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Wednesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 10 Dec 2008

The Roundup is going to be quick and dirty this morning — I’ve got an 8 a.m. breakfast with Jeffrey Katzenberg. (No, this is not being ghostwritten by Ari Gold). Katzenberg’s going to show some local critics footage of Dreamwork’s 3D extravaganza Monsters vs. Aliens, which hits theaters in March 2009. Why did he feel […]

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The Roundup is going to be quick and dirty this morning — I’ve got an 8 a.m. breakfast with Jeffrey Katzenberg. (No, this is not being ghostwritten by Ari Gold). Katzenberg’s going to show some local critics footage of Dreamwork’s 3D extravaganza Monsters vs. Aliens, which hits theaters in March 2009. Why did he feel the need to come to Dallas to pitch the movie three months before it comes out? That’s what I plan on finding out.

Anyway, on to the links:

GETTING ART TO THE EYES: While skimming our blog roll, I came across a helpful post on dallasartrevue.com. JR Compton, the site’s editor, tells you everything you could want to know about how to start showing your art. I can’t figure out when the piece was written, but the tips seem pretty timeless. Among the better ideas:

  • Show your work whenever you can — “Remember, the primary purpose of showing your work is showing your work. Selling it might come later,” he writes.
  • Share studio space with other artists — “They will insist you join them on their quest to show everybody’s work. You’ll see theirs; they’ll see yours; and everybody will talk about it.”
  • Seek out open shows — “Some galleries have annual (or seasonal) open shows, where anyone who pays, gets in. Many artists get started in these.”

JR has plenty of other tips and a nice listing of local spaces that show art by up-and-comers. If you’ve been creating and are ready to get into the game, you should definitely spend some time on the site.

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