Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Creativity After Art Shows

I started a new project the same week I sold my van and gave up art shows. I've been shooting jury slides for the past few years and have a studio set up in my living room. As an ongoing project, I've decided to photograph everyone that comes to my house with something they brought. I keep a book of prints by the door so I can show prospective subjects what I'm doing. You can see the complete gallery of images on my web site.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Poetic Justice

Read about this on one of the forums. At Tulsa Mayfest, a few artists had some pieces stolen. They gave a description to the police and a few hours later the police informed them that they had caught the guy with the stolen work. The artists were reluctant to prosecute because they were from out of state and would be required to return to testify at a trial. When arrested, the guy also had $600 in cash. So the police struck a deal. The guy went free, but he was required to pay for the work he stole.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Guy McDonald Supports Art Show Community

Guy McDonald has supported the art show community for over 18 years providing a credit card solution for artists. Even I use his credit card services having switched when my old credit card machine died early in 2008. But what prompted me to write about Guy McDonald is that his company, TeaMac Inc., is absorbing the latest rate increase by Mastercard and Visa and not passing it on to the artists. Also, you should read his about page to see some of the other things his company has done for artists.