272 pp., 8.5 x 11, 132 color plates, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6124-7
Published: November 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-7176-5
Published: September 2022
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About the Author
Liza Roberts is a journalist and founder of Walter Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For more information about Liza Roberts, visit the Author Page.
"Art of the State offers a sprawling, vital survey of North Carolina art now. . . . The book itself is impressively designed and rich with captivating images of art that are often paired with profiles of artists and collectors. These cutaway sections—separate from but interspersed with the main text—give the book the feel of a well-curated gallery, with individual pieces hanging on the wall and coalescing around a holistic theme."—INDY Week
"Using extraordinarily beautiful photographs of the artists and their work, Roberts shows their diversity and their charm. The photos and the book’s description of the artists’ different approaches gives its readers and viewers a spectacular introduction to the importance of North Carolina and all that it offers artists and art fans."—D.G. Martin, ChapelBoro
"Art of the State gathers and presents the fertile cultural wellspring of artists, the communities they thrive in, and the diversity of support and philanthropy that broadens visibility and ensures access to citizens across our state. Liza Roberts offers an inspiring historical account of the evolution of art in North Carolina. Poignant text and captivating images illustrate the magnificence of artists creating and preserving perspectives beyond form and craft."—Jaki Shelton Green, Poet Laureate of North Carolina
“Visual art in North Carolina has long needed a map of its beautiful constellations—the people, the mediums, the long, deep history. Liza Roberts traces the humility and world-class production growing across the state, as well as the secret history of just how good it is to create work and life in North Carolina.”—Tift Merritt, singer and musician
"An impressive overview of contemporary art in North Carolina, written by one of its most passionate supporters. This is an excellent comprehensive resource for readers who are perhaps not aware of the vast and diverse artistic talent in our state."—Zoe Starling, NC State University's Gregg Museum of Art & Design