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Interview with Pamela Rounis from SAD Mag
Portrait by Lauren D Zbarsky.

Portrait by Lauren D Zbarsky.

We here at Create! always love hearing about creative women entrepreneurs and especially enjoy connecting with those who work alongside us in indie publishing! After the lovely ladies from Thrive Art Studio in Canada suggested that we reach out to SAD Mag, I got in touch with one of their co-publishers, Pamela Rounis, to interview her about the Vancouver based art and design publication. Read on for her candid responses on topics including an early career pivot, establishing priorities when you have a multitude of work commitments, and what the future holds for SAD Magazine as well as the podcast she hosts, called the SADCAST.

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What sparked your initial interest in art and design?

I was a creative kid, I always drew or made movies or plays, and that led me to the only logical conclusion I could think of, art school. There was no one really guiding me so I wasn’t sure what careers were available, i just figured I’d try to get into Emily Carr because that seemed like the “best” school. After graduating from Emily Carr I was faced with the stark reality of making a living in the art world. I ended up working as a gallery director for a small gallery and truly the best part of that job was creating the exhibition graphics. I didn’t have any formal design training and I did everything in photoshop! After 3 years, and no more ladder to climb in the gallery, I had to make the tough decision to go back to school for design. I went through the IDEA program at Capilano University and it changed my life. I finally felt like I was in the right place creatively. Design turned out to be a much better fit for me than fine art. I still appreciate fine art of course, and draw immense inspiration from it daily. 

What was the vision behind creating a niche art and design publication like SAD Mag? How and when did you first become involved with the publication?

SAD Mag is an independent Vancouver publication featuring stories, art, and design. Founded in 2009, we publish local contemporary and emerging artists and writers with a focus on inclusivity of voices and views. We are a non-profit and volunteer run. Our main mission is to elevate the creative scene here in Vancouver and give emerging creatives a place to get published and noticed. I started doing design for SAD around 2012 and eventually became creative director and co-publisher. When Katie Stewart (co-publisher) asked me to join SAD it seemed like mostly everyone there was a writer or photographer and none of these folks’ primary interest was design so it was a real opportunity for me to be able to change everything from the logo to the size of the magazine itself. This July, after nearly ten years, Katie, Michelle Cyca, and I stepped down as co-publishers to give a new generation the reigns. We will all remain on the board of directors, however, and I will continue to host our podcast, SADCAST. Syd Danger has taken over for me as the new creative director and co-publisher along with Madeline Barber as editor and co-publisher. 

What about your volunteer work with SAD Mag kept you engaged and excited for a decade? Can you speak to some of the challenges that you faced in the role of co-publisher?

The most exciting aspect is working with the artists, illustrators, and photographers on the creative for the magazine. It’s a lot of fun reading the pieces and matching them with the right person and briefing them on how to bring the piece to life. Each issue is themed which also brings a unique challenge, finding ways to stretch that theme across an entire issue in a way that keeps a reader’s interest. Our biggest challenge is the same as any magazine, gaining and retaining subscribers. It’s funny how many people will come to our parties and spend $30 on drinks, but don’t buy the magazine! We do have many loyal subscribers though it’s always a challenge to get the word out, especially since we’re volunteer run and sales are no one’s passion project. 

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In addition to your work with SAD Mag and hosting the SADCAST, you are also a full-time Associate Creative Director at an advertising agency. How do you maintain a sustainable work/life balance?

It’s been challenging to balance everything which is what led me to the ultimate decision to step down from most of my duties at SAD after 7 years. I think there was a lot of sacrifice that went into my being able to do everything. Certainly my husband thinks I’m a workaholic and I work most weekends. It’s not a lifestyle I would recommend and I think that’s the harsh truth about a lot of successful people. This past year I had my first panic attack and I said to myself that something needs to give, I can’t do it all even though I want to. Being promoted to ACD at Rethink came with a lot of new responsibilities also, so it just became overwhelming. I think for a lot of the time my motto was "better done than perfect". And that's really the only way things kept rolling.

Are there exciting things in store for the magazine or with your personal projects for the rest of the year that we should look forward to?

I am very excited to see what Syd and Maddy do with the magazine. The next issue, their first as co-pubs, is appropriately themed Future and it’s definitely one to watch out for. Meanwhile, I’m going to try to make the SADCAST better than ever, and take it a bit easier!

By Alicia Puig

Portrait by Lauren D Zbarsky.

Create! Magazine Issue 16 Contents
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Create! Magazine Issue 15 Pre-Sale
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We are pleased to announce that Create! Magazine Issue 15 is now available for pre-sale. Discount price valid until 6/15/2019

200 pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by.

(Ships after June 25th, 2019)


Or visit our full shop to order multiples


ON THE COVER

Lisa Congdon


ARTISTS SELECTED BY PARADIGM GALLERY: 

Daria Aksenova

Jiaranai Apaipak

Fern Apfel

Clementine Bal

Beth Beverly

Kirkland Bray

Anne Buckwalter

Anna-Lena Cäcilia

Genevieve Cohn

Sarah Detweiler

Qiurui Du

Steven Edson

Yurim Gough

Adolfo Gutierrez

Nicole Havekost

Sophie Holt

Yihong Hsu

Cate Inglis

Lindsay Jones

Huy Lam

Crystal Latimer

Haevan Lee

Michelle Amor Lundqvist

Caitlin Mccormack

Deane Mcgahan

Sebastian Riffo Montenegro

Harriet Moutsopoulos

Erika Pajarillo

Nick Pedersen

Jessie Pitt

Clint Reid

Chrys Roboras

Katherine Rutter

Lorena Sferlazza

Rebecka Skog

Joey Slaughter

Brandon Smith

Emma Vidal

Emily White

Wenyan Xu


INTERVIEWS

Austin Kleon

Lisa Congdon

Hyland Mather

Rossitza Todorova

Sofie Ramos

Costa Rica en la pared

Matthew Shlian

+ more TBA

Issue 15 Selected Artists Announced
Joey Slaughter

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Congratulations to the artists selected for our 15th print edition launching in June 2019!

Guest Curators: Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, Paradigm Gallery

Paradigm Gallery + Studio® exhibits contemporary artwork from around the world with a focus on Philadelphia-based artists. Established February 2010, the gallery began as a project between co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, as a space in which to create artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the community to create and collect in a welcoming gallery setting. To this day the gallery still aims to welcome all collectors, from first time to lifelong, and continues to support accessible work that welcomes a wide audience.

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Selected Artists

Daria Aksenova

Jiaranai Apaipak

Fern Apfel

Clementine Bal

Beth Beverly

Kirkland Bray

Anne Buckwalter

Anna-lena Cäcilia

Genevieve Cohn

Sarah Detweiler

Qiurui Du

Steven Edson

Yurim Gough

Adolfo Gutierrez

Nicole Havekost

Sophie Holt

Yihong Hsu

Cate Inglis

Lindsay Jones

Huy Lam

Crystal Latimer

Haevan Lee

Michelle Amor Lundqvist

Caitlin Mccormack

Deane Mcgahan

Sebastian Riffo Montenegro

Harriet Moutsopoulos

Erika Pajarillo

Nick Pedersen

Jessie Pitt

Clint Reid

Chrys Roboras

Katherine Rutter

Lorena Sferlazza

Rebecka Skog

Joey Slaughter

Brandon Smith

Emma Vidal

Emily White

Wenyan Xu

Issue 13 Contents
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Pre-order price: $17.99 (regular $19.99) + 4.99 shipping valid until 2/15/2019

Please allow 2-3 weeks for domestic delivery and 3-5 weeks internationally. 

180+ pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by!


On The Cover 

Shyama Golden 


ARTISTS SELECTED BY GUEST CURATOR: MARGARET WINSLOW, CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

ERIN HOLSCHER ALMAZAN

MARTIN BECK

MARIT GERALDINE BOSTAD

LAEL BURNS

SOOJIN CHOI

SARAH FLOOD-BAUMANN

LESLIE FRY

HOLLY GRAY

CLAIRA HEITZENRATER

NANCI HERSH

ANNETTE HUR

HUN KYU KIM

EUNMI KIM

JACKIE LEISHMAN

RICCARDO LIOTTA

ERIC LUBRICK

CATARINA MANTERO

JENNIFFER OMAITZ

JIHYUN RA

ASHLEIGH RAIZES

MICHAEL REEDY

VALERIE REY

JIELA RUFEH

KRISTEN SABATELLI

YOUNG SHIN

ASHLEY SMITH

BETH SOLIN

MARISA VEERMAN

ANTHONY VEGA

DARKO VUCKOVIC

BRITTANY WATKINS

FUKUKO YAHAGI-HARRIS

ALEX YOUKANNA

CARSON ZULLINGER


INTERVIEWS


Aubrey Levinthal

Auc Art

Daniel Seth Kraus

Ethan Patrick Sherman

Gosia

James Razko

Jeremiah Johnson

Jlian Evelyn

Shyama Golden

+ more tba

From The Editor: Thank You

Dear Friend,

As I sit down and think about the fact that the magazine has been around for two years, I am filled with awe, gratitude, and excitement for things to come. As you can imagine, any creative project has its challenges and setbacks. I have been fortunate to meet an incredible team of writers, curators, and editors along with the incredible art community that keeps this publication going year after year.

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

Because of your support, we have celebrated our two-year anniversary and are excited for things ahead. Even in this digital age, there is something so special about exploring new art through print. Our passion lies in helping our readers and collectors discover new talent, or get to know familiar names in the art world on a more intimate level. From an artist's perspective, there is nothing more magical than seeing your own work on glossy pages of a quality magazine.

Reflecting on the past two years, we are proud to serve a diverse and global community of artists and we're so thankful to celebrate together with a few of you at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in October. We hope to continue engaging with you in person at curated events and through our new platform, the Art & Cocktails Podcast.

So here's your homework for the rest of the year:

I want to encourage you to start that project you keep thinking about, whether it's a new ambitious body of work or creative business venture like a zine or gallery space. If it's been on your mind for a few months or years and you just haven't pulled the trigger, start researching how you can make it happen. It's hard work, time consuming, and will make you crazy at times, but I promise you it's worth it. You will build an entire tribe, discover your strengths, and potentially help change the course of the art world.

Thank you for being a part of our thriving art community.

Warm Regards,

Ekaterina


Here are some exciting things we have been up to this year + where to find us next

Podcast 

Art and Cocktails is a casual conversation style podcast that features interviews with contemporary artists, curators, art professionals and so much more. Once in a while I also share tips and experiences that shaped my career as an artist. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn and more: Art & Cocktails.

More Shops Across the World

We are working hard to make our print issues accessible to readers all over the planet. Send us an email if you have the perfect local bookshop that we should work with!

Retail Locations



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Live Events 

This year we bravely (introverts here)  stepped out from behind the screen and participated in a few in person events including our 2-year party, live podcast recording with I Like Your Work Podcastand introduced the magazine at Great PHL event. E-mail us your ideas for the next meetup!

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See You in Miami!

This year we are back in Miami for Art Week! We are a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. Be sure to let us know if you are in town that week + win tickets to Art Miami by sending us an email. 

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Order the Art Miami 2018 Edition!

Create! Magazine Issue 12 | Art Miami 2018 Edition 

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Please allow 2-3 weeks for domestic delivery and 3-5 weeks internationally. 

(Ships after on or December 9th)

Pre-sale price valid until November 30, 2018

 

180+ ad-free pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by!

Issue 12 Contents


On The Cover 

 

Madison Parker

 

Interviews



Waves, Waterscapes and Wanderlust 

Interview with Artist Nina Brooke 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Postgraduate Plans 

Interview with Emerging Artist Rosabel Rosalind Kurth-Sofer 

By Alicia Puig 

 

James Bullough 

The Voices of Street Artists 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Edra Soto 

Creating Community Through Artistic Practice 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Reimagined and Remembered 

Interview with Charlotte Keats 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Standing up for Women Artists 

Interview with Liezel Strauss, Art Girl Rising 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

A Glimpse into Another’s World 

Interview with Anna Shukeylo 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Spot on 

Neo-Pointillism by Pj Linden 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder Creating a Gallery Through an Artist’s Perspective 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

The Beauty and Complexity of the Natural World 

Interview with Alonsa Guevara 

By Ekaterina Popova



Art Miami Fairs Highlight Exhibitors

 

A unique perspective from galleries exhibiting at Art Miami Fairs 2018

 


Artists Selected by Guest Curator, Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary

 

Stacey Beach

Isabel Chun

Ben Dallas

Scout Dunbar

Lesley Gold

Raul Gonzalez

Erica Green

Elizabeth Jung

Thomas Kelley III

Lydia Kinney

Huanying Koh

Forrest Lawson

Megan Magill

Amy Meissner

Aly Morgan

Hedda Neelsen

Yuria Okamura

Madison Parker

Anastasia Parmson

Diane Pribojan

Sara Allen Prigodich

Meganne Rosen

Molly Scannell

Lindsey Schulz

Max Seckel

Val Shamma

Anne Cecile Surga

Andrea Taylor

Anna Teiche

Sophie Treppendahl

Charlotte Urreiztieta 

Jimmy Viera

Ellie Ji Yang

Madeline Zappala

Angie Zielinski

Spotlight Artist

 

Andrew Salgado

 

Highlight Artists

 

Andre Bogart Szabo

Valentina Sarfeh

Create! Magazine Issue 12 Finalists Announced

Issue 12 finalists announced!

Huge congratulations to the artists selected for our two-year anniversary issue! It was no easy talk to pick only 35 artists as we received tons of amazing submissions. Thank you so much to all those who participated.

Our guest curator for this issue is Kaly Scheller-Barrett. She is a visual artist and poet hailing originally from Bavaria. Drawing heavily from her extensive training in craft technique, Kaly’s work attempts to blur the boundaries between fine art and craft practices, asking the viewer to un- and re-frame their preconceptions of material. Kaly recently completed an MFA in Sculpture at California College of the Arts where she taught Craft Theory and is currently the Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary.

Stay tuned for pre-orders or subscribe at www.createmagazine.store to receive this issue.

The following artists will be published in the December 2018 edition:

Stacey Beach

Isabel Chun

Ben Dallas

Scout Dunbar

Lesley Gold

Raul Gonzalez (featured image)

Erica Green

Elizabeth Jung

Thomas Kelley III

Lydia Kinney

Huanying Koh

Forrest Lawson

Megan Magill

Amy Meissner

Aly Morgan

Hedda Neelsen

Yuria Okamura

Madison Parker

Anastasia Parmson

Diane Pribojan

Sara Allen Prigodich

Meganne Rosen

Molly Scannell

Lindsey Schulz

Max Seckel

Val Shamma

Anne Cecile Surga

Andrea Taylor

Anna Teiche

Sophie Treppendahl

Charlotte Urreiztieta 

Jimmy Viera

Ellie Ji Yang

Madeline Zappala

Angie Zielinski

Issue IX Contents and Preorder

The much anticipated 9th edition of our magazine is almost here! See the full list of contents below and reserve your copy. 

Issues will also be available in the following locations in mid-late April 2018: 

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

Charlotte Street News
66 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury
London W1T 4QE, UK

Magma Clerkenwell
117-119 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1R 5BY, UK

Magma Covent Garden
29 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden
London WC2H 9AP, UK

Magma Manchester
24 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter
Manchester M1 1JN, UK

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum
Spui 14-16
1012XA Amsterdam
Netherlands

On the Cover: 

Kaylee Dalton

Interviews

Sara Anstis
Dina Brodsky
Pippa Dyrlaga
Michael Kalmbach
Gillian King
Csilla Klenyanszki
MAG
Chloe McCarrick
Daniel Mullen  

Highlight Artists

Danielle Krysa 

Friends in Indie Publishing

Q&A with KT Browne, Editor of Iceview Magazine  

Selection by The The Jealous Curator

Kaetlyn Able
Mark Bradley-Shoup
Claire Brewster
Anne Canfield
Ying Chew
Kaylee Dalton
Stephen DOnofrio
Brian Fouhy
Ron Geibel
Gemma Gené
JoAnn Goodman
Marisa Green
Michelle Heslop
Meghan Hildebrand
Tracy Kerdman
Sara Khan
Nic Koller
David Linneweh
Brandi Marie Little
Huntz Liu
Jemma Lock
Susannah Montague
Lauren Munns
Leah Pantea
David Pirrie
Amy Ross
Seth Smith
Cheryl Sorg
Zandra Stratford
Clare Szydlowski
Ingrid Wells
Sally West
Sarah Winkler