Spring 2019 Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the Spring 2019 Issue of New Orleans Canvas Magazine, and with it two new “blooms” which will fully flower in the upcoming year.

First, you’ll notice a more organic interview format, with featured artists leading the conversation. In this new more relaxed setting, subjects feel free to take us to some very interesting places! Photographer Pamela Reed once again contributes her amazing talents in capturing images used in these articles. We wouldn’t be able to produce our magazine without her.

Secondly, New Orleans Canvas Magazine is rolling out its NOCM Creative Database this month, a focused directory service that will provide more artists with a platform to showcase their work on our site. Readers will soon see a new page appear in the NOCM site menu which will take them to the directory where they’ll be able to input contact information, images, and links to their portfolio for a very “user-friendly” annual fee (only $30!).


Our cover artist for this sprawling Spring issue is famous New Orleans artist Willie Birch, who graciously shared several hours with us in his studio in the 7th Ward. His enlightening interview is also infused with some great advice!

Also featured: Acclaimed environmental photographer Michel Varisco (along with her pet Chihuahua, Rocket) in a delightful interview; Thomas Randolph Morrison, who spoke with us one unforgettable afternoon in the attic of St. Vincent’s Guest House;  David Shiflett, the first actor interviewed for the magazine; Alex and Cindy Williams from their Magazine Street studio/shop Potsalot (a must-see); and finally, Pamela Marquis contributes a great article about Jacqueline Englefield’s sculptures using recycled plastic materials.

Thanks as always to our loyal readers and social media fans. We look forward to bringing you more interesting content about artists creating amazing art in the beautiful city of New Orleans!

With warmest regards,

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