INERTIA – Keep Going
INERTIA is a platform that works to bridge the gap between artists and their audience by demystifying studio processes. Looking behind the scenes, INERTIA aims to highlight the struggles of a regular studio practice and the drive that keeps artists and arts professionals moving forward with their work. INERTIA also strives to provide a voice to artists beyond critical dialogue, allowing them to create conversation and context around their work. We are committed to representing marginalized artists, including women, POC, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. INERTIA is based in Baltimore, Maryland and maintained by visual artist Amy Boone-McCreesh.
Amy Boone-McCreesh, Founder and Editor
Amy Boone- McCreesh is a Baltimore-based artist with an interest in the connections between aesthetic leanings and economic and cultural status. She completed a two-year fellowship for emerging artists with Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. (2014), where she exhibited and was included in Scope, Miami and (e)merge DC art fairs (2012/13). Her work has also been included in exhibitions across the country including Mixed Greens (NY, New York, 2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015). Recent collections include the Department of State in the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013), Facebook (2019), and Capital One (2018). Recent publications and features include New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016). Amy is also a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award for works on paper. In addition to her own studio practice, Amy has a committed relationship to education in visual arts as well as curating and running INERTIA, a website dedicated to studio visits and providing a voice for artists to create context for their work outside of critical dialogue. Amy is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art
Nichole Louise, Transcription editor
Nichole Louise received her BA in Integrative Arts with a minor in History from Pennsylvania State University, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Her first novel, The Crash of Hard Water, received Thesis with Distinction from Rosemont College. Nichole has also written for the Journal of the American Revolution, flashfiction.net, and Danse Macabre Du Jour to name a few. With a love of the Arts and exploring the processes of artists across mediums, Nichole brings her editing and writing expertise as Transcription Editor for Inertia.
Do you want INERTIA to visit your studio?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your website and your current studio location. Please include STUDIO VISIT in the subject line. Currently the East Coast is most accessible but there are opportunities for other locations and virtual visits.
Do you want INERTIA to visit your exhibition?
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the dates and location of your exhibition along with a link to your website. Please include EXHIBITION VISIT in the subject line. Currently the East Coast is most accessible but there are opportunities for other locations and virtual visits.
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Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your profession, location, and a link to your website or any work you do within the Arts.
Before sending an e-mail have a look at each of these categories on the website to ensure you know what to expect from the feature. It is not guaranteed that I can respond to all requests, but if your work is of interest I will contact you directly.
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