About Us

Daily Serving publishes analytical, accessible texts on contemporary art. We reject marketplace gossip, art-world navel gazing, and International Art English in favor of real social and political engagement. We work with a diverse pool of writers from around the world to bring region-specific views to a wider audience. Our open-submission Fan Mail, Help Desk, and Shotgun Reviews columns provide access for emerging artists and writers. We have high editorial standards—including a strict conflict of interest policy (below)—and our team is made up of artists, curators, and art historians who thoughtfully examine contemporary arts and art practices where they overlap with cultural and social issues.

Our conflict of interest policy is long but clear: We do not publish reviews regarding an artist with whom the writer has a close personal relationship; the work of an artist, gallery, or institution with whom the writer has a current or previous financial relationship or internship; any gallery that represents his/her work; any gallery institutionally related to the organization employing the writer; or a colleague in the institution employing the writer. Additionally, we do not publish “advertorials” or articles paid for or commissioned by an institution or artist. We don’t publish exhibition reviews authored by a writer who collects the work of the artist. All this means that readers can trust us to bring them the best in arts journalism, every day.

Publisher: California College of the Arts

Executive director: Michele Carlson

Editor in chief: Bean Gilsdorf

Senior editor: Vivian Sming

Editor: Deanna Lee

Shotgun Reviews editor: Emily Holmes

Production coordinator: Addy Rabinovitch

Copyeditor: Christopher Dare

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your artwork to our Fan Mail column, or an exhibition review to our Shotgun Reviews series. Send a question about art practices to our Help Desk advice column. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. We want to see your artwork, read your assessments of contemporary art, and help you solve your art-world dilemmas. And we are always looking for unusual perspectives that change the way we think about art. Email us at info@dailyserving.com or send a note to:

Daily Serving
attn: Michele Carlson, Executive Director
c/o California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107