The Arrival by Galen Garwwod


The Journal by Galen Garwood


In this August edition of The JOURNAL, I’m introducing the first of a series of interviews with artists of various disciplines about their art, about art in general, and why it matters. I believe art does matter and I wanted to get different perspectives of how creativity gets ignited and uniquely expressed. What these artists have to say is both interesting and valuable. Always, but especially now. 


September Edition: ANNE HIRONDELLE

Memento, acrylic on raw canvas, by Stephen Yates



Newest activity over at MARROWSTONE PRESS includes Peter Weltner’s newest book: 

The Return of What’s Been Lost. 

and Joanna Maclean’s  recent publication:

Two Eggs and a Lemon. 




SELL THE MONKEY, An Artist’s Memoir by Galen Garwood
Like healthcare, writing is not as easy as one would have thought, especially about oneself, in part because memories are often more difficult to squeeze out than pure imagination; it is non-fiction after all, or should be.  After more than a year, I’m closing in on finishing Sell The Monkey, An Artist’s Memoir. The monkey and I expect the book to be out in December of 2017

An Upcoming publication by photographer/writer


Portraits of Myanmar

  A compelling book of photographs, a rich kaleidoscope of the people of Myanmar, at work and at play, celebrating their religious and cultural identity, PORTRAITS OF MYANMAR, Celebrations of Work, Play, and Prayer is expected to be published in early December.



ESSAY, Of Water Sacred



Is what we hold sacred something we ordain? Or does it, can it, exist without our determination? …READ MORE…





OK, OK… so, I’m throwing out the bait. But it ain’t bad bait. When you sign-up to The Journal, or if you’re already signed up to this newsletter, and you respond, in twenty-five words or less, why you think art matters: you might win ‘The Arrival.’ It’s easy-peasy, no strings attached and you can UN-subscribe anytime you wish. Everyone is eligible, except anyone related to me by blood (Sorry, family) or marriage…and forget that. We have three, very creative, independent judges looking for something to do. Give it a shot…and please share with your friends.



Many Thanks,

Galen Garwood