Why lie?

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in art whore, your brain on art | 2 Comments
Why lie?

My most recent show I was next-booth to a guy who only sold one piece all weekend. Still, when people wandered in to admire his amazing work and ask him, as far too many people do, “how’s the show going?” he always lied: “Great” he’d say to them, with a cheerleader’s enthusiasm and a hooker’s […]

The Commodification of Everything

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in art whore, your brain on art | No Comments

Dorothy Parker said: “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” Do you ever get the feeling we’ve taken her advice too literally? That people with money are the only people we do look at? The subject of money is so vast, money itself […]

ACC Baltimore Retail Craft Show 2012 — Review

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in art in tents, art whore | No Comments
ACC Baltimore Retail Craft Show 2012 — Review

The American Craft Council show in Baltimore was my first indoor fine craft fair. It’s a long trip for me, but this show is rumored to be one where its high participation cost can be more than compensated by high sales. That didn’t turn out to be true in my case, or for many of […]

Unmixed Media — a new taxonomy of art fair categories (or, help the homeless enamelists!)

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in art in tents, art whore, your brain on art | No Comments
Unmixed Media — a new taxonomy of art fair categories (or, help the homeless enamelists!)

Non-jewelry enamelists who do art fairs are not only not common, they’re kind of screwed. We are homeless orphans who do not fall into any of the standard art show application media categories. With the exception of the ACC which is, as far as I know, the only organization runningĀ  a show with an enamel […]