©Seattle Times August 31 2001
"Is it art? Weather vanes, Indian quilts and canned peaches attempt an answer"
By Matthew Kangas
...When do found objects and collectibles become art? It's hard to tell with a lot of this year's Bumbershoot art. "Art Swap" (Lopez Room) is a double-barreled effort to explain art barters between artists, exchanges of labor for art, and artists' collections of one another's works. First, there are the loans from collectors who pride themselves on never having paid for a work of art. These include a beautiful mural of the interior of the OK Hotel in Pioneer Square done by Jeff Mihalyo for the owners; at 16 feet wide, it must have paid for a lot of beer.