Interview Submission Process

Jokulsarlon, Iceland
(Michael McGraw 2010)

If you would like to be a featured artist on, we have a process for submissions.  Copy and paste the information in a text document or email and submit all of the requested information to

Requirements for submission:
1. Minnesota resident living and working in Minnesota. You must have adequate online evidence that you are a working artist.
2. Be a 2D/3D tangible artist.
3. Suggested: If you have a Facebook page, please "Like" the LAI site.  This helps with the networking component when having an interview featured on LAI.

Ideally, LAI would like to receive your interview1-2 weeks prior to your exhibit or event.  This way you can include a link to your interview/profile in your email blast or Facebook event.  Priority placement is given to artists who make a monitary contribution to the site. Contributions are voluntary but appreciated.  If you contribute to the site, I can make sure you interview is online within 3 days!

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Here are the standard interview questions for this process.  You may add up to 2 questions to guide the interview how you would like it to read, but you cannot delete any questions.

In addition to answering these questions, please attach 5-7 web-sized jpgs (800 pixels on the largest side) to include with the interview.  Please number them to correspond to the image list, " 1-revenge.jpg, 2-outsider.jpg, etc."

If you mention particular artists in your answers, please provide links to their websites.  It should look like this: One of my favorite photographers is Michael McGraw who is doing some very exciting things on metallic paper.  If you do not provide links, it is a missed opportunity to provide exposure to other artists.

Things that create extra work for LAI: Don't Do These Things!
  • Do not abbreviate the questions when you submit your responses.  Your interview will be returned for reformatting.
  • Do not embed your images in a text document.  All images must be sent as attachments.
  • Do not send me extremely large jpegs.  800 pixels x 800 pixels is the largest I'll accept.
With any interview posted, please be aware that I will also be posting images online of your art (crediting the artist), and using some of the images in links online to promote your article.  Submission of your interview gives express permission for LAI to use your images for promotion purposes.

Send your information in an email to (  When composing your email, do not do hard returns in mid-paragraph. It is really hard to reformat when I post it to the website.

Your name and medium should be included in the subject line, along with the date of your exhibit opening, if applicable (Pablo Picasso - Painter - January 5, 2013).

Thanks for all of your time that you will put into your interviews.  Your work will strengthen the art community in Minnesota.

Please make a contribution in any amount through paypal by clicking the link on the right side of the page.

-Mike McGraw

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Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects?

How did you decide to become an artist?

What was the best advice given to you as an artist? 

Many artists struggle to find ways to sell their art.  How do you sell your work?  How do you market yourself?
(Include links to your Esty store,, your website, etc.) 

Who are some of the Minnesota artists you enjoy?
(Provide links) 

If I were to follow you around to see art in Minnesota, which places would we go? What would we see?

In addition to, where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and otherwise? 
(Provide links)

Choose one:
Do you have any exhibits to promote in the near future?
What can we expect to see from you in the future?

If you are promoting an event, by what date do you want your interview/profile to be online?

(Include dimensions and year made if applicable)
Image List:
7. Image of artist