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Cover Art Holidays

On the Cover | Nov. 17, 2022

about this issue’s cover art

photos by Joel Pearish |

“Finding the Perfect Tree” photo by Joel Pearish 

The Volume One staff planned far in advance for the cover of this year’s Best of the Holidays issue. The photo was taken in late November last year just after a picturesque snowfall at Lowes Creek Tree Farm outside Eau Claire. It was enough snow to make the scenery sufficiently seasonal but not too much that Volume One’s vintage 1967 Chevy van got stuck! Jake Smith from our sales team and his wife, Jess, served as models for the photo shoot, but the real star was one of their dogs, Brutus, who was a Very Good Boy the whole time. We hope you enjoy this special issue, and may your own holiday season be as warm and cozy as Brutus’s fur!


Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.