Tag: the art world

the armory show

Favorite picks from The Armory Show

I just returned from this year’s Armory Show. Wow, that place is crazy. An overwhelmingly huge warehouse of identical white cubes stuffed with art. It’s a gallery on…

I ain’t that deep (a mini-rant)

Why are visual artists always expected to have a deep pyschological or political meaning behind their art, while musicians are allowed to just play and enjoy the act…

Juried shows: a follow-up

So, I just learned that I didn’t make the cut for yet another competition I entered. Sigh. So annoying. So hard not to get frustrated. But the stats…

what being a juror taught me about juried shows

I usually use the slow winter months as a chance to send my art into juried shows and competitions. I used to send my work out quite a…

same old same old

There’s a well-known fine art photography competition that happens fairly regularly. (It shall go nameless to protect the innocent.) I’ve considered entering it, because it receives a fair…

on buying art

One of the challenges of being an artist is trying to convince people to actually buy your art. There are a tons of art fans out there, but…