Sunday, November 28, 2010

Art Advocacy or Artist Advocacy

The more I look at the art situation, first in Palm Beach, and now in Martin County, I see a vast difference in advocating for the arts vs. advocating for the artists. The current Arts Council Board in Martin County consists primarily of local business leaders with no arts background. I feel more artists should be included on the Board to give the artists more input. The Board should be designed to artist's work by making it accessible to individuals, corporations, and designers. In other words, ther Council should be a valuable resource for artists. I wonder how many Board members support the local artists with their work in their home or office.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Web Design & SEO

Why can't web designers just be up front and honest in what they can and can't do. I have gone through a few thousand dollars this year and am still not happy with the results. I have contacted another firm, and it looks like this may be the right match. They give me a free demo site for 30 days to fool around with, and if not satisfied, can just let it expire. I hope this is the answer.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No Magic Bullet

I had the privilege to go on a photo excursion with Bill Belleville yesterday. I was hoping for an easy answer as to how to have my photography more recognized, but as Bill put it, "there is no magic bullet". He was grateful enough to provide me with suggestions. I hope to do other excursions with him.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Road Trip

I'm headed to central Florida on Saturday to shoot
with photographer and videographer Bill Belleville. He has done several books and documentaries about Florida. He saw my work and invited me up. I'm thrilled to be able to shoot with someone of his stature. Check out his website at