Sandra Reed

"If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrels' heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence." - George Eliot

"Every material has its own art. In its kind, a work executed in it is better or worse according as it brings out to greater or less advantage the special qualities that the particular instrument is fitted to bring out, and that another instrument cannot bring out as well." - Walter Sickert from A Free House, or The Artist as Craftsman

"It is a function of all art to give us some perception of an order in life, by imposing an order upon it." - T.S. Eliot

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." - Edgar Degas

"If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks -- but never three." - Robert Motherwell

"Those who cannot begin do not finish." - Robert Henri

"Art tends toward balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living - very good things for anyone to be interested in." - Robert Henri

"I draw the secrets of my heart." - Albrecht Durer

"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts." - Sir Joshua Reynolds

"Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Picasso

"Truly free is the man who can decline an invitation without excuse." - unknown

"Unless I call my attention to what passes before my eyes, I simply won't see it. It is, as Ruskin says, 'not merely unnoticed, but in the full, clear sense of the word, unseen.'" - from The Tinker at Pilgrim Creek by Annie Dillard

"The first outlines through which an able master indicates his thought contain the germ of everything significant that the work will offer." - Eugene Delacroix

Sandra Reed’s blog
A symposium dedicated to the cultivation of spontaneous occurrences and multifarious forms of communication, cooperation and presence.
This site provides information of interest to those involved in the preservation and retracement of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in the United States. The PLSS is also known as the "rectangular system", and was a key factor in the orderly expansion west in the early history of the country. Cadastral Surveying is surveying having to do with determining and defining land ownership and boundaries. Cadastral Survey is an operational program within the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, which is a leader in developing spatial data as a basis for National Land Information System. This includes a large data collection effort, known as the GCDB or Geographic Coordinate Data Base Project. This is the largest project in the world for development of records-based geographic spatial framework.
This Web site is a public resource of general information that provides property analysis tools for Chatham County, Georgia.
From the Web site: "The Virtual Historic Savannah Project documents the evolution of urban form by combining architectural and social history research with 3D computer and database technology. The project focuses on historic downtown Savannah, Georgia, which is celebrated both for the large number of historic structures and its unique urban plan. Currently, information is provided on over 2,200 existing buildings and the people, businesses and institutions that have occupied them between 1940 and 2000, as well as preliminary information on approximately 300 buildings demolished or lost after 1970."
Reed teaches in the painting department at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Kirt Witte's photographic website, of which he says, "In other words, here are some photographs and 360-degree panoramas of things in Savannah that most visitors will never see or notice. However, it is these kinds of things that really make Savannah a very unique place tovisit and to live."
Mission: "The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the visual arts in higher education. SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog about pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues among teachers and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges, professional art schools, and museums."
Here's what Art Papers says about itself. "ART PAPERS is about contemporary art. That's all we've been about for thirty years, stubbornly, unpredictably, and reliably. We understand contemporary art as a constellation of practices variably wielding ideas, images, space, sound, materials, encounters discourse, and text. We also define it as a permeable realm subjected to the multiple, changing, and incessant pressures of contemporary life. That explains our fierce and unruly curiosity. Looking simultaneously at art communities across the USA and around the world, ART PAPERS scans the event horizon to challenge accepted notions, and articulate debates. We engage artists, critics, curators, scholars, collectors, and readers to provoke discussions. Recognized as the independent critical voice that best covers all regions of the USA, we undauntedly assert a unique global perspective on what shapes art now. Blame it on our non-profit status, and our worldly, southern accents. They just afford us a unique perspective, and a great deal of intellectual freedom. Informed, assertive, authoritative, and accessible, ART PAPERS is the essential, independent guide to contemporary art."
Free online Arts Journal. Reed chooses ‘weekly delivery’ from the homepage options, which organizes that week’s featured articles by area of interest. In a busy week, she can scroll to the last area, Visual Arts, and select a couple of articles. This contributes to an awareness of international cultural current events, and contrasting perspectives on these. The site hosts excellent cultural blogs as well, such as Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes (MAN).
The Telfair Museum of Art opened the Jepson Center for the Arts in 2006. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, this 64,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art museum facility for 20th and 21st century art is located in the heart of Savannah's historic district. Reed’s etching, Azalea Terrace, was accepted into the Telfair’s permanent collection in 2009 as a gift from the estate of Ron Strahan.
Reed’s syllabus for a self-promotion course is featured as a model on this website for the book of the same name by Alyson Stanfield.
Gamma Tech is a great resource for artists needing to maintain documentation in both digital and slide formats. From the Web site, "Gamma Tech specializes in converting Digital images to film or film to digital files. We provide quick high quality 35mm slides, negatives and large format film at a price everyone can afford."
Arthur Hall Smith was a mentor to many painters who studied at The George Washington University. He retired in 1997 and lives and works in Paris.
A symposium dedicated to the cultivation of spontaneous occurrences and multifarious forms of communication, cooperation and presence.
Amazing drawings, and monkey paintings filled with pathos, Joe channels early Renaissance art through the compression chamber of 21st century psychology.
SALiT magazine is Savannah Literature. The publication also includes images. Check out Volume 2 Issue 1 for my work on pages 6-9. Don't miss the work of John Spurlock in the same issue on pages 28-31.


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