Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He has had nine one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, and the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.
V.A. Smith is a writer and photographer who feels lucky to live and work in Portsmouth, NH. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gravel Magazine, Star 82 Review, Compose Journal, Driftwood Press, Connotation Press, Scissors & Spackle, Petrichor Review, Temenos Journal, and Stirring. She can be reached at vixworx.com.
Jennifer Muir is an illustrator based in Scotland. She works mainly with watercolors and enjoys making colorful and odd things. She also enjoys working with children’s books.
Laura Story Johnson was born and raised in Iowa and has lived in New York City, bush Alaska, Mongolia, Boston, Austria, west of the Zambezi River in Zambia, and in Chicago. Her photography has most recently appeared in Tupelo Quarterly and Camas. More of her work can be found at laurastoryjohnson.com.
Jessica Jones is Paper Tape’s art editor. Artist, dancer, musician, and singer. Art is one of Jessica’s life long passions. She took a break to explore other avenues, but found she thrives on it. Creativity, nature, and orginality attract Jessica. She loves exploring and adventuring literally and figuratively. She enjoys being surrounded by nature, breathing in the freshness as the breeze blows by. Books are her constant companion traveling alongside in her purse. She rocks at logic games, driving in reverse, and scratching on the eight ball in pool.
Eloise Bacher is a visual artist based in Portland, OR. She is endlessly fascinated by the natural world, and particularly loves to draw skulls and sea creatures. More of her artwork can be found at Wrenegade Studio.