ArtistsThrive! Interviews


As a consultant to the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation’s ArtistsThrive! initiative, Sharon Louden was responsible for helping implement and disseminate its suite of tools to the community of artists she met on the Artist as Culture Producer Conversation Tour. She was also responsible for video recording artist interviews at various stops across the country and abroad. These interviews have been integrated into the ArtistsThrive! website.

The following artists chose one question to answer from a list provided by ArtistsThrive!:

Tessa Dallarosa
Laramie, WY, 2018
Question: "What is your biggest barrier to being an artist and how do you address it?"

Jandey Shackelford
Laramie, WY, 2018
Question: "Has there been a specific time you recall not having your voice heard?"

Chris Parmelee
Laramie, WY, 2018
Question: "Do you have a network of other artists you rely on, and what do you do to support each other?"

 

Azucena Trejo-Williams
Berea, KY, 2018
Question: "How do you make sure you have time to create and do you have a set time or build it into your calendar?"

Tristan Hessing
Nottingham, UK, 2018
Questions: "What's your tip or best way you maintain a live/work balance? Do you struggle with it? When do you know you're lacking balance?"

Ewa Szypula
Nottingham, UK, 2018
Question: "Is there something you do today that you wished you had known to do years ago?"

 

Debs Webster
Nottingham, UK, 2018
Questions: "How do you make sure you have time to create? Do you have a set time or build it into your calendar?"

Ali Groves
Nottingham, UK, 2018
Question: "What does generosity mean to you as an artist? How do you emulate this?"

Robert Yoder
Seattle, WA, 2018
Question: "Have you ever said no to an opportunity?"

 

Margie Livingston
Seattle, WA, 2018
Questions: "Do you have a network of other artists you rely on, and what do you do to support each other?"

Dylan Neuwirth
Seattle, WA, 2018
Question: "Do you advocate for a living wage and fair pay for your art and/or services?"

Andre Lucero
Seattle, WA, 2018
Questions: "Do you have long-term goals? Are they written down? How do you revisit them and make sure you are moving along that path?"

 

Pat Shelton
Juneau, AK, 2018
Questions: "What's your tip or best way you maintain a live/work balance? Do you struggle with it? And when do you know you're lacking balance?"

Keren Lowell
Juneau, AK, 2018
Question: "Have you ever said no to an opportunity?"

Tamara Wilson
Fairbanks, AK, 2018
Questions: "What's your relationship with money and have you made long-term financial plans?"

 

Pat Shelton
Fairbanks, AK, 2018
Question: "Is there a specific time you recall where you've not had your voice heard?"

Thomas Chung
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Question: "How do you determine what to charge for your art or your services?"

Matthew Deleget
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Question: "Are your goals driving you towards money and fame?"

 

Linda Enfante-Lyons
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Questions: "What's your tip or best way you retain a live/work balance? Do you struggle with it? And when do you know you're lacking balance?"

Enzina Marrari
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Question: "What does generosity mean to you as an artist & how do you emulate this?"

Asia Freeman
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Questions: "What's your tip or best way you retain a live/work balance? Do you struggle with it? And when do you know you're lacking balance?"

 

Amy Meisner
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Question: "Is there something you know today that you'd wish you had known to do years ago?"

Amy Johnson
Anchorage, AK, 2018
Questions: "What's your tip or best way you maintain a live/work balance? Do you struggle with it? And when do you know you're lacking in it?"

Kristine Schomaker
Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Questions: "Do you have a network of other artists to rely on, and what do you do to support each other?"

 

Andrea Chung
Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Questions: "What's the best way you maintain a live-work balance? Do you struggle with it? And when do you know you're lacking balance?"

Samantha Fields
Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Questions: "How do you make sure you have time to create? Do you have a set time, or do you build it into your calendar?"

Meghan Sinclair
Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Questions: "What does generosity mean to an artist? How do you emulate this?"

 

Tim Nolan
Los Angeles, CA, 2018
Question: "Have you ever said no to an opportunity?"

Princess Simpson Rashid
Jacksonville, FL, 2018
Princess talks about her struggles and successes as a visual artist.

Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova
Miami, FL, 2018
Leyden talks about his struggles and successes as a visual artist.

 

Michelle Weinberg
Miami, FL, 2018
Michelle talks about her struggles and successes as a visual artist.

Michael Dickins
Clarksville, TN, 2018
Question: "Do you advocate for a living wage and fair pay for your art and/or services?"