Much artwork by Michael Galovic is commissioned by churches, colleges and other institutions, as well as by individuals.
Several factors are decisive in determining an estimate for ordering an icon or contemporary artwork:
. Whether it is about just replicating an existing artwork by Michael or someone else, or creating a new
. The time frame or deadline
. Any special research required
. The size of the artwork
. Special requirements
. The level of detail and workmanship required for that particular artwork
With all these informations, Michael would be able to provide an estimate either immediately or very
It should be noted that the copyright/intellectual property always remains with the artist. He may reproduce any of his artworks in any media without the need for consent from the owner. Should a new owner, however, wish to have that artwork reproduced, he or she must obtain a written consent from the artist.
Out of many commissions he has had so far, Michael would single out one above others: An icon of Saint Benedict of Norcia specially created for His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. In 2008, the Eparchs and Clergy of the Melkite, Maronite, Ukrainian and Chaldean Catholic Churches in Australia, decided to present the Holy Father with an icon of Saint Benedict of Norcia, father of western monasticism during His visit for World Youth Day in Sydney, July 2008. According to the present Australian Bishops, receiving the icon Pope “revealed an informed interest in the icon as a work of sacred art, but above all, he could not hide His delight and appreciation of a gift that had so much meaning”.
Soon after the event, Michael has received a personal note from the Holy Father thanking him personally and praising his work on creating a new icon of St Benedict in a traditional style.