We are thrilled to announce the finalists for Print Issue #45, selected by the esteemed guest curator Sergio Gomez. We are excited to showcase the finalists' art in our upcoming issue launching in summer 2024.

Before we share the list of artists, let us take a moment to introduce our guest curator, Sergio Gomez. Based in Chicago, Sergio is a prominent visual artist, curator, and creative entrepreneur with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. His extensive experience in the art world, coupled with his passion for contemporary art, makes him an invaluable addition to our team for this issue.

Sergio is not only known for his own remarkable studio practice but also for his contributions to the art community. He is the founder/director of 33 Contemporary Gallery and serves as curator/director of exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center. Moreover, Sergio is deeply committed to supporting emerging artists through initiatives like the Art NXT Level Program.

We are honored to have Sergio Gomez as our guest curator for Issue #45, and we eagerly anticipate the outstanding selection of artwork he has chosen for publication.

Without further ado, here are the finalists for Create! Magazine Issue #45:

Elen Alien
Jessica Archer
Melissa Arostegui
Jaroslaw Bauc
Valerie Carmet
Linda Chido
Jeanne Ciravolo
Jonathan Conda
Natalia Drachinskaya
Karen Fike
Samantha Haring
Julia Holtmann
Jason C John
Hillary Irene Johnson
Karin Jolly
Karen Knight
Lynn  Weiler Liverton
J. Adam Mcgalliard
Tyler Mitchell
Nancy Natow-cassidy
Maria Oliveira
Nasim G. Pachi
Deborah Perlman
Dulce Pinzón
Nemanja Popadic
Liora Redman
Agnès Robin
John Romi
Marina Ross
Marybeth Rothman
Judy Steffens
Vanessa Storoniak
S. Manya Stoumen-tolino
Jodie Sutton
Mark S. Thomas
Katherine Van Drie
Christina Jensen Vicente

Congratulations to all the finalists! Your incredible talent and dedication to your craft shine through in your work, and we are honored to have you featured in Create! Magazine. We cannot wait to share your art with our global audience.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork for consideration. We were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of submissions, making the selection process both challenging and inspiring.

Stay tuned for the launch of Create! Magazine Issue #45 in summer 2024, where you will have the opportunity to explore the extraordinary creations of these talented artists.