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Congratulations to North Central Texas area artists Bernardo Cantu, Nancy Newberry, Arthur Peña, Giovanni Valderas, Kevin Todora, Gregory Ruppe, Angela Kalus, Matthew Cusick, Matthew Bourbon, Hiroko Kubo, Letitia Huckaby, Sally Glass, Jeff Gibbons, Daniel Georgiou, Rebecca Carter, Kristen Cochran, Vincent Falsetta, Michael Blair, Cassandra Emswiler, Trey Egan, Miriam Ellen Swers, HOMECOMING Committee, Michael Morris, Gregory Ruppe and Gabriel Dawe for getting into The Texas Biennial! More info.
See who DallasArtsRevue is, below.
Disconcerting Yet Engaging Art at the Shamrock Hotel Open Studios
Tom Lauerman glazed brick
There's also a shorter, well- but less-illustrated story about a tempest in a coffee cup over the Tenth Anniversary Hecho en Dallas show, that I have perhaps got a little too het up about, thanks to dis- and mis-information from several directions, some official, and some woefully not.
Info for Craighead Green's annual New Texas Talent show is listed on our Art Opportunities page.
See our vivid new Supporting Members Page for shows by the artists who support this website. Use the index of members there to see art by all our members.
Here Lately: collage and
sculpture at Barry
Liliana Block, Kirk Hopper, Mokah and Central Trak.
T J Donovan untitled 2013 oil
and craft foam on panel 8 x 6 inches at CentralTrak
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Celia Eberle at Cris Worley
Celia Eberle Wither 2013 copper, brass and barite crystals 8.5 x 36 x 2.5 $2,800
new story from Saturday's openings in Dallas' real Arts District shows Celia
Eberle's exquisite work at Cris Worley
Catching Up with Dallas Art recent openings
Nan Martin Reinvention (detail) wire 60 x 20 inches $2,500
mid-torso wire drawing and other fine sculptures at Cohn
Drennan break the TSA patterns of mediocre art at mediocre shows
over the last couple years, but there's plenty more 3- and 2-D art in Art
Here Lately, including a long, dense romp through Craighead Green
Gallery and a quick visit to Mary Tomas Gallery.
Under-balloon Conversation in Pizzicato Porno performance at Ro2 Downtown
Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear's Pizzicato Porno performance art redux at Ro2 downtown last Sunday night was an audio video performance spectacle, but my newly added conclusion places it more in the art of acting than into the enigma of arting.
DallasArtsRevue Supporting Members' shows and
events are listed on the newly redesigned Supporting
Members Page. Click the word "Index" atop that page to
see our link list of Members' art pages.
Shards, lines, masses; Foam, strings, gases;
Lumps, bumps & performance art flashes
in Art Here Lately
Lorraine Tady Illumine 2013 oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches at Barry Whistler
Christine Bisetto and Sally Packard upstiars at 500X
New work by and opinions about work by
Randy Twaddle, Lorraine Tady, Peter Ligon, Christine Bisetto, Sally Packard,
Irby Pace, Shayne Murphy, Luisa Age 9, Jesse England, Bill & Hans Haveron,
Courtney Brown, Alison Starr, Christine Hoang and other Dallas Artists in Art
Here Lately #15
Georgia Stafford: Stuck in a World Not My Own
Georgia Stafford Puppet 1983
I've finally upgraded my Georgia
Stafford story with her art.
Yoga-mat Cart on a Tuesday Evening at Rich Kid Park
Talk, Splatter, Funk
+ Zags on Art
Here Lately #15 Glam Cars, Eyes left, Geo Glow,
Nutty-Putty Monuments And
Beyond Art on Warm
Days in Winter One Piece Behind Every Open Door
at the Continental Gin Color
vs. B&W at
and Not Art in
Rich Kid Park on top of the freeway 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, but in
her next bigger-than-life life, Big Tex should be a woman. Nada Dada The 2012
500X Open show may be one of the most interesting open shows of
work by Dallas artists in a while, even if the X didn't present it
very well. Nobody
seems to care about Bernini:
in Clay, but Anna's
and my story
about the Kimbell Art Museum's Age
of Impressionism show is very popular. Dueling Performance
Art Series at 500X & CentralTrak
The 2012 Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Art Tour
Kim Cadmus Owens
Visit our most popular art community pages, including:
DallasArtsRevue seeks art writers
and critics for paid, professional stories.
Read our specifications in the Writing for DallasArtsRevue section of our Submissions Guidelines.
Artists With Websites wants to list all Dallas artists with websites, even though we know they'll come and go with the tides. The top of the page is filled with the rules. Follow those, and we'll be happy to link your site(s).
Another very popular page is our Art Opportunities page listing jobs, art competitions and other possibilities.
Some of the more interesting shows around
here in awhile include: Modern
Ruin Sustenance Demolicious Mod
Roo, Too Cura!
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 site
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 and online all of this century.
Because it was too expensive and time-consuming, and I'm getting too old for it, we have discontinued our Dallas Art Th, but we continue to list and link shows and evernts by our members on the Members Index, which also includes a link list of member pages.
index of DallasArtsRevue Supporting
The Art Here Lately pages include most of our recent stories, and then there's the Art Here Lately Index.
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
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Charlotte Smith Protrusions from the Fierce Show studio visits
Studio and other visits with artists
Index of ARt Tour & Visit Stories through 2006
visiting art people and art places, an incomplete index
from Fierce, DallasArtsRevue's 4th Member Show:
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
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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 from the 18 or so years we printed ink on paper (includes only a few stories.)
The Reviews Index lists most of our stories that aren't linked on this page of more recent pages.
After here — eventually links move to the Reviews Index, although it's been years since I had the time to do that.
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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 is applicable to us all.
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 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.
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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
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
Dave Hickey from Emotionally
Abused and Battered, Grad Students See Hope at UTD in 2003
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
Barnstorming The Contemp.
A Reluctant Review gets the editor in more trouble that it was worth.
DallasArtsRevue member shows so far
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.
Jim Dolan Michael Helsem Norman Kary Ken Shaddock Kathy Dello Stritto @rt Shirer Anna Palmer 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.
Kathy Boortz Starry Night Peacock (detail)
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
Roseate Spoonbill Flyby from my Amateur Birder's Journal from May 10 2013
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 Blogs: ThEdBlog 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.
my essay comparing Artistm and Autism about the difficulties in representing emotions in art,
and another essay called "Quacks, Critics & Charlatan."
The index of all four summer essays.