I'm an artist/arts administrator: Nick Deford from Arrowmont
In the eleventh episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with the Programs Director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Nick Deford. This is the second installment of a series of interviews Sarah conducted during Arrowmont's Pentaculum this past January. The two artists sit down to discuss what a programs director does, how an artist juggles their studio practice with their arts administration job, and are student loans like the boogie man?
Nick DeFord is an artist, educator, and arts administrator who resides in Knoxville, TN. He received his MFA from Arizona State University, and a MS and BFA from the University of Tennessee. He exhibits nationally, with recent exhibitions at the Coastal Carolina University, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, University of Mississippi, Lindenwood University and this spring in 2018 at East Tennessee State University. He has had artwork or writing published in Surface Design Journal, Elephant Magazine, Hayden Ferry Review, and Willow Springs. Currently, Nick is the Program Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, and works on his fiber art practice from his home studio.
Nick's website: www.nickdeford.com