How to Write an Artist Statement

Updated: Nov 5


"What is an Artist Statement?

An artist statement is about your work’s purpose or philosophy giving your audience deeper insight into it. It may include the symbolism you give your materials, or the issues you address. Your statement should include whatever is most important to you and your work. It should address and explain in general terms what your art is, your methods and materials."


Originally posted by Barbara Burns of the American Tapestry Alliance in March 2017. Re-posted in the magazine, Surface Design Association. This current posting was announced on the SDA Blog, on October 2, 2020 and signals a blog partnership of the Surface Design Association and the American Tapestry Alliance.


Please click on the link below for more from Barbara Burn's Blog.


https://www.surfacedesign.org/how-to-write-an-artist-statement-in-partnership-with-ata/

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