Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Help Desk: How to Lob a Pitch

Daniel Gordon. White Vase, 2015; Chromogenic print; 30 x 24 in. framed; edition of 3 +1 AP

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. How do I pitch an art article to an editor? I have begun a writing practice that is not reviewing art as much as just reflecting on art/science/visual culture in essay-length posts. I would[…..]

Help Desk: Serious Damage

Lutz Bacher. Organ Pipes (detail), 2014;
tin, foam, foam core.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I have my work up in a solo exhibition at a well-known arts center in a large city. Last weekend during open gallery hours, I walked in to find five wall pieces and a[…..]

From the Archive – Help Desk: Making a Statement

David Hockney, A Bigger Splash, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 8 feet

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Today we’re revisiting an oldie-but-goodie; this article was originally published on July 9, 2012.  I’m in the process of writing an artist statement for a gallery that has recently picked up my work. What makes for[…..]

Help Desk: Support for Artists

Sigmar Polke. Untitled, 1971. Paint on fabric.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I espouse fair labor initiatives like W.A.G.E. to pay artists.[1] However, my own projects are often un- or under-funded; if a stipend covers a significant portion of my expenses, that seems like a success, even[…..]

Help Desk: The Vanishing Curator

Sanya Kantarovsky. You Were Welcome Here, 2013; oil, watercolor, ink, bleach, gesso on canvas; 55 x 40 in.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions and issues anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m a new MFA grad and I’m trying to break into the gallery system. Recently I had a great studio visit with a well-known curator. We talked for a long while about[…..]

From the Archives – Help Desk: To Apply Oneself

Jim Lambie. Strychnine Seven and Seven, 2004; Record covers, tape, photocopies; 125 x 190 cm

It’s application season, and today’s Help Desk column contains some advice about making strategic decisions when applying—again—to various opportunities. This article was originally published on June 23, 2014. You can submit your question to Help Desk anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Should there be a limit on the number of times you apply for the same opportunity before you come to the realization that[…..]

Help Desk: Put the Artist First

Rachel Reupke. Still from Letter of Complaint, 2015; color video, 10 min.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. In the role of writer and curator, I find myself playing bureaucratic middle man between artists and the public, or artists and institutions. But, where it comes to performing the role well, which comes procedurally first—the artist[…..]