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Debra Herrick, Editor & Curator

Writer, curator and photographer, Debra Herrick is the founding editor of LUM Art Zine. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has studied art and culture throughout the US, Latin America and Europe, including a research fellowship at la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has held teaching positions at UCSB, Santa Clara University, University of Miami and la Universidad Autónoma de Benito Juárez de Oaxaca. Her writing/photographs have appeared in Artillery Art Magazine, Réplica21, Carpinteria Magazine, Coastal View News, Sarasota Herald and La Nación, as well as several academic anthologies.


Tom Pazderka, Artist & Writer

Tom Pazderka (b. Czech Republic) is a painter, installation artist and writer. His work interrogates ideology and our desire to escape it, the built and natural worlds, cultural mythos and a society perpetually on the precipice, all in a black and white palette of ash and oil. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a Regents Fellow and Artist in Residence.  He is currently a Community Artist at the Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara. Recent exhibitions include The Basic Premise (Ojai), Sullivan Goss and Silo 118 (Santa Barbara),  Gallery 825 (Los Angeles), FA Museum (North Carolina), Parasol Projects (NYC), Trafo Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic). Residencies include Trafacka and MeetFactory (Czech Republic) and Chateau Orquevaux (France). His work has been published in New American Paintings, Dark Mountain, Dandelion Journal and Daily Serving among others. Pazderka’s work is represented by Silo 118.

Art Soto, Artist @artsoto_

Kit Boise-Cossart, Artist & Writer

Marshall Sharpe, Artist & Writer

Noelle Barr, UCSB Arts Writing Intern @rrabelleon

LUM Art Zine is a forum for engaging the public with Santa Barbara and Ventura area arts and culture through writing, in a free and advertisement-free platform. Created collaboratively by talented local artists and writers, LUM features critical context and conversation starters for thinking, talking, making and playing with art.

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