Artists Share Their Stories

 Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.

— Native American Proverb

Artist Interview Highlights

Jon Gregg, Artist, Architect, Founder, Vermont Studio Center (the largest international artist residency program in the U.S.)

Raymond Holbert, Artist, Professor of Art, Emeritus, City College of San Francisco, Calfornia, U.S.A.

Archana Horsting, Artist, Founder & Executive Director, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, California, U.S.A

James F. Melchert
, Artist, Professor of Art, Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley, Former Director of the Visual Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S.A.

Andrew Leone, Artist, Professor of Art, City College of San Francisco, Founder, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California, U.S.A (Interview podcast on the 17th anniversary of the Sanchez Art Center.)

Suleyman Saim Tekcan, Artist, Professor of Art, Founder, IMOGA, Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

Sitare Turan Bakir, Artist, Historian, Professor of Art, Traditional Turkish Arts, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

Stay tuned for interviews with:

Yuzo Nakano, Co-Founder, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Kim Harrington, Photographer, Emeryville, CA

Hennie Farrow, Designer, Bay Area, CA.







Installation by Legend Lin

Artist Legend Lin views her installation of a nest of spoons on top of a tree branch. Legend Lin traveled from the Far East with an artist grant for a two month residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2007.

Vermont Studio Center, December 2007

(Photo credit: Miné Ternar)


The story behind Artists Share Their Stories Project

Welcome to Artists Share Their Stories Project web site! This is a community art project that aims to foster peace through art. Our project web site features artists and their dreams. We post interviews with artists who have mentored others and generated inspiration with their creative endeavors, taught other artists, founded museums, galleries and art spaces, brought together artists and communities, opened up life paths and woven new realities in place of others. And it is a storage house for sthe stories of your life dreams. You can participate in the Artists Share Their Stories Project by sharing your dreams and life stories. If you would like to share your story with us, click on the Take me to the Survey link below. It will be published in the Read Stories section of this site. If you would like to share information on resources and/or opportunities in the arts, go to our Share Resources blog.

Share your dreams here.

The link below takes you to a page that has a set of questions about your dreams for the future. This survey is part of a community art project that grows with your participation. Your responses will be published at this site. You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.

Take me to the Survey

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