VAP 2021-Q1

5 March 2021




Words and Pictures” is a selection of artists writing about other artists with an emphasis on exciting emerging and under-represented artists titled This issue contains artwork and writing by: Anna Berghuis, Jenn Cacciola, Catie Dillon, Heather Drayzen, Stephanie Eche, Karine Guyon, Ray Hwang, Terra Keck, Trevor Kiernander, Lindsey Kircher, Charlie J Meyers, Natalie Ortiz, Cal Robb, Rose Silberman-Gorn.

VAPor is an experimental web-presented space for new media, online, and technology aided projects aiming to explore how media content can be shown, shared, and distributed.


In addition to the artists and writers who contributed to Words and Pictures content this issue, we are grateful for the significant contributions made by: Iván Sikic and Katie Neece.


This issue is our second release for the Vantage Art Projects online magazine and it is a thrill to have two strong curatorial projects in this issue.

Vantage Art Projects began in 2008 as an arts communication venture with a unique concept for exhibitions-in-print, media and publishing projects. VAP 2020 continues in the spirit as we expand to be a collaborative, curated, artist-run project combining both virtual and IRL (in-real-life) opportunities, exhibitions, and projects.

The three pillars of VAP:

  • Creating alternative and parallel, collaborative opportunities for emerging and under-represented contemporary artists;
  • Using accessible language to foster broad engagement with the contemporary arts;
  • Leveraging technology to communicate and connect about the contemporary arts.

We believe that art is an essential service.

Vantage Art Projects expresses is grateful to be a guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Jennifer Mawby, co-founder and director of Vantage Art Projects.
8 March 2021.