Writer Tracy Strauss is about to publish her debut book, I Just Haven't Met You Yet (Skyhorse Publishing, May 2019), an "open love letter" to her future life partner. It's a memoir about relationships, reckoning with abuse, and finding a way to seen and understood. The book - and its journey to publication - is also a remarkable story of persistence and commitment as an … [Read more...]
Recent posts about the creative process, support for individual artists, and new art in Massachusetts.
Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program. Work by Karen Aqua (Film & Video Fellow '11), Jodi Colella (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '19), Rebecca Doughty (Painting Finalist '10, '90) is exhibiting in the Miller Street Open Studios in Somerville (4/6-4/7). On 4/5, Ken Field (Music Composition … [Read more...]
Boston-based artist and illustrator Cagen Luse is the originator of Lunch Time ComiX, a biographical rendering of his family and growing up and living as a "racially ambiguous artist, father, foodie, sci-fi nerd and husband." He is also a member of Comics In Color (CiC), an organization that promotes comics by and about people of color in Boston who love comics and comic book … [Read more...]
Fiction, Poetry P+B Publications is a new, independent publisher, seeking the best new work by women and non-binary authors. In the spirit of Pen + Brush, we believe fervently that our publishing program exists to act as forceful means of dispelling the misconception that too few women produce consistently high-level literary fiction and poetry. Learn more. Deadline: … [Read more...]
The short film embedded above is by Emma Angen Rose, a collaboration with Ilana Manolson (Painting Fellow '18, '08). Manolson, who has a solo exhibition at the Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in London in April 2019, shared with us that when she received her most recent award (she won a $12,000 Fellowship in Painting in 2018), she took the opportunity to hire another artist for … [Read more...]