Cheryl Brown is a collage artist, born, raised, and living in the Pacific Northwest. She has a BA in Recreation Administration and a minor in art from Eastern Washington University. She has been an avid quilter, book-maker, and collage artist for years, developing her “Common Bird” series over the last three years. Cheryl enjoys the interaction with people that showing her work at festivals brings and won the Best Artist Award at the 2016 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. She currently lives in Edmonds where she is beginning plans to build a backyard studio over the summer and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Northwest Arts Alliance.
Kiliii Yüyan is an indigenous photographer (Nanai) whose work is dedicated to Native cultures and natural history. He has worked alongside Iñupiat whalers in the Arctic, Pitjany aboriginal hunters in central Australia, and Inari Sami reindeer herders in Finland. Through photography, his work tells the stories of the voiceless—people and wilderness in a time of a changing climate.