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!

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 →

What Sculptor Ann Ruppert Sees in Wood & Stone

If Ann Ruppert's wood sculptures seem to have been grown, not carved — well, that all comes down to how each sculpture emerges from the material. Read more →