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Old 10-11-2019, 12:17 AM
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Not my kind of thing, but you do you.
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Regarding insecurity, it is the the reader that is insecure if they think an artist or anyone is bragging because they documented their accomplishments.
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"Will Rogers once quipped the six greatest words known to man’s fragile ego: “It ain’t bragging if it’s true.” "



This quote was also attributed to Dizzy Dean, a pitcher for the Old St Louis Cardinals.
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Galleries read facebook pages. In my experience, they don't judge artists the way you do, think they are insecure, or the other things you say about them.
Because a gallery may read a facebook page is IMO no reason you should write your facebook like you were applying to a gallery. I don't know what galleriest think when they read FaceBook about pages - evidently they have confided in you, so you have experience in their thinking - I never even considered what a gallerist might think. I only stated what I think.

When I read for example "studied at Yale" - I take that with "a grain of salt" because that could mean anything from they did graduate work there, to they read a book on bee-keeping at the Yale Library.

When they write pages of accomplishments from kindergarten thru retirement, I wonder why? I truly don't know their motivation, but it comes across to me as insecurity or "trying too hard to impress". That's just my read. Again I don't have privy to gallerist thinking and I wasn't even considering what a gallerist might think.

Take note that I thought La's FB about page was just about perfect. My only suggestion was that she write it in 1st person since IMO FB is meant to be more a forum for making friends than a CV or application to a gallery.
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When they write pages of accomplishments from kindergarten thru retirement, I wonder why? I truly don't know their motivation, but it comes across to me as insecurity or "trying too hard to impress". That's just my read.

If you were a part of a show or a publication, I think there is nothing wrong with listing it all even if it looks like a laundry list. Its a way to acknowledge and thank the people who organized the event and invited you.
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If you were a part of a show or a publication, I think there is nothing wrong with listing it all even if it looks like a laundry list. Its a way to acknowledge and thank the people who organized the event and invited you.
There are probably dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of instances where it could be a good idea. But I don't think it bodes well in a FB about page - that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
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There are probably dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of instances where it could be a good idea. But I don't think it bodes well in a FB about page - that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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anyhoo
a poster, for fb et al et al

if you happen to be around ne ab, stop in,

i'll spot ya a cocktail



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munching on an alarming angle in the firstest first question -
if an artist is unable to detect the good in their work, how is the bad to be detected?
> if the bad is not detected, how does the learning happen? > if there's no learning, how does the good happen?
so, the artist better see and speak the good as well the bad. they're two sides of one coin.

second, you all did notice that the page was for La's "home studio", as in, place of work?

third, that poster is defyingly good, it looks like the text and the image were born together.

edit, fourth, a dare; say "contemporary representational abstract" out loud just once without feeling like you're escaping from a gingerbread house?
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Yes, that advert poster is captivating. If that doesn't get feet in the door there is no hope.
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thanks ron, colin

spent most of the day today setting up the 90+ piece show ... just crappy cell pix so far, will get better ones with my real camera when i go back to get all the name tags/prices up ... show officially opens this saturday ... it's looking pretty good if i do say so myself - funky restaurant filled with funky art... hoping viewers are over the trauma of federal election (today) by then and ready to mingle with art speak ...

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thanks ron, colin

spent most of the day today setting up the 90+ piece show ... just crappy cell pix so far, will get better ones with my real camera when i go back to get all the name tags/prices up ... show officially opens this saturday ... it's looking pretty good if i do say so myself - funky restaurant filled with funky art... hoping viewers are over the trauma of federal election (today) by then and ready to mingle with art speak ...

la

Good luck with the whole project.

Well Alberta went Tory Blue (not unexpected) as did the rest of the West pretty much from southern Manitoba to the Coast mountains. We'll have to see what Trudeau does to try and pull together a Cabinet when he was shut out of most of the West.

My little Island of course went Democratic-Socialist and Eco-Green.
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thanks guys
and yeah, prices reflect the current, and apparently, ongoing recession
crossing my fingers the AB won't be cancelling christmas completely o.O

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