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Brian Scott - Some Clown - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Brian Scott   Slumpy Pie   $450 at Ro2 Art's Chaos 2014 — review soon…

Even before I saw the show I was excited about writing up Ro2 Art's Chaos II in their space on Akard Street downtown. I took a bunch of pix at the opening, and I've finally got the right words between them.

I even finally added the pix to the story below it, so that'll make more sense now.

And I'm back from my Art Ennui for this time, but maybe I should schedule it for every early summer…

I reviewed the movie, Sign Painters, and it's near the top of my 1,830 movie reviews, although all of the visual art-related movies are reviewed Art Movies Revued.

Then Sign Painters Promoter Kyle Greenberg linked me to Keepers of the Craft, an eight-minute mini-documentary featuring Sean Starr of Denton's Starr Studios, and I stumbled on another short, Jesse James, Chopper Gold Leaf and Pinstriping (3:26), followed by more video links.

There's even more new art ops on the Art Ops page.

Two White Ibises Landing at Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Now, finally, The Editor seems to have slogged all the way through his latest bout of Art Ennui, and I'm still photographing birds, because I have finally realized that photographing birds is my art form. There's an index of Art Ennui page that indexes and explains my Art Ennui as well as the concept of Objectivity, which, of course does not exist.
 

Sam England - Home Sweet Home - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.  

Sam England   Home Sweet Home

There's something gloriously simple yet exquisitely complex about Sam England's paintings. Nobody gets close to those tonalities and few mix such diverse hues into a single work. I always want to see what he's up to.

Bunny Run - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Bunny Ram

I'd read a long essay from Texas MonthlyWhat Is Art? Can a Bunny in the Desert Tell Us? via Longform about this dynamic duo as they were placed and replaced in Deep West Texas till recently, and I heartily recommend that long story by Francesca Mari to unwind its compound sexism and artism complexities. In another blurb I googled, the nonprofit org to which this parking lot is attached was repeatedly referred to as "a Dallas museum," and that perked my attention.

I rarely attend, but I guess that's what that place is. I remember Houston, once they finally got CAM, desperate again for a place of their own to show work. I hope the concept eventually round-robins here, too. I adore the notions that built D-ART and The MAC, but one is never enough, and it's hard to imagine doing a worse job than the DMA, whose founding purpose was also to show work by Dallas artists, and who would likely never get itself involved in as intricately intertwining a set of conceptual circumstances as still swirl around these two plunks on the landscape.

I probably should get over that distraction. The Center is what many artists have longed for even longer than they've needed a place to show their work, and what people with money have been willing to pay for, so I guess we get what we deserve, Pboy's randy rabbit and stealth Ram on a bent bus stop, et al.

 

Not Really Random Art & Artists on Art Here Lately

Val Curry - title unknown - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Thor Johnson   title unknown

I'm working on a brand-new Art Here Lately collecting 26 pictures and gobs of words on and about art and artists shown in Dallas in the last couple months. I think it's finished, but it may need some polish. See Not Really Random.

The two major link lists of stories about Dallas Art & Artists on this site are Down This Page and The Index.


Reviewing Dallas Artist George W. Bush's World Leader Portraits

George Bush's Portrait of Putin - Photograph Copyright 2014 JRCompton.com. All Rights Reserved.

George W. Bush   Vladimir Putin   oil on canvas   2014

This review of Dallas Artist George W. Bush's portraits of world leaders at the Bush Presidential Library at SMU began when National Review asked me for "professional art criticism" of the former President's new pastime, and since I'd already been thinking about reviewing the show, I accepted. 24 hours after they published it, I posted my original story plus some slight updates and including my best-quality photos on Art Here Lately.

Fighting Words: The Controversy Over The White Rock Lake Water Theater

Tom Orr & Frances Bagley - The White Rock Lake Water Theater - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Frances Bagley & Tom Orr   The White Rock Lake Water Theater   metal, concrete, paint and birds   life size

Couples — Half & Half at The Bath House

Letitia Huckaby - Serena - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton.com   All Rights Reserved.

Letitia Huckaby   Serena   pigment print on fabric

Quilts: The New Geometry at The MADI

big beautiful quilt
Eleanor McCain   9 Patch Color Study: Triptych side C   2012   61 x 61 inches

Following The Nasher Trail to Sculpture around Dallas

CURTAINS Video Module - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The main video module for CURTAINS by Good/Bad Art Collective of Denton on the 14th Floor of
the Bryan Tower downtown is just one, large element of an impressive 3-D and multi-media show

Following the Nasher Trail of XChange - 10 Years, 10 Sites, 10 Artists — mostly from out of town, scattered around Dallas. My journey ended one day before the tour did. In the last three stops, I discuss work by the only two Dallas-area artists/groups.
 

David Bates Retrospectives: sculpture + painting in DFW

David Bates Self-Portrait - 1998-2013

David Bates   Self-Portrait   1998-2013   aluminum and paint

Two David Bates Retrospective stories are on the Art Here Lately page. Both — his paintings at the Modern in Fort Worth and his sculpture and drawings at The Nasher in Dallas — include extensive images and commentary.

There's also a pre-review of one of the new Dallas Biennial 2014 (DBI) shows, complete with a list of other DBi14 shows, also on Art Here Lately.

Tol Hay performs in Alison Starr's action 9 - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Tol Hay performs in Alison Starr's Action 9/Wrestle at the opening reception for
Objective Strategies, curated by Randall Garrett at El Centro College downtown.

Objective Strategies, an intriguing show curated by former Plush owner Randall Garrett at El Centro College features eight Dallas artists — Val Curry & Robert Reedy, Jeff Gibbons, Michael Morris, Ryder Richards, Alison Starr, Nicky Tavares and Monica Ugartechea, all working in three-dimensional and time-based media including sculpture, installation, video and performance.

starbucks back - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Val Curry and Robert Reedy   One Day   2013   cast paper pulp 
 

Little Friedrich Nietzche Spina a spin - Photograph Copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Little Friedrich Nietzsche Spin-a-spin-spin over the dark soft landscape — sideways

A strange exploration of UTD in the Dark.

Preserving Octavio Medellin's Windows is now on its own page.

Creative Differences at 500X: The 35th Anniversary Exhibition at 500X was a remarkably impressive exhibition that sets the standard for 500X anniversary exhibitions that have often been crammed to the gills.

The Lost Paintings of Mary Iron Eyes: When somebody told me he wanted to sell "The Lost Paintings of Mary Iron Eyes," I was intrigued enough to do some serious sleuthing to learn all I could about her and the paintings. And I ended up buying one major piece that I always want to keep and two that I'd love to sell to somebody who loved Mary when she was alive.

Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn - Luminaria - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Julie Cohn and Diana Goldberg   Luminaria

Two New Art Installations at Dallas Love Field: Two new public art installations will greet travelers at the Dallas Love Field terminal entrance. Tom Orr’s Intersected Passage [top] and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s Luminaria [above] are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

Michael Wynne - Life's Short, Play Naked; Val Curry + David Reedy at Ro2 downtown; Colette Copeland + Shelby David Meier videos; Pinky Diablo at Webb in Waxahachie; the DMA and two Art Event E-lists reviewed on Art Here Lately #18

Charlotte Smith + Lance Letscher shows reviewed by Norman Kary

My major opus review/revue of The Age of Picasso and Matisse exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth is different, with two dozen big photos, plus 84 & counting links to more info, thousands of images and gobs of history.  

I always suggest new writers for this rag start by writing about one piece. That's what I've done in Art Here Lately #18.

Jeanne Sturdevant - Veiled Passion

Jeanne Sturdevant   Veiled Passion   digital painting

Notes from a Tired Artist — DallasArtsRevue Supporting Member Jeanne Sturdevant essays about The Artist's Eternal Question: Should we make meaningful art that expresses our deep-down Self? Or pieces to decorate other people's homes or offices? Should our art be somber, frightening and audacious, or ornamentation? Read Jeanne Sturdevant's essay, then visit her DallasArtsRevue Supporting Member Page of even more of her art. 

See Also: How to Make Art & Life — Advice to the Artlorn

Check our new contact information.

The 2014 David Bates show's so big two major DFW museums will share it: The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

Inspired by Ansel Adams' friend and worker, Photographer John Sexton's lecture at Richland College and his and his wife Anne's show at Sun to Moon Gallery, I shot art and surroundings along this week's art tour a little differently. • Really, really, really bad art are in the new art wing of Valley View Mall. • Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear's intense redux of their Pizzicato Porno in Fair Park's historic Margo Jones Theatre. • Delta, the 2014 MAC Member Show was not altogether amazing, but there are some winners. • New Texas Talent's 20th Anniversary show at Craighead Green. • What if Performance Art doesn't engage?Danielle Georgiou's I Hate It When a Book Smells Bad, and PerformanceSW's pre-panel discussion at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Celia Eberle   Wither   2013   copper, brass and barite crystals   8.5 x 36 x 2.5   $2,800

Art Reviews:  Celia Eberle's exquisite work at Cris Worley. • "Recent developments in sculpture" from four area Latino artists at the Latino Culture Center. • Akirash's Oda Performance Art in Pegasus Plaza downtownDueling Performance Art at the DMA. • Paul Abbott, Simeen Farhat & Joel Sampson in Art Here Lately, and Danielle Georgiou's Beauty/Beast performance at Red Arrow.• Engaging Art at the Shamrock Hotel • Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear's Pizzicato Porno performance art at Ro2 downtown • Reviewing the late Ann Cushing Gantz' Estate SaleShards, lines, masses; Foam, strings, gases; Lumps, bumps & performance art flashes in Art Here LatelyGeorgia Stafford: Stuck in a World Not My Own • Talk, Splatter, Funk + Zags on Art Here Lately #15 • Glam Cars, Eyes left, Geo Glow, Nutty-Putty Monuments And Beyond • Cool Art on Warm Days in Winter • One Piece Behind Every Open Door at the Continental Gin • Color vs. B&W at 500XDallas SITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present • 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. • Nada Dada • The 2012 500X Open showBernini: Sculpting in Clay • the Kimbell's Age of Impressionism • Dueling Performance Art Series at 500X & CentralTrak • Art and Not Art in Rich Kid Park
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The 2012 Oak Cliff Visual Speed Bump Art Tour

Kim Cadmus Owens - title unknown - Photograph Copyright 2012 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Kim Cadmus Owens — I don't think there could be a better painting for an art tour.
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Some of the more interesting shows in awhile include:  Modern Ruin    Sustenance   Demolicious   Mod Roo, Too   Cura! Cura! 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 elderly site map. Someday, something else will be here, and all the old links will be on the site map.

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 century and online all of this one.

 

DallasArtsRevue.com pages linked

below on this page:  Artist + other Interviews  Artist Studio Visits   Finding Anything on this site   HOW TOs  
Lists + Indexes   Last Few Years' Stories   DallasArtsRevue Member Shows   Stories by Other Writers  
Our Contributors   The Editor's Summer Essays  The Editor's Photography Links   The Editor's Other Links

INDEX of DallasArtsRevue Supporting Members' Art — See the link list of area
artists who financially support this site and link to their pages of their art.

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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Cassandra Ermswiler - Gilding the Silk Lily - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Cassandra Emswiler   Gilding the Silk Lily   detail   2012   mixed media|   at Oliver Francis    March 2012
in Art Here Lately #14

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 - Ecliptic

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.
Advice for the Art-lorn
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 TOs     

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
Contact Us
The Aesthetic Crisis Center has hundreds of links to visual, animated, interactive, art and political sites.
Index of Art Tours and Visits
Feedback
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  at UTD in 2003

Dave Hickey from Emotionally Abused and Battered, Grad Students See Hope at UTD in 2003

Other Stories

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
Unsolicited Art
Barnstorming The Contemp.
A Reluctant Review gets the editor in more trouble that it was worth.

Links

DallasArtsRevue member shows so far   

1026 Tranquilla
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.

Links

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.

Links

Our contributors

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 - Photo by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

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     

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 BlogsThEdBlog  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.
 

Summer Essays

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.

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