Re: Should visual artists be paid for exhibitions?
Maybe they feel better about paying for your "art in action" demonstrations because it's more like performance art, which is usually compensated while visual art is not.
By the way, no sooner had I written that part about never having been remunerated for participating in an art show, than an invitation came asking me to be in one, offering a $250 honorarium. So I guess one should never give up hope.
Did I mention I've never won the lottery?