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Galleries new to DallasArtsRevue Check your monitor Personal Invitations
Dallas artists and galleries should email us information for our Art Calendar. Use the guidelines in pink box below, or email Anna, and she'll help you prepare your listing.
DallasArtsRevue's latest email address is JRCompton23@att.net, but just send it once, okay?
Don't ask for a job. There aren't any. I don't pay me anything, and there is no staff.
I won't do your research or find a place to show or sell your art. That's your job. I provide information. You do your own due dilligence — your own Dada duty.
This site has great, often updated pages of Opportunities for Artists and an Art Space Information listing galleries and other art spaces.
I do pay writers to write, and there's a section of our Submissions page devoted to that possibility,
but nobody seems to want to make money that way.
Current DallasArtsRevue Supporting Members are the only artists we keep up with. We do not keep up with all the other artists mentioned on these pages. If the story mentions a gallery or art space, contact them.
If you lose an artist, go to the Lost Artists page.
My standard reply about the value of any art is that it is determined by what you can get for it. There is no instrinsic financial value for art objects, gold (the price changes many times every day) or pressed latinum.
“Honest criticism is hard to take,
particularly from a relative, a friend,
an acquaintance or a stranger.”
— Franklin P. Jones
If you're planning to send the editor long, winding PR statements about the art you are showing, Think Again.
If you really want to pique interest in your art, send images of the work in your show. Our readers are artists, and artists think in pictures, not words.
The vast majority of the images we publish are either 888 pixels wide - horizontal (landscape) format or 666 pixels wide for verticals to a maximum of 10 inches tall. If you make your images at least 888 pixels wide, the editor can see them well enough to decide whether to attend your show. Titles sometimes help. Text does not.
Don't explain it, show it.
I don't read long emails extolling the virtues of your art. I delete them.
Publication of my photographs on this site by anyone, either on paper or online must credit "DallasArtsRevue.com photo by J R Compton." with this link, http://www.DallasArtsRevue.com. Permission to use any of these photographs for commercial purposes must be in writing, and you'll probably have to pay for it.
PM Summer, of 500X in the early
Submission Guidelines are on their own page.
Show your fancy JPEG documents with all the pictures and words stuck forever in pixels to your friends. For publication here, paste your information as text in the text of an E-mail, and E-mail it to J R.
If your request for a Link Exchange does not involve a site related to art, especially Dallas art and artists, we will not reply.
How to submit Calls for Entry, jobs and competitive exhibitions is specified on top of the Artists Opportunities Page.
Instructions for Becoming A Supporting Member of this site — and getting up to 2 member web pages and have your name linked to your member page every time you inform us that you are in a show or art event — are on the How to Join DallasArtsRevue page.
— J R Compton
Unless you are a close personal friend or a Supporting Member of DallasArtsRevue, sending me a personal invitation without an image or a link to your work is a waste of time. When I need to look at art, I look at my email.
I decide whether to look at someone's art from seeing work that artist has done before. I rarely waste my time tracking down your art. If you make it easy, and link your invitation to some of your art, I'll look.
I go to shows whose artists piques my interest, no matter where you've got a show or are in a show. But the only way to pique my interest is to show me your art, preferably online or in an email.
If I don't like it or it doesn't pique my interest or attention, I won't write about it. I used to, but I don't go out of my way to say something negative about art anymore. If it's in my way though, or I'm reviewing the whole show, then it's fair game.
Generally, the words "I" and "we" on this site refer to the founder / Editor / Publisher J R Compton. All Contents of this website are Copyright whatever this year is and before by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.
Positive, negative or malevolently mean-spirited, we love your Feedback. The management assumes that Letters to the Editor are for sharing, and we love to publish negative feedback. If you don't want to see your opinions or complaints published on our Feedback page, don't send them.
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Site Indexes you might find useful
The link list down what the editor calls the cover — also known as The Index or Home Page — is the only regularly updated link page for this site, which contains more than 400 web pages.
The Cover of the DallasArtsRevue has the most up to date, albeit unorganized, list of links to recent stories and reviews.
A Simplified Introduction to the Pages of DallasArtsRevue
The Site Map / Contents : Indexes + Subindexes; Writers, Popular Features, How Tos, Views, Resources, etc.
Contents: The almost exact same page as the Site Map, only this one is color-coordinated.
If you have a complaint about a page, tell me the web address of it.
There's more than 700 of those here, and I don't have them all memorized. In fact, there's pages in here I haven't seen in years.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE DALLAS UNDERGROUND PRESS
Stony was the Publisher of Dallas NOTES from the Underground before I was,
but it was Doug Baker who started NOTES in 1967 at SMU,
and later hired Stoney Burns
nee Brent Stein,
and before Stony went off to publish the Lone Star Dispatch (LSD, get it?),
he introduced me to the staff as "the next publisher of Dallas NOTES.
But he must have changed
his mind, because then he sicked the White Panthers of Fort Worth
(buncha White guys and one White woman)
on me after he claimed to have sold stocks
(there never was any)
in it to them.
He told me he flipped out on acid three times,
and only came back twice.
All that hubub eventually subsided,
and they published some paper, and we
And for a couple months
those kept changing names,
till there was only Hooka.
Meanwhile Doug Baker, whom Stony fired
for being a truly lousy writer
(true) published Dallas News,
and when that got too confusing,
(There's this other paper in Dallas called The Dallas Morning News)
he changed the name to Iconoclast, for which
he claimed their "monthly"
sales figures for
all the weekly publications,
when it published five times in one month.
We never had to lie about our circulation,
and HOOKA continued to outsell Icaughtheclap
more than five to one.
Stony and I remained freiendly,
but not social
till he died.
Doug and I are now friends on Facebook.
Types of Submissions
Exhibition Publicity + PR — We're picky about what info we need and how you send it. Read the pink box above.
Exhibition Invitations — There's certain information we really need. Read about it on our Submissions Guidelines Page before you send it to us, so you'll be sure we can use it. Or just read the pink box above.
Stories About Dallas Art, Artists, Art Spaces —
Membership page images and information are in a different category.
What most people see when J R's around. Photograph and
rubber stamp Copyright 2004 by Andy Hanson - All Rights Reserved.
Andy was my darkroommate when we were both
Staff Photographers for the Dallas Times Herald in the early 1970s.
Story ideas from writers — DallasArtsRevue pays writers and pays writers well, but nobody seems to want to earn such payment, so J R just write everything, and he's getting pretty tired of all that.
E-mail and web address
driving instructions (or a map, if needed)
See the Gallery Information Page for examples or to see if you are already listed.
“The Function of criticism
should not be confused
with the function
— Roger Zelazny, Home is the Hangman, 1975
Visit my online
My personal website
If you want to phone
If you just have to send me postal mail
Some who have helped
"J R Compton
E-mail me first.
include your email address. I rarely send postal mail.
Yes, there are way too many men and not nearly enough women who contribute to this publication. If you'd like to write for DallasArtsRevue.com, contact the editor via the link near the top of this page.
And yes, DallasArtsRevue pays writers, if they wish. I wish I could find more writers to pay to write, so the editor could write less.
Site Index - an elderly list of all the then-current directories on this humongous website.
The DARts Resource Index, which lists these and other pages you may wish to be included in:
Art Groups Artists with Web Sites Mail-Servers & Sites Media
Museums & Art Centers National Links Schools & Classes
When things go well
for days on end,
it is an hilarious accident.
. . . Kurt Vonnegut
Support this site.
Become a Supporting Member to get your own web page,
entry in DARts shows & other benefits, or sign up as a DARts Subscriber for
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See our Index of Supporting Members' Pages
To see who has already joined, click the Index link at the top of that page.
“A system of depressions and associated troughs will follow one another in quick succession over Dallas and the north," it said. "Insecure, rather sad feeling today and tomorrow, followed by short-lived griefs, some heavy, some stormy, with cheerful intervals. By midweek the griefs will be dying out, rather sooner in the south. Drives weak to moderate, veering creative to instinctive. Temperament chillier than normal for the rest of the week, but serene; however, some early-morning fear in the latter half of the week is expected to form in the low-lying areas, dispersing slowly each day.”
The Caltraps of Time by David I. Masson,
only he said Scottland, not Dallas.
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Optimize your monitor
If you can see the edges of these grays and colors — especially in the black and magenta scales,
your monitor is adjusted about as well as mine is. Don't worry about the too-subtle yellow scale.
The links under the following images may contain more specific instructions on calibrating your monitor.
I'll start you off with this one, that my iMac passed with flying colors and tones. No sense stealing that image to stick here, when it looks so good and works well right where it is, which is at http://photographerusa.com/screencheck/index.html.
from DisplayCalibration.com, where you'll find instructions
I collect these things. If you know of another one, please send a link to it.
More monitor — and camera — calibration information stories online:
Digital Focus: Calibrate Your Monitor by Dave Johnson
wikiHow's How to Calibrate Your Monitor
Calibrating Your Monitor
Making fine prints in your digital darkroom; Monitor calibration and gamma by Norman Karen
Calibrate Your Monitor by Jacci Howard Bear
Calibrate Your Digital Camera
Neutral References for Digital Camera Calibration