|CAFÉ was formed because of a
widespread consensus that the interests of artists who create
one-of-a-kind two-dimensional original artworks (oil, acrylic, watercolor,
pastel, collage, drawing, mixed media, etc.) are unrepresented by any
other artist's organization and out of a growing concern that the
livelihoods of our members are being adversely affected by misguided
policies that restrict or prohibit the display and sale of reproductions
of their artworks.
CAFÉ believes that these restrictive policies are
rapidly leading toward a time when painting and other two-dimensional
one-of-a-kind original mediums will no longer be economically viable in
most art festivals.