Nice news about A Year of Positive Thinking

I’m delighted and honored to be selected for one of the awards from AICA-USA for best blog, for my writings on A Year of Positive Thinking. This is the first year for this new category of art criticism:

This year AICA-USA expands its commitment to the promotion of excellence in art criticism by introducing awards for outstanding writing in the categories of criticism, blogging, and arts reporting. Winners selected from over 30 nationwide nominations span the gamut of art writing, from Holland Cotter’s highly personal story of the influences that led him to become an art critic, to the scrappy journalism of the Brooklyn Rail, to the online journalism of Tyler Green and the spirited observations of artist, blogger, and critic Mira Schor.

Coincidentally, on May 1, I will be speaking on a panel at the Brooklyn Museum about the growth of art criticism online: Panel Discussion: “The Art of Feeling: Contemporary Arts Writing and the Internet”Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 Much has been said about the death of arts criticism as newspapers and print magazines lay off staff writers and cut pages. Less has been said about the unique kinds of writing growing out of the web. Over the past decade, the Internet has helped to increase and nurture arts writing that is personal, approachable, politically engaged, and full of emotion and commentary that would rarely be encouraged or allowed in print. Hosted by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, this panel examines how feminism and feelings intersect with Internet-based writing about the arts. Writer Alexis Clements moderates a discussion among writers Gabby Bess, Kareem Estefan, Mira Schor, and An Xiao. [Free with Museum admission].

Thank you to my readers, and particularly to my subscribers, for your ongoing support for this project!

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