Announcing Visual Arts News magazine’s new editor

Visual Arts News‘ Editor Shannon Webb-Campbell.
Photo by Dayna Danger.

Visual Arts News is excited to announce their new Editor: Shannon Webb-Campbell. After a lengthy search, the Visual Arts News hiring committee selected Shannon who will begin her work as Editor with the Spring 2019 issue.

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Her forthcoming book, After the Uproar (Book*hug, 2018) attempts to explore a relationship to poetic responsibility and accountability, and frame poetry as a form of revisioning. Still No Word (Breakwater 2015) was the recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia, a BA from Dalhousie University, and is currently completing a MA in English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Shannon is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, and currently lives in Montréal.

From Shannon Webb-Campbell:
As the new editor of Visual Arts News Magazine, I am honoured and I look forward to expanding the critical fray, and exploring various means of contemporary and traditional art practice, honouring Indigenous, Innu and Inuit artists, and engaging in the necessary and difficult conversations. I intend to push art criticism in the Atlantic through innovative, inclusive and productive means.

Check out the Fall 2018 issue of Visual Arts News! This issue will be mailed to subscribers and VANS members in September but you can read some of the content online now, including Soheila Esfahani’s Portable Culture by Valerie Behiery and a Q + A with cover artist Meagan Musseau by Craig Francis Power.

If you’re not already a subscriber look for Visual Arts News on newsstands in late September or subscribe today: