Ellen Berkovitch is AdobeAirstream's founder, publisher and editor-in-chief. Before she started AdobeAirstream, she had a journalism career that included having been the editor in chief of three print magazines including Santa Fe Trend in Santa Fe. She published in Artforum, Art&Auction, The New York Times, Los Angeles Weekly. She is also a poet and a horse rider. Making radio makes her very, very happy.
Matthew Irwin is a freelance arts writer and PhD student in American studies at the University of New Mexico. A finalist for the 2014 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, he has written for The Austin Chronicle, Frieze, Glasstire, Hyperallergic, High Country News and the Texas Observer.
David D'Arcy is an internationally known film critic and art reviewer. He writes for The National and Screen International online, is a U.S. correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a contributing editor to Art&Auction.
In 2007 curator and critic Katy Crocker completed her undergraduate degree in Art History at College of Santa Fe. She served as the director of a local arts organization in Santa Fe for four years. In 2010 she moved to Austin, where she completed a yearlong curatorial internship with Arthouse (now AMOA) and was AdobeAirstream's assistant editor. Her writing has also been published in Proxart, Art Ltd., and THE Magazine. Crocker currently is pursuing her master's degree in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Leanne Goebel lives in Southwest Colorado. She’s an art writer and curator as well as a social media specialist. She’s won awards including a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and an NEA International Arts Journalism Fellowship. Leanne began blogging in 2005 (leannegoebel.com). and her blog has won first place art blog in the Society of Professional Journalists' Top of the Rockies competition.
Groovey resides in Denver, Colorado where he started the YouTube channel of Groovey.TV, which has exceeded its mind-blowing milestone of 1 million views. He writes about the music business and horror films.
Though he studied Accounting at Elizabethtown College, Don Simpson insists that the knowledge he acquired during his four years as a deejay and two years as Music Director at the college radio station (WWEC) has been more transformative to his life. Except for some ill-conceived drum lessons in 7th grade (which were promptly cancelled when on one fateful day he brought a Dead Milkmen cassette to practice -- it was a Catholic school), Don is a self-taught musician and makes absolutely no claims
of possessing any musical talent. His music journalism career started in the mid-90s with a couple of handmade 'zines (The Crack and Re-Verb) and quickly progressed to contributing writer positions at Devil in the Woods, Pop Culture Press, and the Los Angeles Journal. He currently resides in Austin, Texas where he enjoys writing about music and film.
Conrad Skinner is an architect living in Santa Fe. He has written for THE magazine, Il Giornale del’Architettura, and AdobeAirstream. He is working on a history of the Paolo Soleri Ampitheatre.
Hannah Hoel has lived in London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe. She has degrees in visual culture, philosophy, and fine arts. As an artist, she was selected for the initial group of SITE Santa Fe Scholars. Her award-winning multi-media work has been exhibited in traditional galleries and new media festivals in the US and internationally. Hoel has published in AdobeAirstream, THE Magazine, the Santa Fean and Huffington Post.
Caitlyn Collins graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a degree in Art History. After working for the University for several years, she decided to return to her studies and moved to England. She received her Master's degree in Latin American Art and Architecture from the University of Essex in 2009. She currently lives in Austin, Texas and writes about art and film.
Criss Jay teaches piano, improvisation and composition to a wide array of musicians. Having studied classical piano since he was seven, and later taking a degree at UCLA, he was also by 1968 performing jazz and rock, including a brief psychedelic trip with the Strawberry Alarm Clock. He credits the lucky versatility of his teaching and music criticism to this early double life. First published as a poet, he has written articles on music, architecture, fatherhood, neighborhood ecology, love and 3-legged dogs.
Megan Kamerick is the producer of the weekly KNME-TV news show, New Mexico in Focus. A past president of JAWS (Journalism and Womens' Symposium), Megan's talk on gender disparity in media at TEDxABQ was picked up by the national TED site. She contributes radio pieces to Latino USA as well as to KUNM's Womens' Focus, and has written widely on cultural business in New Mexico. She is a huge fan of theater.
David Leigh is an artist. He has shown his work at the DLI Museum in Durham, UK, West Virginia University, Aqua Miami, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, and in Santa Fe at SITE Santa Fe and the Center for Contemporary Arts. He is collaborating with Larry Bob Phillips for upcoming shows in Texas, Arizona and Colorado. He was founder and co-director of Donkey Gallery from 2004-2008. Additionally, he teaches. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Audrey Nadia Rubinstein is a Santa Fe, NM based artist, videographer and performer who creates physical based situations in nature and constructed environments. She has collaborated with musician and composer Donald Rubinstein, filmmaker Ed Radtke, artist Tara Strickstein, dancer Deirdre Morris, and the Rachel Rosenthal Company in Los Angeles— to name a few. Her solo work has been shown at The Land/an art site in Albuquerque, NM and at Christie’s galleries in New York. In 2014 she was an artist-in-residence at The Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida.
She holds an M.F.A in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and American History from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. Rubinstein is a practicing Buddhist.
Lucy Madeline is a feminist activist, educator and award-winning social practitioner whose multimedia works have been exhibited in the US and internationally. Her work explores the construction of female identity in relationship to the body, the subjective and the sociological. In 2013 she co-taught Psychology of Women in the Liberal Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and continues to lecture on topics such as The Beauty Myth, the history of birth control, the politics of the menstrual body, and image literacy. In her current practice, she delivers comprehensive sexuality education in New Mexico public schools. She will be teaching Women's Health at SFUAD in spring 2016.
Margaret Wright is a freelance writer and editor born and based in New Mexico. Among her previous incarnations: teacher, social worker, mildly disgruntled cocktail-slinger. She was promoted from contributor to managing editor of Albuquerque’s alt.weekly Alibi. She's also co-founder of New Mexico Compass (at http://nmcompass.com), the digital publication of a nonprofit that trains and mentors fledgling journalists in underserved communities. Other sundry rumination can be found at http://margaretwrighter.com.
Peter Grendle teaches film at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and specializes in micro-budget production, the visual language, and cinema history. He has completed multiple screenplays, shorts, and features, and placed a screenplay in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His independently produced horror films are now distributed across five continents. In addition to teaching, Grendle manages SFUAD's cinematheque, The Screen, showing the best in world cinema to Santa Fe.
Dianne Stromberg is an artist who draws, paints and photographs. Dianne taught computer imaging for several years and continues consulting for photographers and other artists. She has photographed for the Santa Fe Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Institute of American Indian Arts Collection, New Mexico Magazine, the Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Center Bureau. Dianne is currently working on a series of gouache paintings that depict the Hindu deity Ganesh in various situations.
Chloë Courtney is an MA student in Art History at the University of New Mexico, with a focus in Modern and Contemporary Latin America. Her research interests include gender, the subaltern, issues of authenticity, and social engagement through the arts. She is also the 2015-2016 Pictorial Collections fellow at UNM’s Center for Southwest Research.
Diana Rico is a journalist who has published in ARTnews, Artand Architecture, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and Mother Jone. She is a critically acclaimed author (Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs), book and magazine editor, and TV documentary producer-writer. Based in Taos, she specializes in the arts, biography, and social-spiritual issues.
Keith Recker is the founder and editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, which profiles forward-looking creators, faraway cultures, ancient craft traditions, and cutting edge design innovation. Creativity, ancient or modern, is the answer to the challenges of the 21st-century, and HAND/EYE is on the lookout for hopeful solutions. Keith serves as the president of the HAND/EYE Fund, the organizational home of HAND/EYE Magazine which also operates a small grants fund for artisans worldwide, as well as on the boards of the International Folk Art Alliance and The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Keith works with Pantone and London-based WGSN as a color and trends consultant.
Joshua Finnell is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Los Alamos National Laboratory and serves on the board of Make Santa Fe. His work has been published in Library Philosophy & Practice, New Library World, Banango Street, Long Division: A Magazine of Inquiry & Art and Journal for the Study of Radicalism.
Daniel Werwath is an affordable housing proponent in Santa Fe who has volunteered thousands of hours for MIX Santa Fe, a city-sponsored initiative to develop youth alternatives in the city, and who currently is working on a project of affordable artists' housing under contract to Creative Santa Fe.
Frances Madeson is the author of the comic novel Cooperative Village, and is a freelance arts and social justice writer. Her recent work has been published at Indian Country Today Media Network, MS Magazine Blog, Red Wedge Magazine, Counterpunch, NM Grassroots Press and Art and Electronic Media. She's called Santa Fe home since 2012.
Kerri A. Cottle is as photographer and an educator. Her pictures appear regularly in Indian Country Today Media Network. The photo essay of the Fence in Santa Fe is her first contribution to AdobeAirstream.
Ann Hunkins is an award-winning photographer, videographer, poet, translator and Fulbright grantee. She worked as a still photographer for the Santa Fe New Mexican in the 1990s, and in 2003 began including video production and editing. She shoots photos and video for various organizations, including Arts of Nature and Theater of Oppression. She is also an award-winning poet, lifelong primitive skills enthusiast, and worked for the United Nations as a translator of Nepali during the Maoist conflict. You can see more of her work at her website, annhunkins.com
Marisa Demarco is a journalist, musician and event curator based in Albuquerque. In December 2012, she co-founded the New Mexico Compass news website at nmcompass.com with Margaret Wright. Since then, she's helped build and launch several local websites. She is also the web author for KUNM News's Public Health Reporting Project: publichealthnm.org. Demarco's spent more than a decade in journalism, editing and writing for the Weekly Alibi, the Albuquerque Tribune and UNM's Daily Lobo. Find Demarco around Albuquerque crusading for journalism, modern grassroots media, and radical, D.I.Y. art and music.
Shirin is AdobeAirstream's copyeditor. As Executive Editor at Communication Clarified, she is a writer, editor and proofreader for a variety of clients on a number of topics, including business and spirituality as well as the arts.
Devon Jackson is a freelance writer and editor. He has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Entertainment Weekly, and currently writes for Outside online. He is also the senior editor of Rational Animal.
Meg Daly is an art writer based in Jackson, Wyoming. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Homestead, Caldera Culture Review, JH Weekly, Bitch Magazine, The Oregonian, and other publications.