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Andrew Alexander is an independent arts journalist working in Atlanta, where he has lived off and on since the age of two. He loves art, travel, bourbon and old records. In September of 2013, readers voted him Atlanta’s Best Art Critic in Creative Loafing‘s annual Best of Atlanta issue. His website can be seen at andrewalexanderwriter.com.
Daniel A. Brown is a musician and freelance writer currently living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A onetime bassist for Royal Trux and ’68 Comeback, Brown is also a former arts and entertainment editor for Folio Weekly. Brown has written for Arts District Magazine, DownBeat Magazine, Cartwheel Art, Aesthetica, and American Airline’s American Way Magazine. He also maintains a visual arts site called STAREHOUSE.
Stephanie Cash was an editor at Art in America magazine in New York from 1993 to 2012, most recently serving as News Editor. She wrote feature articles on such artists as Wangechi Mutu, Andrea Zittel, and Erwin Wurm, and too many exhibition reviews and news stories to count. She has also worked as a freelance writer or editor for ArtsATL.com, Rizzoli and Prestel publishers and Pace and Marian Goodman galleries, among others. In 2012, she relocated to Atlanta to marry Carl Rojas, a Texas native and longtime Atlanta resident whom she met at the University of Texas in 1987.
Sherri Caudell is an Atlanta poet and freelance writer with a BFA in photography from Georgia State University. She lived in Brooklyn for 10 years, where she interned at Harper’s Bazaar and Interview magazines, and served as the associate fashion editor for Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. Caudell has exhibited her artwork at Youngblood Gallery and in various group shows in New York City. Her poetry has been published in The Eyedrum Periodically. She hosts Vida Voce, a monthly reading and performance series featuring women at MINT gallery. She is currently the poetry editor of Loose Change, a literary magazine published by WonderRoot.
Susannah Darrow is a native Atlantan who left briefly to study art history, printmaking, 60s and 70s underground music, and English. In 2013 she was chosen as one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders in Atlanta under 30 years old by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. She serves on the Board of Directors of ART PAPERS magazine and the Advisory Committee for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She has served on the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award Committee, Hudgens Award Advisory Committee. She is currently in the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta. She received a BA in Art History from the University of Georgia (2007) and MA in Art History from Georgia State University (2013).
Scott Daughtridge is a self-taught writer and collage artist. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Curbside Splendor, The Broken Plate, Storychord, Loose Change, and other journals. He is the creator and host of the Lostintheletters reading series held at the Highland Ballroom and is a contributor for Vouched Books. He is a Georgia native and sometimes tries to talk to ghosts.
Joelle Dietrick is an artist who makes paintings, drawings and animations about contemporary nesting instincts and their manipulation by global economic systems. Her work has been shown at Transitio_MX in Mexico City, TINA B Festival in Prague and Venice, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago, Soho20 New York, and MPG Contemporary Boston. She completed a BFA in Painting at Penn State and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. She teaches at Florida State University.
Stephanie Dowda is a photographer and organizer from Atlanta. Dowda loves Atlanta because the soil is red and the sun shines just right at dusk. Dowda has a degree in philosophy and photography from Georgia State University. Dowda is part of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Program and has a darkroom at The Goat Farm Arts Center. Her work can be seen at Get This! Gallery and was recently featured in Oxford American.’
Maggie Ginestra is a writer, collaborator and arts administrator who recently served as the creative director of WonderRoot, where she developed several initiatives, including the Walthall Artist Fellowship. Her writing has been published in Drunken Boat, Thermos, Temporary Art Review and others. She completed her MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also graduated from the Community Arts Training Institute, owned a salon/chapbook shop, co-founded Sloup (St. Louis’ soup dinner for the arts), and worked on several projects with Prison Performing Arts and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Currently, she serves on the Board of Mighty Rights Media and the Steering Committee for Idea Capital, performs with MSIF and volunteers for WonderRoot’s Dance Chance Atlanta, while reading and writing toward new things.
Eric Hancock is an artist and has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and in-between, since receiving his MFA in 2008 from Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. Hancock contributes art commentary and criticism to a variety of international publications. Several years in New York and Austin and a sullied sense of innocence later, Eric now lives in Atlanta.
Ed Hall is a poet and journalist. His writings about comics and comics creators have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Code Z: Black Visual Culture Now, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. His poetry has appeared in Catalyst and Eyedrum Periodically. He serves as host of a monthly literary salon called Writers Exchange. Hall is a graduate of Tulane University. He is co-editor of the anthology Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. His forthcoming first novel is titled Chimera Island.
Shara Hughes is an artist and native Atlantan. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and has completed numerous residency programs around the world. Her work can often be seen in New York, London, Copenhagen, and Berlin. In Atlanta, Shara had her first solo show, “Don’t Tell anyone But …” at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in spring 2013. She was the recipient, in 2012, of a Working Artist Project grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, where she will have a solo show in the spring of 2014. Shara is also the co-founder of SeekATL, a studio visit group that meets up once a month. You might spot Shara sporting her tiny dog Chicken Nugget on “walks,” often being carried underarm.
Nick Kahler is an artist, intern architect, and writer. He grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Carrollton, Georgia. In 2009, he graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a Bachelors of History and Minor in Spanish. He completed his Masters in Architecture at Georgia Tech in 2012 and now works at the architectural firm of Lord Aeck Sargent and independently in his studio in Atlanta. He is an eclectic, working within the disciplines of architecture, art, urban design, history, and philosophy as designer and critic. He has shown work at the Chambers and Van Every Galleries at Davidson College and Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta.
Lily Kuonen is assistant professor of art at Jacksonville University in Florida. She holds an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Alexander Brest Gallery and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, Herman Maril Gallery at the University of Maryland, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Kuonen is a native of Arkansas, where she was born in the kitchen of her parents’ house.
Lilly Lampe is an arts writer and literary critic. Originally from North Carolina, she holds a Masters in Humanities from the University of Chicago. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum.com, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Papers, Modern Painters, and Publishers Weekly, among other publications.
Claire Maxwell is a writer with a background in journalism and telecommunications. She received her BA from Georgia State University and served as the Program Director for GSU’s own student-run radio station, WRAS-Atlanta. She is a native Atlantan who believes in using her writing to expose our community to the city’s thriving art and music scenes.
John E. Ramspott obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University. But, after spending a couple decades exercising his left brain, he decided to give his right brain a whirl with photography. John loves shooting photojournalism, portraits, and nature landscapes. He believes in supporting the arts in Atlanta and manages BURNAWAY‘s Flickr page.
Amber Rhea is a student in the Master of Heritage Preservation program at Georgia State University, hoping to parlay her lifelong love of old buildings into a career. She is interested in things most people find mundane or annoying, like urban infrastructure and traffic flow. In a previous life, she was a web developer, blogger, podcaster, and conference organizer. She was responsible for PodCamp Atlanta in 2007 and Sex 2.0 in 2008, and co-hosted the award-winning podcast “Mostly ITP” from 2006 to 2009. Amber grew up in Augusta and used to bad-mouth Atlanta, then ate her words after landing here in 2004 and realizing there was nowhere else she wanted to be.
Jeff Stafford writes about art, film, music, gardening, and other favorite topics for various digital publications. A University of Georgia graduate with a BA in Journalism, he worked for the Turner Broadcasting System for 22 years, first as a writer-producer for TNT and later as the managing editor of the Turner Classic Movies website.
Karley Sullivan is an artist-photographer engaged in the study of identity and ecologies both environmental and social. She is working towards her MFA through the low-residency program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds a BFA in Drawing from the University of Tennessee. She loves communication and kindness. You can contact her through twitter @karleys.
Karen Tauches is an artist, designer, hopeless idealist, lazy perfectionist, localist, foolish prognosticator, armchair traveler, wannabe filmmaker, independent curator, and an unauthorized critic, especially of art and architecture. Oh, and she’s a seriously challenged speller (thank god for editors!).
Dan Weiskopf is an associate professor of philosophy and an associate faculty member in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University. His research focuses on the nature of representation in cognition, science, and art. He is particularly interested in photography, scientific visualization, and imaging practices, and the interplay between images and text.
Devin Allen relocated to Atlanta in 2012 after what was supposed to be only a short trip abroad; it ended up being eleven years. He worked as an art teacher, artist, musician, curator, and unofficial connoisseur of Chinese food. He is currently pursuing an MA in Arts Administration form the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Selena Makrides, an enthusiastic born-and-bred Atlantan, is a full-time Philosophy student at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, part-time fashionphile and life-long appreciator of the arts.
Ryan Scallan is a Film and Media Studies graduate student at Emory University. Ryan plays basketball in Emory’s graduate league and also enjoys a rousing game of Settlers of Catan (Star Trek Edition). As a life long Sci-Fi fan, his favorites are Blade Runner, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Metropolis.
Luke Webster is a sophomore at the University of Georgia studying Art History and Studio Art. In his spare time, Luke enjoys Ultimate Frisbee and golf.