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JC Alfier’s (they/them) artistic directions are informed by photo-artists Toshiko Okanoue, Francesca Woodman, and especially Katrien De Blauwer. Their most recent book of poetry, The Shadow Field, was published by Louisiana Literature Press (2020). Journal credits include The Emerson Review, Faultline, New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Penn Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Vassar Review. They are also an artist doing collage and double-exposure work. (Issue /17)

Jenny Brown makes art which questions our long held understandings of time, space, energy, and matter. With a focus on visualizing the most lush & ethereal phenomena of the natural world, her collages and drawings are first and foremost celebrations of the ongoing physical and spiritual evolution of our universe. Jenny is a 1996 graduate of Bennington College and received her MFA in 2005 from The School of Visual Arts, where she focused on the study of painting, drawing, and collage. She currently works out of an antique and vintage paper filled studio in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood. Her recent work has been shown at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, Drive-by Projects in Watertown, MA, & the 2022 Superfine Art Fair DC. Her collages were featured in Photo Trouvée Magazine's recent publication “Echos of Yesterday,” as well as the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Humana Obscura magazine. (Issue /10)

Rina Citaku is a young artist based in Kosovo. Visit for more. (Issue /7)

Julie Fordham is a mixed media artist working in Atlanta, GA. She attended Rhode Island School of Design where she studied Illustration. Her work is primarily comprised of female portraiture. She surrounds her subjects in a world of symbolism and contrast. The combination of stitches and lace. Bright colors and dark imagery. The rigid lines of text with the soft curves of the feminine form. She is currently exploring the capabilities of needlework to create patterns and texture, stitching halos, animals, and plants. She focuses on themes such as mental health, fate and sexuality in women. She has shown around the city of Atlanta and Nashville, and participated in many shows at the Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford. (Issue /3)

Claire Lewis is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating works in photography, painting, and interiors. A self-taught creative, Claire gathers inspiration for her work through travel, architecture, culture, and interactions with the natural world. She finds deep beauty in the imperfections and strives to create work that reflects an organic quality. You can learn more about her work at or by subscribing to her Substack, Clear Musings, where you'll find a musing of her creative interests in the form of a lifestyle blog.  (Issue /15)

Javier Mayoral is an American painter born in Spain in 1961. He has traveled throughout the world and finally emigrated to the United States in 1990. There he taught himself to cook, worked as a private chef on the islands around Miami and painted small acrylics on wood until he managed to live exclusively off his art. (Issue /6)

Jeremiah McCleary is an artist from Atlanta whose work focuses more on the subconscious and dreams.  His work is primarily pen to paper drawings offering tales of loneliness, cosmic desolation, vampyric sadness, and castles.  When he's not spending time with his son, you can find him drawing or exploring at any local cemetery. (Issue /4)

Britt McDermott is a visual artist and art educator from Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses art education to teach young people about country music history. She works primarily in illustration and oil paint and has exhibited her artwork across the Southeast US. (Issue /1)

Christopher Payne is an illustrator, designer, and printmaker who grew up on the outskirts of California’s Mojave Desert. Working in ink, watercolor, screen printing, and other practices, his work examines nature through a distorted lens. He has worked with Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, Ghost Peach Press and Tilted House Review. His work can be found in the television shows Silicon Valley and Loosely Exactly Nicole, on various musical releases and band merchandise, and has been shown in galleries throughout the United States. He is the co-founder of the literary and visual arts publication Fine Print and currently works through his design studio, Salted Teeth. (Issue /5)

Rebecca Payne earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Georgia, as well as a Bachelor of Arts focusing in painting and alternative process photography. Her work explores spirituality, emotionality, the natural world, and the intricacies of human interconnection. Drawing influence from movements including expressionism, symbolism, as well as fauvist and cubist portraiture, her subjects emote universal sentiments despite their often exaggerated and disassembled features. (Issue /9)

Leah Piepgras (b.1970, Norman, OK) received her BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute (1993) and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (1997). Piepgras creates (frequently labor intensive) work using performance, sculpture, painting and drawing. She focuses on ideas about how the body and mind navigate and digest the natural world and relationships we inhabit. Select exhibitions include: Take it Easy (Atlanta, Georgia), Spring Break Art Fair (New York, NY), Hall Space (Boston, MA), Grin Gallery (Providence, RI), Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University (Salem, MA), Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI), St. Botolph’s Foundation (Boston, MA); the Bass Museum (Miami, FL) The Chelsea Art Museum (New York, NY), and the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College (Easton, Massachusetts). She has work in the permanent collection of, among others, Wilmer Hale, New England Biolab and Fidelity Investments, and has been featured in Artsy, Hyperallergic, Beautiful Decay, Big Red & Shiny, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She lives and works in North Andover, MA. (Issue /12)

Corey Pressman is a practicing emotional wellness coach, an instructor at the University of Portland, an award-winning visual artist, and a member/owner of the Waterstone Gallery. He has published poetry, stories, and academic work as well as visual art. More information about Corey can be found here. (Issue /13)

Aliya Smith is a Cambridge, Mass-born, Atlanta-based illustrator and muralist focused on surreal femininity and connection with nature and self. Aliya has drawn her entire life with great encouragement from her family to pursue a career in the arts. She studied fine art at UNC Asheville, but shortly after college, decided to steer toward more illustrative work. Her pieces often tenderly spotlight mental illness and self-preservation through crisp line work and pop colors. (Issue /2)

Clare Welsh is a writer and photographer based in Pittsburgh. Her poetry can be found in The Massachusetts Review, Salt Hill, Birdcoat Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her longform writing can be found in Nailed Magazine & Offbeat Magazine. Her photographs have appeared in Lenscatch, The New York Times, & The New Delta Review. Her chapbook of poems Chimeras (2015) is available through Finishing Line Press. (Issue /8)

Shari Weschler, branded as Sumo Bunni, is an American figural narrative painter who exhibits nationally and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with concentration in painting and art history. While attending MICA she also studied drawing, printmaking and gelatin silver photography. Weschler is owner and director of Coastal Contemporary Gallery founded May of 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island. The gallery represents over thirty national and regional artists with an expanding list of guests, including international artists. Weschler has acted as a board member, curator, co-curator, juror and portfolio reviewer for other prestigious galleries, associations and collaboratives. Her exhibition history includes over thirty solo and forty group shows and has been published extensively. (Issue /11)

Cynthia Yatchman is a Seattle based artist and art instructor. She teaches all mediums to children, adults and families.  A former ceramicist, she received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington. Her works are housed in numerous public and private collections and have been shown nationally in California, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Wyoming. She has exhibited extensively in the northwest, including shows at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, the Tacoma and Seattle Convention Centers, The Bellevue and Cascadia Art Museums and the Seattle Pacific Science Center. (Issue /14)

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