Monday, April 30, 2007

How many contemporary artists live in Duval?

If you consider yourself a contemporary artist please comment with your name, email address if you'd like, your web site, and the type of work you make.

I'm not going to add another post for a week, so please send anyone you know who's a contemporary artist this link so they can add their information.

I'd like to know for future support of Jax CAL concepts and future support of the artists. Power in numbers. Power to the people.



Sunday, April 29, 2007

Modern vs. Contemporary

Professor Creegan could you please do me a favor and define contemporary art? I believe most folks don't know the difference between modern and contemporary. It'd be a good start here at Jax CAL to make the differences clear. Anyone else who'd like to chime in please do so.

Thanks Mark.

Let's start a dialogue.

First topic.

Would there be any interest in changing Artwalk from Wednesday night to Friday night? And if so how would we go about pursuing that change? Who should we talk to? Should we start a petition? How many names should we collect?

I believe doing this one simple change alone would be one step in the right direction.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Let's start one?

———–This city needs activism and pressure, but it lacks a forum to create and sponsor the great ideas expressed on this page.——— Stephen Dare

We could start one?


This blog was created in reaction to this Folio Weekly blog entry:

It was created in an effort to move forward in a positive and constructive manner. The goal is for all commentary on this blog to be supportive and encouraging in nature for all involved.

To quote Mark Creegan:
Its difficult being an artist. Its very difficult being an artist in Jacksonville, kinda like being a chef in a city full of anorexics.


So there's no reason why we should be nothing but supportive to all involved in the pursuit of Jacksonville becoming a creative, culturally aware city.

All interested in joining and becoming contributors please shoot me an email at and your wish will be fullfilled. I especially enjoyed Stephen Dare's insite on the last twenty or so years of Jacksonville art history.

I also felt that Mark Creegan has a wonderfully positive attitude towards the Jacksonville art scene and would definitely enjoy a weekly entry from him concerning the state of the arts here and abroad in any manner.

I know everyone has a blog these days, but for crying out loud the response to the Kinghorn article was overwhelming. There's no reason why we shouldn't be putting all of this energy into one place to constructively solve the issues at hand. Find alternative spaces. Find the great local artists. Show them. Write about them, etc., etc.

Hope you all join. I'm just amazed you folks are out there.

Take care.