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Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

"Thomas, mesmerized by his own pants.." Excellent line.

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Posted by Vito Boscaino on May 3, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The Pain of Memory

Sooooo wonderful! Love your recaps.

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Posted by Belinda Long Stevens on May 3, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I've been in the art business for nearly 20 years. About 15 years ago I realized that if we kept giving art away to charities, we would go out of business. We stopped giving art an started donating money to our favorite charities instead.

And for all other charities, we started a program for where we let them choose:
1 - Either buy the art at wholesale cost (50% of the retail value) or:
2 - Give a 50/50 split of the auction revenues (we set the starting bid price.)

Anything they earn over the 50% or split is our "donation" and in some cases can be as much as $4,000 - that's very generous of us and great for them!

With this deal, we offer the best pieces we have, so the buyer benefits as well.

Now, many charities say "no thank you" to having to pay us, but some do pay us, and it's a win-win-win for everyone.

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Posted by Maria Brophy on May 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “ArtFields fights for artistic expression as McClellanville artist's quilt of a man being lynched creates controversy

Did this bother people because they view it as pro-lynching, which seems pretty absurd, or because it cut too close to some folks' "heritage?"

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 1, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “ArtFields fights for artistic expression as McClellanville artist's quilt of a man being lynched creates controversy

She's a Artistic genius at its greatest and is speaking the truth! We do kill each other, hurt each other & bring each other down back in the mid 1800s...along time before that and now currently in today's time...whether it's black on black or other demographics degrading people people of african American decent...until we wake up the cross will always be burning...which symbolizes God crying because his people shoes so much hate towards each other! This bigger than black & white!

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Posted by Nina O'bani on April 30, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

Great article, Mary Scott Hardaway.

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Posted by Gary Keaton on April 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

Thank you for making me cry laugh..... Beyond Funny! Your observations are spot on.... You have made me a believer that Whitney is an alien, with toilet paper shoe.. I am so happy the horses comforted Craig, Northern people need love too & someone please tell Shep, he needs to chill on his sesquipedalian ways, totally boring!

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Posted by Baby Seal on April 30, 2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

I have to make sure I am at home when I read your recaps because I always end up cackling hysterically and spilling my drink during a fit of giggles/ugly-crying. Your allusion to Gulliver's Travels was particularly hilarious this evening. "'Do you sleep standing up?' Craig asks, on behalf of all humanity." I am dying!!!

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Posted by ClaireG on April 29, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Influencer by Birth

I love this show but love your recaps even more. You are officially my favorite person in this world with the mention of Caroline in the City. If you were to run for President you would have my vote.

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Posted by atate1901 on April 29, 2017 at 1:34 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I have a question and I'm not trying to be mean, I am serious. In this article some artists say they donated works worth x amount but it sold for only q amount. Who decides what the piece is worth? On the lighter side, perhaps you could direct the charities to other artists, such as the artisanal pizza, artisanal bakery or artisanal sandwich shops. People always need food

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Posted by Showmoor hi on April 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

We all want to be a part of our communities, not just live in them. Im hopeful that this will be the start of an open, honest and productive discussion that brings artists (and designers, developer, volunteers, et al as Buff Ross pointed out) and the non-profit community closer together. Thank you to the Nathansons for stepping forward publicly.

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Posted by Vincent J. Musi on April 28, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Mary Edna Fraser 100-foot banner unfurled to kick off Awakening V: King Tides

every time I drive by this building I think about this >
https://www.treehugger.com/green-architect…

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Posted by LA 1 on April 28, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

In Houston Avenue formerly known as Avenue CDC which develops affordable housing has for over 20 years had a big ticketed event with an art auction where the participating artists can choose to donate either %50 %75 %100 of the purchase price. There is a preview event that tickets are about $100 each to come and the artists all come free. Also the Sat. event is about $30 a person now and artists come free. Most of us also volunteer time to help with the event. The desire among artists to participate has grown so each artist can only submit one large piece or two small ones. I have been participating almost since the beginning and usually sell one of my figure watercolors. We also get to set the market value and minimum bid and the then the buy now based on that. Images are on their website before the auction. it is a big success because of the split between artist and charity. I have tried to get some other organizations to do similar events but no luck . Only one other so far and they set the minimum bid and only give %30 to the artist. More organizations should consider a split if they want donations

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Posted by Rona Lesser on April 27, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

Tom Starland - This is not about this issue just being discovered. ITS ABOUT IT STILL HAPPENING. But you couldn't resist just being mean. Per usual.
If you weren't running such an outdated publication and had any readership, maybe someone would take notice of what you say.

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Posted by jforest on April 27, 2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

The real bullshit is that I have written many a commentary about this problem in my arts publications, Charleston Arts and Carolina Arts over the last 30 years. Yet the problem continues because some top artists continue to give and they receive exposure and then the organizations use them as a example to recruit other artists. If artists just say no there wouldn't be a problem. I have always recommended to them - If you want to make a contribution to a charity - sell your art at normal price and give them a cash donation. That protects your market. Or sell your work to a patron of your work who then can give that work to the charity and get the full donation cost of the artwork. The real bullshit is folks who act like they just discovered this problem. Tom Starland, editor and publisher of Carolina Arts.

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Posted by Tom Starland on April 27, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

When my wife and I came to Charleston we were approached by a growing stream of charities, all with their angle and message. We supported very many, Spoleto included but to be honest, after 5 years I'm a little jaded from the experience and in the instance of Spoleto it really was a one-way street. You see a gushing approach once per year and nothing in between or are made to feel inadequate for saying politely no. I'd like to see some rationalization and concentration on ones that deliver real value to hard pushed sections of our community or work for change. Chris Leigh-Jones, LS Group, 95 Broad St.

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Posted by Chris Leigh-Jones on April 27, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I went bankrupt under that principal- exposure... the mortgage company called- they asked if I was going to pay.. I replied, I'm working for exposure.
NEVER AGAIN.. it sends a really bad message to those of us who, as authors, artists- whatever- that we are not worthy of your attention, but your pocket certainly fattened- and not by the Hoppin' John at New Year's Eve.

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Posted by Warren Bobrow on April 27, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Jack Black's new movie The D-Train is tasteless and unfunny

I agree 100% with this article. Its so upsetting to see Jack Black ruin his career with this movie. I was a very big Jack Black fan and now im just angry after watching this. Screw angry, im pissed. Everything about this movie sucked.

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Posted by Jess Daniels on April 27, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

Sorry, but Whitney totally creeps me out. He's a closet Dahmer or Bundy for sure, with his "charming" smile, slightly perturbing affect, and his way-to-close relationship with Ms. Pat. What I don't get, is how the seemingly level-headed Cam thinks he's the bees knees...WTF?! He's like the slimy older brother of a friend, that someone like her, should watch out for...

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Posted by Jennifer King on April 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Photographer Jared Bramblett puts Charleston's rising tide problem into stark relief

king tide is not a local colloquial term. it comes from down undah! Auscrailya! please use local nomenclature for local stories. Spring tide. Thank you!

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Posted by John Charleston on April 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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