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Visual art news, views & reviews in Dallas, Texas, USA

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The Cover
Links to the latest stories, as well as recent stories and ongoing features
The Calendar
Dallas' most oft-updated calendar of visual art — lists every Dallas and Texas artist in every show
Contact Us
more than just our E-mail
Member Pages
Pages of art by the artists who financially support DallasArtsRevue
Submissions Guidelines
How to Send Us Stories, Images and Publicity

the easiest way to find anything on this site.


What readers write - pro and con
The Emergency Artists Survival League provides limited, emergency financial assistance to North Texas visual artists and visual arts professionals facing medical crisis, accident or loss of personal or professional property.


Indexes + Subindexes

major indexes in bold
Art Crit Index
An often updated, comprehensive link list of stories and critiques about Dallas art and artists
The Art Ennui Index
An index of all the times I have explained how sometimes I get fed up with art and have to go off and do something else. This page also indexes all the mentions on this site of not just my lack of objectivity, but in my total disbelief that anything like objectivity exists anywhere ever.
Once this was a comprehensive, site-wide link list of artists mentioned on these pages, but it has since been abandoned.
Artists Interviews
Talking with artists about their art and their world.

Artists Watch

Some special artists worth watching — outdated

Art Man

Don Mangus' comix from early DARts magazines
Art Spaces
Stories that could only happen in one place
DARts Archives
Stories & pictures from DARts on paper 1979~1996
Histories and stories about The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
A complex history of truth & fiction
First-person experiences and community reviews
Gerald Burns
Stories by and about former DARts contributor, nationally-recognized poet and art critic
with artists and others involved in the Dallas area arts community
Joe Stanco
Literary and other works by the late Dallas poet, performance artist and founding member of Victor Dada

JR's Collection

Art in the editor's personal collection
Literature Index
Literary writing on DARts, including
The DallasArtsRevue Literary Review
Midnight Rambles
Frank little chats about what's going on on this site, and what The Editor is thinking about doing next, usually involving feedback from members and subscribers and future show ideas, all tied together with photos of some weird sort.

Movies + DVDs

Last Century's greatest art form — visual art, but not necessarily Dallas

O for Other

Other stuff, including personal and family pages
Public Art
The public doesn't make art, but we see a lot of it out there.
Communities need resources.
The index of DARts Art Criticism. The most comprehensive list of stories on this site — a good place to start.
Our on-line Self-Portrait Show that's open to all
Reviews of specific shows
Magic and pagan and personal stories — including some Transition stories.
Small Sculpture in Texas - 3-D art from the past
Art on the move
1026 Tranquilla
an index of stories about the first DARts show
unDO Index
an index of stories written for The Dallas Observer and later, about the Dallas Art Scene as if it were written for the DO.
visiting artists and other spaces
Michael Helsem
index of Michael's stories
Jim Dolan
Index of Jim's stories
Katja Zimmerman
our newest contributor
Kathleen Dello Stritto
index of Kathy's stories, including the Raynette & Vernon stories

the late Gerald Burns

Stories, poems & illustrations by and about national award-winning poet, art critic, illustrator and friend
Ken Shaddock
The Elbow of Art
Tracy Hicks
Lilting short short stories of frogs and homeless and art
Jaya Wagle
The Mad Teapots of Steve Benezue
Anne Gordon Perry
Inducing a Passion for Art
Most of the other
stories are by J R Compton

Popular Features


art shows, lectures, short-term events

usually first-person singular (sometimes plural) experiences with art in Dallas
Aesthetic Crisis Center — internet pages with fine art, animation, interaction, funny or political content
Art Ops

Artists' Opportunities — jobs, competitive exhibition listings, etc. On DARts, these two feature come in two flavors each:

  • Mild — a selected few ops for everybody — and
  • Wild: kinda amazing — for Members-Only. The M-O version has been cited as worth the cost becoming a DARts Subscriber or Supporting Member. I work at it.

An annotated, linked list of Dallas Visual Art Groups

J R's New White Rock
Lake Journal — photographs of our inner-city lake


Dallas + Texas Artists with Web Pages
A Short History
of Dallas Arts Revue


Members-Only Pages


Only Supporting Members and DARts Subscribers have User I.D and password access to Members-Only Pages, although we maintain limited versions of the most important M-O page:
The Members-Only Index
Wherein the editor tells the members what's new & where it's at

Art Opportunities

Jobs, competitive exhibitions and other financial or exhibition opportunities.This page alone could be worth your DARts subscription or membership.
Contacts, E-mail & other press lists
  Views & HOW TOs

How to

Start showing your art

 How to

Submit info and images to DARts

How to

Help Support This Site

How to

Design & Layout Invitational Postcards

How to

Photograph Art

Dallas Artists

An accumulation of short reviews



Support DallasArtsRevue

Give So Art May Live

Help this online magazine survive by  becoming a Supporting Member or DARts Subscriber

When you join, you get 1 or 2 web page(s) with up to 6 images (7 when you resubscribe) and plenty of text,  

access to all DARts pages - including our password protected members-only pages:

  • The Art Ops page listing jobs, competitive exhibitions and other local, national and international art opportunities
  • The Media Pages with E and other contact information for people and publications you'll want to know about your next show or event

Exhibition opportunities in DallasArtsRevue art shows like our 1026 Tranquilla and future shows, maybe one at the Bath House in 2005.

occasional Midnight Rambles from the Editor,  

participation in the decisions that help DARts grow, and other benefits

How and why to join Dallas Arts Revue is explained in depth on the How to Support DallasArtsRevue page.

The DARts Member Index page links all of DARts' diverse Supporting Member Pages.

  DARts Color Coding


High pink is for dates, times and deadlines.

Dark red is titles, exhibitions and publications.

Gray is for our opinions, which are often indented and captions.

Green is cost, cash, awards and point-to locations this bright red is saved for attention-flagging notes and/or "confusing" punctuation.

"Text enclosed in bright red quotation marks indicates words we do not wish to have credit for... Stuff we are quoting directly from the source — not anything we would have said ourselves."

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