Soaking up and spinning out arts & culture since 1984.
Originally hailing from snowy Minneapolis, I now live in mossy Eugene, Oregon, where I am the Arts Editor for Eugene Weekly. I received my M.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon where I was also the Creative Director and an Associate Editor for Ethos, an award-winning multicultural magazine. My work has appeared in Eugene Weekly, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, The Oregonian, Ethos, Flux, and West Lane News. In addition to writing and editing, I also pursue photography and dabble in design.
As a journalist, and as the daughter of an immigrant, I am interested in writing about arts & culture to help bring down the borders between people, places and ideas. As an artist myself, I hope that my writing reflects the internal struggles and triumphs that artists face today as well as the role of the arts to push politics and society forward. Having lived a year in France, I am a confessed francophile still missing pain au chocolat and cheap wine. When I am not sleuthing about, I enjoy a good book, traveling, painting, yoga, frisbee, hiking, IPAs, anthropomorphism and dreaming of far off lands.
In my free time, I paint and design posters and do photography for local bands. To see my design and illustration work visit cargocollective.com/alexandranotman
Additional skills and awards:
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, DSL Cameras
• Basic html
• Proficiency in French
• Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon 2010-2011
• Recipient of the 2010 Eiko and Charles Politz Graduate Journalism Scholarship