Last month I received my copy of Curator and Critic Tours Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art 2011-2014, The Ford Family Foundation and University of Oregon, Edited by Kate Wagle with photography by Sabina Poole.
The book is a collaborative representing the series that brought national curators and critics to visit 70 Oregon artists in their studios across the state, to present lectures and to participate in a community dialogue. It chronicles an extremely personal time and space---that of the studio practice---where ideas and objects, not yet fully formed, come into being. (from Ford Family Foundation promotional materials)
The book is a beautiful object in itself, but of course it is most interesting as a brief look into the working spaces of 70 Oregon Artists. I was lucky enough to be a participant in the program (page 64). As part of this program I had a studio visit by Jan Schall, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Many thanks again to the Ford Family Foundation