• Emmeline Eao

    Membership Coordinator

    Emmeline is a Khmer American maker with a penchant for print on paper, people, and food. She spends her time dancing between these worlds, finding ways to merge them through her art.  She organizes with Tender Table and Y.G.B Portland, and writes & edits for Mercatus.

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    Alley Pezanoski-Browne

    Executive Director

    Alley grew up in a multiethnic Midwestern family dedicated to the arts, education, and social justice. For a decade, she worked as a producer and coordinator for various documentaries, arts/media non-profits, projects and events, with a focus on fundraising and community-building (and a stopover in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar). She later received her master’s in Critical Theory & Creative Research from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Alley has worked with various arts and education organizations in the Portland Metro Area, including Caldera and Clark College.

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    Harper Quinn

    Program Director

    Harper Quinn is a poet and editor with experience in education, publishing and nonprofits. In 2014 she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University where she worked as a writing instructor and tutor. She is an assistant and managing editor for Octopus Books and the author of the chapbook Unnaysayer (Flying Object 2013). The recipient of a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship, her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, Banango Street, The Volta, Nightblock and Sixth Finch.

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    Erika Rier

    Studio Programs Associate

    Erika Rier is a folk surrealist artist working in a wide range of mediums. Writing was her first love and she still secretly writes fiction but never poetry anymore. Having lived in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, NYC, Arizona, and Washington state; Erika now resides in Portland, OR.  She also has one of each of the following: a husband, a daughter, and a cat.

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