Old Friends and New Friends
If the first ten years of Galleries West was about creating and shaping a print magazine, the next ten may be about broadening and refining the content for digital distribution, and more direct engagement with readers and viewers.
You will find most menu Sections and Sub-sections are intuitive and similar to the menu on our previous site. However we have made some departures from "magazine" names to make the site more accessible to viewers who may never have seen the print version of the magazine.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.
All issues of Galleries West magazine may be accessed
- in pdf format at GALLERIES WEST MAGAZINE> DIGITAL EDITIONS
in html format at GALLERIES WEST MAGAZINE> ARCHIVES [NEW]
You will discover that part of the flexibility of this site is the capability to display content in a variety of locations. The following summary indicates the 'home' locations only:
- The former 'Art Shows' are found at several locations on the site including CALENDAR where they may be searched by date, keyword or geographical area. [NEW]
- Art exhibitions may be posted directly to the site by using the SUBMIT button associated with the Calendar search. No password is required. [NEW] However, at this time, related exhibition images cannot be posted at the same time. [NEW] For quickest upload, they should be resized to a jpg of less than 256 kb and sent using THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
- The relatively short articles formerly found under 'First Impressions' will usually be found at NEWS> BLOGS & BUZZ. However not all content from early issues has been migrated to this site. In future, the BLOGS & BUZZ will post information as it becomes available. It may or may not eventually appear in the print magazine. [NEW]
- Articles featuring specific artists, formerly found under 'Cover Stories', will be found at ARTISTS> PROFILES.
- Articles featuring specific artists, formerly found under 'Other Articles', will also be found at ARTISTS> PROFILES; those 'Other Articles' of a more general nature will be found at NEWS> ART SCENE.
- Articles formerly found under 'Previews & Profiles" are now split: shorter articles will be found at CALENDAR> PREVIEWS; longer articles will be found at ARTISTS> PROFILES.
- The former 'Exhibition Reviews' are now located at ART APPRECIATION> REVIEWS. The Auction Reviews and the periodic Book Reviews are found at the same location.
- The former 'Back Room' articles will be found at ARTISTS> HISTORICAL WORKS.
- The 'Artist Index' will be found at ARTISTS> ARTIST INDEX. You will find an aggregated list of editorial mentions and exhibitions posted by exhibiting institutions. [NEW] In addition, some artists have chosen to enhance their page with additonal biographical and cv information. [NEW]
- For 'Galleries' the site is created around a powerful mapping system. Searches are generally done around gallery 'clusters' which are found at GALLERIES> BROWSE GALLERIES BY CITY. In addition to the gallery description you will also find a summary of Galleries West magazine articles related to the gallery along with a list of any exhibitions posted by the gallery. [NEW]
- The former 'Art Services' are found at GALLERIES> ART SERVICES.