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!

Kathleen Best Gillmann’s Winter Landscapes

“My goal in painting March Thaw was to capture the briskness, barrenness, and beauty of this location.” Read more →

How “Natura Morta” Came to Be

Many artists have a back burner where they hold onto ideas for years. This one just took a little longer than most to make it onto canvas. Read more →

Sarah Dax Solano: Blurring the Boundaries of Painting

Sarah Dax Solano is embarking on a new series that combines abstraction, realism, and a large format — and this painting is the first in the series. Read more →

Amy Sabrin, In the Moment

"One day, when the trees were that amazing golden greeny mustard color, I said, I just have to stop and paint it — so I did!" Read more →

Octavia Frazier Feels the “Force”

"I like when people tell me they can recognize my mark in my artwork." Read more →

Elaine Qiu: Painting as Calligraphy

"I believe every mark should have its own intention, and the way a mark is made is equally important as the final image." Read more →