JOHN BILDAHL

“Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.” — Andre Norton

“New World Identity”
TEEN MEDIA EXPO IN PROGRESS”

3 CREATIVE CATEGORIES

— POETRY
— CATEGORY SURREAL
— PHOTOGRAPHY

— $2100 in Awards —

TEEN MEDIA EXPO 2017

CREATIVITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD . . .

“Beautiful People” — Jason Upton


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.

SPOKEN WORLD EXPO

52 Weeks of International Music Wanderlust

ZO is taking our readers around the world in 2017 with a myriad of talent from here to there and everywhere in between! Kicking 52 Weeks of International Wanderlust with interviews by Kendra Beltran

Reaching Euphoria with Sofia Sarri
Photo Credit; Thoma Arseni

MUSIC

This week’s feature at Music ZOne

Feeling Better with The Velveteins

TEEN MEDIA EXPO

Our TEEN MEDIA EXPO II starts on
February 15. Creative teens from 13 to 19 are invited to submit.

The theme this year is “NEW WORLD IDENTITY” — $2,100 in Awards and Publication — One Free Entry

Good luck and remember: “Creativity Can Change The World!”

Click on the photo for more info.

We are honored to present the Winners of ZO’s 2016 Annual Poetry & Photography Exposé. Each year we are moved and thrilled by the thought provoking entries from all over the world. They take our minds on a metaphorical journey deeper into the photo and theme that we present as muse. This year’s “I am Multitudes” theme was paired with Gaucha Berlin’s stark photo of the space between this world and the next. The content received certainly circled the gamut of life, death, brilliance, power and weakness that those spaces can conjure. Our judges had a lot to savor.

We are always looking for that 1 IN A MILLION . . .

PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

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Darnell Neely

Gold — “One Day This Will Be Me”

Moinul Mahdi

Gold Photoshop –- “I Play By My Rules”

Jamon Nimnark

Silver –- “Beauty as Magic”

Alison Toon

Platinum -– “Multitudes – Chicago”

Jamie Pearl

Pearl – “Struck”

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  • DARNELL NEELY - Gold Winner - "One Day This Will Be Me"

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Gold Poetry Winner
BLAKE FUGLER

Homo Factus Est

Behold,
Writhing
In pangs of wet birth
Man
Behold man
Born of dust
Wet and flowing
From the bosom of his G-d
Spilled naked upon the earth
To squirm
And cough
And breathe
The dust of Earth
And his seed
Woman
Born of man
Both born of
Blood
Water
Milk
Struggle
And breath of YWH
Multitudes, all
Born to trouble
As surely as the sparks
fly up from the flame

Blake Fugler mentioned that his website may not meet the “all audiences” criteria since there is a lot of swearing and adult themes. (Please take note as you go to the link). He went on to say that — As far as a bio goes: “I am 26 years old, mostly directionless, and full of restless creative energy and non-specific dissatisfaction, and ambition towards things I can’t quite define. I work full-time running a business with my wife doing wedding videography to make a living and fund and allow my creative energies. There are worse ways to make a living. I also have two cats, a bearded dragon, and I enjoy long walks on the beach, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Dungeons and Dragons.”

We had to look up the title of his poem “Homo Factus Est” and if our Latin is close, it means “was made man” — we all thought it was an interesting circular thought to Gaucha’s empty crucible . . .

The poetry of the other Winners can be found on our Main Poetry Page starting Sunday (2/5)

JEANNE MARCH DAVIS – Silver Winner – “Small Brilliance”
MORGAN FENICK – Platinum Winner – “St. Joseph cemetery in august”
JAY CASEY – Palladium Winner – “America Street”
JANET GHIO – Pearl Winner – “Burnt Offering”

As usual, we will compile a schedule of some of the other top rated poetry received to pair with new art on our 3 poetry pages. The schedule will be posted on February 15. Winning photos were chosen from 8 entries that we truly loved! We will post a schedule and incorporate those top 8 into our Daily Covers throughout the coming months.

Thanks again to all who participated in this Expo. ZO is gaining quite a bit of developing sponsorship and we are very hopeful in the many promotions for artists that we plan in the coming years. Check out more info on our various pages and please let any creative teenagers you may know from 13 to 19 know about the next Teen Media Expo starting February 15, 2017

Luis José Estremadoyro

Our digital pages are full of creative and changing CONTENT . . . and we receive input through three methods: Recommendations from those who we are already working with (listed on our Contributors, Artists, Musicians, Poets and Writers pages) — those who affiliate through our Creative Registry and — through the Creative Expos that we orchestrate during the year. Upcoming Expos:

…..• — Teen Media Expo II (2/15 — 5/15/17)
…..• — Annual Poetry & Photography Expo (9/15 — 11/15/17)

…..• — Cover Expo (In Development)
…..• — Circle Photo, Music & Fashion Expo (In Development)

Please click on the button to stop our music and view this video. We hope you get “THE OVERVIEW EFFECT!”

Global Citizenship

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

FRÉDÉRIC BELAUBRE

Silky Equilibrium

Detail of Silky Equilibrium 130 x 97 cm — © Frederic Belaubre

We are honored to present the works and interview of Frédéric BELAUBRE. Art in this feature includes Oil Paintings, Inks, Acrylics on Paper, Drawings and Watercolours. Please visit Frédéric’s website for more information and contact.

E-Interview by: WINNIE LUK

E-Interview by:
WINNIE LUK

1...What made you decide to pursue art as a career?

Frédéric: I only paint for my pleasure without thinking about a career. It so happened that wanting a few paintings for myself, I continued to paint with the hope that it will continue.

2...What are you trying to communicate through your art?

Frédéric: My feeling of lightness, luminosity of the world.

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Interview continued at this link . . .

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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.

zomagazine.com | FEATURED ARTISTS

Photos (including slides below) link to artists feature pages.

  • Tiffanie Mang - © - November 2016

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”

Different Universe

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zomagazine.com | 2015-16 MUSIC PHOTO EXPO TOP SELECTIONS

  • © John Bildahl - "Alamo Joe" | 1st Place Gold Winner | Cloud Z Cover 1/27/16

In addition to adding the photos above to our daily changing Cloud Cover (on the 27th of each month) a schedule of the Top 44 entries from this Expo can be found on the Photo Expo Page. Thanks again to all who submitted. The submissions were absolutely Fantastic!

We also highlight some of our favorite expo entries on the — Music — and — Art Expo pages, along with featured poetry listed on our Poetry Schedule. Go to these links for more info. All featured photographers, artists, poets and Expo winners are eligible to submit to any of the ongoing creative expos. Only Judges and those on our Contributors page (who regularly work with the magazine) are ineligible.

“ZONE OTHER” | OTHER DIMENSIONAL DISCUSSION FORUM and ART MOVEMENT

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.

Thoughts on global etiquette for the New World

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There’s a NEW WORLD COMING through the Creative Arts.

If you’ve come to this page — you are part of making it happen!

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