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Gallery Girls Episode 4: “Gays and Asians, We Can’t Handle Either of You Anymore”

by Ben Macaulay on September 6, 2012
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Another week, another episode of Gallery Girls. This week, they squabble over nothing, get drunk, hold unrealistic expectations of others, and enjoy mysterious wealth and privilege. Wait, wasn’t that last week?

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South Carolinians Ready to Rally as State Shuts Down Arts Commission

by John Gawarecki-Maxwell on July 16, 2012
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If New York City’s recent restoration of arts funding had you feeling optimistic about the state of the arts in America, here comes South Carolina to remind us all that the government still doesn’t get it. South Carolina’s artists and activists will descend on the state capitol in Columbia tonight to protest Governor Nikki Haley’s veto of $3.9 million in funding towards the South Carolina Arts Commission, a move that has already shuttered the organization and eliminated all public funding for the arts.

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The Netflix of Art: A Bad Deal for Artists

by Corinna Kirsch on July 12, 2012
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Is TurningArt the newest force to be reckoned with in the online edition business? They seem to think so, and so do the tech content blogs that make a buck off of rewriting press releases. From CNN Money to TechCrunch, everyone’s calling their online art rental and sales program the Netflix of art. We’re not really sure how they plan on convincing America to open up their wallets, given that there’s not much consumer crossover between the poster and original art markets, but whatever. It’s not our money they’re losing. And they do have investors!

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