Accelerator Fellow (2017)
“I find it challenging to produce the work that I imagine and also spend several hours a week finding different ways to display my work. I have spent a great deal of time meeting with other artists who have found local success, and trying to build a network. Learning streamlined techniques to efficiently grow and manage my business would allow more studio time, and like every artist, that is where I’d rather be.”
“I always believed that I would make art regardless of what I needed to survive. It took years to come to the realization that my art was monetarily valuable to those around me. I support my patrons through my visual interpretation of the world, and they support me by buying my art. It is a mutually beneficial relationship. There is nothing wrong with earning a living through creative endeavors. It is my duty to share the work that I produce.”
Bethany Taylor is a letterpress printmaker who works with linoleum, woodcuts, and spray paints, and then cuts out the printed images and collages them on various backgrounds or hand-colors them to create multi-layered works. Beyond her fine-art pieces, she also writes and illustrates children’s books, creates album packaging, and designs and prints posters.
(Based in Spokane, WA; bethanytaylor.carbonmade.com)