Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Mad One left this goody bag packed with AMAZING stickers at Wet Paint Artist Supply. These will be scattered in the 150 handmade copies of the book, even though we want to keep most of them! You can also look forward to reading his interview in the book!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stumbled upon Jason...

Jason Koster submits some wonderful photographs to the J+C guide. Check out his website! J+C were especially impressed with his Tumbleweed series where as part of the "Picturing Maricopa" project Koster set up a 'portrait studio' outside of Tumbleweed's drop in center for homeless and at risk youth.

We are very proud to have Jason as one of the J+C contributors!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh thank you dear Eliza!

Eliza Gregory submits two photographs from her Phoenix series to the J+C guide!

Here is a sneak peak of one - "Victoria Yoa and Vany Kamara; 27 and 9 months; Liberia; fled to fled to CotĂȘ d’Ivoire in 1994. Met her husband Sampson in a refugee camp in CotĂȘ d’Ivoire. Resettled in Phoenix in 2004."

This photograph was produced in collaboration with COAR-- Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees. To contact them, volunteer, or donate go to

And you can look forward to an essay written by Miss Gregory entitled Art and Progress!

What a wonderful edition to our gaggle of submissions!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The Deviant, Degenerate Musical Collective Known as MAN-CAT just submitted awesome booklets with a Free CD inside! These Illegal "Art" Makers are so freakin' good that J+C will be blasting their tunes for weeks! Listen for Free Online at

Alison Sweet!

An Illuminated look at movement and cultural gesture via 16mm film

We're sure you've seen Alison Sweet's phenomenal light boxes around town - maybe at 515 Gallery or the Night Gallery at Tempe Marketplace. Well you are about to see them in the Join and Cast publication. YES. We are excited. You should be too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Get those submissions in! Deadline is May 1st!

What you missed at First Backyard this past Friday...

thanks to everyone who came out!

Ellie Richards gets an award!

for BlockeHaus
at Nathan Cummings Travel Exhibition
Harry Wood Gallery
from April 12 - April 23

For more information on Ellie visit her blog,

Also, J+C wants to congratulate Jenea Sanchez for winning second place at the
Nathan Cummings Exhibition!

Don't Miss This Show!


Watch out for this guy! Join and Cast just got an amazing new submission from Bucky T. Miller! We are totally excited to try these instructions on making spontaneous photographs!
For more information about Bucky and this project check out!

Friday, April 16, 2010


J + C will be at First Backyard tonight!
From 7 to 9pm.
Jen Urso will be performing!

And there will be babybell cheese.

Thank you to Kelly Flanagan!

A big thank you goes out to Kelly Flanagan for her submission of two video pieces, Reap and Fight the Urge. See more of her work at!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ellsworth submission.

Stitch a portrait
Map a walk
Experience landscape in a new way

Study for 25,004 Steps to Sandra/ Mom (Mesa)

Join and Cast just received an absolutely gorgeous mapping from Angela Ellsworth. We cannot thank Angela enough for this submission! Best wishes for Sydney!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The supplies arrive, dun dun dun.

Taken with my camera phone, but you get the idea.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yes! Another!

Ryan Huna Smith is a Chemehuevi/Navajo artist working out of Tucson, and he submitted two great illustrations! Here is “Yei’i with Corn Masks” for your personal enjoyment.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Interviews are coming along

Interview with Natalia Jaeger, performance artist. Check.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We'll be teaming up with Jen Urso for First Backyard, this Third Friday, April 16th!

Yes! It's true. Be there for parachute mushroom games, participatory guide handouts, and of course snacks. You can even get your submissions off your hands and directly into ours! And don't miss the real reason to be at First Backyard April 16th...
Jen Urso's video and performance taking a long time to get somewhere.

Another Two Drawings by Carson Bilger!

Check These Out...



We are so lucky!
Carson, you rule.

Muriel Magenta!

Still image from Muriel Magenta's HotAZHell

A special thanks to Muriel Magenta for her contribution to the Join and Cast Guide!
Muriel is a new genre artist working diversely in 3D animation, video, digital graphics, installation, web art and performance!