I wonder if anyone has ever conducted research to discover what the correlation is between art crticism and growth in art making. It seems to me that genuine feedback provides a mirror for an artist and an art community to see past their blind spots and that with this comes a refining of work and direction on all sides, for the artist, the art writer, and the art audience.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.