Dear Artists, I feel like I have just been grounded by my parents…Facebook is not allowing me to have any more “friends” because I have reached the limit of 5000 on my personal page. If you would like to stay updated on my activities, please go to my Sylvia White Gallery page and LIKE me. Maybe we can sneak out of the house and have a cigarette in the alley.
This article is from the archives…can’t believe I wrote it almost 10 years ago, enjoy!
“Art is not what you see, but, what you make others see,” Edgar Degas
Most people don’t realize how much courage it takes for an artist to show their work to people. Courage, as defined by Mark Twain, is not the lack of fear, but rather being able to move forward in spite of it. In my previous article, If You Are Addicted, I introduce the notion that there is a difference between making art and making a painting (sculpture, photography, or whatever your medium …
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If you are one of those artists who has been procrastinating about looking for opportunities to get your career in gear, no more excuses…each summer we offer artists the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition at our gallery with the chance to win a solo exhibition next year. DEADLINE IS JUNE 30 AT MIDNIGHT CMT…NO TIME FOR PROCRASTINATION! This year for our annual summer juried show at Sylvia White Gallery, we are only accepting applications through CaFE, callforentry.org. It is a website operated by Western States Arts Federation and it is completely FREE for artists to register. You do …
My father was a quiet man. An early immigrant from Russia, he came here as many Jews did, seeking the freedom and independence that America was known for. Eventually, he became a successful business person, establishing the first jewelry store in a young, new city called Beverly Hills. He was loved by all. He was kind and generous and treated important movie stars and store clerks with the same respect…he never discussed his politics. He lived through the extreme consequences that would be felt by …
This article is from the archives, but worth repeating…
“Do not let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
I am faced with a difficult challenge in the coming weeks. Each summer, our gallery hosts a juried show that offers a solo exhibition or group exhibition to selected artists. Most juried shows, are by nature, an eclectic blend of a juror’s vision. By definition, this show is a subjective and singular vision, based on my personal tastes and aesthetic. So little research has been done in the area of …
Application period is now open for our summer juried show.
DEADLINE June 30, 2013 Midnight
Sylvia White Gallery will host our 6th Annual Summer Juried Show
JURORS AND PRIZES
Sylvia White will jury this exhibition. In addition to the group show, three artists will be invited to have concurrent solo exhibitions at the Sylvia White Gallery in July 2014. You can check out our exhibition schedule and past winners HERE
Application period opens APRIL 1
Deadline for receiving applications: JUNE 30, Midnight CMT
Exhibition Dates: AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 7. 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3, 3-5pm
Open to all …
In case you missed it, John Rose did a great job of capturing the event. Check it out HERE
I love being a gallerist. I love art and I love artists. I’ve devoted the last 30 years to helping artists develop the skills they need to manage their careers. Yet, still, after all these years, I just can’t believe some of the things artists do. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to read one of my archived articles, “5 Surefire Ways to Annoy a Gallery”. I’ve updated the list here, with a few of the most egregious crimes I’ve experienced lately. See if you recognize yourself here…
It’s great to go to openings for several …