Examples of work for magazines, non-profits, charities, corporations and individuals
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“Shaking Hands with the Past”
Washington State Magazine
Issues of ethnicity, economic disparity and cultural displacement take shape in Nathan Orosco’s art made of cast bronze, fused glass, wood and other media. For him, making art is a collaboration with the traditional ways humans have always worked with these raw materials.
“Tommy Arnold: Sci-Fi Guy”
From a winged, sword-wielding woman to an ancient warrior on horseback riding with dinosaurs, Tommy Arnold’s illustrations depict “the power of the human spirit” as they grace the covers of books by some of the most esteemed fantasy and science fiction writers.
Chamber Music Magazine
In Miguel Zenón’s Yo Soy la Tradición, the New York-based alto saxophonist and composer braids together folk melodies from his home country of Puerto Rico, progressive jazz and new music, collaborating with the Spektral Quartet. The hour-long Grammy-nominated piece explores Zenón’s cultural identities within a mix of musical traditions.
“San Francisco Performances’
Chamber Music Magazine
Building audiences ranks high on the list of challenges for arts leaders, who point to a lack of financial and staff resources, and information as the main barriers to increasing a loyal following. An established Bay Area presenter’s new series yields data-driven insights.
Chamber Music Magazine
Snowy peaks punch through clouds above this small resort town cradled by the Canadian Rockies. Here in Banff, Alberta, the strings of violins, violas and cellos from all over the world resonate with determination, anticipation and celebration during the Banff International String Quartet Festival.
The discomfort of the unknown is where “I feel most alive and my senses are fiercely alert,” says Portland photographer Joni Kabana. Traveling the developing world, she is most recognized for her images that bring to light the unfairness in global women’s health.
“Fire and Heart: Remembering Paco de Lucia”
Solo in front of a packed Vancouver, BC hall, he curled the melody through his fingers and strummed the rhythm within him. Paco carried his guitar from his Andalusian childhood to the world stage, transforming flamenco and transporting listeners.
“In the Woods with Carson Ellis”
Carson Ellis constantly drew pictures as a child and grew up to become an award-winning children’s-book illustrator. Her images also grace the best-selling Wildwood Chronicles and album covers for the indy folk-rock band, The Decemberists.
You never know what you’ll see, looking through Amanda Ringstad’s eyes. Follow her around her neighborhood, and it could be as simple as the way two colors bounce off each other or as lucky as a great dumpster-dive find. It’s all inspiration for this Seattle illustrator.
Rainbowed strands of yarn stream from an old radio’s speaker and a jetpack propeller prepares a taxidermied mallard for flight. From props like these to product shots, portraits, GIFs and live-action video, nostalgia and satire run through much of Portlander David Emmite’s work.
She dips her brush in sumi ink and sweeps the kolinsky-hair fibers across the paper. Beginning with the hand-drawn and arriving at the digital, Molly Mendoza's illustrations are layered with pattern and texture. They verge on the frenetic and the abstract, while reaching deep into political and gender-sensitive topics.
Themes of children, mythology, folklore, the anthropomorphic animal world, the religious aspects of people's lives, ordinary moments, and the places we go and how we live all speak in Keith Carter's photographs, imbued with reverie and memory, metaphor and hidden meaning.
"Sandro: From the Heart"
It was Irving Penn’s photos in a magazine that did it for Sandro Miller. As a kid, he wanted to take pictures, too. Since then, Harley-Davidson bikers and Moroccan nomads, Michael Jordan and John Malkovich, among others, have posed before this Chicago award-winning photographer’s camera.
"Andrés Wertheim: Spectral Expression"
Andrés Wertheim’s in-camera double-exposure photographs blend his images of art in museums with those of the people who are viewing it. This fusing of two different takes on reality speaks a visual dialogue of past and present, presence and absence, and seeing and being seen.
"Pop Goes the Oregon Symphony"
What do tango, Prince and “E.T.” have in common? The Oregon Symphony’s pops series. In its effort to appeal to a diversity of concertgoers, “[i]t’s no longer only ‘penguin-suited’ musicians playing your grandfather’s music,” as President and CEO Scott Showalter puts it.