Follow along as we tour the west coast from San Diego to Vancouver and discover 100 of the most important artists of our time. Each will share with you, in his or her own words, the thoughts and feelings expressed in their work. These 100 artists have struck a particular chord with the public and their work is sure to become the masterpieces of tomorrow.Each of the almost 400 full color photographs of vividly hued, conceptually stimulating artworks in this book is sure to delight your eyes and imagination. This stunning collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle to name just a few. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, found object art, ceramics, collage, enhanced video art, sound art, and more are all included in this fine art compendium.This book is for all who want to educate themselves about contemporary art and artists, whether they are collectors, frequent museum and gallery visitors, or merely curious.