Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Artist Statement Starter

Hanging a painting with NESBA for the Boston show is one new experience after the other. I had to seriously complete a watercolor. Then I had to learn the particulars of framing for the exhibit.

Next up is my artist statement. My what? Ya, this is a real head scratcher. What's a beginner doing making an artist statement anyway? Hmm?

Okay, no worries. I could look to examples but this is supposed to be a unique perspective. I'll refer to I'd rather be in the studio! by Alyson B. Stanfield for guidelines:

  • Write in the first person.
  • Speak to the future, not the past or present.
  • My statement will empower me and enthuse the reader to view my work.
  • Keep it short--a couple of paragraphs.

I'm off now to try out a few exercises and begin journaling. More on the guidelines and the process as my work develops.

Those of you with experience in this matter, your thoughts are most welcome!


  1. Not a clue on this matter- but I must say it doesn't seem like an easy task. I think "I'd Rather be in the Studio", too!

  2. I think I made headway last night and Joyce gave be some ideas today. I have a bit of time for this so I'll let it blossom. More soon...