Alex Rushmer Presents Cyborg
is a junior in high school enrolled in the Running Start program at LCC. After college, she intends to pursue her writing career and start her own editing business.
Carolyn Caines Presents Bulls In The Field
is a retired teacher and third-generation resident of the Longview/Kelso area. She has been writing poetry since junior high school when her teacher, Bernie Altman, encouraged her to write a poem for history class. She has published short stories, a novel, family history, four poetry books, a family devotional, and a weekly poetry mailing, not to mention nearly 200 poems in various publications including The Salal Review. See her website: w w w.carolyncaines.com
Hari Myers Presents A Bit Of Flotsam
is a native of Cowlitz County. He has lived near Kalama for over thirty years in a reprehensibly normal life that screams at him to put it down on paper. He only does what he has to do.
Hiedi Bauer’s Presents Female Micheal Phelps Shatters World Record , Helicopter and Tao of a Lady
work has been published in Crosscurrents and The Salal Review. She has broken her toe boxing and her arm in a kicking drill. She escapes to the Mount Hood Wilderness whenever possible where she has neither fallen off a cliff nor drowned. She teaches at LCC.
Janice Haupt Presents House on the Way
has lived in Longview and watched the neighborhood grow from rural weed fields to a lovely rural housing district. One of her joys is watching back-pack laden young folks walking to college classes.
Louise James Presents Picture in Picture
attended Lower Columbia College and taught for the Kelso School District. She enjoys writing poetry because inspiration is everywhere and the form is concise.
L Johns' Presents Yurei Ningyo (Japanese Doll)
family settled in the Lower Columbia Region in the early 1900s. He is the author of the short story, “The Japanese Doll”.
Mary Leach Presents Yachats
reads, writes, and teaches in Longview where she lives with her husband and two children. She teaches courses in the humanities at Lower Columbia College.
Ryan Tallmon Presents 7-4 and Beast of Burden
is a 2010 alumnus of LCC and former editor of The Salal Review. He is currently studying theology, pastoral ministries, and English at Multnomah University. He wishes to thank Salal for the honor of being published and for Salal’s role in fostering his affection for poetry.
Hakkayya Suttlin Presents Super Fly
is a native of the Lower Columbia area, and a graduate of Lower Columbia College and Washington State University. She began writing by taking Klint Hull’s creative writing classes, in which she crafted poetry and short fiction stories.
Michael Williams Presents Summer Camp
is a Lab Coordinator at WSU Vancouver and former English Instructor at LCC in the Transitional Studies department. He graduated from LCC in 2013 and, although he is pursuing a graduate degree in political science, considers English his first love.
Jamie Barchus Presents Close Encounters
was born in Nevada in 1984. She developed a passion for art and wildlife at a very young age. Growing up in an artistically creative family, her inspiration was never lacking. As a self-taught artist, she takes pride in her work and the accomplishments she has achieved over the years. Her work has been featured in several competitions, two of which include the Cowlitz County Fair and Best of High School Oregon Art. In the fair, she took Best in Show, Grand Champion, and first place ribbons.
Nancy Bauer Presents Bridging Life's Journey
has lived her entire life in Washington State. She has had many opportunities to capture the way she sees life through the eye of her camera. She never runs out of subjects. From the many tiny raindrops, to kayaking lakes, to gigantic trees, Washington has many unique stories to tell through photography. Leaving a photograph or two as her legacy is one of the good things she would like to leave for generations to come.
Anne-Marie Carr Presents Messy Bouquet
is a Scottish artist and teacher living in Longview. She offers community art classes in her own studio, Studio 1625 with Longview Parks and Recreation. Anne currently teaches art at Family House Academy and assists with the ‘Art Appreciation’ program at St. Rose school.
Emily Coy Presents Hazel Eyes
has taken art courses in high school and college and looks forward to continuing her education. She took beginning, intermediate, and advanced art at her high school where she was introduced to pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolor, and pastels. During her junior year, she was awarded the ESD award for her pastel piece entitled Hazel Eyes at the Southwest Washington High School Regional Art Show. She has taken Art 101 and 103 at Lower Columbia College and plans to take a design class in the spring. She has lived in Longview for fourteen years, and both of her parents were born in Longview. This is home to her.
Heather C. Davisis Presents Heart of the Woods
a multimedia artist and writer who has honed her crafts in Mendocino, CA, Santa Fe, NM, and everywhere in between. Not anywhere long, Heather spent her early years
in Astoria, OR, and now resides in Longview with her husband and son.
Shena Hicks Presents Head Above the Clouds
was born in Longview and raised in Castle Rock, WA. She attended Lower Columbia College before she joined the Navy and currently lives and works in Cowlitz County. Her favorite art medium to work with is watercolor.
Mallory Hobson Presents Inner Child
is currently attending her first quarter at Lower Columbia College. Her work has appeared in Hex Magazine, Champagne Shivers, Bohemia Journal, and Dark Lane Anthology Volume 3.
Lori Holliday Presents Unfettered
has lived in Kelso, WA, since 1999 and began painting on silk in 2010. She loves the vivid, rich colors that can be achieved with dye, which are further enhanced by the natural luster and sheen of the silk itself. Lori also appreciates the versatility of silk paintings, which range from wearable art, to banners, to mixed media projects, to fine art.
Summer Jennings Presents Forgotten
is from Longview, Washington, and she is passionate about photography and traveling. She loves to take pictures in the Lower Columbia Region, as well as other places she has encountered during her travels.
Brenna Kandoll Presents Ponte dei Sospiri
is a 17 year old senior at Toutle Lake High School and a full time Running Start student at LCC. She loves all things art: music, poetry, dancing, and painting.
Patrick Kubin Presents Dot and Her Grandma
of Longview hopes you like the very old photo he took, which he thinks captures
the timelessness of human relationships.
Skye Lowe Presents Time Heals All Wounds
is a seventeen year-old CEO (Career Education Options) student who enjoys drawing. She wishes to illustrate comics when she is older. (If you want to see more art, her Tumblr is: Pootrootart9). She is looking to pursue an art degree here at LCC.
Lindsey Marander Presents Sirene and Foyer
is a current student at Lower Columbia College. She has a strong passion for all artistic media. She studies digital photography and is polishing her drawing skills, but her strongest background is in pottery. She plans to make a living with her art alongside a career
in Graphic Design.
Chalayn Nagunst Presents Starry Afternoon
is a lifelong SW Washington resident and attended art classes in Kelso schools and at LCC. She is currently a substitute teacher in Longview and Kelso, but desires to be an art teacher. She enjoys working with many different mediums, but her favorite is acrylic. Chalayn is inspired by the beauty of the PNW and specializes in custom pet portraits.
is a young adventurer who finds entertainment and inspiration from the outdoors. She reads fairy tale books and fantasy epics in the old dilapidated camper she played in during the summer. Over time, she discovered a love for the mythological and the strange, the peculiar and the magical, and she has pursued that sense of wonder in her artwork.
Budd Wilkinson-Mitchell Presents Cousins Jack and Jane
is a local mixed media artist from Longview, Washington. He is currently finishing classes at LCC, and he plans on transferring to a California art school. He makes mixed media paintings and assemblages. He plans on making art not only as his career, but as his lifestyle.
Marie Wise Presents Abstract Seascape
loves arts and spends her spare time painting and enjoying her beloved Golden Retriever. Her favorite art medium is oil painting, but she also use acrylics and watercolors. Each has special qualities that require a lot of practice to master. She lives in Kalama and works in LCC’s Effectiveness & College Relations Office, but when she retires she plans to
spend a lot more time painting!