L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Monday, June 4, 2018

The UNTOLD GAZE - coming this summer!

It's finally happening! We announced this book as "forthcoming" three long years ago and, now, after several complications and much delay - I suppose the latter is rather obvious - our book The Untold Gaze is actually being published this summer. We received a generous grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) that will cover about half of the printing cost, and we're crowdfunding to gain the other half. If you're interested in contributing, please visit here; a copy/copies of the book figures in most support levels.

Three - very brief - previews of the pairings of words and image, writer and painting.

The Untold Gaze features more than seventy of my paintings, combined with works of short fiction (and a few poems) written by more than thirty authors, each piece inspired by a particular painting. An introductory essay has been written by Bob Hicks, longtime arts writer and editor for The Oregonian and The Oregon Journal, and now a senior editor at Oregon ArtsWatch. The Untold Gaze will be an 11x11, full-color hardback, approximately 175 pages, planned print run of 600-700 copies. The book is being privately distributed; currently, it is not expected that the book will be available in bookstores.

Our author list: Stephen Arndt, Liz Asch, Jude Brewer, Matty Byloos, Doug Chase, David Ciminello, Sean Davis, Monica Drake, Colin Farstad, Dian Greenwood, Sara Guest, Robert Hill, Lisa Kaser, Megan Kruse, Kathleen Lane, Margaret Malone, Kevin Meyer, Karen Munro, Whitney Otto, Michael Sage Ricci, Bradley K. Rosen, Sam Roxas-Chua, Stephen Rutledge, Edie Rylander, Liz Scott, Evelyn Sharenov, Tom Spanbauer, Scott Sparling, Laura Stanfill, Cheryl Strayed, Adam Strong, Vanessa Veselka, Suzy Vitello, Lidia Yuknavich

The book is fully laid out and ready to go to the printer; here are a few examples of page spreads: 


  1. Woohoo!! It's happening! Congrats, Stephen. What an accomplishment.

  2. Congratulations to the art maker!