Peter Scacco began making woodcut prints when he was seventeen years old. His artwork and his poetry have been featured in numerous print and online magazines and journals. Mr. Scacco is the author of the illustrated poetry books Chiaroscuro, A Quiet Place, Along a Path, The Gray Days, Three Meditations, and A New Game. He is also the author of a translation of Théophile Gautier’s The Salon of 1850-51. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in art history, Mr. Scacco has lived and worked in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Brussels, and cities throughout the USA. Since 1995 he has resided in Austin, Texas. Further examples of his art can be seen at www.scaccowoodcuts.com.
Nasos Karabelas is a fine art photographer and film director based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in 1992 in Pyrgos, Greece. He started dealing with photography the last six years and he has produced five short films and one feature film(OSMOSIS) which took part in festivals, in Greece and abroad.
My name is Parker Galloway and I am a photographer from Oxford, Mississippi. I’m currently working exclusively in black and white films because I like the grain and contrasts that reveal themselves from that. My focus is in Mississippi, where I’m documenting Ghost Towns and Civil War era structures.
Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2017, The 2017 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Poetic Illusion, The Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, the 2018 Dirty Show in Detroit, 2018 The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, and The 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival.
Nikki Luna Paz is an interdisciplinary artist and activist from New York. Her queer latinx identity influences a lot of her work. Her creative approach—no matter the medium—is to blend the realities of life with the magic of the imagined. A lot of Nikki’s artistic practice explores relationships between people, each other, and the earth. She also grows plants, teaches, and runs a grassroots social justice organization called Power Not Panic in Brooklyn. www.nikkilunapaz.com @nikkilunapaz
Ana Jovanovska was born in 1991 in Macedonia. She got her Master’s Degree in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje in 2016. Upon attaining a scholarship she spent a semester attending École supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg. She had 10 solo and over 80 group exhibitions.
Brett Stout is a 39-year-old artist and writer. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and Paramedic. He creates mostly controversial art usually while breathing toxic paint fumes from a small cramped apartment known as “The Nerd Lab” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His artwork has appeared in a vast range of diverse media, from indie zines like Crack the Spine to the University of Oklahoma Medical School Journal. He is tired of talking about himself at this point and prefers that his artwork speak for itself.
Moriah Smith is first year visual art student at MICA in Baltimore, Maryland. Moriah is originally from Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School of Visual and Performing Arts. In her spare time, Moriah enjoys watching Korean dramas, collecting unusual materials to repurpose in her art, and acting as a collaborator of the retro-vintage houseware shop, TTLGFurnishings.
Shannon Smith is a visual artist based in Oklahoma City. Her work largely deals with racial identity. Through portraiture, she tries to increase the visibility of women of color and other marginalized groups, challenging their representation or lack thereof in western art. Her dominant mediums are watercolor, soft pastel, acrylic, ink, marker, and pencil. You can find Shannon on Instagram @megabatart or facebook.com/megabatart.