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

Portrait by Lauren D Zbarsky.

We always love hearing about women who are creative entrepreneurs and especially enjoy those who also work in indie publishing! I was excited to have the opportunity recently to interview Pamela Rounis of SAD Mag, an independent Vancouver based publication that focuses on art and design. Read on for real talk on changing career paths early on, prioritizing work commitments, and the future of SAD Magazine as well as the podcast she hosts, called the SADCAST!


How did you get involved with SAD Mag? What is your role within the magazine? Can you give our readers a brief overview of SAD Mag’s mission?  

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 has been the most exciting aspect of working with SAD Mag? What are some of the challenges? 

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. 


How do you balance your various commitments considering that in addition to working with SAD Mag and hosting SADCAST, you also have a full-time role as an Associate Creative Director at an agency? 

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 any exciting things coming up with the magazine or with personal projects for the rest of the year that you'd like to share?  

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, haha!

By Alicia Puig

Portrait by Lauren D Zbarsky.

Create! Magazine Issue 16 Contents

We are pleased to announce the release of Create! Magazine Issue 16!

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Create! Magazine Issue 12 | Art Miami 2018 Edition 


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



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

Introducing Issue XI

Fall 2018 Edition


On The Cover 

Arlin Graff


Florian Eymann
Arlin Graff
Morgan Hamilton
Alyson Khan
Johan Moorman
Hiba Schabaz
Liezel Strauss, Art Girl Rising
Vassilis Triantis

Highlight Artists by Guest Curator Conrad Benner

Aubrie Costello
Sean 9 Lugo
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Karina Puente
Shawn Theodore

Artists Selected by Guest Curator Conrad Benner

Nessi Alexander-Barnes
Valentine Aprile
Terry Baker
A. Laura Brody
Jasmin Cañas
Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer
Jessica Curtaz
Santiago Galeas
Jodi Gerbi
Ken Goshen
Mia Halton
Ping Hatta
Benjamin Howard
M.K. Komins
Lucy Lucy
Holly MacKinnon
ADriane Nieves
Dana Oldfather
Nick Pedersen
Sofie Pihl
Horacio Quiroz
Butter E. Salmon
Amy Scheidegger
O'Neil Scott
Ewelina Skowronska
Laura Storck
Stef Sutton
Lisa Von Hoffner
We Were Wild (Risa Friedman and Meredith Feniak) 
Arielle Wilkins
Ali M Williams
Lauren Zaknoun
Daria Zhest
Kaitlin Ziesmer 

Highlights in Indie Publishing: Pikchur Magazine

Shelby McFadden is a graphic designer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who resides in a small town located between Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. She graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a BFA in Communication Design with a concentration in Graphic Design and Advertising Design. She has a passion for art and design, and she feels imagination and creativity are what feeds the soul. With her mom’s influence, she grew up loving all things weird, nerdy and... “old.” Movies like Star Wars, Fright Night and Labyrinth are her top favorite movies to watch on repeat. You can often find her listening to David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, or 80’s artists like The Cure and Echo & the Bunnymen. Her favorite time of year is fall and Halloween season, and she is a big collector in Halloween antiques. For fun, she browses antique shops and yard sales, reads tarot cards to her friends, and plays Super Nintendo. She finds her interests influence her work and her love for everything weird, wild, and wonderful. 

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You have a background in art and design. What inspired you to start Pikchur Magazine?

I have worked professionally as a graphic designer for nearly a decade. I am very fortunate to work in a field that allows me to be creative and help others to become successful in their personal and professional endeavors. However, the difference, in my opinion, between being a graphic designer and being an artist, is that graphic design can sometimes limit your creative freedom. It can strip away at your creative spirit, and the end result isn’t always a reflection of you, because you’re designing for the client and not for yourself. I grew up as an artist. Everything I created in my sketchbooks was 100% controlled by my thoughts, feelings and emotions. Since graduating from college nearly a decade ago, I have been so engrossed in work and design, I realized I forgot what it was like to draw and illustrate for myself. What I love most about drawing is sitting with a blank piece of paper and a pencil and no one can tell me to set limits or boundaries. I can create anything I want from the abyss of my imagination. I forgot about my “weird side,” as I like to call it. The side that was me. The side that David Bowie taught me it was okay to be different. The side that said you can be a weirdo and dress-up with zombie makeup and go to Walmart with your friends for something to do. The side of me that missed escaping the real world and diving into my sketchbook to explore the many realms of my imagination. I missed being an artist. With over five years of editorial experience, I knew I wanted to create a publication that will inspire others and bring people together. I wanted to share my personal love for the strange and bizarre, and embrace the side of me that fell dormant for some time. I want PIKCHUR Magazine to be a place where people from around the world can embrace their “weird side” and aren’t afraid to be themselves. I want to create an art community where up-and-coming artists and professional artists can discover and inspire one another. One of my favorite things to hear are artists reaching out and telling us thank you for what you are doing, because we could introduce them to other artists and get inspired. I love that. PIKCHUR Magazine is a publication that sets zero limitations to creativity and imagination. Be as weird, wild, or wonderful as you want your art to be. Without anyone saying, no.

Share your creative journey with us briefly.

My creative journey started when I was really little. I have pictures of myself under the age of four years old painting and coloring at my family’s kitchen table. I was always that person who created comics about me and my friends in spiral bound notebooks. I am pretty sure my school notes were more illustrations and less note taking. I was voted “most artistic” in school, always going above and beyond on school projects, and getting excited about art class instead of physics or mathematics. I was fortunate enough to receive art scholarships for school and my projects were nominated for design awards. I went to a fantastic University and was taught design by talented design professors. After I graduated, I worked for several large and small companies, working on an array of projects, from branding large shopping malls and mixed-media establishments all around the world, to creating patterns for tech accessories sold in large-scale retail stores in the United States. I somehow evolved from the little girl sitting in a high-chair painting on paper, to a professional graphic designer who now owns her own design company. I consider my creative journey a rough road. My self-esteem was on a teeter-totter for many years, full of highs and lows. I never knew how my days working as a designer would go when I stepped through the office doors at 8:30AM. I met challenges through work and the people I worked with. I listened to criticism and I stood behind my opinions. I listened to sexist remarks by men who fueled their egos and I comforted peers who were bullied by female art directors on power trips. However, I wouldn’t change the rough road for a smooth-paved highway. It gave me the drive to quit working for someone else, and start working for myself. In the early months of 2016, I began freelancing, which later turned into my design company. I’ve built relationships with new clients I love and learned a lot along the way.


Why do you think print media is relevant and important in today’s digital world? What draws you to it personally?

Print media, what I believe, will always be around. I think people were nervous it would die-off now everyone owns a smartphone or tablet of some kind, but I believe there are people out there, who still prefer turning pages than scrolling up with their finger. Print and digital are two different experiences. Print is more personal. It’s like talking to someone in person over a cup of coffee versus talking to them over facetime. It’s the energy of being face to face with someone that makes the conversation experience different. One of my favorite past times is going to the local Barnes & Noble, grabbing a stack of magazines, and sitting in the cafe with a cup of coffee. Though, the cost of print is far more expensive than downloading an entire publication instantaneously, I will always be the person who collects print materials, whether it be magazines, stickers, journals, or posters. I love holding something in my hands and feeling the textures of the materials, and even stumbling upon it on a coffee table or on my computer desk and feeling the excitement all over again.

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 What should readers expect from upcoming issues of the magazine? 

I think this issue will come as a shock to a lot of readers, as it is our first issue of PIKCHUR Magazine... and it looks so damn good! Our team has been working really hard, and I am SO excited about it! I really wanted each issue to tell it’s own story and I think we really nailed it. Not only a chance for us to showcase really awesome work from other artists, but for us to really have fun with the layouts and the flow of each page, while also maintaining consistency.

Name a few of your favorite print publications.

Aside from Create! Magazine being at the top, I am also a big fan of popular magazines such as: Juxtapose, Hi-Fructose and Bon Appetit! Some of my favorite indie magazines include: Lunch Lady, Frankie, and Popshot Quarterly. I also recently discovered So Young Magazine, an awesomely illustrated, new music magazine!

Q&A with KT Browne, Editor-in-chief of ICEVIEW Magazine

Iceview Magazine is a nonprofit, bilingual literary and art (print!) publication based in Iceland. We publish biannual collections of creative writing, critical inquiry, and visual art concerning travel, tourism, geographies, and movement.

When was ICEVIEW founded and what gave you the initial inspiration for this journal?

The town of Skagaströnd, Iceland is home to less than 500 inhabitants and an artist residency that has little engagement with the surrounding community. I quickly realized that there was a significant communication gap between the locals and the artists-in-residence in town after moving here in 2015, and wanted to both understand this gap and come up with a possible solution to it; the gap seemed to extend beyond language barriers and felt more like a social wall between those who were from Skagaströnd, and those who were not. This created a sense of exclusion, of outsiderness that became more pronounced to me as time passed. ICEVIEW was inspired by these ideas and founded the following year, in 2016, as an attempt to bridge the gap between the locals and visitors of Skagaströnd, and more broadly between the permanent and temporary inhabitants of any place by investigating questions that touch on the themes of travel, loneliness, isolation, remoteness, and community. It is for this reason that one of the most important things about ICEVIEW is that all of the content is translated from English into Icelandic, and vice versa. 

What do you hope that readers take away from your publication? What is the most important thing you want them to be aware of?           

I’m a writer, so I’m inclined to say that an appreciation for high quality creative writing is one of the biggest things I’d like readers to take away from ICEVIEW. More generally, I also want readers to feel inclined to rethink their own conceptions of place, travel, and community. Given that we market ourselves as a travel-focused publication, I’d like for ICEVIEW to challenge commonly held notions of travel and tourism, especially given our current political climate. I think it’s easy to let ourselves be swept away by feelings of wanderlust, and though this isn’t inherently a bad thing, I’m interested in allowing our content to interrogate the implications of traveling for pleasure or inspiration, as well as carve out new ways of understanding the ways in which we move through the world, and why.

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Being an independent publisher, we are always interested in how other magazines and journals produce each issue. Tell us about how you find artwork and writing for each edition.           

With each issue, we put out a call for submissions and receive a lot of great artwork and writing that way. I also spend a good bit of time reading literary journals and whenever I come across a piece that sticks with me, I reach out to the writer and encourage them to submit. On the visual art side, the process is quite similar—browsing indie mags and bookmarking anything that fits within our theme. Most importantly, I look for work that engages with the questions and issues surrounding travel, community, and place. With the help of a talented team of editors, I curate the content for each issue with this in mind.

What are your future plans for ICEVIEW? What do you hope to accomplish?

I’m first and foremost interested in continuing to expand the scope of our content; I want to publish writing and artwork from multiple countries, from multiple continents, and it’s my goal to provide a platform for anyone who feels outside of society or isolated in any way. That being said, our focus is constantly evolving; our first issue was mostly centered around writing and artwork that was inspired by Iceland. Our second was less narrow and included work that more broadly engaged with ideas surrounding travel and place. Our third issue will extend the notion of “place” to interiors such as hospitals, apartments, hotels, etc. It’s been fun to witness these shifts, and I’d very much like to continue toying with the philosophical ideas raised by our content as a way to curate subsequent issues.

Practically speaking, it would also be wonderful to translate into other languages beyond Icelandic. This would allow us to reach a lot of new countries and talents, as well as feature a wider range of content.

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You mentioned that there have been more artists and creatives visiting Iceland in the past few years. What has the general response been and why do you feel people are so drawn to traveling to this country?

I am convinced that many artists crave what I like to call “creative solitude”, and of course challenge. It is easy to say that the stark, dramatic topography of Iceland—with its endless contrasts and contradictions—allures artists in a visual sense, but I do think there’s something more to the draw than that. Iceland is a harsh, difficult environment physically and, in many ways, socially; small rural villages are often inhabited by only a few families, and assimilating into those communities can be deeply difficult. It is very easy to feel like an outsider in Iceland for these reasons, whether you’re residing here permanently or temporarily. Artists are often drawn to these sorts of challenges because they raise questions that may inspire new techniques of production or avenues of inquiry, or simply because they ignite a different way of seeing things. I’m generalizing here, of course, but I’m also one to believe that artists are in large part experience-hunters and Iceland has done a pretty fantastic job of marketing itself as a destination rich in experience.

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What would you tell someone who is thinking of traveling to Iceland for inspiration? Share your best tips for visiting. 

Don’t only come to Iceland with the goal of being inspired! By doing that, you limit the possibilities of what the country can do for you, or what it can teach you. Like any place we may visit for the first time, the best mentality to have before traveling is that of an open mind—we never know how we may react with a place or its people, and it’s best to take things as they come rather than decide beforehand what you want a place to do for you. My suggestion, if you’re planning a trip to Iceland, is to research Icelandic literature (Iceland is a fantastically bookish country) and attempt to form a mental picture of the country through the eyes of a citizen rather than a visitor. Shy away from the glossy Instagram accounts depicting only idyllic versions of the country, and engage with its history, politics, emerging artists and writers. Know where you’re going, don’t just see where you’re going.


How can we support your publication and learn more?     

Our website ( has an in-depth write-up of our concept, which would be the best place for a curious Iceviewer to start learning about our publication. As a non-profit endeavor, we rely on a local cultural grant to function. This means that our sales are crucial to our existence! We’re now stocked in seven countries and grateful for every purchase. If you can’t make it to one of our stockists, we also have an online store. But perhaps most importantly, we love receiving emails from people who have discovered ICEVIEW and want to get in touch. Reach out! It’s wonderful to connect with people around the world—this helps us appreciate the importance of a digital co

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

On the Cover: 

Kaylee Dalton


Sara Anstis
Dina Brodsky
Pippa Dyrlaga
Michael Kalmbach
Gillian King
Csilla Klenyanszki
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 

Highlights in Indie Publishing: DOG Magazine

As an independent magazine, we are always curious to learn how other publishers operate. Join us as we select a few of our favorite creative titles and pick their brains about their projects. We hope that these features inspire you to create your own zine, book or blog! 

DOG is a modern lifestyle magazine exploring the presence and influence of dogs and their owners in society. Each issue centers on a common topic and explores the meaningful interactions and love of individuals and their dogs through photographic portfolios, interviews, personal essays, informative material on breeds and creative content.

Personal, visual, poetic, current and innovative, DOG offers original content and a new perspective to dog lovers and owners. Content for DOG will come from a variety of creative sources mirroring the diversity of dog owners and lovers. Submissions from emerging or established photographers, designers, illustrators, writers, designers, makers and visual artists, and any dog owner, give DOG a fresh vision of what dog mean to humans. 

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What initially inspired your publication?

My passion for independent magazines was how things started, I wanted to be involved in any way and someone suggested start our own magazine. Then the next question was, a magazine about what? I looked around and saw my dogs and questioned, what about a dog magazine? And that is how everything started.

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As an indie magazine, we are always excited to learn about what goes into the production of each issue. How do you gather content and decide on what dogs to feature?

We look at two elements when it come which breed to feature next, first its origin, it is interesting place to visit?  Will people would like to read about it? And second does the dog has an interesting story line?  When those two elements come together, we got our cover girl/boy.

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Tell us about your team. How many people typically contribute to each edition? 

Officially we have three in our pack. 
We are a very small team , we have our Editor Emily Rogers, our Editorial Assistant Hannah FitzSimons and me, who puts the magazine together. Then we have collaborators from around the word like  writers, illustrators and Photographers.
What do you hope the readers take away from DOG?

We want our readers to have fun with our magazine, to read what we write and to learn a bit more about dogs, specially about the specifics of each breed. Sometimes people get dogs just because they look cute without knowing the dog’s temperament or other characteristics that might not be suitable for your lifestyle.

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What is your favorite part about publishing a magazine? 

My favorite part about publishing a magazine is that I get to work with so many creative people, people around the world who somehow have inspired us with their work. 
What advice would you give someone who wants to get into indie publishing? 

My advice will be to be different, have a strong concept, do your research , look for similar magazines are out there and see what they are doing, and then do it even better. Create content that has a meaning and a reason behind it. 

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What are you looking forward to the most in 2018?

When we get our two issues printed. That is our highlight of the year, to see it in front of us.

Introducing Issue 8

*Ships after February 15, 2018* 

***Limited copies printed, reserve your copy to guarantee issue availability***


On the Cover:

Pierre Schmidt



Romily Alice

Cracking Art

Brooke Didonato

Ben Evans

Emma Repp

Pierre Schmidt


Nes Vuckovic


Highlight Artists

Zaria Foreman

Lisa Ostapinski


Section Curated by The Tax Collection

Whitney Babin

Chloe Bennett

Lily Brown

Kayla Buium

Taylor Cox

Kelly Crabtree

Julie Crews

Tavin Davis

Diana Dzene

Tucker Eason

Heather Gauthier

Lisa Golightly

Zoe Hawk

Patty Horing

Dan Huston

Haein Jeong

Yuko Kyutoku

Katelyn Ledford

A.e. Mabry

Stephen Mangum

Mark Mann

Jenna Mcnair

Mychaelyn Michalec

Jennifer Nieuwland

Emanuel Pavao

Anne Plaisance

Gary Plummer

Kris Rehring

Jette Reinert

Eric Rodriguez

Jaime Scott

Jordan Segal

Lucas Stiegman

Martin Swift

Stefanie Thiele

Kirsten Valentine

Andre Veloux

December 2017 Issue Cover and Pre-Orders!

Contents of Create! Magazine December 2017 /Miami Edition 

*Ships November 30 - December 3, 2017*

On The Cover

Kristen Liu-Wong


Curtis Anthony Bozif
Jessica Brilli
Kristen Liu-Wong
Mwanel Pierre-Louis
Evan Summer
Christina A. West
John Wind & Dina Wind

Art Miami Fair Highlight Exhibitors


Artist Highlights

Lala Abaddon
Amanda Manitach

Artists selected by guest curator Sarah Potter

Fei Alexeli
Sierra Barber
Jodi Bee
Zofia Bogusz
Jeremy Burks
Jessica Cannon
Patricia Castillo-Bellido
Jennifer Clay
Miriam Colman
Bernadette Despujols
Jen Dwyer
Sienna Freeman
Jamie Baldwin Gaviola
Gemma Gené
Nicole Gordon
Crummy Gummy
Michael Hambouz
Synaesthetics Illustration
Andrew Indelicato
Alison Kudlow
Mariu Lacayo
Elisabeth Ladwig
Grace Lang
Monika Malewska
Lorena García Mateu
Jennifer McGregor
Evgenia Medvedeva
Vedran Misic
Karen Navarro
Lisa Ostapinski
Jee Won Park
Andrew Poneros
Rebecca Reeves
Nick Robles
Bryan Schnelle
Max Seckel
Marna Shopoff
Heather Sundquist
Meggan Trobaugh
Zoe Williams

Create! Magazine in Amsterdam

Our writer Alicia Puig went on an adventure to our new shop Athenaeum Booksellers, in Amasterdam! Check out our latest edition and visit the shop to get your own copy of our independent art magazine. 

“Athenaeum Booksellers is one of Holland’s and Amsterdam’s largest independent bookstores. Not only do we have a large stock in the literary field, but also in various academic fields, such as (classical and modern) languages, the humanities and the social sciences. About 40% of our stock is self-imported. The Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum offers a wide range of foreign and local newspapers and magazines, plus a curated selection of travel guides and books on design, fashion and lifestyle.”
— Athenaeum Booksellers
Issue VI Preview!

We couldn't wait to share the beautiful pages of issue VI with you! Enjoy a broad selection of artists from all over the world, hand picked by our editors and guest curator Brock Brake. If you want to add some color to your coffee table, order your own copy here.


Jeremy Miranda, Laurence Philomene, Maciek Jasik, Threadwinners, Young Arts Initative, Heather Day and Troy Counterman

Additional Features:

Kit King, Holly Zandbergen, Muzae Sesay, Meryl Pataky, Kelly Ording, Troy Lovegates, Jean Nagai, Brett Flanigan

Artists selected by Brock Brake of Athen B Gallery :

Peter Adamyan
Dan Bortz
Christopher Burk
Heather Day
Anna Di Mezza
Verdjinia Stefani Doycheva
Eric Dyer
Isis Hockenos
Sara Hupas
Tiffany Jan
Kelly Johnston
Laurence Jones
Mya Kerner
Kate Klingbeil
Joshua Dean Lammers
Magdalena Lamri
Giulia Livi
Booshra Mastour
Nicole Mueller
Senem Oezdogan
Miriam Omura
Yoonshin Park
Lorella Paleni
Julio Rodriguez
Katy Schmader
Suzanna Scott
S. Tudyk
Anastasia Tumanova
Nathan Tuttle
Morgan Ward
Lara Williams
Cindy Zell
Tong Zhang
Xi Zhang