Paul Batt: Executive Director: Museum
Artists Foundation, San
Diego Visual Artists Guild, Outdoor
Art Foundation, American
Masters of Stone
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.
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"My visual arts highlights over the last year were my participation
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."
#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."