Who We Are


12_12SQ1_180Sarrita Hunn, managing editor
Sarrita Hunn is interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes writing, arts administration, teaching and curating. Over the last decade, she has worked with many artist-run spaces and projects across the globe from Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West in Joshua Tree, CA to Spor Klübü in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, she is the Residency Program Director at The Luminary and Director of the Summer Institute for Visual Arts.

James Headshot 2013 web squareJames McAnally, executive editor
James McAnally is an artist, curator and critic whose work seeks to create a space of expanded authorship and exchange, considering the role of the artist within a broader landscape of production, conception, and consumption. He is a founder, Co-Director, and Curator of The Luminary, an incubator for new ideas in the arts based in St. Louis, MO. In his artistic practice, he works as a part of the collaborative US English. He has lectured widely at venues such as Chatham University, (e)merge art fair, Washington University in St. Louis, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, University of Missouri – Columbia and, most recently, served as a Visual Arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.


In ATLANTA: BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing critical coverage and dialogue about arts in Atlanta and the Southeast since 2008. BURNAWAY’s mission is to provide critical coverage and dialogue about the arts in and from Atlanta and the Southeast to champion and support the vibrant creative communities in our region.

In CHICAGO: Sofia Leiby and Jason Lazarus are the founders and directors of Chicago Artist Writers, an online platform that asks artists and cultural producers to write traditional and experimental criticism serving under-represented arts programming in Chicago. By facilitating workshops hosted by critical writing professionals and utilizing an open submission/peer editing process for writing criticism, they encourage artist-writers (often at the beginning of their careers) to grow in terms of their personal art practice and their ability to read and energize the cultural field around them.

In DALLAS: A concise means to access contemporary art, Eutopia invites submissions of under 100 words to comment on works or exhibits. True to it’s name this notion is a naive gesture, elitist and immensely flawed, while it  also strives to broadcast the pursuit of an ideal.

In BROOKLYN: Ortega y Gasset Projects (O y G) was launched in May 2013 as a gallery and curated project space in the Bushwick/Ridgewood neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens. Formed by artists living in California, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York, O y G operates as a cross-country collective and an incubator for dialog and artistic exchange.

In KANSAS CITY: PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.