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I Am Not A Program

Earlier this year, I simultaneously read Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget and Steven B. Johnson’s Everything Bad Is Good for You, and found it, as you […]

Williams drawings in a SA vault

Bookman Rocco Staino bemoaned the recent sale of drawings by Garth Williams in the Huffington Post yesterday. 44 drawings for the iconic 1952 children’s book […]

Picasso’s electrician

A retired electrician who worked for Pablo Picasso has come forward with a cache of 271 of previously unknown works by the artist, worth an […]

Amon Carter’s new director

Dr. Andrew J. Walker will be the next director of the Amon Carter museum in Fort Worth. He will be on the job as director-designate […]

Texas Artists Today

What’s bright silver, searing orange, and weighs 6.5 lbs? Texas Artists Today, the recent mega-tome cataloging the creativity of the Lone Star State by PaperCity […]

Port Aransas Ferry Art Contest

Texas artists are invited to compete to design massive stickers for the sides of the Port Aransas Ferry.  The winning images will be enlarged and  […]

Seasonal celeb art books

Steve Martin, banjo virtuoso, actor, and comedian has just come out with a new novel set in the artworld. In An Object of Beauty the […]


Houston’s Diverseworks is organizing DW2, an extensive program of workshops next spring, aimed at clueing-in a cadre of professional local artists with the skills they […]

Dallas gallery migration

The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Granberry summarized the Dallas gallery migrations of 2007-2010, when several galleries, before and after the economic meltdown, moved to seek […]

Houston Fine Arts Fair

Hamptons Expo Group is organizing the Houston Fine Arts Fair for next September 15-18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, alongside the established Houston […]

Hunting prize jurors

The jurors for the 2011 Hunting Art Prize will be Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Carol Damian, Director, […]

Jim M. Henderson, VASE founder

Jim M. Henderson, art teacher and "founding father" of the Texas Art Education Association’s VASE scholarship program, passed away on November 12. Mr. Henderson taught […]

Battle painting nets big money

That old Battle of San Jacinto painting found in a West Virginia attic was auctioned off in Dallas for a whopping $354,000 last week. The […]

“Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” at the Menil Collection

On my first visit to Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage at the Menil Collection, I overheard a man behind me whispering to his companion. “You […]

One Kind Favor 5 (Chuck is my co-pilot)

I can sense the Hermes assist as I cross into New Mexico. Out here they call him Coyote. He’s a kind of fellow traveler for […]

More Artlies online

Artlies, once a local artrag, now an "international forum for the critical examination of artistic practice, theory and discourse surrounding contemporary art" is expanding its […]

Alfredo Jaar hospitalized in Dallas

D Magazine reports that architect-turned-artist Alfredo Jaar, scheduled to appear at Dallas Nasher Sculpture center and to do a brief residency at SMU, collapsed and […]

Anthropogenesis at UT’s VAC

Animals have always been an important part of my life and a great emphasis in my own work as an artist. They remind me that […]

One Kind Favor 4 (Go West young weed)

Thursday morning Jeff and I head into Lubbock in separate cars. He’ll go east to Dallas for a Texas Artists Today book signing and I’ll […]

Off the side of the side road . . .

Like the dump in Stockbridge MA, The Chinati Foundation will be closed on Thanksgiving. But don’t go away! The foundation is inviting everyone the very […]

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