In 2014, Susan Bernhard submitted a 23-page section from her novel-in-progress Winter Loon for the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction. In May of that year, she learned she was one of the eight prose writers who had received a $10,000 grant. Now, four and a half years later, she's just published Winter Loon, which was an Amazon First Reads … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we're revisiting a question we posed to artists in 2014: How do you define success as an artist? Barbie Diewald, choreographer Success, for me, is closely tied to ease and depth. In my work, that means many hours in a studio with my collaborators. When I have the time, space, … [Read more...]
January Gill O'Neil will publish her third collection of poetry, Rewilding, with CavanKerry Press in November 2018. We asked the poet about the significance of the book's title, her influences and choices as a poet, and what's next in her intriguing journey as a literary artist. How did you come to select Rewilding as the title of your third collection? How does the … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked: What considerations impact how you set value for your art? Clara Lieu, visual artist Pricing your artwork is a process that most artists dread; quantifying the value of your time to create an artwork by slapping a concrete number onto your piece feels inherently … [Read more...]
Fiber artist Adrienne Sloane's recent work, The Unraveling, is a hand-knit flag hung against the backdrop of the Constitution. Sloane is unraveling the flag in the timeline of the current administration so that the historic document is progressively revealed. She is committed to continuing to show and unravel this flag, stopping only should the administration end prematurely or … [Read more...]