Steph Littlebird Fogel is an artist, writer, curator and registered member of Oregon’s Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes. Fogel earned her B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College in Portland, Oregon and currently resides in Las Vegas.
She is known for vibrant imagery that combines traditional totem styles of her Indigenous ancestors with contemporary illustration aesthetics. Topics of Fogel’s work often touch upon issues of contemporary tribal identity, cultural survivance, and responsible ecology.
Fogel has received three separate grants from the Art + Sci Initiative, and is a recent recipient of an Oregon Cultural Trust Writing Grant. Her work has been featured by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.), the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) and the United States Postal Service.
Kayla Palisoc is a cultural producer, community manager and curator based in Los Angeles who explores how art lives in spaces and relationships, especially among non-traditional creatives.
Kayla is best known for her community organizing and programming development among arts nonprofits and philanthropic foundations in Los Angeles, including Nous Tous by Citizens of Culture, Snap Foundation, Avenue 50 Studio, Las Fotos Project & the Getty Museum.
A rookie to arts curation, she first co-curated an art exhibition titled No Longer Negotiable in 2017 that explored the constant emotional weight people of color endure as they navigate the systems of oppression inherently linked with their existence. Kayla is highly interested in deepening her knowledge of the Filipinx diaspora and how the shortcomings of arts institutions can help structure her own nonprofit in the future.