mining

British Columbia offers infrastructure that supports and enhances exploration and mining, including:

  • A $700 million high voltage transmission line
  • Improved highways
  • Hydroelectric facilities
  • Improved ocean port infrastructure

#6: The impact of mining on local economies

The mining industry is essential to British Columbia’s economy, as its benefits benefit the province’s 203 local communities.

In 2020, the BC mining industry generated $9.5 billion in gross revenue and contributed $382 million to government revenue, employing 11,378 people.

#7: Destination of choice for responsibly sourced metals and minerals

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly important to investors when choosing where to invest.

British Columbia offers the opportunity to invest in a globally recognized jurisdiction where raw materials are produced in accordance with ESG standards due to progressive climate policies, strict environmental regulations, a skilled workforce and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

#8: Abundance of critical minerals and metals

British Columbia’s mining industry produces many of the metals needed for a cleaner future.

Metal Technological applications
Copper Wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles
Money Solar panels, electric vehicles
Zinc Wind turbines, energy storage
Nickel Electric vehicles, energy storage
Molybdenum Wind turbines
iron and steel coal Network infrastructure

With vast resources of critical minerals, British Columbia is well positioned to play a key role in the transition to a low-carbon economy and clean energy future.

#9: Increase business and financial incentives

Exploration spending in British Columbia has increased over the past five years. Despite the impact of the pandemic, 2020 saw the highest level of exploration expenses since 2014.

The provincial government offers incentives to actively encourage investment in exploration, mining and innovation. These include tax credits for exploration, apprenticeship training, as well as investment allowances that allow investors to claim interest on invested capital while the mine is in production.

Mining development is also strongly encouraged in British Columbia, with companies being able to claim one-third of eligible capital expenditures for mine development and expansion.

A bright future for mining and exploration

British Columbia’s natural potential for mineral exploration, combined with jurisdictional advantages, makes it one of Canada’s prime locations for the mining industry.

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City Announces $12 Million in Private Funding for Arts and Recreation Projects | Radio KNIA KRLS https://binggallery.com/city-announces-12-million-in-private-funding-for-arts-and-recreation-projects-radio-knia-krls/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 14:20:19 +0000 https://binggallery.com/city-announces-12-million-in-private-funding-for-arts-and-recreation-projects-radio-knia-krls/ Pella City Council has officially received a capital plan proposal to invest in the performing arts and fine arts, as well as the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art leisure facility. Mayor Don DeWaard said this week marks the official start of moving forward on several key elements, including a citizens’ commission, additional fundraising efforts […]]]>

Pella City Council has officially received a capital plan proposal to invest in the performing arts and fine arts, as well as the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art leisure facility. Mayor Don DeWaard said this week marks the official start of moving forward on several key elements, including a citizens’ commission, additional fundraising efforts and the start of the search for engineering companies.

“The city’s goal is to provide facilities that enrich our community and provide opportunities to enjoy the arts and stay active year-round. I have heard so many Pella residents over the years talk about the importance of having activities and options for all ages,” said Don DeWaard, Mayor of Pella. “This investment and these plans demonstrate our commitment to making the town of Pella a great place to live, work and visit.”

The performing and fine arts investment will require a minimum of $5.5 million, decisions as to whether the investment will go into the renovation of the existing Pella Community Center or a brand new facility will be made. taken at a later date and will depend on potential funding. The proposed new recreational facility will include gymnasiums, an indoor track, weightlifting and fitness equipment, a competition pool and more. Once approved, the building will take two years to construct, with an expected opening date of 2025.

The city estimates that an investment of approximately $45-60 million would be required to complete these two projects. The capital plan has yet to be formally approved by council, but council agreed at its April 19 meeting to move forward

DeWaard says businesses in the community have already pledged to join in this significant investment, as Pella Corporation, Vermeer and others have committed $12 million in joint funding to support the city’s plan.

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How Ordinary People Are Fighting High Gas Prices https://binggallery.com/how-ordinary-people-are-fighting-high-gas-prices/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 01:22:56 +0000 https://binggallery.com/how-ordinary-people-are-fighting-high-gas-prices/ Gas prices have been falling steadily since hitting a record high in early March, but that doesn’t mean gas is cheap. Prices have recently increased fastest pace ever recorded, and as of Monday, the average gallon of regular gasoline cost $4.09, up $1.22 from a year ago. In all likelihood, gasoline will remain expensive throughout […]]]>

Gas prices have been falling steadily since hitting a record high in early March, but that doesn’t mean gas is cheap.

Prices have recently increased fastest pace ever recorded, and as of Monday, the average gallon of regular gasoline cost $4.09, up $1.22 from a year ago. In all likelihood, gasoline will remain expensive throughout the spring and summer. Naturally, drivers are looking for creative ways to save.

Gasoline is one of the most common purchases among Americans, and prices are often a priority as drivers see them posted at gas stations everywhere they go.

While inflation because many goods can sometimes sneak up on consumers, a rapid rise in gasoline prices will rarely escape anyone’s attention. This includes politicians, who have been suspend gasoline taxes and even considering stimulus checks for high gas prices in some states. Everyday drivers are noticing this too, of course, and many are taking steps to cope with this new normal.

There are many classic strategies to help you save money on gasincluding properly inflating your tires, paying with the best credit card for gas rewards and using apps to find the cheapest gas prices nearby.

You can also save money by ditching the car altogether or simply committing to using it less often. Here are some of the ways people are changing their habits in light of high gas prices:

More walking and cycling

In a recent Morning consultation survey, 44% of respondents said they walked instead of drove in the past month due to high gas prices. Another 18% said they jumped on a bike as an alternative to driving.

Walking and cycling are healthy, affordable alternatives to sitting in a car. They are also more pleasant modes of transport now that spring has arrived.

Go electric (scooters and cars)

Naturally, interest in electric cars and scooters, as well as battery-powered e-bikes, grew as gasoline prices rose more and more.

Research “electric cars” on Google rose steadily over the past year and into 2022, before hitting a record high in March when gasoline prices hit their own records. Shoppers searching for electric vehicles on Cars.com increased 173% from late February to late March, the company said in a press release.

Overall, car sales were slow at the start of 2022 due to low inventory levels linked to ongoing supply chain issues, as well as extreme high prices for new and used vehicles look alike. But electric cars are selling very well: Tesla sales have been up 42% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022 in the United States and now account for 22% of the luxury vehicle market.

The hunt for e-bikes and e-scooters from brands like Bird is also on the rise, as the the wall street journal and others have reported.

Use public transportation

While it’s common for gas prices to fluctuate, public transit costs experience much less of a spike. In other words, tickets for buses, trains, subways and light rail systems are an even more frugal option these days.

Unsurprisingly, there are signs that people are using public transport more recently. Tri-Rail commuter rail ridership in South Florida hit a recent high at almost exactly the same time gasoline prices peaked in early March, according to the local TV station. WPTV reported. The Washington, D.C. Metro and San Francisco BART transit systems have also “seen a slight increase in ridership since the beginning of March,” according to Market.

In the same Morning Consult survey mentioned above, 15% of drivers said they used public transportation instead of an automobile last month because of gas prices.

Fill up more often (but buy less gas)

Overall, gas demand in the United States has remained virtually unchanged as gas prices have climbed. The amount of money drivers spent on each visit to the pump also remained the same. For drivers, that means filling up at a gas station pays for fewer miles on the road.

Quoting an analysis from RBC Capital, Bloomberg reported late last month that the average American puts $27.50 worth of gas in their car per visit to the gas station, regardless of gas prices. Naturally, when gas prices are higher, customers end up walking away with less gas in the tank. As a result, drivers would visit gas stations 22% more often as gas prices rise above $4 a gallon.

It may seem like a waste of time. But since gas prices have fallen cheaper per day you come back to add more fuel.

Shop less (but buy more)

Retailers are carefully monitoring customer foot traffic, and plenty of research shows people are visiting stores less often since gas prices hit record highs in 2022.

During the week of March 7, when the national average hit $4.33 per gallon, U.S. stores experienced “the most severe decline in weekly retail traffic in the past twelve months that was not directly linked to waves of COVID or changes in the holiday calendar”, the analysis firm Placer.ai found.

The major grocery chains, such as Albertson, also noticed that customers visited the store less often. People aren’t necessarily spending less on groceries, but they’re probably making fewer rounds of food and buying more on each trip.

Take advantage of free gas promotions

Some restaurants and businesses lure customers with the promise of free gas.

Bojangles, a fast-food chain with locations primarily in the South, launched a promotion in early April giving $10 gas gift cards with the purchase of a family meal.

Krispy Kreme takes an even more original approach: every Wednesday until May 4, you can get a dozen donuts for the same price as the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline. (Just over $4 at the time of this writing.)

Random gas giveaways have also been popping up across the country, with churches, nonprofits, radio stations and local politicians launching short-lived free gas promotions in places like Jacksonville. , Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston.

Cancellation or modification of road trips

New research shows Americans are watching gas prices closely and considering changing or canceling travel plans if prices don’t stabilize.

According to a March poll of AAA59% of drivers said they would change their driving habits if gasoline cost more than $4 a gallon.

That likely means fewer car trips this summer, according to fitch reviews. In a recent note, the rating agency said money raised on toll roads tends to level off with each spike in gasoline prices.

“High gas prices generally have the biggest effect on leisure traffic, as drivers tend to make fewer or shorter trips,” the agency said.

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2022 Masterpieces Review – Forbes Advisor https://binggallery.com/2022-masterpieces-review-forbes-advisor/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:14:17 +0000 https://binggallery.com/2022-masterpieces-review-forbes-advisor/ Users should design their own art investment portfolios While Masterworks charges a hefty annual management fee, you are ultimately the one who chooses the fractional shares that make up your portfolio. Contrast this approach with a robo-advisor or mutual fund, where professional and experienced fund managers select the investment assets that make up your portfolio.For […]]]>

Users should design their own art investment portfolios

While Masterworks charges a hefty annual management fee, you are ultimately the one who chooses the fractional shares that make up your portfolio. Contrast this approach with a robo-advisor or mutual fund, where professional and experienced fund managers select the investment assets that make up your portfolio.
For investors who have a strong interest in contemporary art, this might not be a major downside. But if you’re not well informed about current trends in the fine art market, you could be at a disadvantage when it comes to making the best choices.

That said, the experts at Masterworks check the quality of each piece and only list the ones they believe have good investment potential. But ultimately, you have to decide which jobs are best for you.

Investments in fine art carry great risk

Masterworks itself warns that investing in fine art comes with big risks. Works of art do not generate any continuous cash flows, such as interest payments or dividends. The only way to make a good return on your investment is if someone ends up buying the part at a higher price years later, which is not guaranteed by Masterworks.

The platform’s secondary market offers users a way to cash out early, but it also comes with risks. Although you can try to sell your shares, there must be another Masterworks user looking to buy, and that’s not guaranteed either.

Higher taxes on fine art

Works of art are taxed as a collectible, subject to a long-term capital gains tax rate of 28%. That’s higher than the long-term capital gains tax rate on conventional investment assets, which tops out at 20% for the wealthiest Americans.

Requires phone interview

Before you can join Masterworks, you must have a telephone interview with one of the company’s specialists. The interview is not a means of rejecting certain applications; on the contrary, it allows Masterworks to get to know you better, answer your questions and recommend investments.

For some potential users who prefer an online-only investing experience and want to get started right away, the interview process can be tedious.

No mobile app

Masterworks is a web-only platform. They do not currently offer a mobile app.

Secondary market only available to US citizens

To buy and sell shares on the secondary market of Masterworks, you must be a US citizen with a US bank account. This could prevent international investors from accessing one of the platform’s key features.

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How to make a thrift store for vintage bakelite https://binggallery.com/how-to-make-a-thrift-store-for-vintage-bakelite/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 18:31:26 +0000 https://binggallery.com/how-to-make-a-thrift-store-for-vintage-bakelite/ Cynthia Shirk / Shutterstock.com Shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales can be overwhelming. With the sheer volume of things, how do you know where to start? How to spot the gems among all the trash? As a professional dealer who has been combing through thrift stores for nearly 30 years, I can […]]]>
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Shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales can be overwhelming. With the sheer volume of things, how do you know where to start? How to spot the gems among all the trash?

As a professional dealer who has been combing through thrift stores for nearly 30 years, I can help. If you’re ready to cut your shopping time in half, score bigger deals, or walk away with some bragging-worthy finds you can flip for cash, read on.

From hard-to-find household items to resale revenue, anything in my “Thrift Shop Like a Pro” series is considered a BOLO (“on the prowl”) item. When you find it, buy it!

Read on to learn more about this month’s featured find.

Featured Discovery: Bakelite

Cutlery with bakelite handles
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This month’s featured find isn’t just one item, but a material used to make many items – Bakelite. Invented in 1907 by a chemist Leo Baekeland, bakelite was the first synthetic plastic. Its development paved the way for the modern plastics industry.

Because Bakelite was moldable, heat-resistant, and relatively lightweight, it was used to make a variety of industrial and household products.

First announced publicly in 1909, its popularity coincided with the start of the Art Deco period, and many bakelite items reflect the clean lines and stylistic elements of the time.

Today, Baekeland’s namesake product is prized by collectors and designers around the world. Some of the most sought after items include:

  • costume jewelry
  • Drawer handles and knobs
  • game pieces
  • Handles for kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Buttons
  • Clock and radio showcases

Why buy it?

antique bakelite jewelry
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If you’re not an art deco enthusiast or a jewelry lover, there’s another compelling reason to buy Bakelite – resale value.

Because it’s easily confused with modern plastic, Bakelite can still be found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country.

Two years ago, the manager of a thrift store took me aside and said, “I’ve saved some old bracelets for you; I’ll go get them. She came back with a shoebox full of jumbled bracelets. Several were plastic, but a few were bakelite. The whole box was $5 and I couldn’t pay for it fast enough. I sold three bangles for $110.

Although most jewelry is in private hands, it is not uncommon to find Bakelite hardware attached to antique furniture. I would gladly buy a damaged dresser just to salvage the bakelite drawer pulls.

On Etsy, this set of six drawer pulls in bakelite and brass is listed for $295. On eBay, this bakelite octagonal bracelet sold for $231.68 and this apple themed brooch brought in $390.

What to look for

Vintage bakelite jewelry
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Distinguishing a piece of bakelite from modern plastic takes practice. Without testing the item (which we’ll talk about later), look for these features:

  • Mass: Bakelite is heavier and denser than modern plastic. When two pieces of Bakelite are tapped together, the sound is similar to the sound of pottery.
  • Color: Part of Bakelite’s initial popularity was the amazing spectrum of colors it offered. Look for caramel yellows, cherry reds, grassy greens and bright lemony oranges. There is also a certain depth and richness to the colors that is hard to describe. Once you’ve seen a few coins up close, you’ll know what I mean.
  • Marbling: Bakelite can be solid or mottled. Marbled pieces feature distinctive “swirls” of greens mixed with gold, red with orange, or brown with amber. In jewelry, more marbling means higher resale value.

How to test authenticity

Vintage bakelite radio
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Think you’ve found an authentic piece of Bakelite? The “sniff test” is a quick way to find out before you buy. Using a bracelet as an example, here’s how it works: First, rub a small area of ​​the bracelet with your thumb (rub long enough to create some heat). Then smell the item. If the rubbed area gives off a distinct chemical smell (think formaldehyde), it’s probably bakelite.

Still not sure? Try it “409 test” in a small square at home. This is a more definitive way to determine if a piece is real bakelite.

Pro Tip: Bakelite is durable, but abrasive cleaners can dull the finish. To clean an entire Bakelite piece, a soft cloth, lukewarm water and mild dish soap are best.

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