Clamor 2023

A Word from Our Editors 

Dear Readers,

We are thrilled to introduce the 17th edition of Clamor, a celebration of creativity, diversity, and community at the University of Washington Bothell. We invite you to immerse yourself in the rich artistic worlds of our contributors; each creatively explores the profound connection between art and the world we all share.

As editors, we are honored to showcase a collection of exceptional visual art and creative writing from our talented contributors. We believe everyone deserves to be heard and we are proud to provide a platform that amplifies the voices of our art community and the messages they carry.

The creative work in this year’s edition delves into themes of displacement and discovery, demonstrating how art inspires and fuels change. We extend our sincerest appreciation to our contributors and readers. Your support and engagement make Clamor possible.

This year’s team of editors were faced with a flurry of unprecedented challenges. With a major financial transformation underway, our resources were limited and production deadlines were accelerated three times over. However, we editors assiduously approached each obstacle with determination, strategy, and optimism. The Clamor team was pushed to be more collaborative than ever before. Many editors stepped into leadership roles, going above and beyond their assigned duties, in order to still produce a journal of the highest quality possible.

In many ways, this year’s journal marks a renaissance in the art community. For years the global Covid pandemic locked people into a space of isolation, but our creative minds roamed free and thrived. This year’s post-pandemic journal is truly a testament to the sentiment that art is, inescapably, everywhere. The featured sense of revival reifies what we editors found to be true through the production of this edition: Art inspires hope amidst daunting challenges, reaffirming that creativity truly knows no bounds.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our faculty advisor, Ching-In Chen, and program manager, Pauline Tolentino, who have been dedicated to fostering a community built in collaboration and mutual support. We sincerely appreciate our peer facilitators, Matthew Livezey Whitehurst and Alexandria Simmons, who have been essential in supporting and guiding us. We must also thank Marchie Sayas who was an invaluable pillar of support to our editor team.

Thank you for being part of the Clamor community, and we hope you enjoy this year’s edition.


The Clamor Editors