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Drumroll, please . . . the 2023 cover in all its glory

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rhythmic, 2021 (screenprinted paper weaving, 14×11) by Rhiannon Skye Tafoya

Rhiannon Skye Tafoya is an Indigenous artist from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the Santa Clara Pueblo tribes. She earned a BFA in printmaking from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM, and an MFA in print media from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. In 2020, Women’s Studio Workshop published her first artist book, Ul’nigid’. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and her work is housed in many special collections, including the US Library of Congress, Kohler Art Library, the Bainbridge Museum of Art, the Asheville Art Museum, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. She has held many artist residencies, with three upcoming in Fall 2023 at Halden Bookworks in Tistedal, Norway; Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, OR; and Township10 in Marshall, NC. You will find two more examples of her work inside this issue (subscribe today!) and on her website at

Cover design by NCLR Art Director Dana Ezzell Lovelace