2017 Submissions

John Gutierrez


John Gutierrez is an alumnus of New Mexico State University. He graduated in 1989 with a degree in Elementary Education. His wife is also a graduate of NMSU and a teacher as well. Their three kids also attended NMSU. When not teaching he loves to take pictures.

Stephen Mead


A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published outsider artist, writer, maker of short collage films and sound collage downloads. If you are at all interested, please put his name in any search engine in conjunction with any of those genres for links and merchandise entailing his multi-media work.

Garrett Tucker


Garrett Tucker is a creative photographer from Aztec, New Mexico. He is currently studying Journalism at New Mexico State University with an emphasis in Photojournalism. He is passionate about photography because it allows him to express and share his creativity through inspiring documentation of people, places and moments of his adventures. He is excited to learn more about his own creativity and his ability to capture powerful photos with a unique style.

GJ Mintz


Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer.  Her work has appeared in various online and print journals as well as anthologies.  She is the author of two fiction chapbooks, “Mother Love” (Unlikely Books) and “Where I’ll Be If I’m Not There” (Argus House Press).

Tymiah Williams


Tymiah is a 23 year old artist from Los Angeles California. At a very young age she knew art was her passion, always drawing in church and class to pass the time. From childhood to adulthood her love for art has grown, from color, attention to detail and the overall enjoyment of creating. Each painting and sculpture starts out from a lucid image of a dream, each with a different meaning. She looks up to Salvador Dali and Keith Haring for originality. There is a sense of excitement and pleasant confusion while viewing each work she accomplishes.

Katrina Smith

Henna Dragon


Katrina Smith is a junior in Horticulture at NMSU with a minor in art. She is originally from Tucumcari, NM and has been making art for six years. The Dragon is her newest piece created with watercolor and ink and inspired by western henna designs. The piece is meant to represent both tranquility and confidence.

Frank Ambriz


Frank Ambriz is a graduate student specializing in technical communication and digital rhetoric. He is interested and skilled in all things technology and multimedia. You can follow him on Twitter @Frank_T1000.

Audio Interviews

Sam Hernandez

Sam “Kahneeta” Hernandez began diving at the age of five and, nearly 70 years later, is still going strong.

Born and raised in the barrios of East Los Angeles, Sam is currently enrolled at New Mexico State University, where he is pursuing his college degree in Cinema and Film/Video Production. One of Sam’s goal is to produce a documentary on the history of high-diving and its pioneers.

As part of the documentary, Sam will fulfill his Manda (promise) to return to the cliffs of Acapulco and become the oldest athlete to dive, head-first, from the top.

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