Anthony AusgangAnthony Ausgang is a Pop Surrealist/Lowbrow painter and writer who combines street attitude with his knowledge of contemporary and historical trends in art and literature. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide but he lives in Los Angeles, CA where his flying saucer recently crashed. www.ausgangart.com
Gordy Grundy is a Los Angeles-based artist and arts writer. A native of Newport Beach, he has been influenced by sunny flights of SoCal fancy, the bold stroke and a grand gesture. He is a graduate of the USC with a degree in Economics. His visual and literary works can be found at www.GordyGrundy.com.
Betty Ann BrownBetty Ann Brown, Ph.D., is an art historian, author, critic and curator living in Pasadena, CA. A professor of art history at CSUN since 1988, she has been active in art world politics and served as President of the Board for both the Los Angeles Woman’s Building and the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art. Her most recent book is Afternoons with June, Stories of June Wayne’s Art & Life (Midmarch Arts Press, 2012).
Liz Goldner haunted New York City museums as a teenager, then later worked in journalism covering food, fashion, business and toured museums on her own. She is presently an OC Metro art columnist and reviews art for Huffington Post, Riviera, Women in the Arts, OC Register, Orange Coast, among other art publications. http://www.contemporary-art-dialogue.
Bill Smith & Sheryl ScottSheryl Scott and Bill Smith make magazines, books and websites for people at designSimple.com
Born in Sagamihara, Japan into a military family, John O’Brien works as an artist in sculpture, installation and drawing. He creates new and site specific artwork for gallery exhibitions and public sites. He recently completed public art features for several libraries and parks in Los Angeles, as well as the Toriumi Plaza downtown LA.
Jody ZellenJody Zellen is a Los Angeles based writer and artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art and artists’ books. Most recently she has been making mobile apps which are available for free in the iTunes Store. For more information visit www.jodyzellen.com.
Harry Vaughn is a Los Angeles native and currently the programming coordinator at Outfest. He also is a screener and reader for the Sundance Film Festival. His writing experience began as a film contributor for Boston’s Weekly Dig and continued into his studies as an Arts Journalism major at the University of Southern California.
Elwyn PalmertonElwyn Palmerton is a writer and artist living in New Jersey. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts MFA program in 2004 he has been regularly exhibiting his work. His writing has been published in numerous arts publications. In 2011 he was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant.
Peter Frank is an art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He has served as editor for Visions Art Quarterly, as well as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum. Frank studied art history at Columbia University in his native New York, where he wrote for The Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News.