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Our Almost Real Things Artist Spotlight is composed of the emerging artists, local organizations and entrepreneurs we've featured in our print issues. This zine is built on collaboration. If you have finished or unfinished work you’d like to feature in Almost Real Things, please shoot us an email at hello@almostrealthings.com.

A Means Without an End with Chris Long

CHRIS LONG Hikes Ceramicist and Drummer I first came across Chris Long's pottery at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. I was drawn to it by the hand crafted...

Sculptor and Installation Artist: Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston was featured in our double issue, 03 & 04. You can see more of her work on her website.  

IGAustinTexas Fosters Creativity, One Square at a Time

IGAustinTexas was founded in March of 2015 by Javier Gonzalez. It is a community group dedicated to fostering creativity within Austin, Texas through the Instagram...

Julie Pelaez Transcends Control in her Artistic Process

Julie Pelaez was exposed to art at a young age. She was born into an artistic family, which immersed her in creative thinking from...

Doodling and Designing with Logan Lockett

One thing that is apparent in all of Logan’s illustrations is his sense of humor. He transforms doodles into more than a sketch on a...

Anxiety Land: The Game of Pursuing Your Passion

So you want to pursue a passion project but you're stuck in anxiety mode. Your guts and your heart are ready to make things happen, but your brain...

Metropolis 2100 by 3D Installation Artist Josh Watson

"These pieces are surreal cityscapes, architecture and locomotive themed artwork and design from my business Metropolis 2100. Bold color and crisp lines give this artistic...

Helena Martin and the Visual Power of Emotion

"The most important theme in all my drawings, paintings and murals is emotions. Often this leads to fairly abrasive or unsettling subject matter. I find...

Interpreting Reality with Tom Besson

Tom Besson has experienced Austin in all its phases. He first moved here in 1974 to join the counter-culture movement and continued to integrate within...

Ami Plasse and His Angry Cloud

If you have ever walked the streets of Austin, there is no doubt that you have come across one of Ami Plasse's signature angry...

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