Self-Portrait/The Doctor Made Me Do It (Winter 1996)

Mark D. Sisson’s prints and drawings, shown nationally and internationally, are in numerous public and private collections—including the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Fogg Museum of Harvard University, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. With a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Sisson is professor of art at Oklahoma State University.

Day Six: Shields Ablaze (Winter 2000)

Ellen Frank is an award-winning painter, writer, and scholar of both literature and art. Her illuminated manuscripts have appeared in numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally, and her Hanukkah Illuminated, A Book of Days series (1997–2000) will be published in book form by Welcome Press. She has a master’s degree in literature and a PhD in literature and visual arts from Stanford University.

Tenerife, August 1672 (Avis Habilis) (Summer 2001)

Cristina Vergano comes from an artistic Italian family and is self-trained. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at the Woodward Gallery in New York. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Esquire, and the New York Times, among other periodicals.

Poet’s House (Summer 2000)

Maggie Taylor’s digital art is featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Modernbook Editions, 2008); Solutions Beginning with A, with words by Lola Haskins (Modernbook Editions, 2007); and Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams (Peachpit Press, 2005). Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the museums of Princeton University, Harvard University, and the University of Florida, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her images have appeared twice before in our pages (Summer 2000 and Summer 2006).

Hecho en Indio

Date Farmers have shown their work at the Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, and the Leonard Street Gallery in London. Their two-part exhibition at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles in late 2010 and early 2011 was an Artforum critics’ pick.

What We Left Behind

Combat Paper Project has conducted such workshops at fine arts departments and veterans’ organizations around the country for the last four years, and its works have been exhibited at galleries, libraries, universities, and art centers around the country—including recently the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC, as part of the recent “Ten Years after 9/11” exhibit, and Harvard University’s Gutman Library. The project’s “Fabric of War” exhibit has toured the United Kingdom, and two images from its collection appeared in the Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Exhibit at the Ozu Washi-Oji Paper Museum in Tokyo in 2009. The project is now based in San Francisco, under Cameron’s direction.

Beyond the Meadow, Before Time

Eugenie Torgerson has a BA with honors in printmaking from Northwestern University. For more than thirty years she has exhibited at art festivals nationwide, most recently in Chicago, Denver, and the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. Her work is in a number of corporate collections and is variously represented by Olson Larsen Galleries in West Des Moines, Iowa; Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books in Kennebunkport, Maine; Kelmscott Bookshop in Baltimore; and Tappan Z Gallery in Tarrytown, New York.

Bottom of da Boot: Losing the Coast of Louisiana

Kael Alford earned an MA from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Journalism and was a 2009 Neiman Fellow at Harvard University. She is represented by Panos Pictures in London and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Autumn, Sleeping Bear Dunes

Mary Broadbeck, originally trained in industrial design, worked in the West Michigan furniture industry for a dozen years—she is listed as inventor on several U.S. furniture-related patents—before shifting to image-making in the 1990s. She holds a BFA in industrial design from Michigan State University and an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University, and she studied Japanese woodblock printmaking in Tokyo with Yoshisuke Funasaka on a Japanese government Bunka-Cho Fellowship in 1998. Her landscape woodblock prints—most of which depict the Great Lakes—have received critical acclaim in both Japan and the United States; the Sleeping Bear Dunes series, created 2006–2008, is in the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in many private collections throughout the world. Brodbeck teaches the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printing through public workshops, college and university courses, and private lessons, and she is currently making a documentary film about the process. A Michigan native, she lives in Kalamazoo.