Went up to Fort Worth last weekend (s’why I couldn’t make it to the Baker’s Dozen show). Took the wife to the Hatshepsut exhibit for school credit. Checked out the Kimbell‘s collection and most of the Amon Carter next door. Fuck! can Sargent paint! The Remingtons and Russells were cool, but when I saw the Sargent and then the Bierstadt! Man, I wanna paint something.
William Campbell was just a stone’s throw away, so I got to check out Candace Briceno and Tom Hollenback [image via]. The show was shiny, like 22 to watch. And at 4pm I raced over to MFA to get a sneek peak at Eric Gibbon‘s show opening that night. Their site said they hold Saturday hours until 5pm and I got there with 15 minutes to spare. Door was locked, window shades closed. : [ Defeated, I get in the car to head home. But who should park right behind me? Why the artist himself! He calls up the man and tells him to let me in or else! …Not really. But I do get to look around before I head home. Wish I could revisit in order to sort out ideas, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Websites. There were about half a dozen galleries I didn’t get to visit in Dallas. But I was able to cull their addresses from their sites. And they all had sites. With maps. Any galleries reading this? ‘Cause if you want to be, or at least look, professional then a website is a powerful tool for that. Your address with accompanying map, phone, email and gallery hours are critical pieces of info. Also, make sure you have a webmaster that knows how to maximize use of meta tags and such. If someone does a Google search of your gallery, they should be able to see it on the first page of their search.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.