Find new sources for exhibiting. Don’t rely on the old power structure. Find new sources in the community. All artists cannot exhibit in New York City. Where you are is good. Build up your own area, particularly if there is a weak cultural community. They need you for their vision. All Italian artists did not go to Rome. There were Venetians, Florentines, Umbrians, Sienese. Regionalism is important.
— Audrey Flack, from a lecture at the university of South Florida in Tampa, excerpted in Art & Soul: Notes on Creating (Audrey Flack, Penguin, 1986)