Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies
Members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies support the work of Kolaj Institute while receiving a piece of the collage community to their mailbox each month.
We offer two levels: Silver Scissors Society & Golden Glue Society.
You can use the form below to sign up.
Folklore of the Upper Nithsdale
Thirty-three collage artists illustrate stories of witches, ghosts, and other spirits from Sanquhar, Scotland. Using stories collected from William Wilson’s 1904 book, artists reimagine these tales in a 21st Century context and invite us to see folklore as the imagination of the past, understood in the present. The book includes an introduction by Ric Kasini Kadour
“We present selections of artwork paired with some of Wilson’s original texts,” writes Ric Kasini Kadour in the Introduction. The artists “are operating from a 21st century vantage point, a view informed by nearly a century where folklore was academically studied and taught. The transformation was radical…The artists are directing our gaze to why these stories continue to matter today.”
Learn more about the project HERE.
Join by 15 April 2023 to start your membership with this item & then receive a new item each month.
Join the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Society
Join Kolaj Institute
Members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies support residencies, fellowships, publications, and traveling programs while receiving a piece of the collage community to their mailbox each month.
We offer two levels: Silver Scissors Society & Golden Glue Society. You can use the form on the right to sign up.
A Silver Scissors Membership includes a subscription to Kolaj Magazine plus two additional items each quarter; essentially, something special in your mailbox once a month. These items may include publications from Kolaj Institute, collage postcards, or other items.
Silver Scissor Members receive 10% OFF Back Issues and Publications at ARTSHOP.
The cost is $20 per month or $200 per year. To sign-up, use the box to the right.
A Golden Glue Membership is for those who want to collect everything Kolaj Institute and Kolaj Magazine publishes during their subscription plus bonus items, including a surprise original work twice a year.
Golden Glue Members also receive free event admission and 25% OFF Back Issues and Publications at ARTSHOP.
The cost is $50 per month or $500 per year. To sign-up, use the box to the right.
Memberships to the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies are billed monthly, you can cancel at any time. We offer discounts for annual payments. If you would like to make an annual payment by check or money order, please send your payment to Kolaj Institute, PO Box 3555, New Orleans, LA 70177
When you become a member of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies, you will be sent a welcome email. You will receive in the mail the current issue Kolaj Magazine and the Item of the Month.
A portion of your membership is tax deductible. At the end of the calendar year, upon request, we will send you a report that states the value of the goods received and the amount of your donation.
NOTE: Current subscribers to Kolaj Magazine may convert existing subscriptions. Send an email with the name used for your subscription.
Cats. Cats in space. Cats lounging around buildings. San Fran Cat Nap by Matt McCarthy is on the cover of Kolaj 37. This digital collagist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA “transports viewers to a world that’s similar to our own, but also features massive felines stalking our landscapes” and has a lot of fun doing so.
Kolaj Magazine exists to show how the world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one’s thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present.
PoetryXCollage is a printed journal of artwork and writing which operates at the intersection of poetry and collage. We are interested in found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world. Each issue presents six movements of work by artists and curators. Page spreads are meant to be free zones of thinking where the contributor has chosen all elements of the layout: font, image place, composition, etc.
In Volume Three: Adam Farcus (Urbana, Illinois, USA) | Carolina Martins (Lisbon, Portugal) | Émilie Karuna (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) | Jenn Arras (Brooklyn, New York, USA) | Julie Byers (Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia) | Kerrie More (Kalispell, Montana, USA)
Wallflowers: Collage as Street Art
Wallflowers: Collage as Street Art explores the intersection of collage and street art. Christopher Kurts recalls the formation of the Kolaj Street Krewe from its creation at Kolaj Fest New Orleans to a guerilla art project during the COVID-19 pandemic to an artist residency for Street Artists. The book contains examples of collage as street art by twenty-four artists from eight countries. Christopher Kurts explains the title, “Wallflower is often used to describe someone shy or awkward, standing at the edge of things, not participating. But we’re turning that on its head and drawing the solitary artist out from their secluded studio and onto the street. These flowers are blossoming in full view.” An introduction by Ric Kasini Kadour situates collage in the history of street art.