Create! Magazine promotes fresh, unique work of artists from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it.
Dasha Matsuura is the Assistant Director at Spoke SF. Since 2009 she has curated contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and nonprofit venues as an independent curator. Matsuura has spent many years working with artists and galleries, as well as corporate and private art consulting clients. In addition, she has worked closely with nonprofit arts organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for Oakland Art Murmur helping to support the Oakland arts community.
Sandra Apperloo is a blogger, crafter & social media fanatic based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is the founder and curator of ArtisticMoods.com; a fun and passionate website that promotes starting and established artists from around the globe. Sandra has a passion for traveling and likes to look for inspiration abroad. In 2015 she traveled to one of her favorite cities, Tokyo, where she interviewed 10 contemporary artists and illustrators and met with the Tokyo Illustrators Society.
Bridgette Mayer is an art dealer, author, coach, speaker and entrepreneur. She opened the Bridgette Mayer Gallery on Philadelphia’s historic Washington Square in 2001 and represents artists from around the world, specializing in contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. She has been featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 as a small business “On The Rise” and was recognized as a recommended Philadelphia arts destination in The New York Times Magazine. Recently she was named one of the top 500 Galleries in the world by Blouin ArtInfo, and was also featured in the Tory Burch Foundation’s “Women To Watch” series. Mayer recently wrote a book called, “The Art Cure” which was published by Lioncrest Publishing and is available on Amazon. To learn more visit: www.bridgettemayer.com & www.bridgettemayergallery.com
Erin and Justin Nathanson are curators and art dealers living in Charleston, South Carolina. Together they opened The Southern in January of 2016. The Southern is a contemporary gallery dealing in recent works by artists connected to the American South.
(b 1981) is an American art director and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Aspen, CO, Stouffer relocated to CA in 1999.
With over 15 years experience in fine art and commercial illustration, design, writing, publishing, and curatorial production, Stouffer has proven to be a powerhouse in creative visual media. She is identified as both an art director and visual artist, having maintained a strong presence in both fields, commercially and with her own fine art. Having produced and published 3 contemporary art books, Stouffer is a true tastemaker of visual aesthetics. She is currently a contributing writer for VICE's Creators Project, while also maintaining her own inspiration source, Lust-After.
In 2015, Stouffer brought her creative vision and expertise to H+ Creative, as founder of the experiential services agency filling the role of the company's art director. With H+, Stouffer aimed to create experiences centered on client connectivity through visual production, art direction, consultation and curation. With abilities are as diverse as the clients she serves, H+ thrives on projects that expand her own conceptual process. http://www.hannahstouffer.com/