Ruth Lantz

Crit Connection

In January of 2021 I started building a project to connect artists for conversation and critique. After several long months of pandemic solitude I was in need of some way to connect – as well as some fresh eyes on my work. I knew that I couldn’t be the only one with this feeling so Crit Connection was born. Rising from a place of need as well as a place of hope I started contacting artists to join me on this new venture. I hope to help artists find new avenues for connection, learning and understanding as we all continue to navigate the seismic shifts occurring in our world. Artists have always needed the support of other makers and I feel that support is even more crucial today when we may feel even more disconnected.

The Project:

Each month artists are randomly matched with another participating artist. I email the artists their pairings and each other’s information. After the contact information is received, the two artists can continue the conversation in whatever manner fits their individual practices. For example, they could have a zoom studio visit, chat over instagram, proofread a project proposal or exchange a reading list. The avenues of interaction are individualized and up to each pairing as we are all looking for different outcomes and communicate our ideas differently.


If you think this might be a project you would be interested in joining, please contact me.