Trades..........does anyone know if it exists for anything other than ATCs?

I know our ATC group is very actively trading small works of art with members around the world. I just wondered if anyone has contemplated trading full-sized works of art? At a recent show, my neighbour artist and I idly discussed the possibility of obtaining each other's work by a straight exchange of paintings. Gifts to each other, if you will. There are a couple of members whose work I'd  gladly trade for, but I'm sure there must be government rules against this. (There are about most things!) Does anyone know anything about this?

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I have wondered the same thing, would it count as a gift or would it be taxed etc..or....if it was a private swap between two people -as gifts-would there need to be anything said at all.

I think you can give and get a gift from anyone you like. Just like Christmas or birthdays. My friend from Ukraine and I exchange gifts without a problem.

Ive actually purchased art from some in here. Not paintings on canvas but drawings. The only probably I see is shiping. I looked into shipping a canvas within the US and it was quite high. I like the tradjng udea tho!!

I have also purchased paintings from artists on this site. I live in Canada and have also sold paintings to people--not anyone on this board-- in the US. A 18" x 18" painting on 1 1/2" wrapped canvas, including wrappings to keep it safe, cost me around 60 Canadian dollars to ship UPS. I very much like the idea of trading with someone whose paintings I enjoy and who likes my stuff. Sixty--even a hundred-- dollars for shipping would be chirp chirpy cheep cheap. I could make a list of the paintings I want. Ha ha. The question is: Where would I hang them? My house already looks like a gallery.

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