Anya Roberts-Toney makes paintings and drawings that combine references to pop and digital culture with formal disruptive strategies in order to address themes of femininity, beauty, and visual breakdown. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and was recently featured on the arts blog 365artists365days.com. She received her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of …
Anya Roberts-Toney makes paintings and drawings that combine references to pop and digital culture with formal disruptive strategies in order to address themes of femininity, beauty, and visual breakdown. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and was recently featured on the arts blog 365artists365days.com. She received her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art (2014) and her BA in Studio Art from Brown University (2006). Originally from Seattle, WA, she currently lives and works in Portland, OR.
Tabitha Nikolai is a visual artist, writer, and curator based in Portland, Oregon. She is the gallery coordinator for Portland State University, as well as the co-founder of Compliance Division, and Surplus Space, independent project spaces in Portland. She has an MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she also teaches in the Media Arts department. Her work is concerned with the implications and intersections of digital technologies, capitalism, fantasy, the occult, and net-based subcultures. She holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah, where she also acted as Dungeon Master.
Published in February 2015, Wasp Box by Jason Ockert is the first book published by Panhandler Books. During the book launch and author reading at University of West Florida, Jason sat down with Panhandler Magazine and Panhandler Books managing editors Cleo Battle and Joe Angeletti to discuss the book and his writing process.
Mollie Oblinger’s (b. 1976) recent exhibitions include shows at the Sierra College in Rocklin, CA, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the South Bend Museum of Art in Indiana, and the Angela Meleca Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
Maggie Colvett is a literature M.A. candidate at the University of Georgia. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Radar Poetry, Still: The Journal, and Architrave Press’s broadside series, among other places.
Jason Ockert will be reading from Wasp Box at these upcoming events: March 5, 2015, 7PM: Newtonville Books, Newtonville, MA March 7, 2015, 7PM: Amherst Books, Amherst MA March 8, 2015, 7PM: KGB Bar, NYC, NY
Wasp Box — the first book published by Panhandler Books — is currently getting strong reviews: “Wasp Box is a thrilling debut that will no doubt soon garner lots of positive attention from readers and critics alike. It is that rare novel that manages to be profound while also being profoundly entertaining.” – Wraparound South “What develops …
Dan Pinkerton lives in Urbandale, Iowa. His stories and poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Salamander, Crazyhorse, Boston Review, Arts & Letters, and the Best New American Voices anthology.
Laura Valeri is the author of two story collections, Safe in Your Head (Stephen F. Austin Literary Prize) and The Kinds of Things Saints Do(John Simmons/Iowa Award). Her work appears in Glimmer Train, Waccamaw, Conjunctions, Night Train, Patterson Literary Review, V.I.A. and others.