Dennis Paul Batt - Jen Trute

Dennis Paul Batt: Executive Director: Museum Artists Foundation, San Diego Visual Artists Guild, Outdoor Art Foundation, American Masters of Stone

Dennis Paul Batt, a fine artist, is a painter, writer, photographer, and creator of Florentine Mosaics (Commesso di Pietre Dure e Tenere). In 2005 he was inducted into the National Lapidary Hall of Fame. He is the founder and executive director of the Museum Artists Foundation, founder and webmaster for the San Diego Visual Artists Guild, and co-founder and co-managing trustee for the Outdoor Art Foundation. Through his art and social activities over the last eight years he has created and supported many organizations and fundraising activities throughout the San Diego/Baja region, where he sat on several boards and committees, such as the Synergy Art Foundation, COFAC (Border Council For Art & Culture), the San Diego Visual Arts Network, steering committee of Imagine Carlsbad, and the Campbell Network Group Leaders.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "My visual arts highlights over the last year were my participation in Imagine Carlsbad and the Campbell Network. There I got to experience mature dialog among honest, dedicated, unselfish, civic-minded people, working together and making real progress towards sharing each others resources while promoting visual art as well as many other community activities within our region. This was for me, a breathe of fresh air."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "To enhance the visual art scene in our region it is important that the artists learn to work together sharing resources in conjunction with the art institutions and their mutual benefactors. Diversity of art in both media and style and the democratic selection of art are the best ways to regain public faith and improve finance in the art world. This would enhance the lives of artists, improve the financial viability and ensure growth of art institutions and museums, and greatly improve the public's perception of the art world."