Category: Artist Statements


Yet Another Article About Artist Statements…

By Denise Beusen, Assistant Adminstrator of The Exemplary 2016 This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2016. Many of you reading this have exhibited for years; for you, it’s inconceivable that anyone could offer a new perspective…

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The Artist Statement — What Is It?

By Dolores Andrew, NAN-Certified Master Judge This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2014. There are almost as many ways to write an artist statement as there are artists. Mostly, they involve the “why” in your thinking,…

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An Artist’s Statement, But…

by Patricia Tector, former NAN Director of Judges’ CertificationThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2010. Click here to see the original publication. Many, if not most, people understand the importance of having an artist’s statement accompany an entry…

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Parsing the Artist’s Statement

By Nanette Mathe, former NAN Director of Education and Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2005. Click here to see the original publication I had the opportunity a few months ago to judge a…

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More Than They See

by Margaret Briscoe, NAN-certified judgeThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2002 Have you ever looked at a painting, sculpture or needlework and wondered if maybe you were missing what the artist was trying to say?…

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The Artist’s Statement

by Beverly BookerThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 1999. An artist’s statement is usually simple and direct. The artist is sharing her inner thoughts, voice and goals with the judges and viewing public. Not so simple…

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Developing Your Artistic Eyes

By R. Llewellyn Jordan This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 1996.  Becoming a gallery-goer can provide endless opportunities to sensitize your eyes to art. It is a provocative experience for each and every individual who attends…

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