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Cover Art

On the Cover | June 24, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Rob Mattison

“The building is made from cardboard, cardstock, balsa wood, hot glue an old fake plant and paint. The base is styrofoam, rocks, dirt, white glue, paint and ...

On the Cover | May 27, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Rhonda Willers

“I remember a day in yoga when we practiced tree pose, being out of balance while in balance. It struck me how much strength it took to wobble ...”

On the Cover | March 18, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Lynn Hobart

“Long-Haired Figure is one of a group of paintings and drawings that feature a simplified approach to content, composition and technique. Many are loosely based..."

On the Cover | March 4, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Sue Carey

“When I retired from teaching elementary art in Eau Claire I knew I wanted to start creating my own art again. Even though I had thought about creating for years ..."

On the Cover | Feb. 19, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Karen Clark

“Winter at Bear’s Grass is a combination of a digital photograph and an original alcohol ink painting. The two were combined digitally into a double exposure, mixing and highlighting elements from each ..."

On the Cover | Jan. 22, 2020

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Janice Roberts

“When drawing I love to create textures and experiment with different techniques or media combinations. To me, dark values comprised of tightly grouped small strokes provide more depth and interest ..."

On the Cover | Jan. 8, 2020

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Leah Fargo

“Lectures rang like sermons on the benevolence of Santa Claus, so when my professor made me evangelize a vegetable, I asked Google which one is God’s favorite ..."

On the Cover | Dec. 11, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Norma Larrabee Gabriel

“‘Barn Cats’ ” was a scene I happened upon while visiting a farm in the Rock Falls area. Above the cats in the window was a barn quilt that was my intended subject ..."

On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Gail Schellinger

“In the age of too many selfies, old photographs are even more interesting. ‘Dreamsicle Sisters’ is part of my Unfamiliar Family Portraits series. Sadly, the old photographs I find at estate sales have no sentimental value to anyone in the family they are part of anymore ..."

On the Cover | Nov. 13, 2019

learn about Volume One's cover art from Melissa Burke

“This image was taken in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on a cold, dreary March day. I think rooftop water towers represent human ingenuity at its best; quintessential ..."

On the Cover | Oct. 30, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Allan Servoss

“Far Places is part of a group of drawings I did for an exhibition titled Far From the Madding Crowd in 2018. I had originally intended to include paintings as well, but decided to confine the show to drawings for continuity’s sake ..."

On the Cover | Oct. 16, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Emily Lau

“While attending UW-Eau Claire, I wanted my artwork to be an instant read. One look and everything is clear. The wish to have the viewers understand is still important, but I have discovered that I love ..."

On the Cover | Oct. 2, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Ned Gannon

“‘Up Heave Problems’ serves as an expression of my feelings about the upheaval of nonhuman/natural communities and the long-term effects, when we, as stewards, fail to recognize ..."

On the Cover | Sept. 18, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Nishant Jain

Sneaky Art is the practice of drawing beauty from the world around you, without drawing attention. In this piece, Nishant has pulled together various figures and scenes drawn at Phoenix Park ...

On the Cover | Sept. 4, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Rosalie Mattair

“The reason I create art is to tell a story through visual images. It may be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end – or simply an image that conveys a certain mood and hints at a story that could possibly exist under its surface ..."

On the Cover | Aug. 21, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Pedersen

“This piece was made to reflect the nostalgia of growing up in rural Wisconsin. The character in this piece is inspired by my husband, who was the little boy that spent his long summer days out in the woods chasing squirrels and building forts ..."

On the Cover | July 24, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Sierra Lomo

“Done for professor Ned Gannon’s Illustration Narratives class, I explored my personal style by illustrating a short excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. Although this was one small ..."

On the Cover | July 10, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Harlie Juedes

“Sitting around the fire, watching it burn, and feeling the heat on a cool night is glorious. We often don’t recognize it, but we live in a beautiful part of the world. I love capturing this beauty ..."

On the Cover | June 26, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer

“This painting was made on pages of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I found the book in very poor condition so I decided to give it new life. Whitman was my first exposure to poetry ..."