The idea for The Artists Voice was inspired by Melanie Gold and her contributions to drawing attention to great work of the artists of British Columbia who lend their creativity and vision to enriching our lives. Great Work! An Overview of Contemporary British Columbia Artists was intended to be the first in a series which, in its entirety, would speak to the province’s geographic and conceptual breadth.
Melanie’s interests were to give artists the opportunity to tell the world “Why they do what they do” for people to learn about the variety of inspirations which excite artists to create and explore the experience of creating.
Great Work! An Overview of Contemporary British Columbia Artists was compiled by Melanie Gold in collaboration with and giving the artists the opportunity to communicate their intention without editorial intervention.
The Artists Voice as a communication centre began with the idea of creating the opportunity for artists and their galleries to create connections, tell their stories, and contribute their observations and ideas about the art of creating to excite appreciation for our artists and their contributions to our creative experience.