Have you been thinking about ArtPrize? I have. I stumbled on one Laguna Beach, California blogger's praise for the event. The praise and the comments are interesting. I fall into the category of people who think that getting thousands of people to wander around, many with kids in tow, to look at the creative handwork of other people and talk about it, is more good than bad. I confess to not being all that interested in the idea of "winners." I'm still thinking about the encyclopedia trees (not artist Wendy Wahl's title!) at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and I wish I'd spent some time reading the scraps of pages. Here's the Laguna Beach blog.

By | 2011-10-11T23:58:28+00:00 October 10th, 2011|2 Comments


  1. fairytale October 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    The usage of the word "entrepreneur"  by Laguna Beach is artistically placed.  He provides the reader the opportunity to define success in the rose colored light of grandness and the common elements that bring about equitability. 
    However, one must attempt to truly recognize the definition of such aspiring, well managed words.  An entrepreneur, is an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative.  
    Rather art as related to an artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art practicing the art and/or demonstrating an art. 
    The definition of art finds little commonality to that of an entrepreneur.   
    Perhaps a more sincere alignment for the Art Prize Entrepreneurs should be stated this way.  "The art of making money at the risk and initiative of the artist/art."

  2. Alison October 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    fairytale, you are so right to point out the conflict between art and entrepeneurship.

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