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The Daily Texan: Generous Art

The Daily Texan LogoIn 1999, Chenoweth graduated from UT with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and worked as an artist in galleries for several years before creating her online gallery, Generous Art, in 2011.

“Be Generous. Buy Art,” is the slogan for the nonprofit, which was established as an online gallery. When individuals purchase art through the site, artists receive 50 percent of the income and another 30 percent goes towards a nonprofit of the buyer’s choice. Chenoweth built this gallery model after spending years in the traditional gallery industry, where, she said, most of the profits went to galleries instead of artists.

“I realized how totally broken all of the models were out in the art world,” Chenoweth said. “I’m pretty good at doing business. You show up, say what you’re going to do and fill a need, do a good job and get paid. The art world just doesn’t work like that.”

Read the whole interview here.

Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 4:51 PM
Austin, TX

Capital Factory Poster

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Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 8:30 AM
Austin, TX

Curator: Jaime Salvador Castillo

Jaime Salvador CastilloJaime Salvador Castillo is an independent curator, graphic artist and the current Chair for the City of Austin's Art in Public Places Panel. Jaime's experience includes receiving his Studio Art BFA in 2005 from UT-Austin. He was the portfolio advisor for Young Artists @ Arthouse and was a contributing arts writer for The Austin Chronicle.

Jaime is Generous Art's Curatorial Board Chair. He helps the Curatorial Board review artists' submissions to Generous Art. This month, Jaime selected the artworks and set the show at Capital Factory for Beautiful Giving, so you will see his eye and mind at work with this exhibit.

Jaime's current projects include "Eyes Got It" an open call art competition offering critical reviews & exhibitions opportunities, and an upcoming exhibition at the Mexican-American Cultural Center as part of the Los Outsiders Art Collective.

Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 8:40 AM
Austin, TX

Founder of Capital Factory: Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer at Capital Factory Office

Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. In 2008 he founded Capital Factory, a tech startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at CMU and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. Josh is Read More...

Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 6:53 PM
Austin, TX

Interview with Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery

Gallerist Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery

Q:Why did you become a gallerist? How does your education (formal or otherwise) inform this?Jill Schroeder at Gallery

JS:I studied art and was a practicing artist out of college. I continued to produce art while working in graphic design, branding and marketing. I was in the corporate world for over a decade and eventually work became my creative outlet.  When I moved down to Austin I wanted to get back to my art roots. That’s when all of my experiences from art and marketing seemed to make sense in running my own gallery.

Q:What are your various responsibilities? What does an average day or week look like? Are there daily things that help you keep up with your profession? This could be annual workshops/conferences, or just daily check ins with outside blogs/sites/social media?

JS:During an average week, I’m typically working on a number of future shows. I’m ironing out the details of the calendar and checking in with the artists that I have coming up to refine our PR and see how the general feel of the work is Read More...

Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 5:43 PM
Austin, TX

Beautiful Giving at Capital Factory Postcard

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Posted by Jennifer Chenoweth at 5:34 PM
Austin, TX