Artist Interview: 1st YEAR

CLAW CLAW Artist Interviews: Year 1 (8/13 – 8/14)

A short list of a few things we learned from the artists we interviewed this past year:

1. Fake it til you make it by being your authentic self and make work you really want to make.

2. Have a day job so you can turn down bad freelance clients and still make the rent.

3. Nothing can really prepare you for the real world like living in it.

4. Being around other actively creative people creates a magical synergy.

5. Making promotional artwork is worth the effort.

 

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ANDREA KALFAS

 

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CHI BIRMINGHAM

 

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CHRISTI JOHNSON

 

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CIOU

 

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CLARA LIEU

 

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CLAY RODERY

 

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CORIANNA BROWN

 

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DADU SHIN

 

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DANA VERALDI

 

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DEB CHANEY

 

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ELLEN T. CRENSHAW

 

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GINA SCHIAPPACASSE

 

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GRACE LANG

 

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HADAR PITCHON

 

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HEATHER BENJAMIN

 

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HEATHER CLEMENTS

 

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JOE WIERENGA

 

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JOHN MacCONNELL

 

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JONNY NEGRON

 

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JORDAN JEFFRIES

 

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JUAN LEGUIZAMON

 

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JUSTIN SANZ

 

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KALI CIESEMIER

 

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KELLY LASSERRE

 

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KEVIN SHERRY

 

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KIM HERBST

 

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LISK FENG

 

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MALOJO

 

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MATT ROTA

 

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MAURICE BLANCO

 

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MICHAEL HOEWELER

 

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MICHAEL MANOMIVIBUL

 

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MICHAEL MARSICANO

 

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NATALIE FRAGOLA

 

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NATE BEAR

 

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OJAY MORGAN (A.K.A. ZEBRA KATZ)

 

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PATRICK SMYCZEK

 

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REBECCA BRADLEY

 

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RICH TU

 

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SEAN MAHAN

 

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YAO XIAO

 

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ZACH OSIF