Sick of researching Grad Schools? How about reality TV!

April 13, 2010

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

Bravo will be premiering a reality TV show in June about artists. Much like every other reality TV show on Bravo, a group of 14 artists will compete for a chance to show their art to America and become “The Next Great Artist!” (just as the next greatest Chef, Restaurateur, Hair Stylist, Salon Owner, Fashion Designer, Interior Decorator…on and on). I’m not sure whether this is a good or bad thing, but should definitely be entertaining. Hopefully, this will at least start to pry open the world of contemporary art to the mass of Americans (and massive Americans) who are sitting at home on the couch enjoying everything Bravo has to offer.

Click on over to Bravo’s site to check out the VIDEO and other info. (note WordPress would not let me embed the video here)

-Evan Hublein


Finalists for Painting position at Texas State

March 3, 2010

There are four finalists coming to Texas State Art and Design for the painting position, and the first two are this week. These talks should be very exciting and worth seeing. Questions can be addressed to Jeff at

The first finalist is Todd Hebert, whose talk is Thursday, March 4, at 12:30pm in room 2121. He will also have a time to meet with students at 4:00pm in the second floor lobby, in front of the gallery. Todd’s website is

The second finalist is Jonathan Faber, who will be visiting Friday, March 5. His general talk will be at 1:00pm in room 2121 of Art and Design. He will also have a time to meet with just students, at 4:30pm in the lobby of the second floor. Jonathan’s website is

I will post work by the other two finalists after Spring Break.

February 20, 2010



An article in the journal Empirical Studies of the Arts suggests that people like art they can relate to. If your statement doesn’t match what the viewer wants to believe, they may be less likely to love the piece.

Read the full article here:
Context May Diminish Art Appreciation

Good blogs to watch for Austin

February 9, 2010