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The Art Sprinter International Art Competition New York - Miami - Hamptons Summer 2013 Competition Season (Hamptons)

Hilary Schmidt

Suzanne Scott

Natan Pernick

Karen Clardy

New York, USA

New York, USA

Jerusalem, Israel

South Carolina, USA

Ian Healy

Elyse Hradecky

Mark Paulda

Joseph Cavalieri

New York, USA

New York, USA

Texas, USA

New York, USA

Peter Walker

Chris Riggs

Cara De Angelis

Sarah Hahn

New York, USA

Ohio, USA

Los Angeles, USA

Florida, USA

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Letter$of$Introduction$ $ $ Dear%friends,% Here%at%the%Art%Sprinter%we%like%to%compare%our%art%contest%with%quick%and%effective%sprinter% run% in% opposition% to% long% and% exhausting% marathon.% Artists% that% are% interested% in% participation% at% the% art% contest,% do% not% like% year?long% lasting% competitions:% they% need% their% “15%minutes%of%fame”%here%and%now,%and%we%provide%them%with%this%opportunity!%% Participants%of%the%Art%Sprinter%Competition%can%join%the%contest%as%much%as%four%times%a%year;% every%competition%season%they%are%competing%to%present%their%art%in%different%locations.%In%this% way,%participants%of%the%Fall%and%Spring%Seasons%compete%for%the%opportunity%to%present%their% artworks%in%New%York;%Summer%Season%exhibition%takes%place%in%the%scenic%Hamptons,%Winter% Season’s%group%show%is%taking%place%in%Miami,%Florida.% Another%interesting%detail%about%the%Art%Sprinter%contest%is%that%it%does%not%put%any%limitations%on%artists%and%their%works.%We% accept% works% from% artists% of% any% age,% from% any% country% and% any% artistic% background.% Paintings,% drawings,% photographs,% sculptures,%mixed%media…%We%accept%for%submission%any%artworks%that%are%completely%finished%and%ready%for%exhibition.% It%is%not%that%easy%for%the%jury%to%select%best%artists%when%the%artworks%submission%is%so%diverse.%That%is%why%we%are%working%with% three%judges%for%each%competition%season.%Each%judge%rates%every%artist%individually,%without%providing%his/her%opinion%to%other% judges.% Artists% who% get% the% highest% average% grade% are% being% announces% as% finalists% of% the% competition% and% participate% at% the% group%art%exhibition.% There%are%10%finalists%and%3%winners%for%each%competition%season.%Finalists%are%whose%artists%whose%works%are%being%selected%as% the%best%artworks%of%the%week%during%the%10%weeks%competition%submission%period.%Three%winners%of%the%competition%are%those% finalists%whose%artworks%are%being%selected%as%the%best%of%the%show;%they%are%being%awarded%with%cash%prizes.%In%other%words,%the% Art%Sprinter%contest%provides%an%opportunity%for%40%artists%a%year%to%exhibit%their%artworks%at%the%well?known%art%centers%of%the% U.S.%and%supports%12%artists%per%year%financially.% We%believe%here%in%the%Art%Sprinter%that%the%settled%expression%“struggling%artist”%should%disappear%from%people’s%lexicon.%Artists% should%and%must%get%paid%for%their%talent.%Step%to%step%we%are%working%on%the%idea%to%provide%artists%from%all%over%the%world%with% financial%support%and%opportunity%to%showcase%the%art%they%are%working%on%to%the%world.% % Sincerely,%

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Table$of$Contents$ Letter of Introduction

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Table of Contents

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Competition’s Fact Sheet About$the$Contest! Summer$2013$Schedule$(Hamptons)! Awards! Selection$Process! Eligibility! Gallery! Upcoming$Competition!

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Our Partners The$Water$Mill$Square! Honest$Tea! FabInjection! Green$Thumb$Organic$Farm! Hunt$&$Light! Blesk$Jewelry! Jason’s$Vineyard!

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The Art Sprinter Team Katya$Bychkova,$Founder! Nicollette$Ramirez,$Curator$&$Judge! Bart$Keijsers$Koning,$Judge! Katerina$I.$Duarte,$Judge!

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Interviews with Judges Nicollette$Ramirez:$“My$Life$is$a$Party,$and$That$Is$Beautiful”! Katerina$I.$Duarte:$“Considering$Other$People’s$Views,$Do$Not$Compromise$Your$Own$Integrity”! Bart$Keijsers$Koning:$“I$Have$to$Make$Sure$That$My$Artists$Are$Placed$in$History”!

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Interviews with Finalists Hilary$Schmidt:$“Get$Out$What$Is$Inside$You$and$Analyze$It$Later”! Suzanne$Scott:$“My$Paintings$are$Cathartic$for$Me”! Natan$Pernick:$“SelfbCriticism$is$Essential$for$Artists”! Karen$Clardy:$“I$Am$Fascinated$By$Celebrity$Culture!”! Ian$Healy:$“Creating$Is$My$FullbTime$Affair”! Elyse$Hradecky:$“My$Dream$Is$to$Create$a$Portrait$of$Everyone$I$Know”! Joseph$Cavalieri:$“I$Was$Born$In$the$Wrong$Century”! Mark$Paulda:$”$I$Am$DownbtobEarth$Person,$and$My$Images$Reflect$the$Same$Sort$of$Realness”! Peter$Walker:$“I$Capture$People$Who$Ask$Me$for$Money$on$the$Street”! Chris$Riggs$For$Mayor:$“I$Did$Not$Choose$Graffiti.$Graffiti$Chose$Me”! Sarah$Hahn:$“I’m$Trying$to$Preserve$What$Is$at$the$Forefront$of$Our$Culture”! Cara$De$Angelis:$“I’m$One$of$Those$Who$Need$Art$to$‘Have$a$Point”! Zoe$Sua$Kay:$“I$See$Art$as$Being$an$Expression$of$Humanity”! $ $

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About$the$Contest$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ is$ an$ international$ art$ competition,$ which$ provides$ local$ and$ foreign$ artists$ with$ opportunity$ to$ exhibit$ their$ art$ in$ New$ York,$ Miami,$ and$ the$ Hamptons$ and$ to$ win$ multiple$ cash$ prizes.$ It$ is$ “open$ for$ everyone”$ art$ contest$ that$ sets$ a$ goal$ of$ promoting$ and$ supporting$ talented$artists$from$all$over$the$world.$

Summer$2013$Schedule$(Hamptons)$ May$23$–$August$1$–$Open$for$Submissions$ August$1$–$August$15$–$Delivery$ August$17$–$Opening$Reception$at$the$Water$Mill$Square$Gallery$

Awards$ Exhibition$–$Limited$amount$of$work$by$each$finalist.$ Cash,Prize$–$$1,500$will$be$awarded$to$three$artists,$each$receiving$$1,000,$$350,$and$$150$respectively.$ Online,Promotion$–$All$finalists$will$be$intertviewed$for$the$Art$Sprinter$Blog.$

Selection$Process$ Finalists:$ Each$ week$ during$ the$ competition$ season$ the$ Jury$ selects$ the$ winner$ of$ the$ week$ (finalist);$ each$ winner$ of$ the$ week$ is$ eligible$ for$ participation$at$the$group$show.$ Winners:$At$the$end$of$the$competition$season,$the$Judges$select$three$winners$of$the$competition$among$previously$selected$finalists,$assigning$ cash$prizes$($1,000,$$350,$and$$150,$respectively).$

Eligibility$ All$works$of$art,$regardless$of$category$or$media$are$eligible$for$submission.$

Gallery$ The$Water$Mill$Square$Gallery$is$located$in$the$Township$of$Southampton,$New$York$in$the$gallery$district$in$the$town$of$Water$Mill.$Nearby$this$ scenic$gallery$district$is$the$newly$opened$Parrish$Art$Museum.$The$gallery$itself$is$1,700$sq.$ft.$The$gallery$is$on$Montauk$Highway$and$its$frontage$ faces$the$iconic$Water$Mill$Windmill,$a$protected$historic$landmark.$ Gallery’s$address:$670$Montauk$Highway,$Water$Mill,$NY$11976.$

Upcoming$Competition$ The$Fall$2013$season$of$The$Art$Sprinter$competition$starts$on$August$15,$2013.$The$exhibition$presenting$artworks$by$competition$finalists$will$take$ place$on$November$21,$2013$in$New$York$City.$

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The$Water$Mill$Square$ The$Water$Mill$Square$is$striking$in$its$charming$colonial$style$buildings$and$brick$walkways.$The$40$years$old$complex$is$located$at$ 670$ Montauk$ highway$ in$ Water$ Mill$ in$ the$ town$ of$ Southampton.$ Among$ famous$ tenants$ of$ the$ Water$ Mill$ Square$ are$ Mirko’s$ Gourmet$Restaurant,$John$D’Orazio$Salon$East,$Peter$Cook$Architect,$East$End$Blueprint,$and$the$Piano$Barn.$

Honest$Tea$ Honest$Tea$seeks$to$create$and$promote$greatbtasting,$truly$healthy,$organic$beverages.$We$strive$to$grow$our$business$with$the$ same$honesty$and$integrity$we$use$to$craft$our$products,$with$sustainability$and$great$taste$for$all.$Honest$Tea$brews$real$organic$ tea$leaves$and$adds$real$ingredients$to$make$it$Just$A$Tad$Sweet$and$always$Refreshingly$Honest.$

FabInjection$ FabInjection$is$where$summer$samples$stay$while$you$play.$It’s$a$designer’s$and$fashion$PR$house’s$dream—an$alternative$to$costly$ retail$space$for$a$short$shopping$season.$Another$option$to$hiding$beautiful$designs$in$expensive$storage$and$early$archival.$It’s$a$ place$where$couture$shines$in$the$months$it$was$designed$for,$on$the$tastemakers$who$already$sparkle.$

Green$Thumb$Organic$Farm$ The$ Green$ Thumb$ Farm,$ located$ in$ Water$ Mill,$ consists$ of$ 90$ acres$ and$ has$ been$ farmed$ by$ the$ Halsey$ family$ since$ the$ 1640s.$ Today$ 77$ of$ the$ 90$ acres$ are$ certified$ organic,$ which$ means$ that$ they$ have$ passed$ inspection$ by$ the$ National$ Organic$ Farmers’$ Association$(NOFA).$

Hunt$&$Light$ The$vision$for$Hunt$&$Light$comes$from$a$love$of$books$that$satisfy$a$hunger$for$imagination$and$beauty.$We$crave$the$experience$of$ words$as$art,$and$desire$to$publish$poetry$with$simplicity$and$style.$Our$poets$are$original,$inventive,$and$perhaps$more$than$any$ other$quality,$demonstrate$their$passion$for$life.$

Blesk$Jewelry$ The$brand$features$both$modern$and$classic$jewelry$that$delivers$glamorous$accents$for$everyday$wear$or$special$occasions.$The$East$ Hampton$based$boutique$store$caters$to$highbend$clientelle$with$popular$items$such$as$natural$baroque$pearl$collection.$ $

Jason’s$Vineyard$ Jason’s$Vineyard$sits$in$Jamesport$on$the$North$Fork$of$Long$Island,$encompassing$a$20bacre$space.$The$Long$Island$vineyard$ flourishes$with$the$finest$French$clones$of$chardonnay,$merlot,$cabernet$sauvignon,$cabernet$franc$and$malbec.$

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Katya$Bychkova,$Founder$ Katya$ Bychkova$ is$ a$ New$ York$ based$ Marketing$ professional$ and$ entrepreneur.$ With$ over$ 10$ years’$ experience$ in$ journalism$ and$ PR,$ she$ is$ bringing$ her$ skills$ and$ connections$ into$ a$ new$ venture,$ "The$ Art$ Sprinter,"$ an$ international$ art$ contest$ which$ is$ designed$ to$ help$ artists$ from$ all$ over$ the$ world$ to$ get$ exposure$ and$ receive$cash$rewards$to$support$their$talent.$ Ms.$ Bychkova$ graduated$ from$ the$ Moscow$ State$ University$ with$ a$ degree$ in$ Journalism$ and$ worked$ as$ a$ Managing$ Editor$ for$ the$ RussianbAmerican$ newspaper$ Novoye% Russkoye% Slovo,$ becoming$ the$ youngest$ manager$ throughout$ the$ 100$ years$ of$ newspaper’s$ history.$ In$2012$she$accepted$a$position$as$the$Marketing$Coordinator$for$the$ awardbwinning$ law$ firm$ Wilk$ Auslander$ LLP,$ where$ she$ is$ currently$ handling$marketing$and$business$development$responsibilities$as$well$ as$the$firm’s$public$relations.$ Among$ previous$ art$ projects$ produced$ by$ Ms.$ Bychkova$ is$ the$ international$art$competition$NY$Art$Marathon.$This$competition$was$ also$ designed$ to$ help$ young$ artists$ from$ all$ over$ the$ world$ get$ exposure.$The$competition$culminated$with$a$wellbreceived$opening$in$ New$York$City$at$the$Alexandre$Gertsman$Contemporary$Art$Gallery.$ $

Ten$artworks$of$the$finalists$were$selected$by$the$wellbrespected$panel$ of$judges:$Vitaly$Komar$(painter$who$has$been$included$into$“100$Best$ Artists$of$the$20th$Century”$list.$ Mr.$Komar$is$well$known$in$the$U.S.$ and$ around$ the$ world),$ David$ Gibson$ (art$ critic$ and$ curator$ who$ has$ curated$ numerous$ shows$ all$ over$ the$ United$ States,$ reviewed$ by$ the$ New% York% Times,$ Art% in% America,$ The% Miami% Herald,$ New% York% Arts,$ New% York% Art% World,$ WagMag,$ Time% Out% NY$ and$ other$ publications),$ Jill$Conner$(the$New$York$Editor$of$WhiteHot$Magazine$and$Editor$of$ OnbVerge),$ and$ Alexandre$ Gertsman$ (New$ York’s$ premier$ dealer$ in$ contemporary$Russian$art).$The$winner$of$the$competition,$New$York$ based$ artist$ Carrie$ Elston$ Tunick,$ won$ a$ $3,000$ cash$ prize$ for$ her$ installation$ “Float.”$ Her$ artwork$ received$ great$ reviews$ by$ art$ critics$ and$media.$ Ms.$Bychkova$is$also$affiliated$with$The$Water$Mill$Festival,$supporting$ the$ charity$ organizations$ Group$ For$ The$ East$ End$ and$ INFORM,$ and$ Kinofest$NYC,$a$film$festival$that$celebrates$independent$cinema$from$ the$Ukraine$and$other$postbsoviet$countries.$$ She$is$organizing$various$events$in$New$York,$including$the$anniversary$ concert$for$the$worldbknow$cellist$Borislav$Strulev$in$the$Birdland$Jazz$ Club$amongst$others.$

Nicollette$Ramirez,$Curator$&$Judge$ Nicollette$ Ramirez$ is$ a$ curator,$ art$ dealer,$ writer,$producer$and$events$organizer$with$over$ ten$years$of$experience$being$an$arts$advocate,$ promoting$ artists$ and$ their$ work$ in$ various$ media.$ Visual$ arts,$ performance,$ music,$ film$ and$ literature$ are$ just$ a$ few$of$the$areas$that$she$has$excelled$in$the$arts.$Nicollette’s$projects$ have$ often$ combined$ artists$ from$ diverse$ backgrounds$ working$ in$ several$different$media$to$new$and$unfamiliar$locations$e.g.$“We$The$ Artists”$ was$ a$ group$ exhibition$ mixing$ foreign$ and$ local$ artists$ at$ the$ National$Museum$and$Art$Gallery$of$Trinidad$and$Tobago$(2011).$ In$ New$ York$ City$ (2010)$ working$ for$ herself$ as$ Beez$ and$ Honey,$ Nicollette$ curated$ “Empire$ State$ of$ Mind”$ which$ brought$ together$ a$ range$of$artists$born$in$NYC$alongside$those$born$elsewhere$in$the$USA$ and$abroad.$In$“Conversations:$New$York$b>Berlin/Berlinb>New$York”,$ an$ exhibition$ during$ Artforum$ Berlin$ (2010)$ that$ featured$ New$ York$ artists$living$in$Berlin$and$Berlin$artists$living$in$NYC,$she$showed$how$ the$ cultural$ melange$ contributed$ to$ a$ specific$ style$ and$ creative$ content,$ as$ well$ as$ the$ impetus$ to$ further$ the$ artist’s$ potential$ for$ reaching$ a$ wider$ audience.$ In$ Miami$ during$ Art$ Basel$ (2006)$ she$ produced$an$exhibition$of$the$work$of$Chilean$artist,$Ivan$Gaete.$

From$ 2007b2009$ Nicollette$ was$ working$ as$ Creative$ Director$ and$ Marketing$ and$ Communications$ Coordinator$ of$ the$ Chelsea$ Art$ Museum$ where$ she$ promoted$ the$ museum$ and$ its$ programming$ through$events$and$social$networking$designed$to$bring$the$museum$ goer$into$close$proximity$not$only$with$the$work$of$the$artists,$but$the$ experience$of$art$and$the$creative$process$itself.$ In$terms$of$performance$based$and$experiencebdriven$art,$Nicollette’s$ creative$ collaborations$ in$ various$ events$ around$ the$ world$ have$ included$ Spencer$ Tunick’s$ “Friends$ of$ Friends”$ series$ in$ 2003,$ 2004$ Joe’s$ Pub$ musical$ performances$ in$ collaboration$ with$ several$ musicians$in$NYC,$contributor$to$Andrew$Einhorn’s$television$series$in$ 2007,$producer$of$Wael$Noureddine’s$“20ies$Golden$Era$of$Art”$short$ film$ in$ 2009,$ and$ producer$ of$ Nomad$ Uno’s$ DJ$ performance$ for$ the$ James$Bond$Birthday$Berlin$experience$in$2012.$ In$addition$to$work$with$visual$artists,$Nicollette$has$collaborated$with$ other$writers$to$present$their$work$in$various$forums$in$NYC$in$the$late$ 90s$ and$ early$ 2000s.$ In$ 1998$ and$ 1999$ she$ worked$ closely$ with$ musicians$ at$ Art$ Omi$ Artists$ Residency$ in$ upstate$ New$ York,$ which$ again$ focused$ on$ the$ collaboration$ of$ artists$ from$ different$ parts$ of$ the$ world,$ culminating$ in$ a$ concert$ at$ the$ end$ of$ the$ residency.

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Bart$Keijsers$Koning,$Judge$ Bart$Keijsers$Koning$is$the$curator$and$cobowner$of$the$LMAKprojects$ gallery.$ Graduated$ from$ SVA$ in$ 2000$ specialized$ in$ painting,$ after$ a$ transfer$from$Columbia$College$Art$department$where$he$also$studied$ Business.$ Prior$ to$ joining$ LMAKprojects$ in$ 2009$ Keijsers$ Koning$ exhibited$ and$ curated$ in$ the$ Netherlands$ and$ the$ US,$ and$ managed$ various$galleries.$ LMAKprojects$was$founded$by$Louky$Keijsers$Koning$in$2005$and$Bart$ Keijsers$ Koning$ joined$ as$ cobowner$ in$ 2009.$ The$ gallery’s$ primary$ interest$lies$in$the$commitment$to$the$artist’s$process$and$dedication$ to$their$thoughts$and$production.$ LMAKprojects$ works$ with$ artists$ who$ have$ proven$ to$ sustain$ continuity$ in$ their$ visual$ expression$ without$ being$ repetitive.$ The$ gallery$strives$to$introduce$collectors$to$new$horizons$through$visual,$ sound,$or$conceptual$experience,$as$well$as$opening$communication$to$ develop$ a$ relation$ between$ the$ viewer$ and$ the$ art.$ LMAKprojects$ is$ known$ for$ its$ exhibitions$ with$ international$ allure$ and$ focusing$ on$ interdisciplinary$practices.$ LMAKprojects$ began$ operation$ in$ two$ New$ York$ spaces,$ Chelsea$ and$ Williamsburg,$ however,$ in$ October$ of$ 2008$ it$ relocated$ to$ the$ Lower$ $

East$ Side$ (LES).$ The$ ground$ floor$ space$ features$ two$ levels$ with$ the$ first$ floor$ being$solely$dedicated$to$exhibitions,$and$ the$ downstairs$ lower$ level$ for$ an$ office$ and$ private$ viewing.$ The$ new$ location$ allows$ for$ a$ focused$ program$ and$ an$ accessible$ neighborhood$ to$ welcome$ collectors.$ The$ gallery$ presents$ works$ in$ all$ media,$ ranging$ from$ drawing,$ painting,$ photography,$ video/film,$and$sculpture$by$artists$from$all$over$the$world.$ Artistsʼ$ works$ have$ been$ acquired$ through$ LMAKprojects$ by$ such$ institutions$as$Museo$del$Barrio,$New$York;$Contemporary$Museum$of$ Photography,$Chicago;$Guggenheim,$New$York;$the$Whitney$Museum$ of$ American$ Art,$ New$ York;$ The$ Philbrook$ Museum,$ Tulsa$ OK;$ Kadist$ Art$Foundation,$Paris,$France$and$San$Fransisco,$US;$and$Rhode$Island$ Museum$of$Art,$RI.$ The$ gallery$ has$ been$ reviewed$ in$ such$ publications$ as$ the$ New$ York$ Times,$ Art$ in$ America,$ Artforum,$ The$ Village$ Voice,$ the$ Washington$ Post,$among$others.$LMAKprojects$is$a$member$of$NADA$and$ArtTable$ respectively.

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Katerina$I.$Duarte,$Judge$ Katerina$ I.$ Duarte$ (formerly$ Mantzouranis)$ is$ the$ principal$ attorney$ and$founder$of$the$Law$Office$of$Katerina$I.$Duarte.$Katerina$went$to$ law$school$after$studying$at$the$Fashion$Institute$of$Technology,$with$ the$ goal$ of$ establishing$ a$ firm$ that$ would$ make$ law$ accessible$ to$ fashion$designers$and$artists.$Having$been$raised$in$New$York$City$by$ an$ artist$ and$ designer,$ Katerina$ is$ passionate$ about$ supporting$ and$ counseling$those$in$the$arts,$including$those$in$the$fashion$industries$ and$culinary$arts.$ Prior$ to$ becoming$ an$ attorney,$ she$ gained$ more$ than$ ten$ years$ of$ work$ experience$ in$ the$ intense$ and$ competitive$ worlds$ of$ NYC$ nightlife,$ hospitality$ and$ fashion$ and$ for$ these$ reasons$ she$ is$ $ $ $ $ $ $

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Nicollette$Ramirez:$“My$Life$is$a$Party,$and$That$Is$Beautiful”$ QA$with$The$Art$Sprinter$curator$and$judge$ Nicollette%Ramirez%is%a%well?recognized%veteran%of%the%New%York%City%art%scene.%A%talented%curator,% art%critic,%blogger%and%hostess%she%is%immersed%in%the%company%of%talented%photographers,%artists% and% writers…% or% as% she% would% say,% the% “City% Intelligentsia.”% But% working% with% visual% artists% and% attending%all%the%important%openings%is%not%the%only%area%of%interest%for%this%highly%energetic%lady:% recently%Nicollette%was%approached%to%be%a%judge%and%curator%for%an%international%art%competition% The% Art% Sprinter.% In% this% interview% Nicollette% shares% her% thoughts% about% the% powers% ruling% the% world%of%art%and%provides%The%Art%Sprinter%Blog%readers%with%some%helpful%advice.% $ What, is, your, artistic, background?, How, did, you,start,your,road,to,art?, I$studied$Literature$and$Creative$Writing$with$ the$thought$of$being$a$writer$and$Art$History$ because$I$enjoyed$it.$After$I$graduated,$Paul$ Laster$ who$ now$ writes$ for$ Art$ in$ America$ said,$“You$love$art$and$you$are$a$writer,$why$ don’t$ you$ write$ about$ art?”$ It$ was$ a$ good$ question$and$it$is$true$that$I$enjoy$doing$that,$ not$art$criticism,$but$my$personal$reflections$ on$art.$ Everything$ else$ happened$ organically$ like$ that.$ My$ love$ of$ art$ always$ led$ me$ to$ interesting$people$and$interesting$work$with$ them.$I$basically$do$now$what$I$did$in$college$ and$ Art$ History$ classes;$ travel$ around$ and$ see$ art$ and$ do$ fun$ things$ with$ artists.$ The$ part$ I$ had$ to$ learn$ outside$ of$ school$ was$ selling.$I’m$still$learning.$ Which, projects, you’ve, worked, on, have, been,the,most,exciting,and,why?, The$ ones$ that$ involve$ a$ combination$ of$ all$ the$ arts.$ It’s$ exciting$ because$ this$ is$ something$perfectly$natural$to$the$arts:$they$ work$ together$ and$ often$ alongside$ each$ other,$ and$ because$ of$ commerce$ they$ become$ compartmentalized,$ separate,$ like$ visual$art$in$a$gallery.$ You, write, a, very, popular, blog, called, Beez, and, Honey,, where, you, post, reviews, on, various, art, openings,, concerts, etc., Please, tell, us, more, about, this, project, and, any, additional,projects,you,are,working,on,now., I$started$Beez$and$Honey$when$I$stopped$ $

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writing$ in$ a$ diary$ in$ 2008.$ Then$ people$ started$saying$my$life$is$a$party,$which$I$think$ is$ a$ beautiful$ thing,$ but$ now$ I$ leave$ the$ private$ stuff$ off$ and$ just$ write$ boring$ stuff$ related$ only$ to$ art.$ I$ keep$ up$ the$ blog$ less$ regularly$than$I$did$in$the$past$because$now$I$ put$everything$on$Facebook.$ Also,$ and$ perhaps$ more$ importantly,$ I’m$ working$ on$ a$ collaboration$ with$ an$ artist$ I$ met$ a$ little$ while$ ago.$ There$ are$ lots$ of$ challenges$ to$ the$ project,$ which$ keep$ it$ interesting.$

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You,have,been,working,on,many,projects,in, New, York, and, worldwide,, but, the, Hamptons, is, a, completely, different, story., Why,do,you,think,it,is,important,for,artists, to,present,their,art,in,the,Hamptons?, The$ Hamptons$ has$ a$ very$ long$ history$ with$ art$ so$ it$ is$ fitting$ that$ artists$ should$ find$ a$ place$ to$ show$ their$ work$ there.$ From$ an$ economic$standpoint$it’s$good$too$to$find$the$ resources$ there$ that$ can$ support$ emerging$ artists,$their$visions$and$the$market.$ A, lot, of, artists, are, skeptical, about, art, competitions,, mostly, because, of, the, digital, format, of, submissions., At, the, same, time,, people,in,art,schools,study,artworks,of, ,

famous, painters, looking, at, their, works, in, textbooks., What, are, advantages, and, disadvantages, of, the, online, art, competitions?, Advantages$are$exposure$to$a$new$audience,$ on$a$digital$platform,$as$well$as$the$ability$to$ submit$ work$ instantly$ online,$ as$ opposed$ to$ through$ snail$ mail$ like$ in$ the$ past.$ All$ exposure$ in$ any$ context$ is$ good.$ The$ digital$ format$ of$ submissions$ definitely$ has$ its$ limitations$ to$ viewing$ and$ appreciating$ everybthing$about$the$work$but$we$are$such$ a$ visual$ and$ technological$ society$ now,$ we$ can$ see$ more$ than$ we$ used$ to$ before$ the$ digital$age.$ Of$ course,$ we$ get$ a$ sense$ of$ the$ artist$ through$ their$ statement$ but$ it’s$ no$ substitute$ for$ spending$ time$ with$ the$ artist,$ getting$ to$ know$ their$ personality,$ their$ concerns.$I$think$it$was$Leo$Castelli$who$said$ you$ can$ tell$ the$ value$ of$ an$ artist’s$ work$ from$his/her$personality.$ Lastly,, please, provide, our, potential, participants, with, your, advice, on, what, kind, of,works,to,submit., Submit$ what$ others$ say$ is$ your$ best$ work,$ not$only$what$you$think$is$your$best$work.$At$ the$ end$ of$ the$ day,$ only$ your$ opinion$ matters$ but$ there$ are$ so$ many$ different$ points$ of$ view$ of$ what$ satisfies$ people’s$ tastes$that$it$is$best$for$you$to$put$your$best$ foot$ forward$ with$ the$ help$ of$ friends.$ Also,$ simply$do$the$work,$best$you$can,$as$often$as$ you$can.$

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Katerina$I.$Duarte:$“Considering$Other$People’s$Views,$Do$Not$ Compromise$Your$Own$Integrity”$ QA$with$The$Art$Sprinter$judge$ Katerina% I.% Duarte% is% a% unique% person% on% the% New% York% art% scene.% She% has% a% background% in% fashion%and%art,%but%decided%to%change%her%career%path%to%law%in%order%to%help%those%in%the%arts.% As%an%attorney,%Katerina%helps%artists%and%designers%protect%their%rights%and%what%is%even%more% important%is%that%despite%her%hectic%schedule,%she%still%makes%it%a%point%to%be%involved%with%the% arts.% In% connection% to% her% role% as% The% Art% Sprinter% judge,% we% asked% Katerina% to% answer% a% few% questions%about%her%journey%in%the%art%world.% , What, is, your, artistic, background?, How, did, you, start, your, road, to, such, an, interesting, combination,of,legal,work,and,the,arts?, I$was$raised$by$an$artist$between$the$Upper$ West$ Side$ and$ Soho$ back$ in$ the$ late$ 70s$ –$ early$ 80s.$ I$ spent$ most$ of$ my$ childhood$ at$ dinner$ parties$ with$ artists,$ at$ art$ galleries$ and$museums.$Having$been$exposed$to$art$at$ such$ a$ young$ age,$ I$ studied$ art$ and$ art$ history$ and$ then$ decided$ I$ wanted$ to$ become$ a$ fashion$ designer.$ I$ worked$ with$ a$ designer$in$the$early$90s$and$then$decided$to$ go$ to$ FIT$ and$ study$ the$ business$ of$ fashion$ since$the$industry$was$changing$so$much.$$ I$was$just$about$to$graduate$when$I$decided$ to$ go$ to$ law$ school$ with$ the$ intention$ of$ starting$ a$ firm$ that$ focused$ on$ representing$ those$in$fashion$and$art.$I$have$always$hung$ out$ with$ artists$ and$ designers$ so$ it$ was$ a$ natural$ transition.$ Most$ of$ my$ friends$ are$ involved$in$the$creative$industries$whether$it$ be$fashion,$art,$music$or$culinary$arts.$ Is,it,the,first,competition,you,are,joining,as, a, judge?, What, can, you, say, about, this, experience?, Is, it, an, interesting, for, you?, What, part, of, the, judging, process, is, the, most, difficult, for, you, and, why?, What, can, you, say, about, the, level, of, the, artworks, presented?, This$ is$ my$ first$ competition$ as$ a$ judge$ and$ I$ am$very$honored$to$be$part$of$the$process.$It$ is$ a$ very$ interesting$ experience$ and$ I$ love$ being$ introduced$ to$ new$ and$ very$ talented$ artists$every$week.$The$most$difficult$thing$is$ trying$to$put$aside$my$personal$tastes.$I$have$ tried$ to$ be$ as$ objective$ as$ I$ can$ when$ judging.$ There$ are$ pieces$ that$ may$ not$ reflect$ my$ personal$ style,$ but$ that$ clearly$ exhibit$ exceptional$ talent.$ I$ have$ been$ very$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$ !

impressed$ with$ the$ levels$ of$ the$ artworks$ submitted.$ Some$ are$ of$ course$ better$ than$ others,$ but$ overall$ I$ have$ seen$ some$ great$ work.$ You,are,a,prominent,expert,of,the,arts,and, always,attend,all,important,exhibitions,and, shows., What, was, the, last, exhibition, you, attended,(or,loved,,and,why)?, I$ wouldn’t$ call$ myself$ an$ expert,$ but$ I$ certainly$ try$ and$ see$ a$ lot$ of$ shows.$ I$ try$ to$ support$ my$ friends$ and$ clients$ that$ are$ artists$ and$ gallery$ owners,$ as$ well$ as$ the$ industry$ that$ supports$ the$ arts.$ Although$ it$ was$ not$ the$ last$ show$ I$ attended,$ this$ past$ year’s$ Affordable$ Art$ Fair$ was$ wonderful.$ I$ saw$some$excellent$work$and$only$wished$it$ wasn’t$ so$ crowded$ so$ I$ could$ have$ stayed$ longer.$ I$ love$ large$ openings$ because$ aside$ from$ seeing$ fantastic$ art,$ there$ are$ incredible$people$watching.$

of$ space$ since$ I$ live$ in$ the$ City$ in$ an$ apartment.$ In$ the$ Hamptons$ you$ also$ can$ hold$the$focus$of$people$a$bit$more.$In$NYC$it$ is$ not$ unusual$ for$ one$ to$ pop$ between$ 2b3$ openings$ a$ night,$ but$ out$ East,$ people$ are$ relaxed$and$may$linger$longer$at$an$opening.$ They$also$may$be$looking$for$work$and$be$in$ a$better$state$of$mind$to$buy.$ Please, provide, potential, participants, with, your, advice, on, what, kind, of, works, to, submit,for,the,contest., Foremost,$be$true$to$yourself$and$your$work.$ Although$I$understand$we$all$take$inspiration$ from$ others,$ I$ hate$ seeing$ work$ that$ has$ no$ voice$ or$ reminds$ me$ too$ much$ of$ either$ an$ old$master$or$famous$artist.$If$I$want$to$see$a$ Monet,$ Warhol$ or$ O’Keefe,$ I$ will$ go$ to$ the$ Met.$ I$ also$ think$ contestants$ should$ be$ careful$ about$ including$ too$ many$ works.$ There$were$a$couple$artists$that$would$have$ gotten$ an$ 8$ or$ 9$ from$ me,$ if$ I$ hadn’t$seen$some$of$their$other$ ! I$HAVE$BEEN$VERY$IMPRESSED$WITH$THE$ work$that$was$less$impressive.$ LEVELS$$OF$THE$ARTWORKS$SUBMITTED$ Don’t$ be$ afraid$ to$ be$ vulnerable.$Opening$yourself$up$ From, your, point, of, view,, what, is, the, to$ criticism$ is$ a$ scary$ thing,$ but$ I$ think$ it$ is$ difference, for, artists, between, exhibiting, in, good$for$artists$to$submit$the$work$that$they$ New,York,and,in,the,Hamptons?, think$represents$them$the$most,$not$the$one$ The$ Hamptons$ has$ a$ wonderful$ art$ market$ they$ think$ is$ the$ most$ technically$ precise$ or$ and$ I$ think$ it$ is$ a$ huge$ opportunity$ to$ show$ will$ impress$ the$ judges.$ You$ should$ always$ there.$I$would$say$that$the$demographics$of$ consider$other$people’s$views,$but$don’t$ever$ the$ area$ are$ similar$ to$ NYC$ since$ many$ compromise$your$own$integrity.$ summer$ residents$ of$ the$ Hamptons$ also$ Finally,$always$remember$to$a$certain$extent$ have$apartments$in$NYC,$so$there$are$a$lot$of$ the$ appreciation$ of$ art$ is$ very$ subjective.$ residents$ that$ love$ and$ appreciate$ art.$ There$ are$ very$ famous$ artists$ that$ were$ not$ Another$ great$ thing$ about$ showing$ in$ the$ appreciated$ in$ their$ own$ time$ and$ even$ in$ Hamptons$is$that$people$have$houses$out$on$ my$ own$ household$ we$ have$ extremely$ Long$ Island$ which$ means$ they$ have$ more$ different$ opinions$ about$ what$ should$ go$ on$ space$ and$ more$ walls!$ I$ personally$ would$ our$walls.$ love$to$have$more$artwork,$but$have$run$out$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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Bart$Keijsers$Koning:$“I$Have$to$Make$Sure$That$My$Artists$Are$ Placed$in$History”$ QA$with$The$Art$Sprinter$judge$ Bart%Keijsers%Koning%has%been%travelling%all%over%the%world%prior%to%setting%up%in%New%York.%He% has% exhibited% and% curated% in% the% Netherlands% and% the% US,% and% managed% various% galleries% prior% to% joining% his% current% project,% the% art% gallery% LMAKprojects,% in% 2009.% Bart% graduated% from%SVA%where%he%studied%Painting%and%Columbia%College%Art%with%a%degree%in%Business.%He% has%taken%the%best%from%both%worlds:%as%a%creative%person,%he%is%able%to%think%outside%the%box,% and%as%a%businessman%he%knows%the%business%of%art.%We%interviewed%Bart%to%learn%more%about% his%love%to%contemporary%art%and%to%find%out%what%he%is%looking%for%in%the%winning%art.%

, LMAKprojects, has, a, similar, concept, with, The, Art, Sprinter:, you, are, working, with, all, mediums:, from, drawings, and, photography, to, sculpture, and, video/film., Why, do, you, prefer, diversity, in, opposition, to, single, art, style,concept?, We$ are$ interested$ in$ process$ driven$ by$ concept,$ and$ feel$ to$ keep$ in$ line$ with$ this$ pursuit$ it$ should$ not$ be$ limited$ to$ a$ particular$ medium.$ Whichever$ material$ allows$ the$ artist$ to$ express$ their$ idea$ and$ have$ the$ best$ experience$ that$ should$ be$ used.$ It$ goes$ without$ saying$ that$ the$ artist$ should$ have$ a$ full$ understanding$ of$ the$ material$being$used$or$at$least$its$effect.$ Prior,to,joining,LMAKprojects,in,2009,,you, have,been,travelling,all,over,the,world,and, curating, multiple, projects., From, you, experience,, what, is, the, main, difference, of, New, York, artists, in, comparison, to, artists, from,other,cities,and,countries?, Professionalism$ and$ ability$ to$ conduct$ constructive$thinking.$Artists$residing$in$New$ York$ are$ motivated$ to$ achieve$ a$ maximum$ draw$from$their$work,$and$through$the$huge$ competition$and$strive$most$make$sure$their$ output$ is$ the$ best$ that$ they$ can$ do$ as$ they$ will$ be$ held$ accountable$ by$ their$ peers$ and$ collectors.$ Have,you,ever,worked,in,the,Hamptons?,If, so,, what, is, the, difference, in, comparison, with,other,prominent,art,centers?, I$have$worked$with$interior$designers$and$art$ advisors$ for$ homes$ in$ the$ Hamptons$ and$ of$ course$ visited$ on$ numerous$ occasions.$ It$ is$ where$ New$ York$ City$ goes$ to$ relax$ and$ get$ away$and$that$is$a$great$place$to$catch$up$$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$ !

with$ friends$ and$ collectors$ on$ a$ less$ intense$ plateau.$ Now$ that$ the$ sun$ is$ finally$ out$ I$ can’t$wait.$ Please, tell, us, about, your, artistic, background, and, the, most, exciting, projects, you, have, been, working, on., What, is, your, dream,project?, We$are$currently$working$on$a$few$shows$for$ the$ summer.$ Besides$ the$ exhibits$ at$ the$ gallery$we$will$have$an$exhibit$of$eight$of$our$ artist$in$the$Netherlands,$one$of$our$artist$is$ in$the$Venice$Biennale,$another$one$has$two$

others$ Facebook,$ Instagram$ or$ even$ blogging,$ it$ really$ depends$ on$ the$ person.$ Does$it$help?$Yes,$are$there$people$who$get$ around$ it,$ but$ I$ think$ it$ is$ becoming$ more$ challenging$to$do$so.$ A, lot, of, artists, are, very, skeptical, about, art, competitions,, mostly, because, of, the, digital, format, of, submissions., At, the, same, time,, people, in, art, schools, study, artworks, of, famous, painters, looking, at, their, works, in, books., Do, you, feel, any, limitations, that, the, digital, format, of, submissions, has, put, on, you,as,a,juror?, ! DON’T$BE$AFRAID$TO$MAKE$A$CUT,$THE$SELECTED$ Is$ art$ best$ experienced$ WORKS$SHOULD$GIVE$AN$IMPACT$NOT$SINGULARITY$$ through$ a$ physical$ presence?$ Of$ course!$ museum$ shows$ from$ Tulsa$ to$ Philadelphia.$ However,$ the$ judges$ are$ professionals$ who$ So$we$are$quite$busy$and$of$course$thinking$ are$ so$ used$ to$ translating$ the$ digital$ format$ of$the$fall,$but$first$there$is$summer.$A$dream$ into$what$it$would$look$like$in$real$life$that$I$ project?$ Making$ sure$ that$ my$ artists$ are$ would$ not$ worry$ about$ it.$ $The$ way$ this$ placed$in$history.$ competition$ is$ set$ up$ is$ excellent$ as$ the$ Topic, number, one, among, artists, nowadays, increments$ of$ artist$ that$ we$ are$ reviewing$ is, the, social, media, promotion., From, your, allows$ us$ to$ look$ at$ websites$ and$ review$ an$ point, of, view,, how, helpful, this, kind, of, oeuvre$of$an$artist$and$see$their$consistency$ promotion, for, artists?, What, about, art, within$their$work$if$necessary.$ competitions?, Are, they, playing, any, role, in, Please, provide, a, potentially, interested, in, artists’,promotion?, participating, artists, with, your, advice, on, This$ is$ difficult$ to$ answer$ in$ one$ go$ as$ it$ what, kind, of, works, to, submit,, how, to, applies$ to$ each$ artist$ separately.$ Besides$ choose,titles,for,their,works,etc., studio$ practice$ an$ artist$ needs$ to$ look$ at$ Editing$–$let$go$of$your$notions$of$“favorite”$ their$own$strengths$within$their$character$to$ pieces$and$look$at$the$overall.$Start$out$with$ help$ promote$ their$ work$ constructively.$ the$ question$ of$ what$ impression$ you$ would$ Social$ media$ is$ a$ huge$ part$ of$ our$ lives$ like$ to$ make$ and$ then$ “answer”$ with$ a$ whether$ we$ like$ it$ or$ not$ and$ you$ need$ to$ selection$of$works.$Don’t$be$afraid$to$make$a$ figure$out$how$this$can$help$you.$It$is$not$an$ cut,$ the$ selected$ works$ should$ give$ an$ end$ all$ thing$ and$ won’t$ work$ for$ everyone,$ impact$ not$ singularity$ –$ that$ is$ just$ for$ but$see$what$can$apply$some$prefer$Twitter,$$ hobbyist. WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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Hilary$Schmidt:$“Get$Out$What$Is$Inside$You$and$Analyze$It$Later”$ QA$with$the$Week$#1$Finalist$ Hilary% Schmidt% from% New% York% has% been% selected% as% a% finalist% of% The% Art% Sprinter% competition.% Together% with% other% finalists,% she% will% present% her% artworks% at% the% group% exhibition% in% the% Hamptons%on%August%17,%2013.%In%addition%to%the%exhibit%opportunity,%Hilary%receives%a%spotlight% post%about%her%and%her%art.%Professional%artist,%Hilary%is%a%self?made%person,%who%is%relying%only%on% her%ambition%and%talent%to%make%her%way%to%the%top%of%the%NYC%art%scene.%In%this%interview,%she% describes%what%painting%means%to%her%and%what%she%hopes%to%get%out%of%her%work.% , How,does,it,feel,to,be,selected,by,jurors,to, present,your,artworks,in,the,Hamptons?, I’m$ excited$ to$ exhibit$ my$ artworks$ in$ the$ community.$I’ve$always$been$in$love$with$the$ Hamptons.$The$history$is$fascinating.$ It$ was$ a$ place$ of$ refuge$ and$ contemplation$ for$ artists$ and$ writers$ from$ the$ days$ of$ Jackson$ Pollack$ and$ Wiliam$ DeKooning,$ Hermen$ Melville$ and$ Kurt$ Vonnegut$ to$ artists$today$that$have$studios$here$like$Eric$ Fischl.$ There$ are$ many$ art$ fairs$ here$ every$ summer.$Not$to$mention$the$beautiful$light,$ ocean$breezes$and$nature.$It’s$a$truly$magical$ place.$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, Personally,$I$think$it$is$always$good$to$submit$ your$works,$because$you$never$know$whom$ this$work$will$resonate$with.$$ What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?, Send$the$best$works$you$are$most$proud$of.$ When,and,why,did,you,start,painting?,How, did, you, get, introduced, to, it?, What, are, the, most, important, projects, you, have, been, working,on?, I$ was$ drawing$ since$ I$ was$ a$ child.$ The$ first$ time$ I$ used$ paints$ they$ were$ acrylic$ in$ art$ class$and$I$fell$in$love$instantly.$ Did, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, which, school, did, you, attend, and, what, can, you,say,about,the,importance,of,education, for,artists,in,general?,

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Yes,$ I$ have$ a$ bachelors$ and$ masters$ in$ art.$ I$ definitely$think$it$is$important$and$I$am$glad$ that$ I$ went$ to$ grad$ school$ in$ NYC., Without$ studying$ at$ the$ New$ York$ Academy$ of$ Art$ I$ wouldn’t$ have$ had$ the$ same$ opportunities$ (such$as$exhibiting$at$Sotheby’s$“Take$Home$ a$ Nude,”$ taking$ a$ workshop$ with$ one$ of$ my$ favorite$ artists$ Jenny$ Saville)$ as$ well$ as$ the$ same$technical$education., Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, profession?,What,is,your,professional,goal?, I’m$pursuing$my$art$as$a$profession.$I$also$do$ commercial$photography$and$graphic$design$ to$make$money.$

was$ part$ of$ an$ exhibition$ on$ metro$ cards$ called$“Single$Fare”$at$the$RH$Gallery.$ What, is, the, best, environment, for, you, to, create,art?, Lots$ of$ light,$ music,$ podcasts.$ Usually$ at$ the$ residency$where$I$have$stimulation$of$others$ balanced$with$quiet$time$in$the$studio.$ Who,is,your,favorite,artist,and,why?, It$ is$ hard$ to$ pick$ a$ favorite,$ but$ I$ love$ European$artists:$Lucien$Frued,$Jenny$Saville,$ Andy$ Denzler,$ Michaël$ Borremans,$ Titian,$ Sargeant,$and$Klimt.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, Be$vulnerable.$Painting$is$a$constant$ ! AFTER$YOU$GRADUATE$IT$IS$ puzzle$and$experiment.$Get$out$what$ IMPORTANT$TO$STAY$PART$OF$YOUR$ARTISTIC$ is$ inside$ you$ and$ analyze$ it$ later.$ As$ COMMUNITY$AND$SURROUND$YOURSELF$$ far$ as$ the$ practicality$ of$ it,$ I$ never$ had$ anyone$ to$ support$ me$ WITH$MENTORS$$ financially$like$some$people$who$live$ in$ NYC.$ I$ didn’t$ come$ from$ a$ rich$ Your, portrait, objects, range, from, naked, family$I$was$always$on$my$own.$So$if$you$are$ women, to, construction, workers, –, who, are, working$full$time$you$have$to$set$aside$time$ some, of, your, inspirations?, Where, do, you, for$ it.$ In$ this$ new$ attention$ deficit$ world$ of$ find,people,to,pose,for,your,portraits?$, constant$ technology$ shutting$ things$ down$ –$ My$ subjects$ are$ usually$ subjects$ I$ know$ –$ phones,$ computers$ is$ helpful.$ $ After$ you$ friends,$ boyfriends;$ sometimes$ strangers$ graduate$it’s$really$important$to$stay$part$of$ who$intrigue$me.$ your$ artistic$ community$ and$ surround$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, yourself$with$other$artists$and$mentors.$ work, with, and, why?, Is, there, any, medium, Finally,,any,last,words?, you,would,love,to,pursue,but,haven’t,yet?, I$ love$ traveling$ and$ it$ is$ good$ to$ get$ out$ of$ My$ favorite$ medium$ to$ work$ in$ is$ definitely$ the$ US$ to$ see$ other$ thriving$ art$ cities$ in$ the$ oil.$It$is$an$endless$learning$process$that$will$ world,$ Berlin,$ Leipzig,$ London,$ Mexico$ City$ go$ on$ for$ the$ rest$ of$ my$ life.$ Recently$ I’ve$ and$not$be$so$NYC$focused$in$your$career.$ been$ working$ on$ a$ small$ scale$ ever$ since$ I$ $ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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Suzanne$Scott:$“My$Paintings$are$Cathartic$for$Me”$ QA$with$the$Week$#2$Finalist$ Suzanne%Scott%from%New%York%has%been%selected%as%a%finalist%for%the%week%#2%of%submissions%for% the% international% art% competition% for% artists% and% photographers% The% Art% Sprinter.% Together% with% nine%more%artists%she%will%present%her%paintings%at%the%art%show%in%the%Hamptons%on%August%17,% 2013.% In% addition% to% that,% we% publish% at% The% Art% Sprinter% Blog% an% interview% with% classy% socialite% and%talented%artist,%where%Suzanne%explains%why%creating%art%is%the%best%anti?stress%technique%and% provides%details%on%her%collaboration%with%Chuck%Close%and%Michael%Burban.% , Suzanne,, your, artworks, were, selected, for, to$ share$ an$ experience$ with$ the$ viewer,$ to$ work$ after$ the$ actual$ individual’s$ name$ the, exhibition, in, the, Hamptons, this, get$ people$ interested$ and$ thinking$ about$ whose$ fingerprint$ I$ was$ painting,$ “Kevin,”$ summer.,Are,you,excited,to,be,a,finalist,and, new$ideas.$$ “Toni”$ for$ instance.$ I$ stopped$ doing$ this$ at$ participate,in,the,show?, One$of$my$favorite$quotes$is$from$Duchamp,$ one$ point$ in$ order$ give$ more$ freedom$ of$ I$ am$ honored$ to$ be$ selected$ by$ the$ Art$ that$ making$ the$ art$ is$ 50%$ of$ the$ process;$ expression$ for$ me$ in$ describing$ our$ Sprinter$ for$ this$ show.$ I$ think$ Art$ Sprinter’s$ the$ other$ 50%$ is$ to$ have$ it$ viewed$ by$ an$ relationship$ within$ the$ painting$ and$ also$ to$ mission$ is$ unique$ and$ admirable$ in$ their$ audience.$ give$ anonymity$ to$ the$ person$ whose$ pursuit$ of$ discovering$ a$ worldwide$ range$ of$ How, can, you, describe, your, art?, What, do, “portrait”$is$being$done.$ new$talent.$I$am$very$excited$to$be$a$part$of$ you, expect, viewers, to, explore, in, your, Now,$ people$ don’t$ know$ which$ portrait$ is$ this$ show$ and$ look$ forward$ to$ having$ my$ artworks?$, theirs$and$it$makes$it$very$interesting.$I$have$ work$ shown$ amongst$ my$ a$lot$of$fun$titling$my$work;$it’s$ peers.$ The$ Hamptons,$ as$ yet$ another$ way$ for$ me$ to$ I$THINK$IT$IS$IMPORTANT$FOR$ARTISTS$TO$BE$OUT$AND$ ! most$ know,$ has$ such$ a$ long$ AWARE$OF$WHAT$IS$GOING$ON$IN$ALL$ASPECTS$OF$THE$WORLD,$ explain$ the$ individual$ and$ to$ and$rich$heritage$in$the$arts.$ NOT$ONLY$WITHIN$THE$ART$COMMUNITY$ create$ a$ greater$ sense$ of$ The$ light$ is$ unreal,$ the$ sky$ adventure$ for$ the$ viewer.$ The$ My$paintings$are$cathartic$for$me;$they$clear$ just$opens$up$and$there’s$nothing$like$it.$It’s$ titles$always$refer$directly$to$the$person$and$ my$ head.$ I$ paint$ in$ an$ abstract$ manner$ to$ a$great$community$of$artists,$collectors,$and$ can$be$rather$intimate.$ describe$ my$ interactions$ and$ relationships$ lovers$of$the$arts.$ How, many, hours, a, day, do, you, spend, on, with$the$people$to$whom$I$am$closest$in$my$ Please, tell, The, Art, Sprinter, Blog’s, readers, creating, artworks?, What, is, the, most, life.$ I$ have$ been$ studying$ natural$ patterns$ about,yourself.,What,is,your,background,in, comfortable, environment, to, create, art, for, that$ indicate$ identification$ for$ quite$ some$ art?, When, did, you, start, painting?, Do, you, you?, time$ and$ one$ of$ the$ ways$ I$ found$ to$ utilize$ have,formal,art,education?, I$spend$so$much$time$in$my$head$working$on$ this$ is$ through$ the$ use$ of$ the$ human$ my$ paintings,$ it’s$ constant.$ Once$ I$ actually$ I’ve$ been$ painting$ since$ before$ I$ could$ walk$ fingerprint.$ It$ is$ so$ interesting$ to$ me$ that$ get$in$front$of$the$canvas$it’s$simply$a$matter$ in$ one$ way$ or$ another.$ It’s$ always$ been$ a$ they$ are$ unchangeable$ throughout$ your$ of$execution,$they$are$already$worked$out$in$ huge$and$primary$part$of$my$life,$a$true$and$ entire$life$and$formed$in$the$womb.$Painting$ my$ mind$ for$ the$ most$ part$ before$ I$ even$ ongoing$ passion$ for$ me.$ At$ the$ age$ of$ 10,$ in$ an$ abstract$ manner$ allows$ me$ the$ begin.$ I$ paint$ every$ chance$ I$ get,$ if$ I$ don’t$ I$ when$ I$ won$ my$ first$ international$ art$ freedom$ to$ say$ more$ about$ each$ individual$ feel$my$head$getting$cluttered!$My$studio$in$ competition,$ I$ officially$ caught$ the$ bug!$ In$ in$ways$that$are$more$emotional.$ Greenwich$ Village$ is$ my$ favorite$ place$ to$ high$school$I$was$chosen$to$attend$the$New$ According, to, the, titles, of, your, artworks,, work.$I’m$surrounded$by$everything$I$need$to$ Jersey$ Governor’s$ School$ for$ the$ Arts$ at$ many,of,the,pieces,that,you,have,submitted, work$ freely$ and$ comfortably.$ I$ have$ my$ Trenton$ State$ University.$ From$ there$ I$ went$ for, The, Art, Sprinter, competition, are, very, brushes,$my$records,$a$bottle$of$wine$and$get$ on$to$study$fine$art$at$Mason$Gross$School$of$ personal, (even, though, you, are, an, abstract, down$to$work!$ the$ Arts$ at$ Rutgers$ University.$ After$ that$ I$ painter)., What, is, the, connection, between, What,inspires,you,as,an,artist?,Who,is,your, attended$ the$ Art$ Students$ League$ of$ New$ your, personal, life, and, the, art, you, are, favorite,artist,and,why?, York$for$four$years$to$study$human$anatomy.$ creating?, As$ an$ artist$ I$ am$ inspired$ by$ people$ and$ Is,being,an,artist,your,profession,or,hobby?, The$ titles$ of$ my$ paintings$ are$ long$ and$ relationships$ and$ as$ I$ mentioned$ before$ by$ Painting$is$a$professional$pursuit$for$me.$As$a$ descriptive$in$many$cases.$I$used$to$title$the$$ patterns$repetition.$I$love$painting$$ professional$artist$my$desires$and$goals$are$$ $ $ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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! fingerprint$ portraits$ because$ it$ is$ an$ unending$source$of$material,$so$many$people$ in$ my$ life$ and$ the$ relationships$ are$ always$ changing;$ becoming$ stronger$ or$ fading,$ either$way$I$can$describe$this$ebb$and$flow$in$ my$ work$ over$ and$ over.$ As$ for$ my$ favorite$ artist,$ I$ can’t$ narrow$ it$ down$ to$ one;$ there$ are$ so$ many$ amazing$ artists$ and$ influences$ for$ me.$ I$ adore$ DeKooning,$ Richter,$ On$ Kawara,$ Glenn$ Brown,$ James$ Siena,$ Fred$ Sandback,$and$of$course$Chuck$Close!$As$for$ old$masters,$again,$so$many$to$choose,$but$I$ love$ studying$ da$ Vinci$ and$ Michelangelo’s$ drawings,$ and$ Vermeer$ is$ a$ real$ favorite$ of$ mine.$ According, to, your, artist, resume,, you, have, been,working,with,Chuck,Close,and,Michael, Burban., Please, tell, us, more, about, these, collaborations., Chuck$ is$ a$ great$ old$ friend$ and$ mentor$ for$ me.$He$has$guided$me$so$wisely$through$my$ work.$I$have$an$enormous$amount$of$respect$ for$him.$He$instilled$a$great$work$ethic$in$me$

as$a$painter,$as$well$as$always$keeping$me$on$ the$right$track$in$my$work.$His$support$and$ $guidance$is$unmatched.$Michael$Burban$is$a$ phenomenal$ teacher$ of$ human$ anatomy.$ While$ under$ his$ tutelage$ he$ was$ involved$ in$ the$ restoration$ of$ the$ Sistine$ Chapel,$ I$ learned$so$much$from$him.$He$helped$me$to$ become$ a$ patient$ and$ astute$ technician$ in$ my$ drawings.$ Once$ an$ artist$ can$ master$ drawing$ the$ human$ body;$ all$ technical$ aspects$ have$ been$ achieved,$ leaving$ you$ open$ to$ explore$ the$ abstract$ world$ in$ a$ skilled$manner;$Michael$did$this$for$me.$ You, are, a, very, sociable, person., Google, “Suzanne,Scott”,and,you,will,find,dozens,of, photos,from,various,events,and,exhibits.,Is, it, important, for, artist, to, be, social,, recognizable, in, a, society?, And, why, is, it, important,specifically,for,you?, I$think$it’s$important$for$artists$to$be$out$and$ aware$ of$ what$ is$ going$ on$ in$ all$ aspects$ of$ the$ world,$ not$ only$ within$ the$ art$ community.$The$most$interesting$thing$$

about$artists$is$how$they$choose$to$live.$$ I$ do$ go$ out$ often.$ I$ like$ people,$ I$ like$ socializing$and$having$fun!$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?,What, would, you, suggest, to, the, artists, who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter, competition?, Art$contests$are$a$great$vehicle$for$artists$to$ have$ their$ work$ out$ and$ seen$ by$ a$ larger$ audience.$Whether$you$win$or$lose,$you$are$ still$having$the$chance$for$more$people$to$be$ exposed$to$your$passion.$The$Art$Sprinter$is$a$ fantastic$venture.$The$fact$that$there$are$no$ limitations$ or$ restrictions$ on$ who$ can$ compete,$ and$ that$ it$ is$ international$ is$ amazing.$ It$ is$ such$ a$ great$ opportunity$ for$ artists$ to$ show$ at$ once$ in$ a$ lifetime$ important$art$locales,$like$the$Hamptons$and$ NYC.$ As$ for$ the$ art$ that$ the$ artists$ should$ submit,$ it$ should$ be$ work$ that$ comes$ from$ inside$ them,$ which$ is$ anything$ they$ create$ with$passion.$

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Natan$Pernick:$“SelfbCriticism$is$Essential$for$Artists”$ QA$with$the$Week$#3$Finalist$ Painter% Natan% Pernick% from% Israel% has% been% included% into% Top% 10% list% of% the% artists% who% will% participate% in% the% group% art% show% in% the% Water% Mill% Square% Gallery.% He% has% received% this% opportunity% by% participating% in% the% international% art% competition% for% artists% and% photographers% The% Art% Sprinter,% an% “open% for% all% art% contest”% which% helps% talented% artists% from% all% over% the% world% to% exhibit% their% artworks% in% the% acclaimed% art% spaces% of% New% York,% Miami% and% the% Hamptons,% and% win% cash% prizes.% In% connection% to% that,% Natan% has% been% interviewed% exclusively% for% the% Art% Sprinter% Blog,% where% he% shares% his% thoughts% on% the% importance%of%formal%education%and%art%competitions%for%young%artists.% Please,introduce,yourself., My$ name$ is$ Natan$ Pernick.$ I$ was$ born$ in$ 1980$in$a$small$village$in$Israel.$From$2002$to$ 2004,$ I$ worked$ in$ New$ York$ as$ an$ assistant$ for$ the$ artist$ Mark$ Kostaby.$ Then$ I$ studied$ design$ and$ illustration.$ Currently$ I$ have$ an$ art$studio$in$Jerusalem.$ I$ might$ be$ categorized$ as$ a$ contemporary$ realistic$ artist,$ although$ I$ prefer$ not$ to$ characterize$my$work$by$any$specific$title.$ Are, you, excited, about, being, selected, as, a, finalist, of, the, Art, Sprinter, contest?, How, does, it, feel, to, know, that, you, will, be, presenting,your,paintings,in,the,Hamptons,, well\known,center,of,culture,and,arts?, I$consider$it$a$compliment$that$my$ art$ was$ selected$ for$ the$ show$ in$ ! the$ Hamptons$ on$ August$ 17,$ 2013.$I$am$honored$to$exhibit$my$ art$ at$ such$ a$ prestigious$ location$ and$ be$ exposed$ to$ a$ new$ audience.$ From,your,experience,,do,you,think,that,art, contests,are,helpful,for,artists?, Art$ contests$ are$ very$ important,$ especially$ for$ young$ artists.$ Such$ competitions$ help$ artists$ to$ attain$ recognition$ and$ contribute$ to$ their$ resume$ prior$ to$ formal$ representation$ by$ a$ gallery.$ Also,$ a$ competitive$ environment$ of$ art$ contests$ encourages$ participants$ to$ examine$ their$ works$ in$ order$ to$ figure$ out$ which$ pieces$ from$ their$ collection$ are$ the$ most$ likely$ get$ positive$reviews$by$the$judges.$ What,would,you,advice,the,artists,who,are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter, competition?, , INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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I$ believe$ that$ a$ common$ conceptual$ and$ visual$ denominator$ of$ artworks$ is$ necessary$ for$clarity$of$the$submitted$pieces;$it$helps$to$ emphasize$the$artistic$statement.$ When,and,why,did,you,start,painting?,What, are, the, most, important, projects, you, have, been,working,on?, I$started$painting$in$my$early$youth$because$I$ had$ a$ passion$ to$ develop$ my$ drawing$ skills;$ at$that$time$I$also$enjoyed$copying$paintings$ of$the$famous$artists.$ The$ most$ important$ projects$ I$ have$ worked$ on$are$two$of$my$solo$exhibitions.$I$consider$ both$of$these$art$shows$as$important$steps$in$ the$process$of$my$artistic$development.$

I$ am$ pursuing$ my$ art$ as$ a$ profession;$ my$ work$in$the$studio$is$a$fullbtime$job.$My$goal$ is$ to$ attain$ artistic$ perfection,$ which$ is$ anticipated$to$broaden$the$recognition$of$my$ works.$ How,do,you,find,objects,for,your,paintings?, My$ choices$ derive$ from$ daybtobday$ casual$ contacts$ with$ my$ surroundings.$ I$ constantly$ examine$ this$ reality$ until$ I$ recognize$ a$ suitable$ object$ that$ inspires$ me.$ Usually$ my$ artworks$are$a$mix$of$experiences$that$I$have$ memorized$and$imagined;$in$other$words,$it$ is$a$balance$between$past$and$future.$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, work,with,and,why?, Currently$ I$ use$ only$ oil$ paints.$ The$ transparency$of$this$type$of$paint$allows$me$ STUDYING$IS$NECESSARY$BECAUSE$IT$HELPS$ to$ add$ layers$ until$ I$ achieve$ desired$ YOUNG$ARTISTS$TO$DEVELOP$AN$ESSENTIAL$$ accuracy.$ SKILL$OF$SELFbCRITICISM$$ What, is, your, best, environment, to, create, art?, Did, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, I$ work$ only$ in$ my$ studio$ because$ I$ really$ which, school, did, you, attend, and, what, can, enjoy$a$soft$sunlight$in$there.$My$art$studio$is$ you,say,about,the,importance,of,education, very$well$organized:$all$necessarily$materials$ for,artists,in,general?, are$ located$ in$ specific$ positions,$ which$ I$graduated$from$the$Bezalel$Art$Academy$in$ makes$ easier$ an$ access$ to$ specific$ tools$ and$ Jerusalem,$ where$ I$ was$ affiliated$ with$ the$ thus$allows$me$to$work$more$efficiently.$ Visual$Communication$department.$ What, do, you, hope, viewers, will, experience, In$ my$ opinion,$ formal$ art$ education$ is$ from,your,work?, necessary$ for$ artists.$ In$ contrast$ to$ others$ I$hope$they$will$experience$an$integration$of$ who$ claim$ that$ art$ schools$ restrict$ creative$ esthetics$ and$ symmetry$ on$ one$ hand;$ thinking$by$over$directing$students,$I$believe$ imagination$and$asymmetry$on$the$other.$ that$ studying$ is$ necessary$ because$ it$ helps$ Who,is,your,favorite,artist,and,why?, young$ artists$ to$ develop$ an$ essential$ skill$ of$ I$ am$ drawing$ inspiration$ from$ some$ of$ the$ selfbcriticism.$ old$ masters.$ I$ enjoy$ artworks$ by$ an$ Italian$ Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, realist$ Luciano$ Ventrone$ because$ of$ profession?,What,is,your,professional,goal?, uncompromising$perfection$of$his$works.$$ , , WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! I$like$Gehard$Ritcher$because$of$his$subjects’$ variety.$I$am$truly$inspired$by$the$balance$of$ Mondrian’s$ pieces$ and$ the$ courage$ of$ Damien$Hirst.$ What,is,your,dream,project?, Actually,$ every$ solo$ exhibition$ is$ a$ dream$ project.$ I$ feel$ that$ I$ am$ always$ restricted$ in$ time,$which$might$influence$my$work.$Thus$I$

will$ aspire$ in$ the$ future$ to$ create$ and$ enjoy$ longbterm$ work$ without$ significant$ restrictions$in$time.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, I$ believe$ that$ the$ most$ important$ goal$ for$ any$artist$in$any$field$is$the$ability$to$surprise$ the$audience.$Whatever$looks$familiar$to$the$

artist$probably$looks$repetitive$to$his$viewers$ as$ well.$ Painting$ is$ a$ powerful$ tool$ for$ innovation,$ as$ its$ origins$ are$ in$ traditional$ medium.$In$contrast,$opportunities$for$inner$ expressions$can$be$infinite.$ $

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Karen$Clardy:$“I$Am$Fascinated$By$Celebrity$Culture!”$ QA$with$the$Week$#4$Finalist$ Let’s% be% honest,% even% though% most% view% American% pop% culture% as% a% joke,% we% are% still% secretly% enjoying% it.% Otherwise,% where% are% these% amazingly% high% TV% ratings% of% gossip% shows% and% soap% operas%coming%from?%And%it%is%important%that%modern%artists%also%recognize%this%trend%and%bring% into%their%works%“%the%Illness%of%21st%century,%celebrity%gossip%addiction.”%One%of%such%artists%is%the% Art% Sprinter% finalist% Karen% Clardy,% covers% celebrity% over% exposure% with% oil% on% canvas,% using% her% incredible%sense%of%humor.% , Please,introduce,yourself., Hi!$ I$ am$ Karen$ Childress$ Clardy$ (friends$ and$ family$call$me$KK).$I$live$in$Greenville,$South$ Carolina$ with$ my$ wonderful$ husband$ and$ three$ beautiful$ children.$ I$ was$ 12$ when$ I$ started$painting$in$oils.$Immediately,$I$fell$in$ love$ with$ the$ medium$ and$ dreamed$ of$ becoming$an$artist.$$ I$ majored$ in$ art$ in$ at$ Furman$ University,$ obtained$ a$ Gemologist$ Degree$ from$ Gemological$ Institute$ of$ America$ and$ then$ Jewelers$ School$ to$ become$ a$ metalsmith$ master.$For$twenty$years,$I$owned$a$custom$ design$ jewelry$ business,$ “Childress$ Jewelers.”$$ Three$ years$ ago$ I$ closed$ my$ business$ and$ began$my$career$as$a$painter.$Woo$Hoo!$ Are, you, excited, about, being, selected, as, a, finalist, of,The, Art, Sprinter?, How, does, it, feel, to, know, that, you, will, be, presenting, your, painting, in, the, Hamptons,, well\ known,center,of,culture,and,arts?, I’m$ so$ excited$ and$ honored!$ I$ am$ thrilled$ to$ have$ the$ opportunity$ to$ make$ talented$ new$ friends$ in$ such$ a$ gorgeous$ place.$ I$ love$ the$ energy$ and$ dynamics$ of$ those$ already$ chosen$for$the$show.$I$know$it$is$going$to$be$ an$amazing$event$and$feel$very$fortunate$to$ have$been$chosen.$ From,your,experience,,do,you,think,that,art, contests,are,helpful,for,artists?, Absolutely!$ It$ provides$ a$ venue$ to$ place$ yourself$in$front$of$so$many$new$people$and$ look$for$those$who$resonate$with$your$work.$ I$have$had$incredible$experiences$this$year$in$ Miami$and$Brooklyn$and$all$because$I$took$a$ chance$and$entered$a$contest.$

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What,would,you,advise,the,artists,who,are, thinking, about, participating, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?, When$ you$ are$ an$ emerging$ artist,$ applying$ for$shows$can$be$intimidating$but$you$never$ know$what$will$happen$unless$you$try.$I$am$a$ living$example.$ Why,did,you,select,pop,culture,as,the,topic, of,you,art.,Why,is,it,important,for,you?, I$ am$ fascinated$ by$ celebrity$ culture!$ Truly,$ I$ am$ not$ really$ pushing$ against$ anything$ but$ accepting$ it$ all$ for$ what$ it$ is!$ I$ can$ watch$ Kardashian$ or$ Real$ Housewives$ marathon$ with$my$jaw$hitting$the$floor$and$not$feel$too$ bad$about$it!$Haha!$

all,consciously,or,unconsciously,consuming?, Please,explain., I$think$it$could$be$interpreted$as$a$metaphor$ for$what$we$are$consciously$or$unconsciously$ consuming$ as$ well$ as$ for$ what$ is$ being$ shoved$down$our$throats.$For$me$personally$ it$has$to$do$with$the$ideals,$values,$standards$ that$ are$ force$ fed$ to$ me$ either$ by$ my$ immediate$local$culture$or$mass$culture$and$ the$ constant$ vigil$ it$ takes$ in$ order$ to$ determine$ what$ it$ is$ I$ truly$ believe.$ There$ is$ also$ a$ reference$ to$ the$ American$ love/hate$ relationship$ with$ food$ as$ the$ struggle$ to$ be$ thin$and$beautiful;$it$consumes$us!$ Which, medium, are, you, using, and, why?, Is, there, a, future, for, the, ! I$AM$NOT$USING$THE$IMAGES$TO$REPRESENT$ medium, you, are, currently, THE$CELEBRITY.$I$AM$USING$IT$AS$A$METAPHOR$$ using?, TO$REPRESENT$MYSELF$$ I$use$oil$on$canvas$because$it$ is$like$going$home$for$me.$It$is$ what$ I$ used$ as$ a$ child$ and$ I$ love$ poking$ a$ little$ fun$ at$ celebrity$ culture$ therefore$everything$about$it…$the$smell,$the$ in$ my$ paintings,$ but$ also$ studying$ it$ and$ feel…$all$bring$back$floods$of$memories.$With$ appreciating$ it$ for$ the$ fiction$ of$ how$ the$ such$ a$ strong$ past,$ I$ think$ there$ will$ always$ celebrity$reality$is$portrayed.$ be$room$for$oils.$ The,majority,of,the,portraits,that,you,have, Nowadays$celebrities$come$and$go:$faces$are$ submitted,cover,hip\hop,celebrities.,Do,you, changing$ so$ fast,$ that$ people$ can’t$ personally, like, hip\hop, culture, or, is, there, remember$ names$ and$ faces$ of$ recent$ another,reason,for,that?, celebrities.$ In$ this$ connection,$ why$ do$ you$ I$ love$ hipbhop$ and$ all$ music,$ not$ drive$ by$ think$ your$ art$ will$ stay$ in$ history.$ I$ am$ not$ shootings!$ The$ celebrities$ I$ portray$ I$ admire$ using$the$images$to$represent$the$celebrity.$I$ as$ artists.$ I$ love$ the$ absolute$ freedom$ they$ am$ using$ it$ as$ a$ metaphor$ to$ represent$ have$ in$ expressing$ themselves$ and$ they$ are$ myself.$ rewarded$ financially$ for$ being$ outrageous!$ What, is, your, relation, to, mass, culture?, What’s$not$to$love?$ Obviously,, this, topic, is, very, important, for, Celebrities, you, paint, most, of, the, time, are, you,as,an,artist…, featured,in,connection,to,food,or,eating.,Is, I$think$there$is$a$propensity$to$become$a$$ that,a,metaphor,of,the,mass\culture,we,are,, $ , WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! “lotus$ eater$ “and$ I$ think$ true$ artists,$ even$ the$ ones$ I$ portray,$ transcend$ this$ penchant.$ However,$ do$ these$ artists$ become$ the$ ones$ that$feed$us$the$lotus?$ I$find$it$sad$that$feminism$is$still$an$issue,$and$ that$women$are$still$struggling$for$equality.$ How, can, you, characterize, the, style, of, you, art?, To$ me,$ they$ are$ painted$ collages.$ I$ am$ combining$ advertisements$ from$ “perfect”$ moral,$ racist,$ chauvinist$ era$ and$ juxtaposing$ these$celebrities$who$have$ultimate$freedom$ in$ their$ art$ and$ their$ lives.$ It$ is$ also$ the$ dichotomy$ of$ who$ I$ am$ as$ a$ person.$ I$ was$ raised$in$a$small,$southernbtraditional$town.$I$ value$fun,$hipbhop,$and$free$spirit!$ $

Is, being, and, artist, your, profession, or, hobby?, If, it, is, a, profession,, what, is, your, professional,goal,as,an,artist?, Art$is$my$profession$and$my$goal$is$to$show$it$ as$much$as$possible,$to$have$people$resonate$ with$the$true$nature$of$what$I$am$creating.$ How, many, hours, a, day, do, you, spend, on, creating,artworks?, Not$enough$hours$and$sometimes$too$many$ hours.$ The$ irony$ is$ that$ I$ have$ to$ be$ quiet$ and$listen$to$music$without$words$because$if$ I$listen$to$hip$hop$or$pop$I$can’t$concentrate.$ I$just$want$to$dance.$ I$am$a$white,$southern$woman$painting$hipb hop$ artists$ listening$ to$ classical$ music.$ How$ crazy$is$that?$

What,inspires,you,as,an,artist?,Who,is,your, favorite, artist, and, why?, Any, masters, in, particular,that,you,enjoy?, My$family,$humor,$music$inspires$me.$Gloria$ Steinem$ inspires$ me.$ Claes$ Oldenburg,$ Barbara$ Kruger,$ Andy$ Warhol,$ Richard$ Hamilton,$ Hannah$ Wilke,$ Cindy$ Sherman,$ Alice$ Aycock,$ Sarah$ Maple…$ Botticelli,$ Matisse…$the$list$is$too$long!$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, Create$what$is$in$your$heart$and$don’t$worry$ about$what$anyone$else$thinks!$ $

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Ian$Healy:$“Creating$Is$My$FullbTime$Affair”$ QA$with$the$Week$#4$Finalist$ Artist%Ian%Healy%from%New%York%has%presented%for%the%Art%Sprinter%judges’%consideration%some%very% unique%artworks.%Those%were%not%paintings%that%you%might%hang%in%your%living%room;%Ian’s%artworks% are%a%total%turn?away%from%typical%“beauty%art.”%On%the%contrary,%he%creates%paintings%that%you%may% experience%discomfort%looking%at:%one%of%the%main%topics%of%his%art%is%capturing%decomposing%bodies% of%dead%animals.%The%truthfulness%of%Ian’s%paintings%may%ruin%your%appetite,%but%you%will%truly%feel% what%the%real%purpose%of%art%is%–%to%evoke%the%strongest%emotions%from%its%viewers.%In%this%interview% Ian%explains%the%roots%of%the%brutality%of%his%works%and%provides%his%idea%of%the%beauty%of%the%art.%

, Please,formally,introduce,yourself., My$ name$ is$ Ian$ Healy,$ I$ am$ an$ artist$ living$ and$working$in$New$York.$ How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by, The, Art, Sprinter, jurors, to, present, your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the,Hamptons?,Are,you,excited,about,it?, It$ is$ a$ wonderful$ honor$ to$ be$ recognized$ by$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ competition.$ With$ all$ the$ strong$ work$ that$ I$ am$ sure$ the$ jurors$ see$ week$by$week,$to$be$a$standout$in$their$eyes$ is$ a$ great$ feeling$ of$ appreciation$ and$ inspiration$ for$ work$ I$ have$ been$ creating.$ I$ look$ forward$ to$ see$ all$ the$ finalists’$ works$ together$ at$ the$ exhibition$ on$ August$ 17$ in$ Water$Will$Square$Gallery!$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, Art$competitions$are$a$great$opportunity$for$ the$ community$ of$ artists$ to$ get$ their$ work$ out$for$viewers$to$experience.$ What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, the, competition?, Submit$ works$ that$ represent$ you$ the$ strongest.$ When,and,why,did,you,start,painting?,How, did, you, get, introduced, to, it?, What, are, the, most, important, projects, you, have, been, working,on?$ Painting$ came$ as$ a$ natural$ evolution$ from$ drawing.$ Couple$ of$ years$ ago$ a$ close$ friend$ of$ mine$ gave$ me$ a$ set$ of$ oils.$ Even$ though$ this$ early$ experience$ was$ terrible,$ I$ immediately$ knew$ that$ this$ medium$ is$ very$ attractive$to$me.$ Did,you,have,formal,art,education?,If,so,, INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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which, school, did, you, attend, and, what, can, you,can,about,the,importance,of,education, for,artists,in,general?, I$ am$ fortunate$ enough$ to$ have$ a$ great$ deal$ of$ opportunities$ as$ a$ young$ artist$ trying$ to$ grow.$ During$ my$ college$ years$ studying$ Business$ Marketing$ and$ feeling$ very$ unfulfilled,$I$took$a$drawing$class$in$order$to$ make$ more$ exciting$ my$ usually$ mundane$ experience$ in$ the$ classroom.$ There$ was$ an$ immediate$ attraction$ to$ the$ act$ of$ creating$ visual$art.$ From$ that$ point$ I$ began$ to$ draw$ every$ day$ and$ did$ my$ best$ to$ get$ critiques$ from$ the$ artists$ I$ knew.$ This$ brought$ me$ to$ JR$ Maloney$ who$ owns$ Vanguard$ Tattoo$ in$ Nyack,$NY.$He$gave$me$time$and$attention$to$ teach$ me$ how$ to$ build$ a$ foundation$ of$ drawing$ and$ visually$ break$ down$ compositions$ and$ designs.$ I$ eventually$ ventured$ up$ to$ Woodstock,$ NY$ and$ studied$ there$together$with$multiple$artists.$

be$a$part$of!$Attending$a$classical$training$in$ the$heart$of$New$York$City,$you$cannot$help$ but$to$grow$as$an$artist$while$you$are$there.$ Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, profession?,What,is,your,professional,goal?, Art$is$my$passion$and$profession.$Creating$is$ a$fullbtime$affair.$ How, do, you, find, subjects, for, your, paintings?,What,do,you,keep,in,mind,while, choosing,them?, Finding$ subjects$ to$ paint$ is$ never$ too$ difficult,$ but$ creating$ an$ image$ that$ inspires$ you$ to$ work$ for$ weeks$ or$ even$ months$ can$ be$ a$ bit$ more$ challenging.$ I$ try$ to$ consistently$ make$ smaller$ sketches$ of$ ideas$ that$may$or$may$not$evolve$into$larger,$more$ “finished”$works.$I$always$keep$in$mind$that$I$ work$ in$ a$ cyclical$ manner$ where$ some$ periods$ of$ time$ are$ meant$ for$ building$ a$ “foundation”$ of$ studies$ to$ support$ an$ idea$ I$ may$ have$ and$ then$ combining$ visual$ information$and$energy$into$a$final$piece.$ Which,creative,medium,do,you, prefer,to,work,with,and,why?, ! PAINTING$SHOULD$ENGULF$YOU,$ I$ have$ a$ real$ love$ for$ charcoal$ TAKING$OVER$YOU$LIKE$A$FIRST$LOVE$ and$ oil$ paint.$ I$ am$ so$ drawn$ to$ the$ materials$ that$ I$ can$ make$ a$ An$ opportunity$ to$ apprentice$ other$ painters$ mess$ with.$ Smearing,$ scraping,$ smudging,$ Hongnian$Zhang$and$Louis$Woolley$came$out$ sanding,$ splattering...$ There$ are$ similarities$ during$ studying$ in$ the$ art$ school.$ A$ year$ of$ between$ these$ two$ mediums$ that$ they$ drawing$and$painting$in$private$studio$in$the$ support$ one$ another;$ but$ at$ the$ same$ time$ woods$ of$ Woodstock$ brought$ my$ skills$ and$ they$ are$ different$ enough$ to$ feel$ new$ and$ views$on$art$to$a$more$mature$level.$ fresh$to$me$when$I$go$back$and$forth.$ The$next$step,$admission$to$the$grad$school,$ What, is, your, best, environment, to, create, seemed$ very$ natural.$ I$ attended$ New$ York$ art?, Academy$of$Art$in$Tribeca$area$in$New$York.$ I$ cannot$ say$ that$ there$ is$ any$ single$ environment$that$I$prefer.$I$have$made$work$$ Such$an$incredibly$inspiring$environment$to$$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! in$ such$ vastly$ different$ places$ that$ I$ would$ like$ to$ think$ it$ does$ not$ matter$ where$ I$ am.$ Different$ surroundings$ have$ surely$ brought$ out$different$ideas$but$I$do$not$believe$there$ has$ been$ a$ place$ that$ has$ made$ me$ any$ more$or$less$creative.$ If$ I$ must$ pick$ a$ most$ memorable$ environment$ it$ would$ undoubtedly$ be$ a$ studio$ in$ Giverny,$ France.$ A$ group$ of$ artist$ and$ me$ had$ a$ fortunate$ opportunity$ to$ spend$ time$ out$ there$ and$ create$ many$ artworks.$ Some$ experiences$ are$ so$ inspiring$ that$ you$ never$ forget$ them.$ Giverny$ was$ surely$one$of$them.$ What, do, you, hope, viewers, will, experience, from,your,work?, I$hope$a$viewer$feels$a$real$impact$from$my$ work.$I$want$them$to$be$unable$to$turn$away$

from$ the$ beauty$ of$ the$ art,$ but$ have$ this$ discomfort$ of$ starring$ at$ an$ image$ of$ death$ and$brutality.$ Who, is, your, favorite, artist, and, why?, Any, old,masters,in,particular,that,you,enjoy?, There$ are$ many$ great$ and$ inspiring$ artists$ out$there.$I$am$most$attracted$to$those$who$ have$this$amazing$combination$of$good$ideas$ and$ narration$ of$ the$ work$ in$ conjunction$ with$the$technical$capabilities$to$have$a$real$ life$and$breathe$to$their$images.$Bo$Bartlett,$ Vincent$ Desiderio,$ Sidney$ Goodman,$ Wade$ Schuman,$ Antonio$ Lopez$ Garcia$ are$ just$ a$ few$to$name.$The$old$masters$will$forever$be$ inspiring.$Rubens,$Rembrandt,$Monet,$Repin.$ The$list$could$go$on.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?,

Painting$ should$ engulf$ you,$ taking$ over$ you$ like$a$first$love.$If$you$know$it$is$your$passion,$ get$ into$ it$ and$ work$ as$ if$ you$ will$ die$ if$ you$ do$not.$You$will$have$days$of$disappointment$ and$ failure$ as$ well$ those$ filled$ with$ elation$ and$ satisfaction.$ Take$ it$ all!$ Bad$ days$ are$ inevitable$ and$ need$ to$ occur.$ When$ a$ good$ day$ comes$ around,$ there$ is$ nothing$ more$ satisfying$then$stepping$back$from$your$easel$ and$ knowing$ how$ much$ effort$ and$ love$ you$ put$into$your$work.$ Finally,,any,last,words?, Thank$ you$ very$ much$ for$ the$ support$ and$ appreciation$ of$ my$ work.$ To$ have$ others$ enjoy$ something$ that$ you$ love$ to$ do$ is$ a$ wonderful$thing!$ $

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Elyse$Hradecky:$“My$Dream$Is$to$Create$a$Portrait$of$Everyone$I$ Know”$ QA$with$the$Week$#5$Finalist$ The% upcoming% group% show% in% Water% Mill% is% not% the% first% Hampton’s% exhibition% for% the% sculptor% Elyse% Hradecky.% A% couple% of% months% ago% she% presented% her% works% in% the% East% Hampton% based% Neoteric% Fine% Art% Gallery.% Like% many% artists,% Elyse% is% aware% that% the% Hamptons%art%scene%is%undergoing%a%rebirth.%With%the%arrival%in%the%area%such%art%fairs%as% Art%Hamptons,%Art%MRKT,%and%Art%Southampton,%representation%in%such%a%mecca%of%arts%is%a% dream%to%come%true%for%young%successful%artist.%In%this%interview%Elyse%explains%her%love%to% of%the%Hamptons%and%shares%the%story%about%her%way%to%the%arts.% , How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by,The, Art, Sprinter, jurors,to, present, your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the, Hamptons?, Are, you,excited,about,it?, It$ is$ such$ a$ great$ feeling$ being$ selected$ for$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ exhibit.$ You$ cannot$ ask$for$a$better$place$to$show$your$work$ than$ a$ gallery$ in$ the$ Hamptons$ surrounded$ by$ other$ talented$ artists.$ I$ am$ really$ looking$ forward$ to$ seeing$ the$ show.$ Do,you,find,art,contests,helpful,for,the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, Contests$ are$ a$ great$ opportunity$ to$ show$your$work$in$new$galleries,$expose$ your$art$to$a$wider$audience.$It$is$also$a$ great$way$for$galleries$who$already$have$ a$ strong$ artist$ clientele$ to$ open$ their$ doors$to$new$talents.$ What, would, you, suggest, to, the, artists, who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art,Sprinter,competition?, As$ with$ all$ competitions,$ submit$ work$ you$ are$ proud$ of.$ I$ had$ no$ prior$ knowledge$ of$ The$ Art$ Sprinter,$ but$ looking$ at$ the$ previous$ finalists$ I$ felt$ that$my$work$fit$the$overall$aesthetic$so$ went$ ahead$ and$ applied.$ In$ the$ end,$ it$ can$ never$ hurt$ applying$ to$ art$ contests.$ What$ is$ the$ worst$ that$ can$ happen?$ If$ your$work$didn’t$get$chosen,$try$again.$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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When, and, why, did, you, start, your, career, in, the, arts?, How, did, you, get, introduced,to,it?, I$ loved$ comics$ as$ a$ child…$ Not$ really$ comic$ books$ but$ the$ ones$ in$ the$ newspaper.$ My$ father$ showed$ me$ how$ to$enlarge$them$by$hand$and$the$rest$is$ history.$ I$ took$ every$ art$ class$ offered$ in$ and$out$of$school.$ Do, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, which, school, did, you, attend, and, what,can,you,say,about,the,importance, of,education,for,artists,in,general?,

Who, are, some, of, your, inspirations?, Where, do, you, find, people, to, pose, for, your,sculptures?, Some$ of$ my$ inspirations$ are$ Alice$ Neel,$ Egon$ Schiele,$ Degas$ and$ David$ Bates…$ the$ list$ goes$ on$ and$ on.$ I$ am$ quite$ a$ lucky$ lady$ to$ have$ the$ most$ generous$ friends.$ All$ of$ the$ models$ I$ work$ with$ have$thus$far$been$people$with$whom$I$ have$ close$ relationships.$ I$ feel$ that$ it$ gives$ my$ work$ a$ palpable$ emotional$ charge.$ What, is, your, best, environment, to, create,art?, ! PERSONALLY,$I$LOVE$EDUCATION$AND$ My$ideal$place$is$somewhere$ WISH$I$COULD$STAY$IN$SCHOOL$FOREVER$ with$ tons$ of$ sunlight$ and$ space$ that$ allows$ me$ to$ get$ I$earned$my$Bachelors$of$Fine$Arts$from$ as$ far$ away$ from$ my$ work$ as$ possible.$ the$ Rhode$ Island$ School$ of$ Design$ in$ At$ the$ moment$ though,$ I$ will$ take$ Printmaking$and$my$Masters$of$Fine$Arts$ anything$as$long$as$I$can$work.$ from$ the$ New$ York$ Academy$ of$ Art$ in$ Which,creative,medium,do,you,prefer?, Sculpture$ with$ a$ concentration$ in$ I$ love$ the$ immediacy$ of$ water$ clay.$ Anatomy.$ Personally,$ I$ love$ education$ There$ is$ something$ about$ the$ different$ and$wish$I$could$stay$in$school$forever.$I$ stages$ of$ malleability$ that$ are$ so$ feel$ the$ more$ knowledge$ I$ have$ the$ satisfying.$ In$ the$ beginning,$ the$ clay$ is$ larger$ base$ to$ experiment$ and$ push$ my$ super$ soft$ and$ responds$ easily$ to$ your$ art$in$new$directions.$ touch.$ As$ it$ dries,$ it$ starts$ holding$ its$ Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, structure$ more$ and$ you$ are$ able$ to$ use$ profession?, more$ shaping$ tools.$ Once$ leather$ hard$ My$ goal$ is$ to$ have$ my$ art$ be$ my$ only$ (almost$dry)$you$are$able$to$really$refine$ profession.$ Until$ I$ reach$ that$ goal,$ day$ and$ create$ intricate$ detail.$ Each$ stage$ jobs$are$needed…$ has$its$own$distinct$feel.$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! What, do, you, hope, viewers, will, experience,from,your,work?, That$is$a$great$question.$I$can’t$say$that$I$ create$work$with$a$specific$message$for$ my$ viewers.$ Anything$ that$ causes$ people$ to$ pause$ and$ be$ removed$ from$ their$everyday$humdrum$even$for$just$a$ second$ is$ something$ I$ hope$ my$ work$ allows$my$viewers$to$experience.$ Who, is, your, favorite, artist, and, why?, Any,old,masters,in,particular?,

No$way$can$I$choose$a$favorite!$I$can$say$ that$ I$ can$ easily$ spend$ hours$ staring$ at$ Bernini’s$work$along$with$all$the$Roman$ copies$ of$ Greek$ sculptures…$ The$ transcendence$ they$ give$ to$ the$ mediums$ they$ are$ working$ with$ is$ amazing.$ What,is,your,dream,project?, My$dream$project$would$be$to$create$a$ portrait$of$everyone$I$know.$That$would$ be$heaven!$

What, would, you, tell, other, aspiring, painters,,any,advice?, Do$ anything$ to$ allow$ yourself$ the$ most$ time$in$your$studio$as$possible.$ Finally,,any,last,words?, Just$ that$ I’m$ looking$ forward$ to$The$ Art$ Sprinter$opening!$ PHOTO$CREDIT:$MARIA$TEICHER$ $

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Joseph$Cavalieri:$“I$Was$Born$In$the$Wrong$Century”$ QA$with$the$Week$#6$Finalist$ Artist%Joseph%Cavalieri%hails%from%modern%New%York%City%but%likes%to%talk%about%himself%as%a%person% that%was%born%in%a%wrong%century.%The%reason%for%this%statement%is%the%unique%technique%of%glass% processing%which%he%is%using%to%create%his%artworks.%According%to%Cavalieri,%he%has%reinvented%an% artistic%approach%popular%in%Medieval%Europe,%while%incorporating%the%style%of%some%icons%of%the% 20th%and%21st%centuries.%In%this%interview%we%are%talking%with%the%artist%about%his%approach%to%art% and%he%expound%on%why%his%“Blue%Jackie”%artworks%attracted%the%Art%Sprinter%judges%so%much%that% they%have%selected%Joseph%as%finalist%to%the%competition.% % Please, formally, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art,Sprinter,community., My$ name$ is$ Joseph$ Cavalieri$ and$ I$ am$ an$ artist$ working$ in$ glass.$ I$ spend$ much$ of$ my$ days$ working$ with$ my$ hands$ cutting$ and$ painting$ glass.$ I$ live$ a$ simple$ existence$ working$ in$ my$ studio$ in$ the$ East$ Village$ of$ Manhattan$ that$ mimics$ how$ medieval$ artist$ lived$ in$ “olde”$ Europe.$ I$ truly$ believe$ I$ was$ born$in$the$wrong$century.$ My$ process$ dates$ back$ to$ medieval$ times.$ Ground$ glass$ enamel$ is$ painted$ on$ the$ surface$ of$ glass$ cooked$ in$ a$ kiln$ at$ 1250$ degrees,$melting$the$image$onto$the$glass.$I$ use$ airbrush$ and$ silkbscreening$ techniques$ that$were$not$available$to$medieval$artists.$ Most$ important$ are$ not$ the$ historic$ materials$ and$ techniques$ but$ the$ concepts$ behind$ the$ work.$ I$ bring$ graphic$ elements$ and$ designs$ into$ my$ art…$ Tricks,$ thoughts$ and$techniques$I$learned$in$my$past$career$in$ Advertising$ and$ Art$ Directing$ at$ various$ magazines$ in$ New$ York$ City.$ In$ these$ past$ jobs$ I$ helped$ decide$ important$ issues,$ like$ helping$ to$ choose$ the$ “best$ and$ worst$ dressed”$ and$ “Sexiest$ Man$ Alive”$ at$ People$ Magazine.$ What$ could$ an$ artist$ want$ after$ this?$I$chose$glass.$ How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by, The, Art, Sprinter,jurors,to,present,your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the, Hamptons?, Are, you, excited,about,it?, I$ am$ excited$ about$ this$ opportunity.$ The$ closest$ my$ work$ has$ been$ shown$ to$ the$ Hamptons$was$a$show$in$2012$at$the$“Studio$ Art$Glass$Exhibit”$at$Gallery$North,$in$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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Setauket,$which$went$extremely$well.$When$I$ first$researched$your$competition$and$jurors,$ I$instantly$felt$“Jackie$O$in$Blue”$would$have$ a$ positive$ resonance$ with$ the$ gallery$ and$ people$ living$ in$ the$ Hamptons,$ this$ is$ why$ I$ entered$Jackie$alone.$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, I$ have$ been$ teaching$ in$ the$ US$ and$ internationally$ and$ always$ tell$ my$ students$ to$ get$ their$ work$ in$ as$ many$ shows$ as$ possible.$ The$ exposure$ and$ connections$ formed$ with$ each$ show$ are$ very$ important.$

actually$ teach$ painting$ on$ glass$ at$ UrbanGlass.$I$feel$there$are$no$secrets,$and$it$ is$ important$ to$ share$ knowledge.$ I$ recently$ began$mentoring$artists$privately.$ What, are, the, specific, challenges, and/or, benefits,that,come,with,working,with,glass?, I$try$to$push$the$concept$behind$my$work,$so$ the$ imagery$ is$ more$ important$ than$ the$ material.$I$have$what$I$call$“the$plastic$test”$ that$we$debate$in$my$classes.$When$you$see$ a$glass$object$you$like,$would$you$still$like$it$if$ it$were$made$of$plastic?$This$test$makes$the$ viewer$ appreciate$ the$ concept$ behind$ the$ work$ and$ not$ the$ materials.$ Of$ to$ be$ a$ professional$ artist$ ! MOST$IMPORTANT$FOR$BEGINNERS$IS$TO$ course$ you$ need$ to$ know$ techniques$ BRING$OTHER$ELEMENTS$FROM$THEIR$LIFE$INTO$ extremely$well.$ THEIR$ARTWORKS$ The$ biggest$ benefit$ to$ working$ in$ glass$ is$ how$ it$ has$ an$ animalistic$ connection$ inside$ the$ viewer.$ They$first$have$to$research$the$history,$space$ Seeing$light$streaming$through$colored$glass$ and$ theme,$ to$ make$ sure$ their$ work$ is$ memorizes$ people,$ and$ draws$ them$ closer.$ appropriate$for$the$exhibit.$ Many$of$my$works$challenge$this$idea,$using$ What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, opaque$ glass$ and$ “pop”$ as$ opposed$ to$ are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, religious$images.$The$biggest$challenge?$It$is$ Sprinter,competition?, glass$and$it$breaks!$There$is$an$art$to$packing$ To$ give$ a$ wellbeducated$ answer$ I$ would$ like$ glass$ properly,$ especially$ when$ it$ is$ shipped$ to$respond$to$this$question$at$the$end$of$the$ overseas.$ whole$ experience.$ I’m$ sure$ it$ will$ be$ worth$ Do,you,create,sketches,of,your,future,glass, the$effort.$ artworks,prior,to,creation?, How, did, you, first, become, interested, in, Yes,$I$have$a$huge$file$of$sketches$for$future$ glass,as,a,medium,for,your,artworks?, projects.$ I$ also$ hang$ sketch$ up$ of$ upcoming$ I$ learned$ the$ basics$ of$ stained$ glass$ as$ a$ projects$in$my$studio$so$I$can$see$them$fresh$ teenager$after$two$(of$my$five)$sisters$took$a$ and$ fine$ tune$ the$ work$ and$ get$ it$ ready$ to$ beginners$ class.$ In$ 1997$ I$ was$ rebintroduced$ the$point$of$starting.$ to$ glass$ through$ a$ series$ of$ classes$ at$ What, are, your, current, inspirations, for, UrbanGlass,$ which$ led$ to$ exhibiting$ and$ creating,your,work?, working$ with$ glass$ fullbtime$ in$ 2009.$ Now$ I$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! This$ September$ I$ have$ been$ asked$ to$ visit$ Derik$ Studios$ outside$ of$ Frankfurt,$ Germany$ to$ work$ on$ my$ latest$ project.$ It$ includes$ moving$ parts$ incorporated$ into$ my$ glass$ panels.$They$will$have$a$staff$for$advising$the$ best$ way$ to$ manufacture$ this$ and$ make$ my$ idea$ reality.$ My$ inspiration$ for$ this$ project$ was$ the$ fact$ that$ most$ glass$ art,$ especially$ stained$ glass$ panels$ you$ see$ in$ a$ church$ are$ stationary.$ This$ new$ concept$ will$ allow$ the$ viewer$ to$ adjust$ what$ the$ art$ looks$ like,$ depending$on$their$mood$that$moment.$ Other$ upcoming$ inspirations$ include$ drag$ queens$ in$ stained$ glass,$ opera$ and$ horror$ film$characters.$ What, type, of, advice, would, you, give, to, beginners,interested,in,working,with,glass?, I$feel$that$I$could$be$working$in$any$material.$ Glass$ is$ a$ choice$ of$ materials,$ such$ as$ oil$ paint,$photography$or$even$plaster.$$

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Most$ important$ for$ beginners$ is$ to$ bring$ other$ elements$ from$ their$ life$ into$ their$ artworks.$$ For$ me$ it$ was$ mixing$ my$ graphic$ design$ education$ and$ jaded$ sense$ of$ humor$ with$ this$ age$ old$ medium.$ This$ makes$ them$ unique.$ Is,it,easy,or,difficult,to,pursue,education,in, your, field?, Where, did, you, get, your, education?, I$ graduated$ the$ School$ of$ Visual$ Arts$ in$ Manhattan$ and$ had$ a$ full$ career$ in$ Art$ Directing$ for$ magazines$ in$ New$ York,$ including$ Good% Housekeeping,$ People,$ and$ GQ.$In$1997$I$discovered$glass$and$took$four$ intense$classes$at$Urban$Glass,$a$glass$center$ in$Brooklyn.$ From$ there$ I$ combined$ these$ two$ worlds$ to$ make$ work$ in$ a$ material$ people$ often$ think$ of$for$use$only$in$lamps$and$church$windows.$$

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My$challenge$is$to$educate$the$public$in$the$ process$ behind$ my$ work,$ but$ more$ importantly$to$have$them$enjoy$my$concepts$ and$live$with$my$art.$ Are, there, any, other, stained, glass, artists, who,inspire,you?, No,$ but$ I$ do$ have$ painters$ and$ artist$ I$ have$ collected,$including$Keith$Haring,$and$Joseph$ Albers.$ Do,you,have,an,artist,philosophy?, A$recent$article$in$the$Times$asked$seniors$if$ they$had$any$regrets,$most$said$they$worried$ too$ much$ when$ they$ were$ younger.$ I$ try$ to$ keep$ life$ simple,$ and$ do$ not$ take$ it$ so$ serious,$all$while$challenging$my$art!$ Finally,,any,last,words?, Simply$ a$ thank$ you$ for$ the$ opportunity$ of$ exposing$my$work$to$more$people.$ PHOTO$CREDIT:$AMERICAN$GLASS$GUILD$

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Mark$Paulda:$”$I$Am$DownbtobEarth$Person,$and$My$Images$ Reflect$the$Same$Sort$of$Realness”$ QA$with$the$Week$#6$Finalist$ Photographer% Mark% Paulda%from% El% Paso,% Texas% has% impressed% the% with% his% meaningful% series%of%images%called%“Dreams%of%Bhutan.”%Mark%started%his%career%in%the%high?end%event% organizing%business%and%recently%has%changed%his%career%to%become%a%professional%fine%art% photographer.%He%spends%most%part%of%the%year%travelling%around%the%world%and%shooting% the%most%interesting%places.%Among%his%upcoming%trips%for%this%year%is%a%journey%to%Water% Mill,% NY% where% Mark% will% come% to% present% his% photos% selected% by% the% judges% of% the% international%art%competition,%The%Art%Sprinter.% $ Please, formally, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art,Sprinter,community., I$am$not$only$an$observer$of$life.$I$also$have$a$ passion$for$traveling$to$foreign$lands$with$my$ camera$ and$challenging$ that$ which$ I$ am$ most$familiar$with.$ Professionally,$I$am$a$fine$art$photobgrapher$ who$endlessly$travels$around$the$world,$and$ the$ bestbselling$ author.$ My$ first$ book,$ “Celebrating$ El$ Paso”$ was$ sold$ out$ within$ three$months$of$its$release,$and$became$one$ of$the$fastest$selling$books$for$the$TCU$Press.$ My$second$book,$“Edge$of$the$Southwest”$is$ now$in$production.$I$am$currently$working$on$ my$third$book,$“London$After$Hours.”$ My$ images$ have$ been$ part$ of$ collaborative$ publications$ such$ as$ Sandy$ Hill’s$ “Mountain:$ Portraits$of$High$Places”$published$by$Rizolli,$ David$ Tucker’s$ “London$ Stories:$ London$ Walks,”$ and$ Karen$ Griffiths’$ “Reflections$ of$ Lake$Lenore.”$ How,does,it,feel,to,be,selected,by,The,Art, Sprinter,jurors,to,present,your,artworks,in, the,well\known,center,of,culture,and,arts,, the,Hamptons?,Are,you,excited,about,it?, Excited$ to$ be$ involved$ with$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ is$ an$ understatement.$ I$ could$ not$ be$ more$ thrilled$ to$ be$ a$ part$ of$ this$ exhibition$ amongst$some$very$talented$artists.$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?$ One$of$the$best$bits$of$advice$I$received$from$ one$ of$ my$ mentors$ was$ to$ enter$ competitions.$ “You$ won’t$ always$ come$ out$ on$ top,”$ I$ was$ told,$ “but$ you$ will$ learn$ not$ only$how$to$improve,$but$also$learn$a$lot$$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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about$ yourself.”$ Legitimate$ competitions$ provide$a$barometer$of$one’s$work,$but$also$ provide$ a$ platform$ to$ view$ quality$ work$ of$ others$ in$ a$ particular$ genre.$ They$ also$ have$ the$ potential$ to$ provide$ a$ level$ of$ exposure$ not$readily$available$to$everyone.$ What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ is$ providing$ a$ unique$ opportunity$ not$ only$ to$ have$your$ work$ judged$ by$ professionals,$ but$ more$ importantly$to$have$your$work$put$in$front$of$ an$enviable$art$audience.$The$old$saying$goes$ –$ “you$ don’t$ know$ until$ you$ try,”$ so$ simply$ put$ –$ go$ for$ it.$ Here$ is$ an$ ideal$ opportunity$ which$ makes$ access$ to$ an$ art$ audience$ attainable.$

! THE$KEY$ELEMENT$FOR$ME$TO$ MAKE$A$DECENT$IMAGE$IS$TO$BE$“IN$ TOUCH”$WITH$MY$SUBJECT$ Please, tell, us, more, about, what, made, you, become,a,photographer?,How,did,you,start, photography?$ For$most$of$my$professional$life$I$owned$and$ operated$ a$ special$ event$ company$ concentrating$ on$ high$ end$ events.$ My$ company$not$only$planned/coordinated,$but$ also$ designed$ and$ implemented$ entire$ events.$$ After$ working$ with$ the$ Olympic$ Games,$ I$ knew$ it$ was$ time$ for$ a$ new$ adventure,$ yet$ one$in$a$creative$field.$Photography$provided$ this$need$to$express$myself,$while$I$am$still$

working$ for$ myself.$ I$ have$ found$ out$ that$ photography$ provides$ a$ means$ to$ remain$ centered,$which$is$what$I$always$seek.$ Did, you, go, to, school, to, study, photography, or,are,you,self\taught?$ After$ leaving$ my$ business,$ I$ knew$ wholeheartedly$ I$ could$ not$ sit$ through$ the$ structure$ of$ a$ classroom,$ so$ I$ contacted$ three$ Londonbbased$ photographers$ whose$ work$ I$ admired,$ introduced$ myself,$ and$ asked$if$they$would$teach$me$privately.$Each,$ unselfishly,$ said$ yes.$ My$ photographic$ mentors$–$Rupert$Truman,$who$has$ $helped$ to$ create$ record$ covers$ for$ The$ Muse,$ Peter$ Gabriel,$ Pink$ Floyd,$ etc.;$ Kobi$ Israel,$ who$ is$ a$ fine$ art$ landscape$ and$ portrait$ photographer;$ and$ Bruce$ Smith,$ a$ fashion$photographer.$$ I$could$not$have$asked$for$better$mentors$as$ each$taught$me$the$“rules”$of$photography$ and$ how$ to$ break$ them,$ but$ most$ importantly$ led$ me$ to$ see$ the$ world$ in$ a$ new$way.$Even$today$all$three$check$on$my$ progress,$and$cheer$me$on.$ How, would, you, describe, your, style?, Do, you,have,a,particular,artist,philosophy?$ Quite$ honestly,$ I$ take$ a$ simple$ approach$ to$ photography,$ and$ never$ try$ to$ force$ anything.$$ Most$of$my$images$reflect$my$own$personal$ approach$ to$ life,$ and$ that$ is$ a$ quest$ for$ peace.$ As$ one$ goes$ through$ my$ portfolio$ what$will$be$most$noticeable$is$the$feeling$of$ solitude.$ I$am$a$rather$downbtobearth$person,$and$my$ images$will$reflect$the$same$sort$of$realness.$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! I$ always$ say:$ “It’s$ like$ music$ without$ lyrics.$There$ is$ a$ melody$ present,$ and$ it$ makes$you$feel$a$certain$way,$but$sometimes$ you$ don’t$ know$ why.$ $It’s$ just$ sound$ waves.$ My$ images$ are$ simply$ light$ waves,$ and$ they$ are$ real.$ It$ might$ be$ that$ a$ no$ one$ knows$ what$ the$ image$ is,$ but$ the$ colors,$ shapes,$ forms,$ and$ textures$ create$ a$ feeling$ in$ the$ viewer,$ though$ one$ doesn’t$ know$ why.$ $My$ life$ is$ simple,$ and$ real,$ and$ this$ is$ what$ I’d$ like$my$photographic$journey$to$reflect.”$ What, do, you, think, is, the, most, important, factor,in,making,a,good,picture?$ Technical$aspects$aside,$the$key$element$for$ me$ to$ make$ a$ decent$ image$ is$ to$ be$ “in$ touch”$ with$ my$ subject.$ The$ more$ I$ am$ in$ love$with$where$I$am,$the$better$my$images,$ the$ more$ creative$ I$ can$ be,$ and$ the$ better$ I$ see.$When$any$place,$or$person,$touches$my$ soul,$ one$ will$ undoubtedly$ know$ when$

viewing$my$images.$Of$course,$passion$plays$ an$enormous$role$as$well.$ Who,inspires,your,photography?,$ Interestingly$ enough,$ my$ inspiration$ comes$ from$ classical$ art$ masters,$ especially$ those$ who$have$mastered$light$in$paintings.$Having$ been$in$a$creative$field$all$of$my$professional$ life,$inspiration$comes$from$cinematography,$ movies,$music,$particular$color$combinations$ I$ see$ in$ graphic$ art,$ natural$ landscapes,$ and$ strong$ defining$ lines$ of$ architecture.$ Travel$ to$ parts$ of$ the$ world$ that$ challenge$ everything$I$know$influences$me$greatly.$$ What,type,of,cameras,do,you,shoot,with?$ Both$ Digital$ &$ Film$ –$ Hasselblad$ H5Db50,$ Canon$ 5D$ Mark$ III,$ Hasselblad$ 500cm,$ Mamiya$II,$Mamiya$RZ67bPro$II.$ Few,words,on,the,post\processing,and,color, selection,techniques,in,your,pictures?$ Postbprocessing$for$me$is$rather$simple$as$I$$

make$ simple$ adjustments$ with$ highlights,$ shadows,$ sometimes$ a$ slight$ boost$ of$ color;$ otherwise$ I$ am$ not$ much$ of$ a$ photo$ manipulator.$ My$ multiple$ exposure$ images$ displayed$here$were$ all$ accomplished$ within$ the$ camera$ with$ a$ prebconceived$ notion$ of$ what$I$wanted$to$convey.$ What, advice, do, you, have, for, somebody, who,wants,to,pursue,art,photography?$ Am$ I$ ever$ full$ of$ advice!$ Practice!$ Practice!$ Shoot!$ Shoot!$ Seek$ the$ objective$ eye$ of$ another$to$help$guide$you.$ I$ have$ always$ found$ it$ best$ to$ get$ in$ touch$ with$ what$ is$ deep$ inside$ me,$ always$ know$ who/what$ I$ am,$ and$ be$ simply$ be$ honest$ with$myself.$This$is$just$me.$If$one$is$able$to$ do$ all$ of$ the$ above,$ anything$ can$ happen$ if$ you$let$it.$ PHOTO$CREDIT:$ORLANDO$MARTOS.$ $

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Peter$Walker:$“I$Capture$People$Who$Ask$Me$for$Money$on$the$ Street”$ QA%with%the%Week%#7%Finalist% There%in%upcoming%debate%about%whether%an%artist%needs%a%teacher%or%mentor%to%succeed%in% his% or% her% career.% For% California% based% artist%Peter% Walker,%who% has% been% selected% as% a% finalist%of%the%international%art%competition%The%Art%Sprinter%the%answer%is%obvious.%Being%an% artists%and%a%teacher%at%the%same%time,%Peter%believes%that%teaching%allows%him%to%see%his% art%from%the%different%perspective.%In%this%interview%Peter%Walker%tells%The%Art%Sprinter%Blog% his% story% of% growth% to% his% present% level% of% artistic% “sophistication”% and% explains% why% he% believes%that%the%art%is%a%war.% $ Please, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art, Sprinter,Blog,readers., I$ received$ a$ joint$ Bachelor$ degree$ in$ English$ and$ Visual$ Arts$ from$ Brigham$ Young$ University.$ After$ taking$ a$ year$ or$ two$ to$ further$ my$ art,$ I$ was$ accepted$ to$ the$ San$ Francisco$ Art$ Institute$ where$ I$ received$ an$ MFA$in$Painting$and$Critical$Theory.$$ I$ currently$ wear$ two$ professional$ hats.$ I$ continue$ my$ art$ practice$ and$ I’m$ the$ Department$ Chair$ of$ Visual$ Arts$ at$ Milken$ Community$High$School$in$Los$Angeles,$CA.$ From,your,experience,,do,you,think,that,art, contests,are,helpful,for,artists?, I$ hope$ so$ since$ I've$ entered$ many$ of$ them!$ They$ give$ an$ artist$ not$ only$ increased$ exposure$ in$ new$ places$ and$ to$ different$ audiences$but$also$allow$him/her$to$become$ acquainted$with$a$wider$professional$circle.$ What,would,you,advice,the,artists,who,are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter, competition?, Absolutely$do$it.$You$have$on$going$chances$ to$ participate$ giving$ you$ the$ maximum$ likelihood$of$showing$your$art$in$one$of$three$ amazing$locations.$It$is$a$great$opportunity.$ When, and, why, did, you, decided, to, be, an, artist?, What, are, the, most, important, projects,you,have,been,working,on?, Though$I$have$been$an$“artist”$since$I$was$a$ child,$ it$ was$ not$ until$ several$ years$ after$ I$ graduated$ with$ my$ BA$ that$ I$ decided$ to$ pursue$art$professionally.$$ I$ was$ preblaw$ in$ college$ and$ when$ decided$ against$that$I$took$a$job$in$the$tech$industry$ after$ graduation.$ Every$ night$ I$ would$ come$ home$and$paint$in$my$spare$time.$Eventually$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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I$decided$to$own$my$real$passion$so$I$quit$my$ job,$ applied$ to$ graduate$ school.$ The$ rest$ is$ history.$ According, to, your, bio,, you, are, not, only, an, artist,yourself,but,also,a,teacher.,Please,tell, us,more,about,this,part,of,your,life., Being$ an$ educator$ is$ both$ personally$ and$ artistically$ necessary$ for$ me.$ Students$ see$ with$ fresh,$ untainted$ eyes.$ They$ ask$ fundamental$ questions$ I$ have$ long$ since$ forgotten$ in$ my$ march$ to$ art$ “sophistication.”$They$force$me$to$constantly$ return$ to$ the$ basics$ and$ ask$ questions$ of$ things$I$thought$I$knew$long$ago.$I$often$tell$ them$I$may$be$their$teacher$by$title,$but$I$see$ myself$ as$ the$ senior$ student$ among$ a$ community$of$learners.$

work$is$visual.$As$an$educator$my$art$is$often$ immaterial.$Regardless,$it$is$all$“art.”$When$a$ student$ grows$ or$ experiences$ personal$ epiphanies,$ if$ I$ helped$ in$ that$ process,$ I$ consider$ that$ a$ work$ of$ immaterial$ art.$ The$ best$ and$ worst$ part$ of$ education$ are$ different$ sides$ of$ the$ same$ coin.$ When$ a$ student$succeeds,$I$succeed.$When$a$student$ does$not,$I$don't.$ What, role, do, you, see, art, and, your, art, in, particular,playing,in,society,today?, I$ know$ I$ should$ have$ a$ profound$ and$ sweeping$answer$for$the$art's$role$in$today's$ society,$but$honesty$demands$I$respond$with$ an$incredibly$noncommittal,$“I$don't$know.”$$ I$ once$ believed$ it$ to$ have$ the$ capacity$ to$ change$ the$ world$ or$ some$ other$ such$ nonsense$but$time$has$a$way$of$ ! QUESTIONS$ARE$ALWAYS$MORE$ tempering$ the$ eccentricities$ of$ INTERESTING$THAN$STATEMENTS.$I$BELIEVE$$ youth.$ I$ still$ believe$ in$ its$ IN$THE$SOCRATIC$METHOD$ potential$ but$ I$ also$ see$ its$ limitations.$$ It,is,probably,difficult,to,teach,art,and,to,be, Now$ I$ think$ less$ globally$ and$ more$ an, artist, at, the, same, time,, hard, not, to, individually$ about$ the$ art.$ If$ it$ can$ be$ a$ impose,your,own,opinion,on,students.,How, catalyst,$ even$ in$ some$ small$ way,$ if$ it$ can$ are,you,dealing,with,this,dilemma?, awaken$ personal$ awareness$ in$ an$ individual$ It$can$be$difficult$but$I$try$not$to$be$didactic$ it$has$served$its$purpose.$I$hope$for$nothing$ in$ the$ art$ or$ teaching.$ Questions$ are$ always$ more$or$less$from$my$own$art.$ more$ interesting$ than$ statements.$ I$ believe$ How,do,you,find,objects,for,your,paintings?, in$ the$ Socratic$ method.$ When$ asked$ a$ My$current$drawing$series$are$selfbselecting.$ question,$ I$ usually$ respond$ in$ kind.$ This$ I$ want$ to$ capture$ brief$ moments$ of$ chance$ creates$ an$ atmosphere$ of$ dialogue$ rather$ encounters$ with$ people$ on$ the$ periphery$ of$ then$lecturing.$ my$experience.$There$is$only$one$criteria$for$ What,do,you,like,the,best,and,dislike,about, this$set$of$subjects.$They$have$to$ask$me$for$ teaching?,, money$on$the$street.$If$they$do,$I$explain$my$ project$ and$ offer$ them$ money$ in$ exchange$ The$loosest$definition$of$art$is$merely$the$act$ for$their$participation.$ of$ conscientious$ creation.$ As$ an$ artist$ my$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, work,with,and,why?, For$ my$ current$ work$ I$ use$ pencil$ on$ paper.$ My$ subjects$ are$ transitory$ and$ fleeting.$ I$ wanted$ to$ capture$ those$ feelings$ and$ oil$ painting$felt$too$permanent.$I$also$wanted$to$ spend$time$with$the$subject;$to$get$to$know$ them$ as$ it$ were.$ I$ wanted$ to$ hover$ in$ an$ ambiguous$ space$ of$ fleeting$ yet$ familiar;$ temporary$ yet$ personable.$ Intensive,$ lifeb sized$ pencil$ drawings$ on$ unframed$ paper$ seemed$to$make$the$most$intuitive$sense.$ In,which,environment,do,you,create,art?,

I$ am$ an$ abtypical$ artist$ in$ this$ regard.$ My$ work$ is$ labor$ and$ time$ intensive.$ I$ need$ clean,$controlled$space.$ Who,is,your,favorite,artist,and,why?,Please, name,the,old,masters,you,like,the,most., I$ have$ a$ cornucopia$ of$ artists$ who$ have$ influenced$ me$ at$ different$ periods$ of$ my$ artistic$ development.$ It$ would$ make$ for$ an$ interesting$ exercise$ to$ try$ and$ find$ a$ common$ string$ throughout$ them.$ They$ either$speak$to$me$on$a$cognitive,$aesthetic,$ technical$ level.$ Some$ include$ Rembrandt,$ William$Blake,$J.$W.$M.$Turner,$Mark$Rothko,$

Anselm$ Kiefer,$ Gerhard$ Richter,$ William$ Kendrich,$Richard$Serra.$ What, can, we, look, forward, to, seeing, from, you,in,the,future?, I$have$done$a$considerable$amount$of$works$ based$ on$ geography$ and$ now$ I've$ been$ working$on$portraiture.$I$have$been$thinking$ of$ways$to$combine$the$two.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, Art$ is$ often$ a$ war$ of$ attrition.$ Just$ keep$ producing$work.$ $

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Chris$Riggs$For$Mayor:$“I$Did$Not$Choose$Graffiti.$Graffiti$Chose$ Me”$ QA%with%the%Week%#8%Finalist% When%you%meet%and%get%talking%to%Chris%Riggs%For%Mayor,%you%realize%that%someday%there%will% be%a%movie%attempting%to%capture%his%life.%At%this%point%in%his%life,%one%could%say%he%has%achieved% the%American%Dream,%but%he%is%not%slowing%down%at%all.%Born%in%a%poor%New%York%suburb,%he%has% created%his%own%career%through%years%of%hard%work%and%dedication%to%producing%quality%art.%In% his%interview%for%the%Art%Sprinter%Blog,%Chris%describes%the%best%and%the%worst%times%in%his%life% and%explains%the%origins%of%his%provocative%artistic%name.% $ How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by, The, Art, Sprinter, jurors, to, present, your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the,Hamptons?,Are,you,excited,about,it?, Yes,$ I$ am$ so$ happy$ to$ be$ in$ the$ Art$ Sprinter$ exhibition$ in$ the$ Hamptons$ this$ summer$ at$ the$Water$Mill$Square$Gallery.$Thank$you$for$ selecting$ me!$ This$ is$ my$ first$ Hamptons$ show.$ I$ am$ very$ excited$ about$ it!$ Jackson$ Pollock,$ my$ favorite$ artist,$ is$ the$ one$ who$ first$ made$ the$ Hamptons$ famous$ and$ artistic.$ Moreover,$ it's$ Jackson$ Pollock$ 101$ years$ old$ birthday$ this$ year.$ Woobhoo!$ Let's$ also$ celebrate$ this$ fact$ at$ the$ opening$ on$ August$ 17th.$ I'm$ going$ to$ exhibit$ my$ new$ abstract$ expressionism$ art$ works$ for$ this$ opening.$ After$ making$ 1000's$ of$ original$ abstract$ expressionism$ paintings,$ you$ can$ kind$ of$ connect$ with$ the$ other$ artist$ in$ the$ spirit$world$or$art$heaven$wherever$the$artist$ may$be.$This$is$a$dream$come$true$for$me$to$ be$ showing$ next$ to$ Jackson.$ Thank$ you$ all$ who$have$been$working$on$the$gallery$event!$ Please, tell, us, more, about, your, background, in, arts, and, what, made, you, become, an, artist?, I$ was$ born$ an$ artist$ just$ like$ everyone$ else.$ But$ only$ very$ few$ of$ us$ stay$ artists.$ I$ have$ always$been$and$always$will$be$an$artist.$No$ one$ can$ ever$ take$ that$ away$ from$ me.$ My$ grandfather$ from$ Italy$ showed$ me$ how$ to$ make$ oil$ paintings$ when$ I$ was$ three$ years$ old.$I$used$to$watch$him$paint$when$I$was$a$ baby.$He$liked$to$paint$the$ocean,$boats,$and$ Italian$ architecture.$ He$ made$ the$ strongest$ art$impression$me.$ I$got$my$first$commission$job$in$1985$from$a$ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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mayor$ of$ New$ York$ City$ Ed$ Koch.$ I$ won$ a$ citywide$art$contest$with$all$the$city$schools.$ The$ mayor$ had$ posters$ made$ with$ my$ art$ works$ on$ them.$ The$ Chris$ Riggs$ art$ posters$ were$put$on$all$the$trains$and$buses$in$NYC.$ The$event$started$me$off$as$a$real$artist$who$ could$ make$ original$ art$ for$ a$ living.$ I$ have$ been$ working$ very$ hard$ every$ day$ drawing$ and$painting$ever$since.$ Do, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, which, school, did, you, attend, and, what, can, you,say,about,the,importance,of,education, for,artists,in,general?,

everyone$has$a$tag$and$tries$to$do$their$best$ at$getting$some$fame$marking$up$schools$or$ their$ local$ area.$ You$ can’t$ get$ away$ from$ graffiti$ in$ the$ NYC$ because$ it$ is$ such$ a$ large$ body$of$work,$and$there$are$so$many$artists$ around$ the$ world$ that$ make$ it.$ Now$ people$ call$it$street$art.$I$call$it$advertising.$ I$ hang$ posters$ of$ my$ name$ all$ over$ the$ streets.$ Is$ that$ graffiti?$ Yes.$ Because$ it$ says$ Chris$ Riggs$ for$ Mayor$ and$ I$ plan$ to$ run$ for$ office$one$day,$then$it’s$not$graffiti$or$street$ art$ it’s$ advertising,$ but$ it’s$ still$ all$ the$ same$ thing$graffiti,$street$art$and$adverting$all$the$ same.$ I$GOT$MY$FIRST$COMMISSION$JOB$IN$1985$ My$ father$ who$ was$ a$ business$ ! FROM$A$MAYOR$OF$NEW$YORK$CITY$ED$KOCH$ owner$in$Manhattan$was$killed$in$ 1981,$so$after$that$I$grew$up$poor,$ and$ when$ you’re$ a$ poor$ kid$ from$ I'm$a$selfbtaught$artist$from$NYC.$I$took$some$ NYC,$growing$up$in$the$city,$you$don’t$really$ college$art$classes,$but$I$never$really$got$into$ have$a$lot$of$options.$You$can$do$graffiti$for$ wanting$ formal$ training.$ I$ did$ my$ own$ thing$ free$with$your$friends$whenever$you$want.$ in$most$of$my$art$classes.$I$like$inventing$my$ When$you$make$fine$art$you$need$money$to$ own$ art$ forms.$ Formal$ art$ education$ is$ buy$the$paint,$canvas$and$to$rent$a$place$to$ important,$ but$ it$ doesn't$ guarantee$ you$ a$ create$the$art.$Creating$fine$art$is$expensive.$ successful$ artist$ career.$ Salvador$ Dali,$ Frida$ People,$ who$ obey$ all$ the$ rules$ and$ have$ no$ Kahlo,$and$Vincent$Van$Gogh$did$not$receive$ money,$ will$ never$ become$ artists.$ But$ if$ a$formal$art$education.$I$graduated$from$City$ you’re$ a$ kid$ from$ the$ inner$ city,$ and$ you$ University$with$a$degree$in$Political$Science,$ don’t$want$to$be$controlled,$and$you$want$to$ which$ has$ helped$ to$ establish$ my$ political$ make$art,$then$you$will$do$what$you$have$to$ views.$I$also$attended$Columbia$University.$ do$to$make$it.$ Why, did, you, choose, graffiti, as, opposed, to, I$ was$ a$ starving$ artist$ at$ one$ point,$ with$ no$ fine,arts?, collectors,$ no$ money$ and$ no$ place$ to$ live.$ I$ did$ not$ choose$ graffiti.$ Graffiti$ chose$ me.$ I$ Now$ my$ paintings$ sell$ for$ 10s$ of$ 1000s$ of$ have$always$been$a$fine$artist.$I$have$always$ dollars.$ But$ if$ I$ had$ given$ up,$ I$ would$ have$ created$art$mostly$drawings$when$I$was$kid.$ never$made$it$as$a$real$full$time$artist,$where$ Now$ I$ do$ mostly$ paintings$ and$ sculptures.$ all$I$do$is$work$on$my$art$day$and$night,$with$ When$you$are$an$artist$growing$up$in$NYC,$$ $ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! no$day$job.$So$the$answer$to$the$question$is,$ I$choose$both$Fine$art$and$Graffiti.$I$currently$ make$fine$art$in$my$studio,$but$I$also$still$put$ my$ name$ all$ over$ the$ streets$ with$ posters$ and$ murals.$ But$ I$ would$ much$ rather$ sell$ a$ painting$for$100k$than$paint$a$wall$or$a$train$ for$free.$$ Life$is$funny.$One$day$you$are$painting$train$ tunnels$ full$ of$ rats$ getting$ chased$ by$ police,$ and$the$next$day$you$hanging$your$paintings$ in$ multibmillion$ dollar$ mansions$ around$ the$ world.$ Please,tell,us,more,about,the,origins,of,your, artistic, name., Why, do, you, call, yourself, “Mayor”, and, how, this, title, influences, your, art?, I$ call$ myself$ Chris$ Riggs$ for$ Mayor$ because$ the$mayor$of$N.Y.C.,$Michael$Bloomberg,$had$ cut$ the$ summer$ school$ lunch$ in$ 2003.$ I$ decided$ to$ run$ against$ him.$ Good$ luck$ running$ against$ a$ billionaire$ who$ spent$ 200$ million$ on$ his$ campaign.$ So$ the$ name$ Chris$ Riggs$ for$ Mayor$ just$ stuck.$ Now$ I$ use$ it$ for$ my$street$art$posters.$Maybe$one$day$I$really$ will$ make$ a$ run$ for$ public$ office,$ but$ not$ now.$ I’m$ way$ too$ happy$ being$ a$ successful$ artist.$I$also$played$myself$in$a$documentary$ movie$“The$Promise$of$New$York.”$

Many, street, artists, formulate, their, main, ideas, into, slogan, that, reflect, their, position, about,the,most,exciting,or,disturbing,issues., Which,slogans,do,you,use,and,why?, My$main$slogan$is$Peace$and$Love.$I$believe$ that$ peace$ and$ love$ are$the$ most$ important$ things$in$life.$What$I$want$to$do$with$my$love$ peace$art$is$to$bring$peace$and$love$to$planet$ earth.$I$believe$the$only$way$we$will$survive$ on$earth$is$with$peace$and$love.$We$need$to$ stop$ fighting$ with$ each$ other$ on$ this$ planet$ and$we$need$to$start$exploring$the$universe,$ and$see$what$is$out$there.$Peace$on$earth$is$ possible,$if$we$the$people$of$the$planet$want$ it.$Tell$your$leaders$you$want$peace,$and$say$ no$to$war.$Love$and$peace$is$an$idea$and$no$ government$can$stop$an$idea.$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, work,with,and,why?, I$ like$ to$ work$ with$ spray$ paint$ because$ its$ fast$to$paint$with,$and$it$dries$fast.$I$also$like$ creating$with$acrylic$because$it$covers$better$ than$ spray$ and$ also$ dries$ fast.$ One$ of$ my$ favorite$ things$ is$ making$ sculptures$ with$ found$ objects.$ I$ love$ being$ able$ to$ look$ at$ something$and$say,$“That’s$art!”$ Please, tell, us, more, about, your, collaboration, with, such, key, figures, on, the,

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international, art, scene, as, Mr., Brainwash, and,Kenny,Scharf.,What,did,you,personally, learn,from,these,experiences?, I$ made$ a$ video$ with$ Kenny$ Scharf$ in$ his$ studio$ in$ Williamsburg,$ NYC.$ We$ just$ hung$ out$ painting.$ People$ asked$ me$ to$ post$ it$ online,$ so$ I$ submitted$ it$ on$ my$ YouTube$ channel.$ Moreover,$ we$ both$ worked$ with$ Young$ at$ Art$ Museum$ in$ Fort$ Lauderdale.$ From$Kenny$I$learned$the$way$he$creates$his$ characters.$ Mr.$ Brainwash$ was$ in$ a$ show$ that$ I$ organized$in$Miami$during$Art$Basel$2012.$He$ came$to$Wynwood$and$painted$the$wall$with$ Life$ is$ Beautiful$ words$ on$ it.$ It$ is$ a$ huge$ 12,000$ sq.$ ft.$ gallery$ on$ the$ main$ street$ in$ Wynwood.$He$is$a$very$cool$guy.$We$talk$on$ the$phone.$What$I$learned$from$him$is$that$it$ is$ great$ to$ work$ very$ hard,$ but$ its$ even$ better$to$work$very$hard$and$smart.$It’s$also$ a$ good$ idea$ to$ let$ some$ other$ people$ help$ you$ with$ your$ work$ sometimes.$ You$ can$ have$ lots$ of$ ideas,$ but$ you$ have$ to$ be$ very$ smart$to$turn$your$ideas$into$reality.$ Finally,,any,advice,for,young,artists?, If$ you$ want$ to$ be$ a$ great$ artist,$ then$ make$ great$art.$ $

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Sarah$Hahn:$“I’m$Trying$to$Preserve$What$Is$at$the$Forefront$of$Our$ Culture”$ QA$with$the$Week$#9$Finalist$ Ohio% sculptor,% Sarah% Hahn% believes% that% the% goal% of% art% is% to% observe% modern% culture% and% try% to% preserve%it.%For%this%reason%she%chooses%subjects%of%her%clay%sculptures%that%are%celebrities%you%might% find%in%the%gossip%publications.%In%this%interview%Sarah%Hahn,%finalist%of%the%international%competition% The% Art% Sprinter,% explains% the% origins% of% her% artistic% background% and% provides% her% opinion% on% how% celebrity%culture%influences%all%of%us.% $ Please, formally, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art,Sprinter,community., My$name$is$Sarah$Hahn.$I$grew$up$in$a$small$ town$ in$ Ohio.$ I$ moved$ to$ Kentucky$ for$ graduate$ school.$ After$ graduate$ school$ I$ moved$back$to$Columbus$Ohio$to$teach$and$ make$art.$ How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by, The, Art, Sprinter, jurors, to, present, your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the,Hamptons?,Are,you,excited,about,it?, Very$ excited!$ It$ is$ always$ a$ good$ feeling$ when$others,$especially$jurors$in$the$art$field,$ recognize$and$appreciate$my$work.$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, That$ is$ a$ good$ question.$ I$ have$ not$ done$ many$ art$ competitions$ like$ this$ one.$ I$ will$ have$ to$ wait$ until$ after$ the$ experience$ to$ give$ an$ accurate$ answer.$ I$ am$ looking$ forward$to$it$nonetheless.$ What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?, By$ the$ time$ that$ I$ saw$ the$ posting,$ some$ finalists$ had$ already$ been$ selected.$ I$ felt$ that$ my$ work$ was$ compatible$ with$ this$ work,$which$was$a$big$factor$in$my$decision$ to$ apply.$ I$ think$ that$ you$ should$ always$ see$ what$ kind$ of$ work$ a$ space$ has$ exhibited$ in$ the$ past,$ and$ try$ to$ be$ a$ good$ judge$ of$ whether$ your$ work$ fits$ in$ with$ what$ the$ space$promotes.$ When,and,why,did,you,start,painting?,How, did, you, get, introduced, to, it?, What, are, the, most, important, projects, you, have, been, working,on?, My$ main$ medium$ of$ choice$ is$ clay.$ I$ have$ always$been$drawn$to$three$dimensional$$ $ INFO@THEARTSPRINTER.COM$

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objects,$ and$ really$ enjoy$ the$ malleability$ of$ clay.$With$clay,$I$am$taking$this$material$that$ doesn’t$really$have$much$value$in$its$natural$ state,$ and$ transforming$ it$ into$ something$ substantial;$ something$ that,$ in$ my$ eyes,$ has$ value$and$merit.$ Did, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, which, school, did, you, attend, and, what, can, you,can,about,the,importance,of,education, for,artists,in,general?, I$ received$ my$ BFA$ from$ Ohio$ Wesleyan$ University$ and$ my$ MFA$ from$ the$ University$ of$ Kentucky.$ One$ of$ my$ professors,$ my$ mentor$ really,$ told$ me$ once$ that,$ “school$ is$ really$ your$ one$ opportunity$ at$ complete$ freedom$ to$ explore$ and$ create$ without$ the$ pressures$of$success$and$making$an$income.”$ That$ struck$ me$ at$ the$ time,$ and$ the$ more$ time$ that$ passes$ since$ my$ graduation,$ the$ more$ I$ realize$ the$ accuracy$ of$ that$ statement.$

where$I$am$trying$to$figure$out$why$someone$ did$something,$or$why$something$happened.$ The$ final$ product$ in$ my$ work$ is$ the$ reasoning/motivation$ I’ve$ deduced$ from$ a$ person’s$actions$or$the$outcome$of$an$event.$ My$ current$ body$ of$ work$ came$ about$ when$ the$ Justin$ Bieber,$ Kim$ Kardashian,$ Twilight,$ and$ the$ Hannah$ Montana$ craze$ were$ first$ taking$ hold.$ I$ couldn’t$ step$ into$ a$ grocery$ store$ without$ seeing$ the$ image$ of$ these$ people$ plastered$ everywhere.$ The$ resulting$ body$ of$ work$ that$ came$ from$ this$ was$ my$ reasoning$of$how$these$icons$function$within$ our$culture.$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, work, with, and, why?, Is, there, any, medium, you,would,love,to,pursue,but,haven’t,yet?, Currently$I$am$working$with$clay.$I$am$in$the$ process$of$making$a$piece$that$will$be$cast$in$ sugar.$ In$ the$ past$ I$ had$ a$ piece$ made$ as$ an$ ice$ sculpture$ liquor$ luge$ b$ I$ try$ to$ only$ do$ these$ alternative$ materials$ where$ ! I$AM$INSPIRED$BY$EVERYTHING$AND$ it$makes$sense$for$the$piece.$ In$ the$ future$ I$ hope$ to$ make$ a$ EVERYONE;$INTERESTED$IN$WHY$PEOPLE$ACT$AND$ fountain,$and$I$would$enjoy$seeing$ BEHAVE$THE$WAY$THEY$DO$ some$ of$ the$ pieces$ as$ fiberbglass$ lawn$ ornaments.$ The$ Three$ Graces/The$ Kardashians,$ a$ Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, sculpture$ I$ made,$ would$ be$ an$ ideal$ profession?,What,is,your,professional,goal?, candidate.$ (Often$ sculptors$ would$ use$ I$am$pursuing$art$as$my$profession.$My$goal$ models$ of$ friends,$ and$ acquaintances,$ for$ is$ to$ have$ as$ many$ people$ view$ my$ work$ as$ example$ it$ would$ be$ their$ mistress$ depicted$ possible,$ and$ through$ my$ work$ open$ a$ as$the$Virgin$Mary.$It$is$in$this$respect$that$I$ dialogue$with$the$viewer.$ use$ the$ Kardashians$ to$ depict$ the$ Who,are,some,of,your,inspirations?,What,is, mythological$graces.)$For$me,$it$would$be$the$ your,artistic,philosophy?, I$ am$ inspired$ by$ everything$ and$ everyone,$ humor$that$people$do$have$lawn$ornaments$ and$ am$ interested$ in$ why$ people$ act$ and$ that$depict$the$three$graces,$so$why$not$my$ behave$ the$ way$ they$ do.$ The$ inspiration$ for$ version$ of$ them$ as$ the$ Kardashians?$ Lawn$ my$work$usually$stems$from$an$instance$ ornaments$are$typically$versions,$or$stem$$ WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! from$ fine$ art$ sculptures$ made$ of$ marble$ or$ cast$in$bronze.$The$lawn$ornament$becomes$ a$watered$down$version$of$the$original.$ In$ some$ respects$ my$ work$ deals$ with$ this$ idea$ of$ the$ fine$ art$ verses$ the$ commercial$ and$decorative$art,$which$is$why$I$enjoy$the$ format$ of$ the$ ice$ sculpture$ and$ lawn$ ornament$for$some$of$my$pieces.$ What$is$your$best$environment$to$create$art?$ A$room$with$many$large$windows$with$either$ a$movie$I$have$seen$a$million$times,$music,$or$ NPR$in$the$background.$ What, do, you, hope, viewers, will, experience, from,your,work?, I$ have$ a$ friend$ in$ the$ medical$ field,$ admittedly$ not$ much$ acquainted$ with$ art$ that$ recently$ saw$ my$ work.$ I$ had$ created$ a$ piece$ using$ Sarah$ Palin$ as$ Diana,$ and$ she$ commented,$ “Why$ did$ you$ use$ her?$ I$ hate$ her.”$ This$ is$ not$ the$ reaction$ I$ am$ going$ for$ with$ my$ work.$ I$ realize$ that$ some$ viewers$ see$ my$ work$ as$ me$ favoring$ the$ celebrity,$

politician,$or$sports$figure$I$am$representing.$ This$is$not$the$case$at$all.$For$me,$I$am$trying$ on$the$simplest$level$to$say$that$whether$you$ love$or$hate$these$figures$they$have$become$ important$ to$ our$ culture.$ Just$ like$ the$ ancient$myths,$they$are$a$common$story$that$ most$everyone$is$aware$of$and$can$discuss.$I$ think$ in$ our$ culture,$ and$ especially$ when$ prominent$figures$are$being$commemorated,$ that$ we$ try$ to$ preserve$ the$ most$ noble$ and$ respectable$aspects$of$people$and$life$at$this$ time.$ On$ the$ other$ hand$ when$ you$ look$ at$ magazines$ and$ the$ Internet$ it$ is$ not$ always$ these$virtuous$stories$that$prevail,$but$rather$ the$ trivial$ lives$ and$ scandals$ of$ public$ icons.$ In$this$sense$I$am$trying$to$preserve$what$is$ really$ at$ the$ forefront$ of$ our$ culture$ in$ the$ more$ permanent$ and$ substantial$ sculptural$ form.$ Overall$ this$ is$ what$ I$ hope$ to$ address$ in$ this$ body$ of$ work$ but$ each$ piece$ addresses$other$issues$as$well.$

Who, is, your, favorite, artist, and, why?, Any, old,masters,in,particular,that,you,enjoy?, My$ favorite$ piece$ is$ Marina$ Abramović's$ “Rhythm$ 0.”$ I$ think$ that$ this$ piece$ is$ very$ powerful$ in$ the$ reaction$ of$ the$ audience$ b$ I$ appreciate$ work$ that$ relies$ more$ on$ the$ viewer’s$ reaction$ and$ interpretation.$ As$ far$ as$masters$are$concerned,$it$may$or$may$not$ be$ evident$ to$ some$ in$ my$ work$ that$ I$ favor$ the$ great$ sculptors$ Michelangelo,$ Bernini,$ and$Canova.$ What,is,your,dream,project?, I$ have$ wanted$ to$ create$ a$ piece$ with$ Brad$ Pitt$ and$ Angelina$ Jolie$ for$ some$ time,$ however,$ I$ envision$ it$ being$ very$ large$ and$ involved$ and$ currently$ I$ do$ not$ have$ the$ space$to$accommodate$making$it.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, Keep$making/$doing$and$investigating.$ $

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Cara$De$Angelis:$“I’m$One$of$Those$Who$Need$Art$to$‘Have$a$Point”$ QA$with$the$Week$#9$Finalist$ The%Art%Sprinter%finalist%Cara%De%Angelis%does%not%use%typical%subjects%and%inspirations%for%her%art:% she%is%driving%around%New%England%and%Connecticut%collecting%roadkill%and%then%painting%on%them% and%about%them%in%still?lifes%or%portraits.%For%Cara,%roadkill%is%a%symbol%of%confrontation%between% “wildlife%and%an%increasingly%industrialized%planet.”%In%this%interview%for%The%Art%Sprinter%Blog%Cara% De% Angelis% provides% us% a% little% more% information% about% the% origins% of% her% work% and% explains% her% understanding%of%contemporary%art.$ $ Please, formally, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art,Sprinter,community., My$ name$ is$ Cara$ DeAngelis,$ I’m$ a$ painter$ living$and$working$in$Connecticut.$$ I’ve$ been$ collecting$ and$ painting$ roadkill$ for$ the$ past$ three$ years.$ I$ find$ them$ around$ CT$ and$ New$ England,$ and$ set$ them$ up$ in$ compositions$ that$ emulate$ and$ satirize$ 17th$ century$ Hunting$ Still$ Lifes.$ I’ve$ also$ done$ a$ few$ takes$ on$ aristocratic$ portraiture,$ where$ the$ roadkill$ is$ placed$ on$ a$ woman’s$ lap$ instead$of$her$pet.$The$idea$behind$the$series$ is$to$explore$the$longbstanding$confrontation$ between$ wildlife$ and$ an$ increasingly$ industrialized$ planet,$ as$ well$ as$ to$ create$ a$ dialogue$ about$ the$ role$ of$ wildlife$ in$ a$ society$ that$ increasingly$ has$ less$ room$ or$ need$for$it.$ How, does, it, feel, to, be, selected, by, The, Art, Sprinter, jurors, to, present, your, artworks, in, the, well\known, center, of, culture, and, arts,, the,Hamptons?,Are,you,excited,about,it?, I’m$ excited$ because$ this$ is$ the$ first$ time$ my$ work$ will$ be$ shown$ in$ the$ Hamptons,$ I’m$ always$thrilled$to$meet$new$artists$and$new$ industry$professionals.$ Do, you, find, art, contests, helpful, for, the, artists?,If,so,,why,are,they,important?, For$ the$ most$ part$ yes,$ as$ long$ as$ the$ artist$ can$ afford$ to$ enter$ them,$ and$ are$ entering$ appropriate$ competitions,$ otherwise$ it$ can$ become$taxing.$$ I$think$they$are$important$because$the$most$ imperative$thing$for$an$artist$to$do$(businessb wise)$is$to$get$her$work$out$in$the$public,$and$ to$ be$ diligent$ about$ it.$ The$ last$ thing$ you$ want$ is$ all$ your$ work$ sitting$ in$ your$ studio$ with$no$one$to$look$at$it.$

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What,would,you,suggest,to,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?, First$ thing$ is$ to$ figure$ out$ if$ it$ makes$ sense$ for$ you$ personally.$ If$ you$ live$ nearby$ and$ really$want$to$expose$your$work$to$a$certain$ city/location,$ then$ definitely$ enter.$ Also,$ keep$ in$ mind$ that$ tastes$ in$ art$ vary$ by$ city$ and$location.$So$decide$where$it$makes$most$ sense$to$open$a$dialogue$between$the$public$ and$your$work.$ When,and,why,did,you,start,painting?,How, did, you, get, introduced, to, it?, What, are, the, most, important, projects, you, have, been, working,on?,

education,for,artists,in,general?, For$my$undergraduate$degree,$I$went$to$the$ Hartford$ Art$ School$ in$ Hartford,$ CT,$ and$ for$ graduate$ school$ I$ attended$ the$ New$ York$ Academy$ of$ Art.$ A$ formal$ education$ is$ essential$for$some$artists,$not$only$to$perfect$ their$ craft$ technically,$ but$ also$ to$ immerse$ themselves$ in$ a$ circle$ of$ likebminded$ individuals,$ and$ to$ have$ a$ community$ from$ which$ to$ grow$ and$ create$ lifeblong$ friends$ and$ supporters.$ It’s$ not$ essential$ for$ everyone,$but$it$was$for$me.$ Are, you, pursuing, art, as, your, hobby, or, profession?,What,is,your,professional,goal?, Profession,$ otherwise$ this$ is$ the$ most$ expensive$ and$ timebconsuming$ hobby$known$to$man.$ ! POINTLESS$ART$BORES$ME.$I$DON’T$CARE$ Who, are, some, of, your, ABOUT$THAT$PAINTING$OF$A$PRETTY$NAKED$ inspirations?, WOMAN$LYING$ON$A$DIVAN$OR$ The$ Flemish$ Old$ Masters— THE$FRUIT$IN$THE$BOWL$ Rembrandt,$ Frans$ Snyders,$ Van$ Aelst,$Rubens$and$a$dozen$others.$ I’m$ also$ hugely$ inspired$ by$ AbEx,$ It’s$ hard$ to$ say$ exactly$ when$ and$ why$ I$ though$that$isn’t$so$noticeable$in$my$work.$In$ started$because$it$was$pretty$young,$and$like$ terms$of$Contemporary$inspirations$they$run$ most$artists$there$was$a$natural$progression$ the$gamut$from$figurative$artists$like$Vincent$ that$ occurred$ without$ me$ being$ fully$ Desiderio$ to$ Lowbrow$ like$ Camille$ Rose$ conscious$ of$ it.$ One$ day,$ I$ just$ realized$ that$ Garcia,$and$everything$in$between.$ this$is$what$I$have$to$do$with$my$life.$ What,is,your,artistic,philosophy?, The$ most$ important$ project$ of$ mine$ is$ I$ think$ my$ artistic$ philosophy$ is$ just$ to$ have$ definitely$ the$ Roadkill$ Series.$ I’m$ currently$ purpose,$ and$ to$ do$ it$ well.$ I’m$ one$ of$ those$ creating$ public$ roadside$ memorials$ for$ sticklers$ that$ need$ contemporary$ art$ to$ roadkill$ throughout$ CT.$ It’s$ a$ project$ that$ “have$ a$ point.”$ Pointless$ art$ bores$ me.$ I$ involves$ using$ the$ actual$ corpses$ and$ don’t$ care$ about$ that$ painting$ of$ a$ pretty$ creating$ memorials$ around$ them.$ They’re$ naked$woman$lying$on$a$divan$or$the$fruit$in$ left$ at$ the$ site$ until$ the$ town’s$ sanitation$ the$bowl.$ department$comes$and$clears$them$away.$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to, Did, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, so,, work,with,and,why?,Is,there,any,medium, what,can,you,say,about,the,importance,of,, , , , , WWW.THEARTSPRINTER.COM$


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! you,would,love,to,pursue,but,haven’t,yet?, Oil$is$my$primary$medium,$it’s$just$proven$to$ be$the$most$flexible$and$nothing$gets$across$ “Old$Master$wannabbe”$better.$Plus,$I’m$just$ obsessed$with$the$colors$of$oil$paints.$ I’ve$ wanted$ to$ China$ paint$ for$ years.$ It’s$ painting$on$porcelain$with$special$paints$that$ have$ to$ be$ fired$ in$ a$ kiln.$ I$ think$ that$ has$ a$ huge$ potential$ that$ not$ many$ artists$ have$ used$in$a$contemporary$fashion.$ What, is, the, best, environment, for, you, to, create,art?,

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It$depends$on$how$I’m$feeling$on$a$given$day,$ because$ some$ days$ I$ get$ a$ lot$ out$ of$ being$ near$other$artists$in$a$group$studio$situation,$ but$other$times$all$I$want$is$be$alone$and$in$ my$ own$ little$ world.$ On$ a$ purely$ practical$ level,$the$best$environment$for$me$is$the$one$ with$ventilation.$The$combination$of$roadkill$ and$turps$is$not$good$without$windows.$ What, do, you, hope, viewers, will, experience, from,your,work?, Domesticity$ vs.$ Wildlife,$ Tragedy$ and$ Infantilism,$and$the$experience$of$looking$at$

roadkill$close$up,$which$not$everyone$does.$ What,is,your,dream,project?, I$ really$ want$ to$ be$ able$ to$ visit$ the$ Netherlands$ and$ study$ the$ paintings$ there,$ specifically$ the$ Hunting$ Still$ Lifes,$ and$ then$ take$ that$ inspiration$ into$ the$ studio$ and$ create$ some$ very$ large,$ very$ epic$ roadkill$ feast$scenes.$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,painters,, any,advice?, Be$obsessed.$ $

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Zoe$Sua$Kay:$“I$See$Art$as$Being$an$Expression$of$Humanity”$ QA$with$the$Week$#10$Finalist$ Finalist%Zoe%Sua%Kay%of%the%Art%Sprinter%competition%is%a%truly%multinational%artist.%Born%in%Portugal,% she%later%studied%and%exhibited%in%London%and%then%picked%up%and%moved%to%New%York%to%continue% her% education% and% career.% Zoe% believes% that% traveling,% constant% exploring% and% collaboration% with% other% talented% people% are% three% main% components% of% the% artistic% success.% That% is% why% she% is% so% excited% to% present% her% art% together% with% 12% other% artists% from% all% over% the% world% at% the% group% art% show%on%August%17,%2013%in%the%Water%Mill%Square%Gallery.% $ Please, introduce, yourself, to, The, Art, Sprinter,Blog,readers., I$ was$ born$ in$ Lisbon,$ Portugal$ in$ 1987.$ At$ the$ age$ of$ thirteen$ I$ moved$ to$ the$ United$Kingdom$to$attend$school$there.$ I$ then$ lived$ in$ London$ as$ a$ practicing$ artist$ from$ 2008$ until$ 2012$ when$ I$ moved$to$New$York$City$to$undertake$an$ MFA$ at$ the$ New$ York$ Academy$ of$ Art.$ Having$ a$ multinational$ and$ nomadic$ background$ has$ been$ a$ huge$ influence$ on$ my$ interest$ in$ and$ deb contextualization$ of$ people$ within$ my$ work.$ I$ have$ previously$ exhibited$ in$ various$ shows$ around$ London$ and$ New$ York.$ From, your, experience,, do, you, think, that,art,contests,are,helpful,for,artists?, Taking$ part$ in$ competitions$ has$ proved$ to$ be$ both$ rewarding$ as$ well$ as$ challenging.$ It$ is$ incredibly$ helpful$ that$ the$ process,$ whether$ successful$ or$ not,$ forces$ you$ to$ grow$ as$ a$ professional$ artist.$ It$ also$ makes$ you$ aware$ of$ the$ artistic$ practices$ of$ others,$ which$ helps$ to$ build$ a$ community$ and$ dynamic$ environment$in$which$art$can$grow.$ What,would,you,advice,the,artists,who, are, thinking, to, participate, in, The, Art, Sprinter,competition?, I$ would$ advise$ anyone$ thinking$ of$ participating$ in$ The$ Art$ Sprinter$ to$ absolutely$ apply.$ It$ has$ proved$ rewarding$and$inspiring.$I$would$also$$

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suggest$ applying$ early,$ and$ to$ not$ be$ afraid$ of$ submitting$ large$ works$ which$ can$be$tricky$with$other$competitions.$ When, and, why, did, you, decided, to, be, an,artist?,What,are,the,most,important, projects,you,have,been,working,on?, I$knew$I$wanted$to$be$an$artist$from$the$ first$ moment$ I$ put$ pen$ to$ paper$ as$ a$ young$ girl.$ Being$ an$ artist$ for$ me$ didn't$ really$ feel$ like$ a$ choice$ b$ the$ desire$ to$ paint$ was$ always$ a$ motivating$ force$ in$ my$life.$I$was$however,$lucky$enough$to$ have$ a$ very$ supportive$ family$ who$ encouraged$me$to$follow$my$passions.$

an$important$role$in$society.$I$hope$that$ my$ work$ can$ be$ all$ these$ things,$ and$ speak$ some$ of$ the$ truth$ of$ the$ human$ condition$that$makes$us$individuals,$but$ also$binds$us$together$as$people.$ How, do, you, find, ideas, for, your, paintings?, The$ objects/subjects$ for$ my$ paintings$ are$ my$ own$ personal$ experiences,$ as$ well$as$the$people$I$have$met$along$the$ way.$ Which, creative, medium, do, you, prefer, to,work,with,and,why?, I$ prefer$ to$ work$ with$ oil$ paints,$ largely$ because$I$find$it$to$be$the$best$ ! SURROUND$YOURSELF$WITH$OTHER$ and$most$pleasurable$medium$ ARTISTS$WHO$NURTURE$YOUR$CREATIVITY$AND$ through$ which$ I$ can$ manifest$ PROVIDE$THE$INVALUABLE$SUPPORT$ my$ideas., What,is,the,best,environment, Did, you, have, formal, art, education?, If, for,you,to,create,art?, so,,which,school,did,you,attend?, Most$ of$ my$ best$ work$ has$ come$ from$ While$ I$ was$ completing$ my$ BFA$ in$ Fine$ being$ alone$ in$ my$ studio$ listening$ to$ Art,$ I$ received$ a$ very$ little$ formal$ music.$ However,$ I$ work$ best$ in$ short,$ training$ (a$ short$ two$ week$ course$ in$ intense$ bursts,$ so$ having$ others$ around$ color$ mixing$ during$ the$ summer)$ until$ I$ to$ speak$ to$ and$ bounce$ ideas$ off$ is$ began$ my$ MFA$ at$ the$ New$ York$ important.$$ Academy$of$Art.$ I$ find$ I$ work$ best$ when$ my$ studio$ is$ What, role, do, you, see, art, and, your, art, either$ within$ close$ proximity$ to$ other$ in,particular,playing,in,society,today?, studios,$or$has$the$works$of$other$artists$ I$ see$ art$ as$ being$ an$ expression$ of$ in$ it.$ It$ keeps$ my$ own$ practice$ fresh$ humanity.$ The$ conceptual$ intangibility$ because$ I$ can$ always$ learn$ from$ other$ of$ its$ visual$ form$ can$ inspire,$ move$ and$ artworks,$ regardless$ of$ whether$ or$ not$ speak$ to$ the$ human$ psyche$ in$ a$ unique$ they$ are$ abstract,$ representational$ or$ and$ unpredictable$ way.$ It$ can$ be$ even$conceptual$installation$works.$ therapeutic$and$educational,$thus$taking$$

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! Who, is, your, favorite, artist, and, why?, Please,name,of,the,old,masters,you,like, the,most., Currently$ my$ favorite$ artist$ is$ Jenny$ Saville;$ the$ way$ she$ combines$ technique,$ imagery,$ and$ concept$ is$ striking.$ Her$ work$ has$ opened$ up$ many$ doors.$ Caravaggio's$ intense$ use$ of$ light$ and$ form$ to$ create$ drama$ is$ a$ great$ inspiration.$

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What, can, we, look, forward, to, seeing, from,you,in,the,future?, I'm$currently$working$on$a$project$about$ mortality$and$our$abortive$endeavors$to$ maintain$ a$ sense$ of$ dignity$ in$ both$ life$ and$death.$The$project$is$still$in$the$very$ beginning$stages$but$is$slowly$and$surely$ coming$into$fruition!$ What,would,you,tell,other,aspiring,$ painters,,any,advice?,

My$advice$to$other$aspiring$artists$is$first$ and$ foremost,$ surround$ yourself$ with$ other$artists$who$nurture$your$creativity$ and$ provide$ the$ invaluable$ support$ you$ need$ to$ keep$ producing$ art$ work...$ and$ then,$ keep$ producing$ artwork$ b$ never$ give$up.$

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Art Sprinter - 2013 Catalog  

Exhibition catalog 2013 (Hamptons) http://artsprinter.org/

Art Sprinter - 2013 Catalog  

Exhibition catalog 2013 (Hamptons) http://artsprinter.org/

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