"..."It took a lot longer than we'd thought," says Jill Schroeder, owner and curator of the gallery that, in its earlier iteration, showcased excellent works by Megan Kimber, Hector Hernandez, William Hundley, John Mulvany, Cherie Weaver, the Sodalitas group, and so many others. "We wanted to open back in February, but we didn't expect to do as much work as we wound up doing..."
"...That's the way the children's game Duck, Duck, Goose was played where grayDUCK Gallery owner Jill Schroeder grew up in Minnesota. She's long since moved to Austin, where – as is probably true for any other sane place in the universe – the game is played the normal way, thank you very much..."
"...It's not true that David Berman met with Jill Schroeder last year, in some shadowy dive bar or otherwise, and said: "Look, I'm moving the D Berman Gallery to Wimberley in about a year, so I'd like you to open an Austin visual-arts venue of your own that's remarkably similar, in its spare elegance and generosity of display space, to what I'm vanishing from the ATX. By way of, you know, compensation."..."
"...The grayDUCK Gallery is named after the children's game, says owner Jill Schroeder. She means the game that most of us remember as Duck, Duck, Goose, but which in Schroeder's old neighborhood somewhere in Minnesota – and perhaps some alternate universe near one curve of a Calabi-Yau manifold – was called Duck, Duck, Gray Duck...."
"...There’s a world of art out there, of countless types and mediums and price-points, and much of it resides in galleries before it’s taken into a private collection by an appreciative citizen. And now Jill Schroeder, owner and curator at the elegant and adventurous grayDUCK Gallery, has outfitted her venue with an exhibition of works that local collectors have collected...."
"..."An arts writer like Jeanne Claire, who has been embedded with the artists, performers, and venues of Austin through the growth of the past two decades, has an institutional knowledge that can't be replaced," says grayDUCK gallerist Jill Schroeder. "We have lost a voice that educates, excites, and makes people aware of the arts..."
"...Gallery owner Jill Schroeder has curated an exhibition of three-times-wonderful art in the grayDUCK's spare and elegant space, offering views into a tripartite reality that's certain to intrigue and reward much contemplation. ..."
"...And note the printed on birch plywood part: As beautiful and galvanizing as the photographic work of Hernandez and Hundley is, it accrues a greater depth when reproduced upon the shades and textures of thin plywood via a process that, gallery owner Jill Schroeder tells me, might not have been possible if Whole Foods hadn't previously commissioned the printers to attempt the method in the first place. Who says commerce can't drive beauty?..."
"...This exhibition is called "True Story," and what else is true is that there are actually four reasons you should see this show. The fourth reason is Jill Schroeder, the gallery's owner and curator, who again proves that she knows how to fill a gallery with worthwhile, intriguing yet accessible art...."
"...grayDUCK Gallery has been around for just over a year – "We opened in May of 2010," says owner Jill Schroeder – and it's a spare and elegant venue just off South First, over there near Polvos and Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and all that eatery goodness...."
"...Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery was almost overcome with emotion in accepting the Gallery, Body of Work award, but on collecting herself, the transplanted Minnesotan cracked up the crowd by recalling how strange this place felt upon arriving here "from up north, where people didn't talk to each other in grocery checkout lines," they just "did their own shit." Very soon, though, she came to appreciate the friendliness and support that came with all that chat, all over the city but especially in the arts community. Nick Mayo, director of She Loves Me, the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production that was one of two shows honored this year with the outstanding musical prize, echoed Schroeder in acknowledging the warmth and support he's received as a newcomer to the city and how it's fueled his work with the students at St..."
"...grayduckgallery.com This standalone Eastside gallery shows work by a diversity of locally progressive and nationally acclaimed artists who tend toward the more academic end of the spectrum but usually provide as much candy for the eyes as food for thought. Jill Schroeder's the affable jefe grande of this wonderfully wood-bedecked space that boasts 17-foot-high ceilings and 1,500 square feet of exhibition space and which also frequently hosts readings, live music, and other community presentations. [image-10] Elisabet Ney Museum..."
"...And the second of two questions is: Why stop there, when you can also attend a reception for the incredible works of Shawn Smith at grayDUCK Gallery just a little ways south? It took curator Jill Schroeder almost two years of wrangling to get this show confirmed, she recently told us, and you can see for yourself how worthwhile that effort was. (Hint: Very worthwhile.) And this grayDUCK reception goes until 10pm Friday night, so you’ll have plenty of time post-Flatbed to partake of its elegance...."
"...Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery: Because it expresses your aesthetic; it’s a great conversation topic when guests are over; artwork can elevate the interior design of a room. All of those things are true, but I buy art because it makes me happy on so many levels..."
"...Left to right, Jill Schroeder (owner), Adrian Landon Brooks, Jayne Lawrence..."
"...(Ask gallery owner Jill Schroeder, she'll tell you.)..."
"...2007's debut self-titled EP was a less abrasive collection of short, sweet tremolo-assisted pop. – Audra Schroeder David Garza..."
"...Reggae, jazz, folk, and even hip-hop mingle freely, courtesy of her R&B trio the Finest Kind, and Ivey corrals them all with that velvet whip of a voice. – Audra Schroeder Marco Benevento..."
"...Production Staff/Graphic/Web Designers: Lisa Brown, Greg Bailey, Amy Mashberg, Marilyn Novell, John Stokes, Kathleen Claps, Richard Steinberg, Rob Doody, Marie Mahoney, Pamela Menteer, Pat Moore, Ransom Phillips, Linda Ofshe, Shirley Staples, Susan Grady, Fred Guerra, Gerald D. McLeod, Beverly Thames, Jan Ziegler, Amanda Krebs, Nels Jacobson, Tim Grisham, Homer, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Carl Manz, Diane Bell, Charles Harvey, Marjorie Lawler, Cheryl Collins, Sandy Stroud, Diana Schroeder, Sigfried Lasater, Armando Esparza, Alexis Arnold, Phyllis Lauwers, Kathie Wharton, Craif Whitcher, Ben Davis, Kathy Brown, Jackie Potts, Marc Savlov, Cindy Jordon, Jill McCann, Michele Cook, Wende Lerway, Donna Kimball, Micki McMillan, Doug St..."
"...Robert Corkill, Linda Nenno, Scott Schroeder, and Dennis Whitehead, Schoolhouse Rock 2..."