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!

Q&A with Ikebana Arranger Tone Olsen

Tone Olsen, the Branch Director of the Washington, DC Sogetsu School, answered some questions about Ikebana, our show, and how she became involved in the art form. Read more →

Karen Schmitz, Resisting “The New Normal”

"It’s about resistance, a little bit of anarchy.” Read more →

Pay a Visit to this Abstract Villa

“I love to problem-solve which is fun in abstract art because it is easy to create unpredictable situations.” Read more →

Sardar Aziz’s Cityscape in Flux

“I wanted to capture how we as humans build a city and then rebuild it, right from the ground up, again and again.” Read more →

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 →