Artists in Conversation:

Jeremiah Ketner

How do artists use the web to create networks and develop exhibition opportunities?

Just getting out of the studio to spend a few minutes on sending out email was a chore and was not really considered as a useful networking tool at the time.

Dianna Frid

How do you respond to global issues through your art practice?

In 1998, while visiting the countryside in The Netherlands, a friend pointed out that-counter to the laws of gravity-the water canals surrounding the fields on which we stood were actually flowing up a very slight incline. These waterways are, in fact, part of an old artificial hydraulic system of drainage and containment that has kept Holland above sea level.

Michelle Grabner

How do you balance being an artist, mother and teacher?

With absolute conviction I believe and practice Ad Reinhardt's thesis put forth in "Extreme Routine."

Why should artists work with an art or business consultant?

Before I quit my day job to make a living as a full-time artist, I was the curator of a corporate art collection. Many of the issues I dealt with were the same as those of freelance art consultants. So, while I'm learning new things all the time, I feel like I understand where they're coming from more than I would if I hadn't had a job buying art with other people's money.

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