Christopher P. Sloan was the Art Director of National Geographic Magazine for 18 years, a job that blended well with his lifelong love of art, and all aspects of nature, science, and technology. He started Art for Our Sake because he believes that artists have a critical role to play in addressing the challenges that face humanity. Our future depends on our understanding more about our planet, the universe, and ourselves. Artists can help with that. He feels that now is not the time for art-for-art’s-sake. It is time for art for OUR sake.
Sloan works primarily in oils, but he also explores how digital technology, such as 3D modeling, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the blockchain can be used as new ways to express and communicate ideas for change.
Sloan works out of his studio in Cumberland, Maryland. He served as the Executive Director of the Allegany County Arts Council and currently sits on the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Public Art Commission.