IEG knows the value of art and believes that everyone should have access to it in their daily lives. Presenting works and services in exchange for non-monetary trades, artists determine what they feel the value of their work is, and what they want in exchange for it. This agreement ensures the cooperative collaboration that manifests between the artists, gallery representatives and the buyer. It is functioning outside of the art market constraints. No work in the IEG has a monetary value. The viewers are thereby invited to swap and potentially even haggle in exchange for what they want.
-Jennifer Delos Reyes and Lori Gordon, Founders