What Inspires You?

We asked donating artists what inspires their creative process and why they support Artspace!

We are honored to have theirs and many other great artists’ works in our upcoming Collectors Gala!

 

Artist: Carrie Alter

Why do you support Artspace?

  • Artspace is going through a lot of big changes by opening up to the creative community at large. As an art instructor I believe that creating art or being an active viewer of art has the ability to open up an individual to a more beautiful and less judgemental life, promotes critical thinking and allows for personal development. The world would be a better place is more people involved themselves in the art world. Artspace now has the ability to bring local creative people out from the shadows and into a developing artistically community. This is why I support Artspace.

What inspires you to create art?

  • It is difficult to pinpoint my inspiration to create as life itself inspires me. Inspiration comes equally from the mundane as it does from the extraordinary. Though I work with theoretically dark concepts, I feel like painting my observed experiences, fears, uncertainties and memories help me better understand my studies in western philosophy and enrich my personal philosophies; ethical views, epistemological endeavors within my concepts dealing with language and metaphysical understandings of the human condition.

 

Artist: Gabriella Corter

Why do you support Artspace?

  • I support Artspace because of all the amazing staff who work there. They are always very friendly and helpful to me as an artist. Thank you all!

What inspires you to create art?

  • I was taught that when making art, make it for oneself, not for the viewer. But when I create art, it is entertaining for me to imagine what people might say or think about the finished product. This part of being an artist is a mystery since once the piece is out of my reach, I do not always know where it ended up or who it inspired enough to want it in their lives. A piece of art will not necessarily be interpreted as the artist initially imagined. The best part about art to me is that this doesn’t matter!

 

 

 

Artist: Irene Bailey

Why do you support Artspace?

  • Artspace is a wonderful venue for the artists and for art collectors. By grouping the artists it creates a greater draw for the public as well as giving the artists the camaraderie of fellow artists.

What inspires you to create art?

  • It is an emotionally rewarding experience for me. I love to paint portraits because of the delight of my clients to see the spirit of their loved ones captures on canvas to be immortalized for all eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Debbie Peel

Why do you support Artspace?

  • Art is a universal communicator. I support Artspace because Artspace seeks to make art accessible to everyone.

What inspires you to create art?

  • Art is another way of expressing myself. I enjoy sharing beautiful moments in time by capturing them on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Patricia Reis

Why do you support Artspace?

  • Being the current Regional Emerging Artist in residence, Artspace is given me an amazing opportunity to jump start my career as a creative artist and designer. They are proving me not just with the space, but with opportunities to connect with other artists and the community. this event is an opportunity to give a bit back.

What inspires you to create art?

  • I am inspired by the different cultural identities that I have the opportunity to see from my international travels. The art of a country is its culture, values, and history.

 

 

 

 

Artist: Pete Sack

Why do you support Artspace?

  • I support Artspace because of what it has meant for the art community of Raleigh and what it will continue to mean in the years to come. It is a place for the public to connect (or even reconnect) with art that inspires them, along with the artist who create that work.

What inspires you to create art?

  • Seeing a creation emerge from a blank piece of paper into something challenging and moving is what keeps me coming back. And because this doesn’t happen every time a piece is made (every artist has their piles of discarded attempts) means those that succeed are precious.

 

 

 

 

Artist: Mark Stephenson

Why do you support Artspace?

  • I support Artspace because I am appreciative of the opportunities it provides for NC artist.

What inspires you to create art?

  • My interest in painting is not always to record a scene but to find the abstract shapes nature offers (with or without structures made by humans) that create a sense of movement leading the eye around the canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for our 13th annual Collectors Gala and get the chance to take home a piece of art from one of these and many more amazing artists!

Tickets on sale online and by calling Artspace, 919-821-2787.  Visit our event page for more information!

About Mary Kay Kennedy

Development & Communications Manager

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