Museum Visits • 10 Dos & Don'ts
I was wondering how Galleries were going to move forward with technology and develop new biz models to meet the changing ways that people move through life and leisure. American Art Collector is putting one way out there - Gallery Show Online. It says "September 2010" so I am assuming that it will change each month. And it represents many different Galleries from across the country. Very interesting.
You go to their Gallery Shows Online main page, there are 22 shows to see. When you click on one it takes you to a window that opens with a flash of silhouettes with drinking glasses as if at a gallery opening. Also, it has the accompanying gallery exhibition background 'noise' . It's a surprise but it's not annoying because it quickly fades to silent so that you can see the art in solitude. I viewed a few of the "shows" and I think you might like it as I did. Enjoy. (Update: Links no longer work)
For those of you who have said you are having a little trouble setting up the RSS Feed to Shannon's Studio this might help.
1) Click on RSS icon in the right hand column. It takes you to a feed of my blog posts.
2) You have to copy the URL address (the address says - feed://www.shannonsstudio.com/5/feed )
3) Go to your feed reader (I use Google Reader)
4) Click where it says to "add a subscription" or something similar
5) Paste in the URL address <feed://www.shannonsstudio.com/5/feed>
I'm not tech genius but I hope this helps.
"Shannon Christensen sees Carl Bloch
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Attend Something Artsy
Take in the Atmosphere
• College BFA shows with the artist's at the opening
• Alumni Art Shows and the reception
• Open Studios, artists open their personal studios and sell art
• Art Street Fairs
Whether you attend an opening or not, attend an Art Gallery and accomplish the following process:
Take an Artist with You
Take No Money with You
Take Note of Prices
Take a Stand
So instead say, "Yes, I am looking to increase my art understanding. Though I am not going to purchase art this moment I am going to acquire art in the future. Can you share anything that would be helpful in that direction and any art or artists that would be a good place to start." You have just stated all that they the gallery owner needs to hear and also taken the purchase pressure off of you.
Take Your Art Journal
See details on Commissions page.
Questions? Just Ask
Jeffrey Hein. I've always liked the painting of his above the bed so I chose that one to pull together this bedroom.
Accompany a Creative
1 Pick a Creative
Pick someone (or a couple of someones) like that who you'd like to invite to go somewhere with you. Let them know you are taking them for their creative nature and that you want them to share their thoughts at a particular art institution.
2 Pick a Place
• university galleries
• graduate BFA shows
• library collections
• traveling exhibitions
• art groups
3 Pick Things Apart
Remember to record it all in your Art Journal.
4 Pick up the Tab