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Seasons of a Dyke

 Art and poetry by lesbians in
rural areas and smaller cities in the US

Our first issue: Seasons of a Dyke is a compilation of visual art and poetry by 24 artists of varying ages who identify as lesbian. All artists reside in 13 different states within rural areas of the United States or cities with a population of 800,000 or less. The works give a generous and intimate window into each artist’s experience working and existing in those rural landscapes, as a lesbian. The artists’ pieces span the furthest ends of the United States—and the spaces in between—and yet, what we see is an overview of surprisingly interrelated pieces, speaking to one another uniquely and unexpectedly with themes of resilience, vulnerability,  and desire.  It was important for us to create a platform for dykes living in non-metropolitan areas to call attention to those working on the outskirts in the vast landscapes, small cabins, and on farms who create outside larger cities where the LGBTQ+ community tends to gravitate. The breadth of the works represents a substantial amount of experiences and intimacies, which cumulatively represent how different, yet undeniably human, we all are. By bringing visibility to those often cast to the side, Seasons of a Dyke contributes to a broader definition of what it means to be a lesbian artist.

Featured Artist and Poets:

Ace Lehner
Art  | Kingston, NY

Alicia Mountain
Poetry  | Denver, CO

Allie Gressler
Art  | Amagansett, NY

Anji Bodony
Art  | Fairfax, CA

Brenda Pressnall
Art  | Loveland, CO

Elisabeth Durham
Art  | Baltimore, MD

Erina Colombo
Poetry  | Boston, MA

Finley Baker
Art | Lochbuie, CO

Gabrielle Grace Hogan
Poetry | Austin, TX

Janie Stamm
Art  | Saint Louis, MO

Jess Fry
Art  | St. Louis, MO

Joanna Raczynska
Art  | Baltimore, MD

Justine Neves
Art  | Morro Bay, CA

Laura Kerrigan
Art  | Buffalo, NY

Lexis Loeb
Art  | Durango, CO

Libby Paloma
Art  | Kingston, NY

Mick Foley
Poetry | Providence, RI

Miki Beyer
Art  | Fairfax, VA

Penny Molesso
Art  | Fayetteville, AR

Seantel Rae Trombly
Art  | Boston MA

Shannon Palmer
Art | Shreveport, LA

Shelby Jaron Bates
Art | Atlanta, GA

Littlebird Fogel

Art | Portland, OR

Trenna Sharpe
Poetry | Portland, OR