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Here are a collection of observations and short noteworthy things about art, occasionally including links to catalog essays and other art-related writing.


Charles Recher (1950-2017)

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 30, 2017 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print

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The Miami Rail is running a tribute. This is my contribution.

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Artists' Television Access Fund Raising Campaign

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 27, 2014 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print

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In September Artists' Television Access in San Francisco celebrates its 30th birthday!

They are currently having a fund-raising campaign: ATA needs a new projector and some improvements. They have launched an Indiegogo campaign to reach their goal of $15,000. This will help them with long term sustainability in terms of facilities and technology. They have a challenge grant from the San Franciscos Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund (VACF) but it requires they raise matching funds to get it.

You can donate here.

Incite #4 Fundraising to Print the next issue

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 22, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print

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Incite has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the printing of Issue #4, their largest, most ambitious to date, which runs until early July.

About the Issue:

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A Message from Hank Rudolph at Signal Culture

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 27, 2013 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print

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Signal Culture, a new not-for-profit media arts organization, is rapidly approaching the final week of fundraising.

If you havent already donated, please take a look:

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Essay on JR and Jose Parla

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 22, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print

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I wrote a short essay on JR and Jos Parl's collaboration in Havana, Cuba. It will be in the new book Wrinkles of the City: Havana, Cuba | JR & Jos Parl, from Damiani, due out this fall. You can pre-order it from

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