Terry jumped right in when I offered to interview ArtOMatic artists. You have to admire that – and as a business person, I do! It is important for us artists to understand that promoting ourselves is part of the gig of being an artist. So, without further ado, here is Terry in her own words.How many ArtOMatics have you done, and if more than 1, what keeps you coming back?
Not only is this my first Artomatic, but this is the first time I have ever shown my art publicly. I have been creating art for decades and have long wanted to throw my hat in the ring, but it took my 24 year old daughter [Lindsey Sitz]registering to give me the extra kick to do it myself. Somehow it became a no brainer…although I felt sheer terror initially, exhilaration soon set in. What has been a very pleasant surprise is the very strong sense of community of artists that exists around Artomatic. I have met some wonderful creative spirits. While this is my first, this will not be my last.
Describe what you’ll be showing this year. How did you choose what to show at ArtOMatic?
In the past year, I have been creating pieces of art that are of handmade paper on clayboard. At first glance they appear to be painted, but they are “cut outs”… a la Matisse cut outs–he actually coined the phase, “painting with scissors.” My exhibit is entitled “Mantras” and it is a collection of artworks and accompanying mantras in the art that are words that spur me on, push me through tough times and inspire me. Right after I decided to do Artomatic, I created a piece I call “Grow A Pair.” It is a nude woman, front and center–a metaphor for the journey I was about to undertake in revealing the intimacies of my artwork.
Where can one find you this year?
I am on the 9th Floor (Peeps floor), space 120–right near the dance floor.
Why should a visitor make a special trip to visit your space?
How long have you been making art? What do you do when/if you hit a slump?
Who are your favorite artists and what inspiration do you draw from them?
Have you had a chance to look around ArtOMatic yet this year? Do you have any instant favorites? any returning favorites?
Where else can we see your work?
I would love to have some doors open for me via Artomatic, but if they don’t, I will probably open them myself…so we will see. My Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/TerrySitzArtist and I will continue to post my newest creations there. I would love people to share their mantras with me on my Facebook page…always up for new inspirations and muses.