Are You an Amazing Artist Who Loves Food?

As HRN deepens our commitment to food justice and expands our understanding of what that really means in practice, we are putting out the call for artists to adorn the HRN logo throughout 2024.

 

Each month, we will feature the work of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ visual artists and graphic designers to explore and interpret our monthly editorial theme. Their work will be featured on HRN channels from our newsletter, website, social media, and beyond.

 

To apply, please send a brief, one-page cover letter and portfolio or work sample to [email protected] with the subject line “Editorial Theme Graphic Design” + your name. If selected, you will receive $250 for each final illustration. HRN is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

 

Explore the inspiring work of this year's artists below.

January: Regenerative

 

Artists:
H Conley and Taylor Early

New Photo 1

H and Taylor say, "When thinking about the word 'regenerative' and the contexts we usually interact with it in— agriculture, gardening— it felt like an opportunity to visualize our intentions as an organization. Bringing hands into the image, representing sharing and community, the color green evoking plants and growth, and saturating the background with the color of water, we wanted to show our commitment to planting and nurturing the seeds of possibility. To regenerate is to grow again, and in the spirit of the new calendar year and looking towards spring, we hoped to inspire the HRN community to plant new intentions and grow something together— perhaps again, and perhaps anew."

 

For more of H's work, follow them at hconley.com and on social media @hconartist. For more of Taylor's work, follow her at taylor-early.com and on social media @tayloraearly.

February: Community

 

Artist:
Loan Nguyen

New Photo 2

Loan, HRN's 2024 Julia Child Writing Fellow, says, “Canh khổ qua is a traditional soup dish the Vietnamese prepared during the Lunar New Year that uses bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd, karela. In Vietnamese, 'khổ qua' means to surpass difficulties. A comfort food for many and a symbol that we are resilient despite the bitterness. Growing up, we sat down at the table to eat it together, sharing each stuffed bittermelon with a morsel of rice. It’s packed with lots of nutrients and fun to prepare. You remove the seeds and stuff it with a protein filling of your choice, like stuffed peppers or cabbage.”

 

For more of Loan's work, follow her at Dragontell and on social media @save_the_lastbite.