I value and trust our relationship. It means a lot to me. After a long period of not painting, Rose encouraged my very fragmented starts and fledgling ideas, seeing in them possibilities even when I could not. I had been immobilized with grief–everything had changed. I had changed. My work was painful and in scraps. Rose came to my studio, her empathy, keen eyes and insight that day kept me going.

Rose understands the underpinnings and roots of my work. I am sure there are many, many artists with as many unique perspectives and personal voices who say the same thing.


Curator, writer, and strategist for artists and non-profits, Rose Fredrick has spent the last three decades producing exhibitions that have not only raised considerable funds for scholarships and education, but have also launched artists’ careers. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and her essays and interviews have been used in workshops, college courses, and museum exhibitions. She has won the National Endowment for the Arts grant, Rock West Curator of the Year, Denver’s The Big Read, Best Multicultural Book from the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards.

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