Artwork / 2015

After 23 years as an Oregonian, in 2015 I moved with my partner first to Virginia and then to New Jersey. For more about why we left Portland check out this art I made about it, and for more about how I ended up a Jersey girl there’s this video summary of 2015.

Gwenn Seemel
photo by David Vanadia

In April, I started writing for Professional Artist magazine. This gig was very important to me as it validated my writing in a new way—by paying me for my words for the first time ever. I enjoyed writing for the magazine for a few years, but I ended up quitting because of the publisher’s unethical behavior.

Gwenn Seemel speaking at the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in Beauvais, France
photo by Martin Geddes

In July, I participated in the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre, a copyleft conference in France. My presentation explained how to free your work while making a living with your art, and it is based on my book, You Share Good. The talk was in French, but there is an English version of it here.

Gwenn Seemel speaking at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
photo by Charlotte Hager

In October and November, some of my work was included in Implicit Bias, a group show that was exhibited at multiple locations in DC, including the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and the Takoma Park location of Busboys and Poets.

Crime Against Nature, the coloring book
Crime Against Nature: The Coloring Book

Also in November, I re-released Crime Against Nature as a coloring book. It contains all 56 original images, remade in black and white and ready for you to color in as you please. For more about the original book, go here.

The coloring book is available for $11. This price does not include shipping or tax, both of which will be calculated by Lulu, the print service that will manufacture the book and mail it to you.