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New Work by Dallas Arts Revue Supporting Members

Brad Michael Moore - Feathered Flower

Brad Michael Moore    Feathered Flower   2005   Digital Artifact   Luster Archival Pigmented Ink Print   26 X 14.625 inches

Michael McKenzie - Kairos

Michael McKenzie   Kairos (The Philosopher's Slippers) 2017  oil and mixed media on canvas 16X20 inches


All websites are either being updated or have been abandoned. There really is no other state. Until May 2017, this site has been abandoned for about six months. Though it feels like longer. But I've been cranking it back up lately, and I even hope to finish my review of 500X's current Hot & Sweaty open show there through June 24.

The first to go was The Calendar, which I loved having, but gradually learned to procrastinate making it happen. So I hired someone else to do it, promising that she'd get full command of it. Then I found some mistakes and odd features I'd always loved (but that probably didn't make much sense to other people.) missing, and I took it over without telling her, then tried to give it back as I'd changed it. So she abandoned it, and I very nearly abandoned this whole site, which, essentially, was based on info in The Calendar.

There's not a week goes by I don't miss opening it up to see what shows might be interesting to see.

Over the decades I've done DallasArtsRevue, first printed in ink on paper, later in full color online, I've had days, weeks, months and years of art ennui so bad I didn't want to face DallasArtsRevue again. But I often miss it. Especially lately & now.

I had a particularly pertinent conversation with someone intelligent very recently, and he insisted that Dallas still needs DallasArtsRevue. I knew it was needed it when I started it in 1979, and there weren't any, really, others around and again when I revivified it online just into this century (after the DARE debacle put me off dealing with art and artists and "art organizers" for a couple years), then there was a lot of movement (Finally, I thought.) to create other publications that sold lots of ads and kept coming out regularly. But those are different — and significantly less than.

I was never very good at selling advertising, although Allison (then Trammell) was very good at it when she tried it with DallasArtsRevue. She was, in fact, so good at it, she and the late Bob Trammell started their own organization for literature and poetry, which has since become much more active and is still called WordSpace.

Lately, we've been attending art openings again, and some of those, I find I have things I want to say about, but just a few things, and I haven't strung words and ideas enough to make whole stories of. So I haven't started.

Now again I shall …


The 2016 White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour Story

Vivid Spokes - Photograph Copyright 2016 JRCompton.com/birds   All Rights Reserved.

Near a sign that stated, "Found metal … soon to be recycled into art!" at Cynthia Daniel's house

I finally finished my story about me trying to visit every stop on the 24th Annual White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour, October 8 & 9, 2016. I didn't get to 10 of the 42 on this year's map, including several I really wanted to see. But I wore myself out on the rest. And that doesn't even count the ten regular WRAST artists who sat this year out, though many will return for next year's 25th Anniversary tour — some for the last time.

What I've always liked about this, the grandmother of all Dallas art tours, is that it tries to show process, which, though sometimes simple, is often difficult to convey. My new story has 67 vivid, color photographs of art, artists and process along the way. — J R Compton, Editor & Publisher

Sincerely Awkward, review of A Solo Show by Marilyn Jolly @ Circuit12

Marilyn Jolly - Foundation

Marilyn Jolly   Foundation   2014   wood, gesso, oil paint   10 x 26 x 4.2 inches   $1,200


New Texas Talent 2016 - A review of 18 pieces

Kelly Telgenhoff - Beached

Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff  Beached   40 x 50 inches   oil on canvas   $1,800

7 new stories added to Art Here Lately

Stories on Art Here Lately #22:  James Zamora interiors  Ro2  The 2016 Oak Cliff Speed Bump tour  New Members @ 500X  Machine in the Garden  UnArt Downtown  Tim Harding & Other Neo_Geos on the Levee  Margaret Ratelle and Diana Antohe prints at the Bath House  Anti-Depressant by Marty Van Kleek  It'll Do Walls, Yellow Tube & Dragons  Candis Wheat: A Life DrawingBarry Whistler's 30th anniversary   Ro2's new Cedars Space    The Ervay Street Contemporary sorta fell apart.    500X's 2016 College Expo competition at 500X    10 artists in 7 spacesBryson Davis Jones, Isaac Smith, Kenda North, Dan Rizzie, David Searcy, Celia Eberle, Denise Brown, Sharon Kopriva & Abhi Ghuge     Remembering Tracy Hicks — a review of a video about his later life    Visiting Jackson Pollock at the Mu in Color & Black    Tom Orr at Barry Whistler    Reviewing 15 pieces of art in Chaos by Dallas Artists at Ro2 Downtown

rabbits and carrots by Candis Wheat - Photograph Copyright 2016 JRCompton.com/birds   All Rights Reserved.

Candis Wheat   rabbits and carrots

The late Candis Wheat's posthumous retrospective at Brookhaven College produced by Ray-Mel Cornelius.

Barry Whistler's 30th anniversary and Ro2's new Cedars Space.

The Frank Stella Retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, whose Chief Curator Richard Auping originated the show that was also at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York
An Interview with Dallas Artist Henry Swanson by long-time DallasArtsRevue Contributor Jim Dolan

Reviewing work by Dallas-area artists Bryson Davis Jones, Isaac Smith, Kenda North, David Searcy, Dan Rizzie, Celia Eberle, Abhidnya Ghuge and Sharon Kopriva.

The updated Feedback Page now includes feedback from 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

Remembering Tracy Hicks film previewed at The Angelica

My review of the Dallas Museum's Jackson Pollock show includes more history and color than Pollock's Black show does,

Long-time DallasArtsRevue Contributor Michael Helsem's story about International Artist Ernst Fuchs. See also many other Michael Helsem stories from over the years.

The McManaways - Photograph Copyright 2016 JRCompton.com/birds   All Rights Reserved.

Duck & Bird and photo of Norma and David McManaway from David McManaway's Estate Sale

Lots of little stories about the huge array of objects in The David McManaway Estate Sale.

My even-handed story involving the many differing and contentious opinions regarding Frances Bagley & Tom Orr's White Rock Lake Water Theatre that The City of Dallas destroyed. 

My review of Dallas Artist President George W. Bush's The Art of Leadership portraits of world leaders at his Presidential Library at SMU began when the very Conservative National Review asked me for "professional art criticism" of W's work, and since I'd already been thinking about the show, I accepted and got paid a whopping $50 for it. 24 hours after they published it on their website, I was allowed to post my original story with slight revisions and my own, much more accurate photos of the work.

Two Reviews of spectacularly opposite shows — Tom Orr's elegant Tightrope at Barry Whistler and Ro2 Downtown's Chaos group show

Dwayne Carter's Irrational.City at the Bath House through August 1, 2015 and online. The opening featured a performance by Randall Garrett, and the show includes some of Dallas' most interesting artists, lots of video, audio, paintings and digital prints about "Identity in a Dystopian future," then continues online. Links included for more discovery.

Want to take or teach an art class in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex? Check our page of Schools & Classes to see what's available.

If you are a Dallas or Texas artist with a website with art showing on the page you link, we'll link you on our Artists with Web Pages page

How to find stories on DallasArtsRevue.com

Stories from the last few years of Dallas art, artists and exhibitions are linked down this page. Links to stories from as long ago as The Year 2000 are linked on The Index and the “Site Map,” and you can always Google This Site for proper names, shows or titles — that's what I do if I want to find something on this site, although results may include my other websites, including The Amateur Birder's Journal.

The 2015 Hecho en Dallas show at the Latino Culture Center

My Fave 10 from Family Ties: Brooklyn/Dallas at 500X

The Dallas Art Fair @ Fig April 12–14, 2015 - my first art story in awhile was mostly about Dallas-Fort Worth Area artists like the amazing Sedrick Huckaby, Sarah Williams, Erick Swenson, Rachel Hellman, Otis Marion Dozier, Mark Messersmith, Valton Tyler, Jim Woodson, Barnaby Fitzgerald, Sarah Ball and Mark S. Nelson among other contemporary artists in other burgs around the planet. With lots of big photos of their work.

Big photos and big video in Framing Desire at the The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Art Here Lately.

Glow In The Dark Art - Photograph Copyright 2015 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Tom Orr and Frances Bagley   The White Rock Lake Waer Theatre in 2001
Time Exposure taken from the Bath House's Back Porch by J R Compton 

Fighting Words - The City of Dallas destroyed Internationally-known Dallas Sculptors Tom Orr & Frances Bagley's White Rock Lake Water Theater, about which The Editor has written a thorough, well-researched review of both sides of this controversial issue with historical photographs, relevant links and logical conclusions you will not find elsewhere.

Four Wet Allusions is serious local art crit with pix, and
Remembering James Watral is mostly photos of his memorial.

Reviewing Some of the Faces of Impressionism at The Kimbell Museum of Art — showing large, accurate photographs by the Editory of work by Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Paul Gauguin.

A Transfer of Spirit: Artists who studied with Roger Winter at Kirk Hopper included work by David Bates, Dan Rizzie, John Alexander, Peter Julian, Tracy Harris, Charley Aberg, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Brian Cobble, Kathy Widrow, Laurie Hickman Cox, James Dowell, Barbara Fontaine White, Sally Shiels Schupp, Jan Lee McCommas, Carol Hoy and Daniel Heyman. And after only eight readers had seen the story, Show Curator Roger Winter sent some corrections, which I quickly incorporated.

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s - with large photographs of work by artists including Julian Schnabel, Eric Fischl, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring,Allan McCollum, The Guerill Girls, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Donald Sultan, Jenny Holzer and Kenny Sharf, at the Fort Worth Modern

Like Finding Art in the Dark is a who-done-it sleuthing for several shows in a row I saw that failed to have identifications for most of the included art.  

Inside)(Outside Live Performance— Is it is, or is it not Performance Art?

New Texas Talent 21 - My review of what turned out to be the 21 most interesting artworks in Craighead Green's 21st anniversary show.

Some of the most interesting shows this century include:  
Modern Ruin    Sustenance   Demolicious   Mod Roo, Too  

Art that Intrigues is about one wonderfully unassuming piece at The MAC Members Show, one piece of not-art at RE Gallery's Art Yard Sale and several, intriguing pieces at the DMA.

There's a new Art Here Lately Index, so reviews from the past few years are now much more accessible. Links to stories back to 2000 are on The Index and the “Site Map.” And you can always Google This Site for names, shows or titles on the more than six hundred pages on DallasArtsRevue.

Real” and Apparent Depth discusses selected work from Ro2 Art's Chaos II, a curated show of small art

Art Movies Revued includes all the art-related movies I've reviewed on my Movies Reviewed page, which as of this typing, is up to 2,235 flicks this century.

There's art opportunities on the oft-updated Art Ops page.

Almost Too Angry to Appreciat Art is my review of Sam England's paintings and the historical mention of the amazing roving Playboy Bunny from Marfa and beyond, and that silly concrete bus stop with the Ram on top of it that's been in the parking lot of The Contemp is now on Art Here Lately #19.

Not Really Random Art & Artists on Art Here Lately #19

Couples — Half & Half at The Bath House

Following The Nasher Trailto Sculpture around Dallas: an active review of XChange - 10 Years, 10 Sites, 10 Artists — mostly from out of town, scattered around Dallas. My journey ended one day before the tour did. In the last three stops, I discuss work by the only two Dallas-area artists/groups included

David Bates Retrospectives: sculpture + painting in DFW

There's a review of one of the new Dallas Biennial 2014 (DBI) shows, complete with a list of other DBi14 shows, also on Art Here Lately.

Terry Hays' and my Cura! Cura! Cura! and Cura! Cura! Cura! (two different stories) show stories — I'm so sorry I did a show without doing a blog of all the gory details of it, day by day, step by step, but these two pages log it.

Tol Hay performs in Alison Starr's action 9 - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Tol Hay performs in Alison Starr's Action 9/Wrestle at the opening reception for Objective Strategies, curated by Randall Garrett at El Centro College downtown.

Objective Strategies,an intriguing show curated by former Plush Gallery Director Randall Garrett at El Centro College features eight Dallas artists — Val Curry & Robert Reedy, Jeff Gibbons, Michael Morris, Ryder Richards, Alison Starr, Nicky Tavares and Monica Ugartechea, all working in three-dimensional and time-based media including sculpture, installation, video and performance.

A strange exploration of UTD in the Dark.

Preserving Octavio Medellin's Windows

Creative Differences at 500X was The 35th Anniversary Exhibition there and a remarkably impressive exhibition that set the standard for 500X anniversary exhibitions that have often been crammed to the gills.

The Lost Paintings of Mary Iron Eyes: When somebody told me he wanted to sell "The Lost Paintings of Mary Iron Eyes," I was intrigued enough to do some serious sleuthing to learn all I could about my dear friend Mary Hatzenbeuller Cirigliana and the paintings she made. I ended up buying one major piece that I want to keep and two I'd love to sell to someone else who loved Mary when she was alive.

Major Art Installations by Julie Cohn, Diana Golberg and Tom Orr at Dallas Love Field: Two new public art installations will greet travelers at the Dallas Love Field terminal entrance. Tom Orr’s Intersected Passage [top] and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s Luminaria [above] are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

Michael Wynne - Life's Short, Play Naked
Val Curry + David Reedy at Ro2 downtown
Colette Copeland + Shelby David Meier videos
Pinky Diablo Channeling Florence Nightingale
at Webb Gallery in Waxahachie

a roundup of art at the DMA, including a Koki Tanaka video, Jackson Pollock's Cathedral 1947, Robert Smithson's Mirrors and Shelly Sand, 1969-70

Art Seen Lately - including paintings by Giovanni Valderas, a canvas stretched by Timothy Harding, a painting by Richard Ray in that year's White Rock Lake Artists' Studio Tour; a beautiful drawing if /erbest Higbsib by Jim Hastings, a new, collaborative painting by Richard and Marty Ray, some lovely flowers by Matt Kaplinsky, two intriguing paintings by Grame Rushing in a Pop show in a warehouse; Tony Orrico - Waning performances at The MAC; an inspiring lecture at Richland College by John Sexton who used to work with Ansel Adams and other great photographers; Leslie Lanzotti Solomon's Jack, Don't Go! of Superman telling JFK not to go to Dallas, because "I just don't trust those cowboys anymore."

Charlotte Smith + Lance Letscher shows reviewed by Norman Kary

The Age of Picasso and Matisse exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth is different, with two dozen big photos, plus 84 & counting links to more info, thousands of images and gobs of history.

Inspired by Ansel Adams' friend and worker, Photographer John Sexton's lecture at Richland College and his and his wife Anne's show at Sun to Moon Gallery, I shot art and surroundings along this week's art tour a little differently. • Really, really, really bad art are in the new art wing of Valley View Mall. • Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear's intense redux of their Pizzicato Porno in Fair Park's historic Margo Jones Theatre. • Delta, the 2014 MAC Member Show was not altogether amazing, but there are some winners. • New Texas Talent's 20th Anniversary show at Craighead Green. • What if Performance Art doesn't engage? • Danielle Georgiou's I Hate It When a Book Smells Bad, and PerformanceSW's pre-panel discussion at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Art Reviews:  Celia Eberle's exquisite work at Cris Worley. • "Recent developments in sculpture" from four area Latino artists at the Latino Culture Center. • Akirash's Oda Performance Art in Pegasus Plaza downtownDueling Performance Art at the DMA. • Paul Abbott, Simeen Farhat & Joel Sampson in Art Here Lately, and Danielle Georgiou's Beauty/Beast performance at Red Arrow.• Engaging Art at the Shamrock Hotel • Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear's Pizzicato Porno performance art at Ro2 downtown • Reviewing the late Ann Cushing Gantz' Estate SaleShards, lines, masses; Foam, strings, gases; Lumps, bumps & performance art flashes in Art Here LatelyGeorgia Stafford: Stuck in a World Not My Own • Talk, Splatter, Funk + Zags on Art Here Lately #15 • Glam Cars, Eyes left, Geo Glow, Nutty-Putty Monuments And Beyond • Cool Art on Warm Days in Winter • One Piece Behind Every Open Door at the Continental Gin • Color vs. B&W at 500XDallas SITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present • Rockwall Fine Art? • Our Personal Journey on the White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour • Big Tex Burned Out, but The State Fair was a hoot. • Nada Dada • The 2012 500X Open showBernini: Sculpting in Clay • the Kimbell's Age of Impressionism • Dueling Performance Art Series at 500X & CentralTrak • Art and Not Art in Rich Kid Park
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The 2012 Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Art Tour

Our most popular art community pages

Who + What This Site is All About

DallasArtsRevue is an online publication whose supporting members each pay $100 for the first year, and $75 each succeeding year, for member pages showing their art. See the Member's Index for a link list of member artists, which include many of Dallas' best.

The title is DallasArtsRevue, not Review, but there are many stories about Dallas artists and reviews and pictures of Dallas art. Most of the stories from the last few years are linked down this page. Older stories are linked from the elderly site map. Someday, something else will be here, and all the old links will be on the site map.

More membership information is available from either the simple How to Join or the much more informative What You Need to Know to Make the Most of Your DallasArtsRevue Membership page, and there's A Short History of DallasArtsRevue, which was published on paper during the last century and online all of this one.

INDEXes and Sub-Indexes

Artist + other Interviews  Artist Studio Visits   Finding Anything on this site   HOW TOs   Lists + Indexes   Last Few Years' Stories   DallasArtsRevue Member Shows   Stories by Other Writers  Our Contributors   The Editor's Summer Essays  The Editor's Photography Links   The Editor's Other Links

DallasArtsRevue Supporting Members' Art — See the link list of area
artists who financially support this site and link to their pages of their art.

Interviews with artists and art-exhibitors   (arranged alphabetically by the artist's last name)

index of interviews on DallasArtsRevue
Very short interview with Veronica De Anda about her work called Removed
Speaking Out about Spoken/Unspoken by Alex Coyle — by J R Compton & Kathy Dello Stritto
Interviewing Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Director Joan Davidow by J R Compton
an informal interview with C J Davis
former Dallas artist Jeff Green
Jeff Hogan & The Ever Expanding Universe by Jim Dolan
Studio Visit and interview with Norman Kary
Being and Making in New Lebanon: Fused Glass and Free-range Chickens, an interview with Bert & Ann Scherbarth by Jim Dolan
Interviewing James Michael Starr, Part One    Part Two    and  Selling, Not Selling and the Effects on Art
Big Time Art Person From Outta Town Weighs In On Local Arts; Locals Breathe Sigh of Relief — interview with Charissa Terranova by Jim Dolan
Interview with D-Art Founder Mary Ward by Julia Frazier

A logical extension of this link list of overt interviews are the links to some of our Studio and Other Visits with Artists, just below.

Studio and other visits with artists

Index of Art Tour & Visit Stories
visiting art people and art places, an incomplete index

Studio Visits with artists in Fierce, DallasArtsRevue's 4th Member Show, which included:

Norman Kary   Matt Kaplinsky   Nancy Ferro   Jason McPeak   Elisabeth Shalij   Enrique Fernandez Cervantes   Ann Huey   Kathy Boortz   George Bailey   Mark Collop   Jeane McIntosh   Gaby Pruit   Ken Shaddock   Charlotte Smith   Bill Verhelst & Susan Lecky   David Hickman   Rita Barnard   Randall Garrett   Paul Rogers Harris   Annie Davis   Rebecca Boatman

Showing Process: DallasArtsRevue on the White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour — with Mark Williamson, Michael Helsem and Art Shirer at J R Compton's home.

Marty & Richard and Susan & Bill, a too-brief visit with four friends who are also Supporting Members
Studio Visit with Karla Leaphart
Exploring the art of Tom Orr & Frances Bagley
Jim & Marylynn Bowman at the Tin Art Ranch
Robert Bruno   110 Tons of Steel   23 Years — photographs by Buck Johnston
Almost too short to be called a visit — Preview of Momento Mori - a visit with Ellen Tuchman
Art Shirer & Sherry Owens — Hanging Rocks at Connemara
Visiting the Continental Gin Building —

There are many tour stories on DallasArtsRevue, but few achieve the feeling of actually visiting artists and studios like our story, 2008 Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Tour.

Visiting:  Sculptor David Duncan   clay artist Angela Gallia   fiber artist Jack Brockette  The White Rock Weaving Center  from the 2004 White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour

Finding anything on this site

When I'm looking for something on DallasArtsRevue, I use our Google Site Search near the top of most of our pages. Then there's

A Simple Introduction
The Site Map indexes our indexes, not all of which are thoroughly updated, but it's a start.
Index of Sub indexes - all our departments
The DARts Archives (including only a few stories) from the 18 or so years we printed ink on paper.
The Reviews Index lists most of our stories that aren't linked on this page of more recent pages.
This index is also called "The Index."
After here — eventually links move to the Reviews Index, although it's been years since I had the time to do that.

Norman Kary - Ecliptic

Norman Kary   Ascending   (detail)   collage   8 x 12 inches  from The Iffy Progress of Altering Style from Art Here Lately #5

The Condition of Being an Artist

The Iffy Progress of Altering Style — It's about one specific artist, but it applies to us all.
Advice for the Art-lorn
Is Your Real Self in Your Art? — an autumn essay
Autism vs. Artism — a short summer essay
Quacks, Critics & Charlatans - a short summer essay about critics (See also Profiles in Aesthetic Courage just below.)
Between Liminal & Subliminal — a summer essay that crosses weird movie reviews and what artists do with their mind, brain and heart
Profiles in Aesthetic Courage — story and illustrations by Tom Moody — a bit of humor
Dave Hickey Lecture at UTD on Sunday March 1, 2003 — " motionally Abused and Battered, Grad Students See Hope!" 

Artist Obituaries are indexted in the Artists Obituary Index

HOW TOs     

How to Join DallasArtsRevue as a Supporting Member.
How to Photograph Art is this sites most popular page and full of information about photographing art or anything else.
How to Start Showing Your Art
How to Design & Distribute Invitational Postcards
How to Look at Art is a panel discussion by that title, but there's a short poetic essay called
Didactic Exposition
about how I relate to sculpture that's much more important.
Submission Guidelines - How to send us stuff

How to Join DallasArtsRevue - the easy way
How to Join DallasArtsRevue - This way's more dense and difficult, but it includes everything you'll need to know.

Lists + Indexes

Index of Resources  and  C O N T E N T S
Artists with web sites
Art Opportunities includes potential jobs, competitions and other art possibilities.
Dallas-area Visual Art Groups
Museums & Art Centers
Art Schools & Classes
Art-related Movies reviewed & one thousand and six hundred and counting other movies reviewed
Aesthetic Crisis Center
Summer Essays On & Around Art
I Want - Readers want; I post
Lost Artists - people looking for artists

Art Spaces - places that have art
Contact Us
The Aesthetic Crisis Center has hundreds of links to visual, animated, interactive, art and political sites.
Index of Art Tours and Visits
ThEDblog follows The Editor's thoughts, issues, activities and plans for and about this site and other stuff. Now there's Art Here Lately. Before that there was EAT ART.
Gallery & Art Space Information Page
Visual Art Groups in Dallas & Texas  
J R's Collection - my art collection
Small Sculpture in Texas - 3-D art stories

Other Stories

The 2010 Hecho en Dallas show at the Latino Culture Center
WAMU/Modern Ruin— photos of the two-and-a-half-day exhibition in a former future WAMU bank on Greenville Avenue turned into a gallery then got smashed to smithereens.
Short story about Dallas artist Valton Tyler in Short Shows 2010
PAC-WE Flash Mob/Action Art Happening and Performance Rally for Health Care Reform downtown in which 135 artists performed.
The Self-portraits show at The Bath House.
CADD's Downtown Experiment Fails after the first year.
Failure & Success in XV, The MAC's 15th Anniversary Member Show.
How to get your work reviewed on DallasArtsRevue
The 2009 Oak Cliff Speed Bump Art Tour.
The big 2009 Texas Biennial Page; the places statistics; and the Dallas artists in it
Saturday Night of Art 
Index of unDO Columns - from when the editor was supposedly being considered for art critic for the Dallas Observer

Tats, Sistahs, 50/50, Verse & Eggs was popular because it mentioned tattoos.
Emotionally abused and battered, Grad students see hope: Dave Hickey at UTD in 2003
Jim Dolan writes about Teresa Elliott's portraits of cows in The Strange Familiar
Katja Zimmerman's Bill Traylor Beyond Plagiarizing shows artists ripping Bill off.
EAT ART and Midnight Rambles were early attempts.
D-Art 2005 Member Show;
Modalities of the Visible; 2002 Gallery Night Extravaganza ; Pix2 - The Critics' Choices

Wallpaper & Other Repeating Patterns is still popular.
Artists Arting at ArtCon3
The Dallas Contemp's New Building
Showing Process, Again - We tour the 15th Annual White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour.

Sculpture Superb, the Shaped Addendum
My Art Ennui and Objectivity Indexes
Texas Sculpture Association's Silver Anniversary at the Plano ArtCentre
500X '08 Open Show & Kettle's Spring Cleaning
Unsolicited Art
Barnstorming The Contemp.
A Reluctant Review gets the editor in more trouble that it was worth.

DallasArtsRevue member shows   

1026 Tranquilla
The White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour
Big As Night, Too (link fixed April in 2010
Fierce - my all-time favorite DARts Show
The Fierce Blog
2008's The Winter Show
The Dallas Arts REVUE, our 30th Anniversary Member Exhibition & The Back-room Invitational were at the Bath House Cultural Center through January 30, 2010.

And once upon a time, a long time ago, we held a short series of events we called Gatherings. One of those, sans any kind of identifying captions or text, happens to have got online, even with its hit counter left over from a Texas Biennial page somewhere else. It shows that this event, held at Kevin Obregon's former gallery that's not there anymore, was fun, even if it didn't draw nearly as many people as we'd hoped.

Recent stories by other writers

James Michael Starr's story, What Memory Looks Like is about Aqsa Shakil's art
Yellow-read, Red-yellow, and Burnt Umber, Too — A Brief Encounter with the work of Fannie Brito by Jim Dolan.
Trampling Man by James Michael Starr
The Adventures of Yen-Hua Lee Story and Photographs by James Michael Starr
Interview with [former] Centraltrak director and art critic Charissa Terranova by Jim Dolan
Witness to an Apparition: Ken Shaddock's and my story about sculptor Kelly Rathbone.
D-Art, a Timeline — the fact-based herstory of D-Art from the Artists Coalition of Texas to Dallas Visual Arts Center and beyond.
Accompanying the timeline comes the opinionated parable, The Squeaky Wheel — The Noise that Just Won't Go Away by Tahlia Marmo.

The Editor's Photography-related pages

How to Photograph Art
Cameras & Lenses: An An Introduction to Digital Photography, Its History, Terms, Types and How Sensor Sizes, Megapixel Ratings and Other Factors Affect Image Quality
Cameras & Lenses I Have Known or Lusted After
My Nikon D7000 Journal
My G5 Journal
- learning two new Panasonic Lumix cameras - My G2 Journal
My Canon S90 Journal - learning the camera before that and exploring what I photograph and whyLinks

The editor's other links     

Amateur Birder's Journal
My DallasArtsRevue Supporting Member's Page, usually of recent photographs
JRCompton.com — mostly images & ideas
My full Resume, including Art Exhibitions Produced, Exhibitions my photographs were in,
some of the places
my photos have been published in, Press Mentions
J R Since High School
Various BlogsThEdBlog  very nearly 1,700 movies reviewed this century — including art movies

I was named "Dallas' Best Local Arts Promoter" by D-Magazine in 2004
and I tied for Best Bird Nerd by readers of The Dallas Observer in 2009.

Summer Essays

my essay comparing Artistm and Autism about the difficulties in representing emotions in art,
and another essay called "Quacks, Critics & Charlatans."
The index of all four summer essays.


Jim Dolan   Michael Helsem   Norman Kary  Ken Shaddock  Kathy Dello Stritto  @rt Shirer  Katja Zimmerman  James Michael Starr  Gerald Burns Stories, Art and Poetry and before that, Marian Henley, Dan Piraro, Tom Moody, Suzanne Weaver, David Gene Fowler, Karen X, M.J. Smith, Robert Trammell, Julian Riepe, Stuart Kraft, Georgia Stafford, Tim Schuller, Glenna Park, Peter Feresten, Julia Frazer, John Shown, Susan Whitmer, Chuck Taylor, Ron Lowe, Philip Lamb, Gordon Hilgers, Greg Metz, Robert Razka, real D-Art/The Contemporary founder Mary Ward, Luanne Standish, James Surls, Paul Rogers Harris, Joe Stanco, Gary Deen, Gillian Conoley, Alex Troup, Robin Milsom, Roger Gruben, James Megar, Lou Ann Kunshick, Mary Riffe, John Walker, TJ Mabrey, Steve Pusin, Dwayne Carter, Murray Smither, Pam Burnley, Terri Thoman, Ranelle Bain, Richard Hoeffle, Rick Lambeth, Daniel Barsotti, Michael Helsem, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Don Mangus, Marilyn Waligore, Lee Murray, Jerry Sutton, Frances Bagley, Barbara Simcoe, Julie Ryan, Wade Wilson, Tre Roberts, Johanna Drucker, Roxy Gordon, Alan Sondheim, Amanda Milsom, Lisa Pritchard, Jon Held, Jr., Jill Parr, Rowena Bush, Karen ERXleben Weiner, A.M. Hudson, Kim Edge, Dottie Allen (Love), Tracy Hays Harris (Flavin), Carol Wilder, Beth Ray, Daryl Baird, and many others.