Last week I wrote a post over on ECA's blog in response to comments I was seeing online regarding the closing of yet another gallery. The Eugene Weekly asked me to expand the post into an op-ed piece and I was happy to oblige. The entire text is featured here, or you can read it on the Weekly's site. Check out the original post on eugenecontemporaryart.com.
Guess what? There's no money.
Seven steps to make the Jacobs Gallery closing not matter at all
Arts funding is important. Without it, even our longest-running institutions close. The Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center is the most recent in a string of examples.
People wring their hands when yet another art venue closes in Eugene, and the standard frustrations are conveyed: “There’s not enough funding!"; “I can’t survive as an artist in Eugene!”; “Nobody buys art!”; “Someone should step up and donate!”
All of those statements may be true, but they don’t get to the heart of the issue. The art-going public in Eugene has made it clear for years that the experience of supporting art is not worth the time or money. If people don’t show up to see it, if they don’t make their end-of-the-year donation, or purchase work for their collection, it’s because they aren’t compelled to do so. Plain and simple.
The voters don’t show up to the polls if they already think it’s an ineffectual process.
Our art scene sucks. Read More
Going through some udpates around here. If it appears broke, it probably is.
Once again the folks at Squarespace are updating their platform. New back end and all that. I started monkeying with it. Then I decided to Read More
The new thing nobody needs, but everybody wants
Currently my profile is hidden from public view, but if are signed up you can find me there at ello.co/getpunched.
If you haven't heard of Ello.co by now, and are interested in social media development, this is their mission in a nutshell: Read More
Launch, then Relaunch
Back in December of 2013, I announced the launch of my new design studio. After a few months of living with the first iteration of our studio website, we scratched it and started over. Read More
First things First
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It's been a while since this space had any real action, but I'm starting to get the itch to use it again. I've had a busy several months so I'll start by recapping some recent projects. Read More
I recently complete some identity work for Morones Analytics - a Portland, Oregon forensic accounting firm. Read More