Issue #320 November 16, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Ellen B. Nelson
“‘Raven-ous’ is a mixed media art work inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. I generally work and am more comfortable with fiber art, embroidery, art quilting, and sewing. However, I wanted to stretch my borders in order to bring back ..."
Issue #319 November 2, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Alecia Acker
“I was inspired to create this piece in the fall of 2015 as a focal piece for my Artist’s Premier in November. The inspiration for the piece came to me while out on a run near Mount Tom in Eau Claire. I have always had a connection with nature ..."
Issue #318 October 19, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Debra D’Souza
‘Andamento’ is the visual movement or rhythm produced by mosaic elements, similar to the patterns formed by leaves, ridges in a tree’s bark, or a series of clouds in the sky. By leading the viewer ..."
Issue #316 September 21, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Jan Killian
"Alcohol Ink has become my passion! I was immediately attracted to the vivid colors and the challenge of attempting to gain control of this free-flowing ink on non-porous surface. I have been painting with the inks daily for the last two years on Yupo ..."
Issue #315 September 7, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Susie Santee
Issue #314 August 24, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Mark Lone
The ‘Luna Moth’ piece is a very special piece to me, as the day I was working on this my grandmother Arlys Lone passed away of natural causes. When I heard the news, I kept drawing to try to keep my mind off feeling grief. I couldn’t stop thinking about ..."
Issue #313 August 10, 2016
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Fechner
artwork by Grace Fechner
"This piece is from my ‘Connection’ series, which was inspired by a story in National Geographic about the traditional costumes worn by people of various villages in France. Each villager had a costume that celebrated ..."
Issue #312 July 27, 2016
learn about this issue's cover art from Denise Walser-Kolar
“This work is the fourth painting in a series of 25, inspired by the work of Joris Hoefnagel. All of the subjects are meaningful to me. The blue jay feather was floating in my birdbath. I found the dead cicada at my parent’s house. The cardinal egg was from a nest that was ..."
Issue #311 July 13, 2016
learn about this issue's cover art from Lukas Carlson
Issue #310 June 29, 2016
artwork by Kelly Boyea
"The piece 'Pinnacle' is a bleed monotype from a semester of study into the art of serigraphy. As a monotype this is a unique print and being a ‘bleed monotype’ ..."
Issue #308 June 15, 2016
learn more about this issue's cover art by Jody Balow
painter by Judy Balow
“This painting was done with oil paint and a variety of palette knives. The canvas is covered with a dark gray acrylic gesso (primer). This provides depth as some of the dark comes through the layers of paint ..."
Issue #307 June 1, 2016
learn more about this issue's cover art by Marc Anderson
artwork by Marc Anderson
“It is important for artists to flex different muscles – from time to time –stylistically, with mediums, and subject matter. This heron was a fun departure from the more serious illustration ..."
Issue #306 May 18, 2016
photos by Jessica Mongeon
“The ‘Camouflage Installation’ revolves around the idea of context. I started with a series of paintings that are reminiscent of mushrooms or geodes, and installed them in a variety of ...
Issue #305 May 4, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Paula Gorski
"I struggled with drawing in the traditional sense but was allowed the freedom to merge drawing with mixed media. Wonder Bread was cheap so I made a series of autobiographical laminated bread portrait pieces ..."
Issue #304 April 20, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Jesse Aylsworth
“‘Manipulating the Spectrum’ was a reaction to a large 4’ x 8’ diptych that I had been painting on intensely for three months. After I finished that painting, I stretched, primed, and painted this canvas over the course of one weekend ..."
Issue #303 April 6, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Christopher Bartlett
“Weston Valley was taken in the middle of December before the snow had fallen. An overcast day perfectly complimented the fading autumn colors. The trees would lose their leaves shortly thereafter.”
Issue #302 March 23, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Jeff Nelson
Issue #301 March 9, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Cheyanne January
“This piece embodies the phenomenon of existence in the endless cycle of life. It started by reading the Edvard Munch quote: ‘From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.’ From ..."
Issue #299 February 10, 2016
artwork by Charles Davis
“Ballerina” Mixed Media 11” x 17” by Charles Davis Charles Davis is a self-taught artist who started drawing comic books and branched into other genres. This piece, which has been displayed at Acoustic Cafe, was inspired by a photo he ran across at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Issue #298 January 27, 2016
learn more about the issue's cover art by Michael Gehrke
This piece was made to be part of Mike’s senior exhibit, which including two other large watercolor paintings and eight pages of a graphic novel. The graphic novel follows the story of Swift ...