Margaret Bowland was born in 1952 in Burlington, North Carolina. She was educated in the Burlington public schools and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her painting "Portrait of Kenyetta and Brianna" was a finalist in the Outwin Boucheever Portrait Competition and was exhibited along with other competition portraits for a year at the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Competition, where the painting was given the People's Choice award after a popular vote by viewers of the exhibition. Ms. Bowland teaches at the New York Academy of Art, a graduate school renown for its training in figurative art. Ms. Bowland is represented by the Babcock Gallery in New York, where she will have a one person show from March 1 to April 15 of 2010. Her work will also be on display in 2011 at the South Carolina Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina. More at: www.margaretbowland.com
Sarah McCartt-Jackson was selected by TBR’s Editors as the first Center-Featured Series Poet. Her series poem, Calf Canyon, is stunning in its emotional-depth, grit, and seamless merging of nature with the human experience. Read the 8-part series poem, Calf-Canyon, in the Fall/Winter 2010 Issue of Tidal Basin Review. Check out TBR’s interview with Sarah McCartt Jackson on the Basin Blog!
Sarah McCartt-Jackson is completing her Master of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her Master of Arts in folklore at Western Kentucky University. Her work has received honors from the Academy of American Poets, Copper Nickel, NANO Fiction, Friends of Acadia Journal, and Saxifrage Press. READ HER INTERVIEW