Portland Art Dealers Association gains two new members: Fourteen30 Contemporary and 23 Sandy Gallery via D.K. Row for the Oregonian.

Seth Nehil writes on Studio Notes in favor of specific observation and precision in arts writing.

PORT reports on the new Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson mural in North Portland.

And I find Joanne Lee’s piece on Unprofessional Development and the amateur art critic interesting in light of recent Culturephile comments.

Art in America spotlights adventurous new arts blogs.

More on new National Endowment for the Arts chair Rocco Landesman in the LA Times and locally, a lively back and forth on Landesman on Art Scatter.