First of all, I Stand in the Center of the Good would not have been possible without the cooperation of the artists involved. They all gave willingly and generously of their time and energy. It has been an honor and privilege to work with them.
I also need to thank friends, colleagues, and others who contributed to the making of this book: Paule Anglim of the Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco; Sara Bates of American Indian Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Christine Beacham; Bodo Beer; Diane Bridges of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario; John Elder of Middlebury College; Phil Fitzpatrick; Courtney Frisse; Elizabeth Grant; Clinton Hulse; John and Chris Klein; Mario Klimiades and his staff in the library and archives at the Heard Museum, Phoenix; Peter Klosky of the Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, New York; Robert Lardon; Carrie Lederer of the Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California; Arlene LewAllen and Geoffrey Gorman of the LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe; Linda Linssen; Alfredo Lujan; Mary Beth Marchessault; Suzanne and Phillip Montalvan; Jarold Ramsey of the University of Rochester; David Rettig of the Rettig y Martinez Gallery, Santa Fe; Ron and Martha Savageau; the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York City; Jerry Warman; Elizabeth Woody; Paul Zolbrod; and Kitty Zurko of the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio. Thanks also need to go to the many other curators, photographers, and gallery personnel who were kind enough keep me on a clear path.
Part of this book was developed during a sabbatical sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1990-91. I'd like to thank the Endowment for their support.