The Art of Selling Art on the Web

The primary buyers of art seem to be hotels, hospital and blue-chip billionaires hedging their funds in Warhols and Picasso’s. Collectors are not spending their discretionary income because their walls are already filled. Artwork Network doesn’t claim to be an art expert and they are not representing artists. For them, art is a product and they are a tool to help sell that product. Perhaps websites like Artwork Network can build their brand around a new kind of art buyer, one that doesn’t have to know the difference between acrylic and oil, whose willing to spend $500 for something because they like it and it matches the furniture, and for whom art is not a luxury but a necessity.

Gallery loses home, flaunted dystopias and a virtual exhibition

Pagosa seeks new home for arts council was published December 11, 2009 in the Durango Herald. The Pagosa Springs Town Council  voted unanimously Nov. 3 to demolish this log cabin that was home to the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, leaving the organization without a home. New video and drawings flaunt dystopias from adobeairstream February 13,…

“Quarterlife” a disingenuous drama

The genius of “quarterlife” isn’t so much its original Internet programming. The genius of “quarterlife” is that it captures a slice of American culture—the narcissistic nascent adults gathering to lament how the rest of us just don’t get how smart, talented and brilliant they are.

This is an award-winning blog

2008 “Top of the Rockies” Society of Professional Journalists, Excellence in Journalism Awards were handed out on a poignant day–February 26, 2009. The day the Rocky Mountain News was shut down by Scripps. There were over 800 submissions for these regional awards that cover Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This blog was awarded a…

More awards

2008 “Top of the Rockies” Society of Professional Journalists, Excellence in Journalism Awards in the Category for newspapers with circulation 10,000 and under. C20- Arts and Entertainment, news or feature 1st Place, “Arts Perspective Magazine,” Hello, Goodnight! by Sonja Horoshko2nd Place, “Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel,” Sketching Out a Living by Tammy Kranz3rd Place, “The Durango Herald,” Artist,…

New Art & Culture Magazine Launches

Dear friends, For the past few months I have been working with Ellen Berkovitch on an exciting new media project. Adobe Airstream will be a state-of-the-art new media website providing unique content about art, culture and design in the West and Southwest. Independently, Ellen and I came up with very similar ideas and decided to…

Tyler Green has got it going on

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes is one of the finest arts journalists working today. And he is on the cutting edge of what is about to happen to journalism (the end of print). Thanks Tyler, for leading the way. Do you read his amazing blog, twitter posts, facebook page? No? You should be. Here…

Economy puts final nail in the coffin of doomed print newspapers

Christian Science Monitor to end print edition and publish solely online. Read about it here in the NY Times. Time, Inc. to cut 600 jobs.Gannett to cut 10% of workforce. American Express publishing to cut 22 jobs. For publishers, new circumstances demand new business models. Newspapers’ circulation declines faster in past six months. It’s a…