New guest blogger: Evan Garza

Thanks to Nettrice Gaskins for her series of scintillating posts on the wonders and complexities of art and community in Second Life. Follow her adventures back on her own site here.

Up next is Evan J. Garza. A native of Houston, TX (b. 1982), Evan is Editor-at-Large for New American Paintings and Curator at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Bostonʼs South End. He is a contributing writer and critic for ART PAPERS and Art Lies, and was the weekly “Museums + Galleries” columnist for The Boston Phoenix from 2008 – 2009. In January 2010, he was the inaugural curator for a new annual series of guest-curated exhibitions at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and accepted an invitation to join New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) as an independent curator. He has organized several exhibitions nationally and was recently selected as a finalist for the inaugural Art Writing Workshop, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section (AICA/USA) and Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. He earned his B.A. from the University of Houston.