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Art Shorts: An Artist Interview Blog Series – Question 4

If you could make art in any city around the world, where would you go and why?

MITCHELL BERG, 3D Mixed Media
Detroit, definitely Detroit. I love abandoned wreckage, rusting and discarded heaps. I don’t know why but that’s a beautiful thing to me. When something has outlived it preciousness, it becomes more Real. I’ve never been to Detroit. I know it is a romantic notion to say such things, but when I think of Detroit I don’t think of blight, I think what a great art project it would be to rebuild.

VICKI DENAURG, Mixed Media
I love beaches, so I could be happy anywhere coastal.  I love nature and painting with a calming color palette

CHIHARU ROACH, Painting
New York because it is the center of all art. There is such a mix of different cultures and styles. There are no limitations to expressions and creations.

BETH CONKLIN, Computer Generated Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico would be my dream studio location. I love the fun artsy vibe and the big beautiful blue skies of Santa Fe.

KATE WILSON, Painting
If I could make art in any city in the world, I would choose Amsterdam, hands down. Recently, I visited Amsterdam for the first time and fell in love with the city. It is full of culture, art, healthy food, beautiful canals and views, and open-minded beautiful people. Amsterdam has elements of many of my favorite cities, such as NYC, Paris, and New Orleans, but it has a culture and energy of its own that is very down-to-earth and creative. It would be impossible not to be constantly inspired to be both a better artist and a better person living there.

CHRISTY TURNIPSEED, Jewelry
Since I work with vintage books, some of the best are in Europe so I would love to go to Rome or Paris and rummage through their old bookstores for new inspiration.

A.L. SWARTZ, 2D Mixed Media
Rivendell. Fictional places count, right?

ATHLONE CLARK, Painting
I’m not sure I’d want to make art in any city, although I enjoy selling art in the city. I’m at my best in the wide expanse of the country side. My studio is sort of buried in the woods and overlooks a little creek which is like jet fuel for my imagination. The city is great whenever I need a break.

JILL SHARP, Jewelry
Do I have to choose just one?? Paris comes to mind…New York, New Orleans, Marrakech, Moscow…I find most places that have a defined aesthetic very inspiring. But ultimately I’d probably end up in Prescott, Arizona. It’s a great “little” city with small-town charm, lovely seasons, dry desert air, and a history for me. I grew up in Arizona and have been going to visit Prescott with my family since I was about fourteen. My parents retired there years ago, and I would love to have my own studio nestled in the mountains.

BUTCH OGELSBY, Photography
Barcelona. I’ve been there a few times and it is the most art infused city in the world. It’s everywhere even in the people on the street.

CHARLES TERSOLO, Painting
Life inspires me, I follow paths, and the art is created to lead others on the path more easily

JOEL LOCKRIDGE, Wood
Saint Augustine. I just like the feel of the coastal city and it has a vibrant tourist crowd.

MICHAEL ZAVISON, Metal
Boulder Co. I love the energy