Britta Alford (they/them)—also known as UNiTED–is a nonbinary, multidisciplinary artist, sociopolitical and animal rights activist, writer, and poet based in New York City. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, their main goal in their artistic endeavors is liberation of the marginalized, the othered, and the strange. We must all do our part to fight for climate justice, and listen to the young embers inside of us, before they become snuffed out. Go vegan. Vote with compassion, and always try your hardest to do what’s best for the 99 percent.
No Signal (2017)
Sucked into the digital realm of artificial expectations, we lose connection to who we are, and who we need to be. It's too crowded in here for them to hear you calling their name. Have you said anything in the last 3 hours?
Acrylic on canvas.
Uniformity Killed The Cat (2019)
This is their vow to never let myself be limited, or silenced. They will not let capitalism snip their blossom. Uniformity killed the cat and taught the dogs how to act. And for humans? Uniformity outlawed graffiti and criminalized the artist.
Spray paint on canvas, acrylic on cardboard.
Jess Snyder (they/them) is an agender and pansexual artist born and raised in New Jersey. They graduated from Centenary University in 2016 with a degree in psychology and a minor in fine arts, though art has always been their biggest passion. They’ve dabbled in a lot of mediums and really enjoy acrylic paint, watercolors, and digital work. Jess lucked out growing up with a mother who heavily stressed the importance of doing what they loved in life and who was always supportive of their artistic endeavors. From November 2018 to November 2019, they took it upon themself to create a series of 21 major arcana tarot cards inspired by the art collective Everything Is Terrible!; this was their biggest project and what they’re currently proudest of. Currently, they’re working on their "Downward Dogs" project, creating cute and macabre images involving dogs you'd find in your nightmares. Many of their current pieces are for sale on shirts, accessories, and more at DownwardDogs.Threadless.com, though they are available to make custom pieces in acrylic or watercolor paints.
One of the earliest in their Downward Dogs series and took them the longest to complete. They noticed a lot of occult or macabre things for sale online happened to revolve around cats. No offense to any of their cat friends, but they have never really been able to connect to cats. They grew up around dogs and have always been inspired by them. In this piece, they combined their love of cute dogs with their love of horror! This piece is acrylic on 3'x4' canvas and available for sale for $350. Inquiries can be via email.
Acrylic on Canvas.
Started as a doodle on a piece of cardboard while at work! They originally titled this image "Self Portrait", as it summed up some of their struggles with mental health. It evolved over the course of a few weeks from a small doodle bouncing around their work bag to being scanned and digitally colored. This piece is available on shirts, stickers, and more on DownwardDogs.Threadless.com.
The World (2019)
The final piece of Jess' "Everything Is Terrible!"-inspired major arcana deck. While working on it, they got to know the members of EIT! and they wanted to show their appreciation for their hard work. The entire 21 card set is painted entirely in watercolor and took place over the course of one year. "The World" symbolizes closure. This card showed them that they could complete such a huge project, that they could do anything they put their mind to no matter the struggle. This piece is currently not for sale.
Meg Garcia (they/them) is a photographer based in NYC. They have been creating since 2016. When they take photos, they want to portray a strong feeling, they want you to feel the emotion and heart they put into their art, and they want you to feel it deep in your soul and interpret what the piece means to you. To them, art is about feeling and perspective and it’s their goal to make people feel while looking at their pieces. You can catch them in the studio, on the streets and next to the stage. They work most with abstract photography, portraits, and concert photography.
When you get trapped under this veil of society's expectations; the real and authentic you start to suffocate.
©2020 Meg Garcia
Tim Buns (they/them) is a native of Orlando, Florida and now currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Preferring to go by their last name, Buns is a self-taught artist who became curious about art after becoming interested in comic books at the age of 11. Along with the help of their husband, Buns began attending anime/comic book conventions as an artist alley vendor. Currently, Buns has put their side-business of running an online shop on hold to pursue school full-time. Enamored with the power of visual storytelling, Buns combined their love of creating art and story writing to venture into studying film theory. They hope to re-open their shop and commissions once their school load lessens.
Buttons are one of Buns' favorite things to create for my shop because they are easy to move and are great additions to its bags! Buns loves to use fun shapes (such as the heart shape, like above) to challenge their creative spirit.
Digital illustrative fan artworks are the main pieces of work that they prefer to create. Even though they take much longer to complete, the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a piece is the best reward they could seek. Similar to this piece, they enjoy using dynamic poses to encompass the personality of characters while utilizing backgrounds to highlight the importance of the character’s placement within it.