Artist Interviews

Q&A interviews with the artists whose work is chosen by jurors as best in show in our monthly exhibits. Learn about the stories and the creative process behind these award-winning works of art from the artists who created them!

Wen LePore’s Unplanned, Unpredictable Paintings

This is a typical painting for me: It came from a mistake or unpredictability. Read more →

Photographer Bob Friedman’s “Simplicity”

"The arrangement of graphic elements is often more interesting then the reality of the scene. And, the abstracts just simply look good." Read more →

Taking a Second Look at Tess Olson’s Wild Landscapes

“It has to do with not knowing all the answers. I like not understanding a painting after one viewing.” Read more →

Andrea Cybyk: What’s On the Surface

“From a few feet away, you can barely see the words, much in the same way that we’re all ‘fine’ on the surface even if, underneath, we’re not.” Read more →

Paul Zapatka: Labor & Vision

“I wanted to prove that labor is as much a part of the artistic process as vision is.” Read more →

Jane Thomas’s “Raining Window”

There's no more quintessential wet-weather experience than staring out a rain-streaked window, and that familiar scene is the subject of December's award-winning watercolor by Jane Thomas. Read more →