Contributors

A.J. Lowe
A.J. Lowe
“How many times I thought ‘If I don’t do something with my art this year I will walk away from it forever.’ But I always postponed the departure. At last I’m painting! I watch with amazement as the transformations occur.”

Contributions
Aftermath

Dan Todd
Dan Todd
Dan Todd is a guy from Seattle. He has a wife who is pleasant to be around. He enjoys creating, laughing, and winning.

Contributions
Politico

Edson Mendieta
Edson Mendieta
Edson Mendieta hails from SF but grew up in the greater Seattle area. He is currently pursuing a BA in psychology. He loves to read and have fun whenever possible.

Felix Saputra Pranoto
Felix Saputra Pranoto
Hi! My name is Felix Saputra Pranoto. I am from Indonesia. I have studied at NSCC since Fall 2012, and I will transfer to a four-year-university in order to get a Bachelor’s degree in business.

Contributions
Extra-Ordinary

Fiorella Flores Alor
Fiorella Flores Alor
Fiorella Flores Alor was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Seattle, WA. She is going for a career in a creative field: graphic design and illustration. Fiorella loves to dance salsa, bachata, cumbias, and meringue. She is happily married, and hopes to get a dog soon.

Georgia Brown
Georgia Brown
I am Georgia Brown, a twenty-one-year-old student at NSCC. I hail from New Zealand, but came by way of London. I have decided to dedicate myself to furthering my education, in order to fulfill my dream of becoming an educator. Writing has always been my main means of expression; I can formulate these thoughts with a pen, but somehow they get lost on the way to my mouth.

Contributions
Cloth Drawing

Hannah Kim
Hannah Kim
Hannah Kim is from South Korea and studying art at NSCC. Worn-out crayons, her father’s notebooks filled with typography, and her mother’s photo studio: these are the memorabilia from her childhood. Art and artists raised her, and now she is walking on the same path that her parents walked.

Jean Shaffer
Jean Shaffer
Jean Shaffer is a Seattle jewelry artist, metalsmith, and photographer. She is inspired by natural and abstract forms, and by scenes that capture the perseverance of the human spirit.

Contributions
Three Little Piggy

Jessica Halim
Jessica Halim
Jessica Halim is from Indonesia. She is currently a student at NSCC working toward her Associate of the Arts degree.

Contributions
Grubbin
Squirrel Monkey

John Pierce
John Pierce
Drawing and painting allow me to collect myself, and every now and then, make something worth feeling good about. Learning from art teachers at NSCC, and local artists like Patrick Gonzales have given me the techniques and approaches that I reference when I’m in a pickle.

Contributions
The Bear Paw

Kari Vanderburg
Kari Vanderburg
Kari Vanderburg was born and raised in Seattle. She has loved reading, writing, drawing, and painting since she left the womb. Her secret talents are unicycling and vegan baking, although she is not vegan. Kari is transferring to Western Washington University this fall, where she plans to use her superpowers for good.

Ke Liu
Ke Liu
My name is Ke Liu, I’m an international student currently at NSCC. I am majoring in art, and I’m very passionate about design and oil painting.

Contributions
Pike Place

Kiam Wright
Kiam Wright
Kiam is studying Communications, Business Media, at NSCC. He enjoys drawing comic book illustrations, watercolor and acrylic painting, and portrait drawing. He also likes to write and record music, and playing piano.

Contributions
Bob

lauren campbell
Lauren Campbell
Lauren is a student at NSCC studying biology. Along with art she enjoys rock climbing, playing the piano, and photography.

Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis
Lauren is a part-time student at NSCC and full-time supervisor at Starbucks. Her only ambition is to find her writing niche and make a living from it. Her favorite activities include reading excessively, listening to Florence + The Machine on repeat, running embarrassingly slow 5ks, and napping under a three-cat pile of snuggles.

Margie McCarty
Margie McCarty
Margie McCarty is a Seattle native who fell in love with the ocean the first time she saw it, and with mythology as soon as she could read. She changed course after a career in oceanography and began exploring myth through writing and printmaking.

Contributions
Fogbound

Mark Meyer
Mark Meyer
I enjoy teaching visual art courses here at NSCC. Although I’ve been writing quasi-poems for many years in a more-or-less sub rosa fashion, I’ve only recently acquired the guts to start submitting them. To me, writing is much more difficult than doing art, quite a mysterious and vital process that I am cautiously exploring.

Contributions
Wish I had a River

Megan Neill
Megan Neill
Megan has had a lifelong love of art and began a Fine Arts degree after high school, only to set it aside to marry and raise four children with Tom, her husband of 36 years. Now she is back in the classroom, loving her teachers, fellow students, and experiences at NSCC, and excited to see where this new path will take her

Contributions
Kaleidoscope

Miranda Gaskin
Miranda Gaskin
I write because it satisfies my creativity. I feel the need to make the world a little more beautiful, and with each piece I write, I get the chance to do that. I view writing the way I view dancing. I can be myself and it always leaves me feeling levelheaded and ready to take on the world!

Contributions
Louisiana

Molly Stephens
Molly Stephens
Louisiana
For the one I love.
–Y.G.

Contributions
One Inch Rule

Natalia Uvalle
Natalia Uvalle
Natalia Uvalle prefers sleeping to any other activity. When she’s not asleep she likes eating hamburgers in bed.

Contributions
Old Village (Bukchon)

Ricky Kim
Ricky Kim
Ki Yul Kim (Ricky Kim), born September 5th, 1992, is from South Korea. He goes to college at NSCC. He loves taking photos, and always tries to convey a message and communicate with people through his photos.

Contributions
Nest

Sarah Meranda
Sarah Meranda
Sarah Meranda is a Seattle based artist. Working in sculpture, textile and metalwork, her art draws from contemporary concepts while sourcing nature as inspiration. She is interested in design, its funcion, and how people interact with it.

Contributions
Way-Back

Tim Weinmann
Tim Weinmann
Tim Weinmann grew up in Colorado and came to Seattle in 2006 with his wife Jordan. Together they are raising their son, Henry, and looking after their dog, Nashville.

Contributions
Morning Crossing

Vince Offenback
Vince Offenback
Vince Offenback has been a member of the faculty at NSCC since 1994. When he is not teaching engineering and computer science classes, he enjoys traveling.

Bonnie McLaughlin
Bonnie McLaughlin is a pre-nursing student at
NSCC. Last year she spent three months volunteering
in Hoi An, Vietnam. These people and
places are what inspire her as she pursues her goal
of becoming a Registered Nurse.

Contributions
High School Crush

Brian Hashisaki
Brian Hashisaki is a student at NSCC. His favorite
foods are Japanese food, pan-fried SPAM, and
sometimes tacos. His favorite drink is Coke, but
only if it comes in a can. He lives in Seattle with
his dog, Ivy.

Contributions
Waiting For Adam

Gregory Both
Gregory is an NSCC jewelry student with a sense
of humor.

Contributions
The New Girl

Marianna Tsemekhman
Hi, my name is Marianna. I am trying to decide
on my major right now. I have completed prerequisites
for the University of Washington’s Bachelor
of the Arts psychology program and some nursing
prerequisites. I am trying to decide between nursing
and psychology

Contributions
Banana Pool

Philip Rodrigues
Philip Rodrigues is an art student currently focused
on exploring different media, and pushing the limits
of his own abilities through the learning process.
and psychology

Contributors Cont’d Contributions
Adam P. Maubach When This is Over
Andrew Demarest Eyes of the Nation
Angie Johnson Met During Mess
Genevieve Studer-Ellis Lantern Diptych
Joanne E. Spink Peeling
Mission Carmel
Kali Rad Still, She Had To Do the Surgery
Laura Annastasia Frankenstein Woman
The Hoya
Lee McCreight Lemon Enlightenment
Sean MacRae What Lay Below
Stephanie Read Desolation Barn
Love Bites
Stephanie Smith Vignettes on Existence
Americana
Xoe Amer Night as Frontier

ART 111
The Making of the Snake
This is a drawing collaboration between Kelda Martensen’s ART 111 class Fall Quarter 2012. Artists involved: Emily Adams, Lacey Elliott, Carol-Faye Freeman, Chris Ip, Hannah Kim, Bahar Kouhi, Jack Lazar, Kay McCormick, Mun Seonggyun, Megan Neill, Stephan Neu-Yagle, Emmy Nguy, Micky Nguyen, Miranda Parks, Juanita Prieto, Mercedes Ramos, Zaeynab Shaghaghi, Alaina Steffan, Emily Sutter, Jenny Tang and Xin Zeng.

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