ZO MAGAZINE is a unique multimedia project — organically comprised of an international convergence of artists, musicians, poets and creative souls.
We orchestrate a broad online presentation of art, photography, poetry, music, literary and design offerings through our daily changing Cloud Publication — and plan to publish a “Collector’s Edition” glossy magazine. The hard copy magazine will be published in conjunction with a live event named “Spoken World” that we are now developing.
Please do not copy artwork from this site.
A list of all of the MUSICAL ARTISTS we feature can be found at:
2017 TEEN MEDIA EXPO WINNERS
GOLD for PHOTOGRAPHY
“Flip Flops in the Rain”
GOLD for POETRY
Imagine if we could walk down cobbled streets
with our fingers tied together like ancient roots,
keeping our feet planted and grounded in history
and our backs arched upwards without a single bend.
Imagine if I could kiss you softy, slowly, sweetly
like maple-syrup-coated-clichés, but beautiful clichés,
underneath a palm tree like a sacred garden of intimacy,
alone yet among a crowd thick like molasses.
Imagine if you looked at me one summer morning
in a hurricane of white sheets and send fireworks
from your eyelashes and rolls of red lava from your lips.
You could bring brightness into the shadows under our bed.
If we could all speak what was forbidden- declared love,
long serenades, and promises of a never-ending happiness-
just imagine how loud the world would be.
GOLD for CATEGORY SURREAL
SILVER for PHOTOGRAPHY
NATHALIE REYES RICO
Palmdale, CA — USA
SILVER for POETRY
Konstantin Nicholas Rega
Richmond, VA, USA — (Born in Russia)
“All, I Am Not“
So here I am
of ashes and earth
……..from exploded stars
…………….with their electric greens
…………….their dusty beaten golds
……..in that toxic spill
…………….of polluted blues
A train is derailed outside
my apartment window.
It reminds me of some pop-icon
all that conflated caterwauling
propelling the next hot air balloon:
always missing the moon least to
say the other deaf and dumb stars.
I’m sure if I connected them
(that child still peeking
from across 18th Street) they
would spill those back-of-the-throat
secrets, for I am tired of taking
so-called lemon lozenges that my
Veterinarian prescribes with a grin.
But then the TV roars and the radio
pushes its own “for-the-masses” message
as I watch a small girl hopscotch by—
firetrucks sirens returning us to white static.
This sick soft exhaustion
in my outstretched lungs
……..bared and silver-veined wings
…………….taking off with every gasp
…………….landing at the once-loved sigh
……..that cannot be cured by medicine
…………….without a wind.
SILVER for CATEGORY SURREAL
Tie: ZOË KEELER
SILVER for CATEGORY SURREAL
Tie: RICHARD LEITZ
“Leitz Robotic Stegosaurous”
PEARL for PHOTOGRAPHY
Hesperia, CA — USA
PEARL for POETRY
Tie: BRITNEY ALLEN
Miami, FL — USA
The tackiness on the dash board
melted further under the three o’clock sun.
We drove for hours and hours
relaying our plans and racing with time.
Like the motion of a wind gust,
another car imprinted itself into my side
and the Hawaiian bobble head went flying.
In an instant,
there was a green hue at the corner of my eye.
and grass met my face.
PEARL for POETRY
Up set the treadmill,
The voices giving a threat;
Forbidden but yet done.
Crying orphan’s voices in air;
Craving the fruit hoping for the rare seed.
Finding the treasure without measures,
Lives can’t measure that treasure.
Weep the population without sparring,
Causing the damage beyond bearing.
Black sheet falling on the third party,
Blank sheet covering the devastated area.
No, no more standing for our destroyal.
Yes, yes we can stop that treadmill,
And run on actual ground for our development.
PEARL for CATEGORY SURREAL
Levittown, PA — USA
In ZO Tradition, the rest of the Top 10 entries in each category will be posted starting in November. We are also still waiting on bio information and response from some of the winners . . .
EXCELLENT — STIMULATING WORK . . .
NEXT TEEN MEDIA EXPO
February 15 — May 15, 2018
Details will be at: TEEN MEDIA EXPO
Q3 — ZOMAGAZINE.COM | FEATURED ARTIST
July — September 2017WINNIE: 1...How would you describe your style and how has it evolved over time?
EMILY: Ethereal, mystical . . . I have become a lot more relaxed with my work over time, allowing pieces to develop organically rather than trying to be incredibly precise with every element and color. I love playing with depth and texture, and my color inclinations have muted with time as well.
52 Weeks of International Music Wanderlust
MBALLA’s Global Passion
TEEN MEDIA EXPO II — WE WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 9).
We have to verify a few of the entries.
Thanks again to Artitude for sponsoring a MATCHING AWARD to the School or Favorite Charity of the GOLD WINNERS.
The theme this year is “NEW WORLD IDENTITY” — $3,000 in Awards and Publication — One Free Entry
Good luck and remember: “Creativity Can Change The World!”
Click on the photo for more info.
PLEASE CONNECT WHEN YOU GET CHANCE . . .
ZO’s primary mission is to join with the already vibrant international creative community and allow the naturally occurring transformative energy found in abstract connections to organically grow. Over the years, we have connected with a highly diverse range of multidisciplinary artists and it is the synergy of that distinctive abstractness that seems to be fueling and directing our path. We are planning new and experimental collaborative projects among artists and we are honored to keep providing a space that has no pre-defined “walls.”
Winnie Luk, one of our Art Liaisons, has started a series of e-interviews with artists that will ultimately culminate in adding at least one from every country in the world. To this end, we hope to launch the Spoken World project that a lot of you are already involved in. Artists Features can be found here.
Please click on the button to stop our music and view this video. We hope you get “THE OVERVIEW EFFECT!”
INSTEAD OF BUILDING WALLS, BUILD PERSPECTIVE… Now more than ever, Please SHARE this video!Posted by Jason Silva on Sunday, January 29, 2017
“The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is set.” ~ H.H.The Dalai Lama
We are not affiliated with any political, religious, racial, cultural or social movement. We are creative thinkers . . . artists . . . We are ZO | Zone Other
zomagazine.com | FEATURED ARTISTS
Photos (including slides below) link to artists feature pages.
ZO uses CREATIVE EXPOSÉs to connect with international “talent” (poets, writers, artists, photographers, etc). The shots below are from our 2015–2016 Music Photo Expo.
An incredible amount of the entries we receive for the Expos are truly outstanding, so we have formulated a process for scheduling and featuring the top tier favorites along with the winners.
WE ARE AT THE CORE – PEACEMAKERS
HOPEFUL DREAMERS THAT ENEMIES CAN SOMEHOW BE FRIENDS
HOPEFUL THAT THE 1000 SHADES OF GRAY IN THIS WORLD
WILL NOT BE LESS BECAUSE THERE IS BLACK AND WHITE
WE ARE MADE UP OF VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE
WITH VERY DIFFERENT BELIEFS
AND WE ARE “TRYING” TO FIND THE PLACE OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
WHERE WE CAN “LEARN” FROM ONE ANOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE
ZO IS AN “EXPERIMENT”
We are HONORED by the generous souls that contribute to this publication, allowing us to share their talents, brilliance and creative gifts — and THANKFUL for what truly does work in the world — allowing us this digital forum to reach out. Certainly, there are many problems everywhere; but we appreciate the corporate geniuses, innovators and all men and women that have put together incredible organizations that both benefit and further our societies. Although ZO is very aware of the nature of business — we do not want to build primarily for profit — and our purpose is not solely to make money or achieve fame and notoriety. We are primarily peacemakers and our mission is to bring diverse people together through art and, hopefully, promote more of that.
There’s a NEW WORLD COMING through the Creative Arts.
If you’ve come to this page — you are part of making it happen!
CREATIVITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD . . .