Mo Ganji: “We’re Growing Up Searching for Our Natural Gift, and it’s on Our Back the Entire Time. All We Need to Do is to Stop and Reach.”

Artist name: Mo Ganji Featured Work 1: FacesTattoo Mo Gangi’s tattoos have incredible line sensitivity and clarity. His work engages the eye with delicate contours and a continuous line. He preserves the integrity of the drawn line in this body art with exquisite care and beautiful compositions, including a variety of scenes and creatures of…

WOOL & LATA 65: “AWAKEN, MOTIVATE and EXCITE the Elderly through Urban Art”

Art Organization name: WOOL (& the LATA 65 project) Featured Work 1:  A wall painted by artist Pantonio for the WOOL Covilhã Urban Art Festival This piece is described on the WOOL Covilhã Urban Art Festival site as  “inspired by the sounds of Covilhã, inspired by the short film ‘Da meia noite pró dia‘ by Vanessa Duarte (below).” WOOL: Covilhã Urban Art Festival…

Timothy S. Allen: “What Really Counts Is if You Are Happy With Your Image.”

Artist name: Timothy S. Allen Featured Work 1: Sunset on the Midway at the Sonoma County Fair Veteran and accomplished photographer Timothy S. Allens’ pictures document diverse ecosystems, structures, people and vehicles from around the globe. He has a gift for noticing unique angles, compositions, juxtapositions and encounters in his environment and conveying their immediacy to his…

Casey Pearl: “Just Where I’m Supposed to Be”

Artist name: Casey Pearl Featured Work 1: Casey Pearl video featuring musical performance and Tokit campaign Whether you want to dance, daydream or take a unique, emotionally rich journey through sound, Casey Pearl has got you covered. It’s hard to sit still when the instrumentals start to groove, and her honest, soulful, wavering voice speaks right to the…

Jerry McLaughlin: “A Safe Space Where I Can Explore Emotions”

Artist name: Jerry McLaughlin Featured Work 1: “Dark Day in Drezzo” Jerry McLaughlin’s neutral and earth-toned non-objective works invite the viewer into carefully worn and crafted surfaces, replete with texture and nuance. Both richly emotive and meticulously controlled, the layers smolder, shift and settle before our eyes, suggesting an inquisitive creative process that balances a patient…

Trevor Carroll: “Make the Most of Your Life”

Artist name: Trevor Carroll Featured Work 1: No Reservations trailer Trevor Carroll is a prolific Indigenous director, actor, writer, visual artist, film producer and martial artist in Vancouver, BC. Of his many creative fields and accomplishments, his film No Reservations has been highly successful on the festival circuit, recently winning the 2017 Reel World Impact Award in…

Fabiano Gagliano: “Art is Magic”

Artist name: Fabiano Gagliano Featured Work 1: “La Nuit des Poétes, ” second version (“The Night of the Poet”) Fabiano Gagliano creates reverent colored pencil portraits, often using high contrast lighting. His works usually depict women who appear ethereal, symbolic and corporeal all at once. With eyes sometimes lowered, sometimes engaged off of the canvas and sometimes…

Robert Mars: “An Essential Part of Being Alive.”

Artist name: Robert Mars Featured Work 1: “Our New Frontier Palms Motor Hotel” Robert Mars’ beautifully collaged works explore concepts of American beauty, obsession and fame by remixing images of classic icons, logos and trends from entertainment, fashion and political arenas. Many epic personalities can be found within the artist’s multi-layered and repeating Pop imagery, including…

David Bonagurio: “To Stay in a Place Where I Can Continue to Make Work on my Terms.”

Artist name: David Bonagurio Featured Work 1:  “Youth,” from the “Thunder” series David Bonagurio’s vivid and soft gray-scales are beautifully drafted graphite compositions that experiment with weight, solidity, contrast and absence. Self hood, impermanence and alchemy are explored with an appreciation for the ephemeral, emotionally saturated and small. One series of drawings is called, “Small, Important…

Guante: “Hope is Something We Build”

Artist name: Guante Featured Work 1: Ten Responses to the Phrase, “Man Up” Writer, activist and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Guante performs his poetic works with great vulnerability, strength and lyricism and with the powerful intent to communicate deeply and effectively about issues that matter to him. Indeed, the topics he chooses, such as masculinity,…

Gregory Archuleta: “An Open Door”

Artist name: Gregory Archuleta Featured Work 1: “City Circus” Gregory Archuleta uses his rich imagination and superb skills in drawing, composition and colorization to depict vivid and mysterious images. His works are organic, emotive and striking. His characters often appear haunting or haunted, wavering between reality and fiction. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist:…

Laura Bedard: “It Makes Me Look Closer at the Spaces We Sometimes Overlook”

Artist name: Laura Bedard Featured Work 1: “Find,” Mixed Media Laura Bedard‘s art conveys a sense of ethereal mystery,  wherein forms with wavering edges float, recede, morph and evolve within layered, cloud-like surfaces before our eyes. Mesmerizing works in muted, natural palettes are reminiscent of both the micro-environment of cells and the vast, all encompassing universe….

Short Focus: Brighton Demerest-Smith

  Why do you make art? I have been drawing and painting all my life. It is a part of who I am and has always been there. I paint objects because there is something incredibly meditative about making an everyday object that we take for granted seem like a big deal. It is the…