The 22 Magazine

The Final 22: Volume 4
February 9, 2014, 12:03 am
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Please take a look at our final Volume, The Collage Volume, online. And make sure to pick up a print copy here.

Thank you to the amazing contributors!

This will be the final publication by The 22 Magazine! Thank you all again for your support! Bon Voyage!

The final Volume of The 22
January 3, 2014, 3:38 pm
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Dear Everyone,

First, thanks for being you.

Thanks for all your ideas, work, events, and gracious praise you’ve sent over the past years. It is with no small amount of bittersweet sadness that I’m officially announcing that Volume 4 will be the last issue of The 22 Magazine for the time being. After much discussion over the holidays between myself and others, we’ve come to the conclusion that as much as we love this project and the people who take part in it, our current opportunities and obligations elsewhere are making it impossible for us to take the time and patience needed to make this project A+. That being said, I don’t worry. There are so many publications out there doing great things, I’m certain this drop in a bucket won’t be missed, nor forgotten.

If anything changes we will certainly be here to get publishing back on track.
We are still in the process of discussing a possible book publishing project in the next few years (similar to what we do now, on a more lax schedule.) 

On that note. The final volume will be released in just a few weeks and we will announce it available for print and online.  We will follow with the closing up of shop.

Have we told you how much fun you were to work with? Have we reminded you how excited we are to see you future work?

Well we are. What an amazing collection of creatives we’ve encountered.

Please do not give up the good work.

Don’t hesitate to give us a shout if you have questions, concerns or just want to say goodbye.

We cannot thank everyone enough who participated and contributed to this project.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Editor and Publisher,

Cat Gilbert

Summer Break.
May 27, 2013, 2:02 pm
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Swing ride - Hoppings

The 22 will be on break from June-August. We will be returning with Volume 4 (The Collage Volume) and the blog in September. While we will still continue to accept submissions for the blog, acceptance letters will not be sent out until September. Submissions for Volume 4 are closed. Volume 5 will be announced in September and the submission process for print will re-open at that time.

Thank you and enjoy the summer!

Have you submitted for The 22 yet?
January 20, 2013, 4:26 pm
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Well folks, it’s nearly that time. How do we know? Our inboxes are full, our eyes are strained, and our tentacles are a quiver with pure excitement for what is shaping up to be one of the most amazing volumes yet. As for you, oh dearly talented creative procrastinator, we still cannot wait to see what wonders you shall send us but please keep in mind there are merely ten days left to submit your work! As always submission is 100% free and we are thrilled to meet new amazing people who will always be considered for both the print volume and the blog. Thank you to the wizards of scissors, the mind melting soundscapers, and the scribes of clipped reason who have already sent work and thank you for keeping this project chugging along with your amazing talent. Now go submit!!


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The 22, this 2012
December 17, 2012, 4:51 pm
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We at the 22 are taking a year-end break (Dec 19th-29th) to give everyone who works and helps out at The 22 time to spend with their loved ones and reconnect to the world, without a mouse at hand. It’s a time of rest and refreshment. That being said, we will be doing some pick up work including reading and reviewing the many submissions we’ve received for the collage volume.We will be accepting submissions until January 30th, and highly encourage you to send them in during the next 2 weeks if you can!

Thank you again, for all the amazing support and kindness you have shown this project. We couldn’t have done it without you, each and every one. We are truly looking forward to what the New Year brings and are wishing love, happiness, and the ability to listen and understand compassionately for everyone this holiday season.

And now, The 22 Blog, 2012, in review…

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NOTICE: Deadline Extension for Volume 4 (Collage.)
November 28, 2012, 6:26 pm
Filed under: COLLAGE, The 22, VOLUME FOUR | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Due to recent events in NY affecting artists and studios, combined with general holiday malaise, we are obliging requests for a deadline extension on Volume 4 of The 22, the collage volume. THE NEW DEADLINE IS JAN 30th, 2013. We love what we’ve seen so far and are quite thrilled to see more! Read all about how to submit HERE.

Donating for Sandy.
November 4, 2012, 5:22 pm
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Things are slowly starting to repair in NY after a week of dealing with Hurricane Sandy. Many things are back to normal, many are not. Trains are still out, people’s homes are still destroyed and it’s getting cold out. The resolve and strength of New Yorker’s in numbers is amazing and the efforts from the past week are humbling. We ask you to please take a moment to remember those that are still in need. Click here to view large list of resources and outlets that have listed ways to volunteer, donate, and help. The 22 will be donating all profits made from sales of the print magazines in November and December to the Red Cross relief efforts for Sandy. Please consider buying a copy HERE. Editor Cat Gilbert has also donated artwork to Greenpointers charity raffle. Tickets are $10 and 100% of all ticket sales will go to NY Cares. You can see all prizes and purchase tickets HERE.



How to Help (Hurricane Sandy.)
November 1, 2012, 2:25 pm
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If you didn’t catch this in our newsletter, please take a look.  There is still a whole lot of help needed.

As many of you already know, New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy over Halloween weekend. While the resolve and community of New Yorker’s during hard times is a stunning thing to behold, there is a lot of work that is going into sustaining New York right now and the destruction is great. Below is a compiled list of ways you can help the effort. During times of trouble in NY local media outlets can be integral for getting out information quickly. It would be impossible to credit them all but an enormous thanks to my local outlets:
GreenpointersGothamistBrokelynBrooklyn-basedNYTThe AtlanticBon Appetit, Hyperallergic as well as HOYYoko Ono and the many many others who provided information on how to help or on understanding the storm:

Donations online:
Red Cross
Global Giving
Mayor’s Fund

Jen Bekman is donating profits from 2 pieces to Sandy
New Amsterdam Building
EatSleepDraw is donating profits from Mini Sketch Books
Bell House Open Mic on Sunday
Greenpointers Raffle
Temporary Residence Ltd is donating 20% of the profits to Sandy
Coney Island Aquarium
L angoliers Jewelry Auction (100% of bid on chandelier goes to Sandy relief efforts) 

Helping in NY(and surrounding):
Volunteering at shelters
Donating Blood
Direct Relief
NY Food Banks
New York Cares
Jersey Cares
CAAAV (Chinatown)
Rockaway Help


Donating Goods (Local) :


WNYC (Donations by borough):

House of Yes will be acting as a hub donation drop off point for Sandy victims in Far Rockaway 10am-10pm Sunday through Thursday
****NO CLOTHING ACCEPTED*** ACCEPTING: Water, Food, Flashlights, Batteries, Candles, Work Gloves, Bleach, Brooms, Shovels, Blankets, Coats, Etc. Please check relief group websites for updated and ongoing lists of what is needed!

The American Legion (519 Leonard @ Driggs) is accepting donations until 4pm (Sunday 11/4) today. NO CLOTHES. They really need over the counter meds such as aspirin, throat spray and personal hygiene items.

The NYCC Downtown Brooklyn office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and is in urgent need of donated supplies, which can be dropped off at their conveniently-located office. They’re also accepting volunteers—especially those with vehicles who can help deliver aid. Have questions? or call (347) 410-6919 extension 286. Their address is 2-4 Nevins St, 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11217.

In an effort to help New York neighborhoods in need, SculptureCenter will be serving as a depot for donated supplies through this weekend. We’ll have hot coffee and tea on hand, and we will be waiving our suggested admission.

Two Boots Hurricane Relief Effort

About Monitoring Pollution:
Waterkeeper (Safe Water Questions) 
EPA Regulations 

Disaster Assistance
Disaster Unemployment 

NY has toll-free number for voters with questions about voting, poll site changes and absentee ballots: 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263) #nyc #votingDispelling myths:
Fake Photos
Teaching Sandy




BRIC’s list: on One Help from Staten Island (Submit form and they will contact you):
ON RECOVERING ART: A free public presentation on recovering wet art and cultural materials on Sunday, Nov 4, 12 – 2 p.m. MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Know how to safely handle and dry wet materials such as paintings, drawings, books, sculpture, and other artistic and cultural works.

Help Needed:

Eyebeam suffered significant water damage (water up to 3 ft high during surge), cleaning out the space and salvaging valuables and works this week. We need volunteers to help save archive, all formats (VHS, CD, Mini-Disc, etc). Experts needed to help restore. Call Marko: (646) 284-4187

Gowanus Ballroom needs cleaning and rebuilding help. 55 9th street #61BrooklynNY. (347) 460-2687

If your creative organization or business was affected and needs volunteers or will be seeking rebuilding funds and would like to be listed in upcoming weekly listings, or newsletters/recaps please contact at the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com with a link or more information.

Hurricane Sandy Update.
October 30, 2012, 5:31 pm
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Our hearts are going out to everyone in NY dealing with fall out this morning. Everyone at the magazine is safe and dry and sending out good energy to get the city working again. Since nearly everything is cancelled this week and trains are currently suspended we’ll be skipping listings and returning a bit later this week with more content for the blog. Thanks for your patience and kind words!

(Image: “Bedrock” by V3 contributor Nicole Gordon)

The 22 Volume 3/III/Three in Print!
September 27, 2012, 3:06 pm
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The 22 Volume 3/III/Three print version is here! And it’s beautiful! Check it out and buy a copy now at HP Magcloud. If you’d like to purchase a bulk order (20 copies or more) please contact us for a discount price at the22magazine {at} gmail {dot} com.



The 22 Magazine Volume 3/III/Three.
September 20, 2012, 5:41 am
Filed under: The 22, VOLUME THREE

We are so incredibly honored to present The 22 Magazine Volume 3/III/Three. The amount of talent that has accumulated over these past couple of years is beyond anything anticipated and we cannot thank enough all the contributors, volunteers, supporters, and fans who have made this magazine a reality and have chosen to support creative grit. This week we will be releasing the web version of The 22 Magazine and will shortly have the magazine available online to purchase in print. From the beast’s of Allison Sommers, the terrain of Nick Lamia, to the virtues and sins of Nicole Gordon, and Joseph Daley, the animals of Angeline Gragasin, the patterns of Bradley Ehrsam, the great paradox’s of Charlotte Greenwood, the artistic statements of Cless and Jeff Tigchelaar, the true words of Gerardo Mena, the steely sounds of Iron Dog, the evolutionary debates of Jason Stoneking, and Randy Mora, the stereovisions of Jim Ford, the outsider truths of JJ Cromer, the secular geometries of Megan Moncrief, the botanical commemoration of Penelope Gottlieb, the multi layered records of Sarah Boothroyd, and the joyous apocalypse of Ricky Allman this volume is a cacophony of world ending beauty. This volume, this year, we ask, as you near the apex of 2012, to celebrate both the hard times and the good and to appreciate what is certain in this life, the notions of creativity in all their great, imagined forms.

Thank you again to all the contributors, volunteers, and supporters that make The 22 a reality. Without a doubt, we shall see you in the coming year.


Vacation brief.
August 20, 2012, 3:19 am
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(Photograph of President Harry S. and Mrs. Bess W. Truman Fishing, 12/02/1949: The US National Archives)

Hi Folks, we’ll be taking a mini-vacation this week, returning a bit later in the week. Look out for the next announcement regarding Volume Four of The 22, new playlist, pretty pictures, etcetera, etcetera.

In the meantime…

July 17, 2012, 6:49 pm
Filed under: ART, EVENTS, The 22, VOLUME TWO | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We are so pleased to announce the first print version EVER of The 22 Magazine will be available at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, coming up this Saturday, July 21, 2-7pm at Pete’s Candy Store. We will have VERY limited copies but you will also be able sign up for pre-orders and if we’re lucky, you’ll be able to order directly at the table via ipad. Likewise, the first person to buy a copy of The 22, will receive a free mini-painting from editor Cat Gilbert! (Check out the catalog of work here.)
Please join us, along with Volume One contributor’s John Jennison and Max Evry (who will be selling work for Pranas T. Naujokaitis), and if you just can’t wait until Saturday you can grab a print copy of The 22 HERE. If you are in any way confused, please don’t hesitate to contact us to help with your order at the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you are a retail store looking to get a bulk order, please contact for a special discount price!



Pete’s Candy Store
July 21st, 2pm-7pm
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer

The 22 Magazine at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest.

Join us Saturday, July 21st as we do a test run with the first print copies of The 22 Magazine at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest! 
Joining us will be Volume One contributors, John Jennison, Max Evry (selling work for Pranas J. Naujokaitis) and editor Cat Gilbert selling some of her own work along with the magazine. First person to buy a copy of The 22 gets a FREE mini-painting from Cat Gilbert’s “Flowers and Monsters” series. Show starts at 2pm! Come for the books! Stay for the drinks!

709 Lorimer St
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer



We are thrilled/charmed/humbled and just plain happy to present the 3rd volume of The 22 Magazine. To continue to support such amazing creative efforts in Brooklyn and the world and act as a collector of each contributors story is a role we never imagined we would have the luck to play.

We cannot thank enough all our contributors, interns, volunteers, funders, and everyone else who makes this magazine happen. It is with great honor that we present the contributors for Volume 3/III/Three of The 22 Magazine.


Adam Void
Allison Sommers
Angeline Gragasin
Bradley Ehrsam
Charlotte Greenwood
Gerardo Mena
Iron Dog
Jason Stoneking
Jeff Tigchelaar
Jim Ford
J.J. Cromer
Joseph Daley
Megan Moncrief
Mike Bazzett
Nathan Vernau
Nick Lamia
Nicole Gordon
Penelope Gottlieb
Randy Mora
Ricky Allman
Sarah Boothroyd

Meet our interns!
May 31, 2012, 6:39 pm
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I’m so pleased to introduce you to two excellent interns who are helping make the magnificence of Volume 3 possible. I’m completely honored to have the brains of these talented folks contributing to the magazine. We’ve had a lot of help over the years but the interns are often in the thick of it, helping to put the behemoth that is the magazine itself together. I cannot thank everyone enough who contributes to this project and particularly these worker bees. Give them a round of applause and if you are interested in jumping into the fray of Volume 3/III/Three check out our intern/volunteer guidelines here.

Bradley Tsalyuk was born in L.A. He attended L.A. County High School for the Arts with a focus on visual arts. He now studies at the Musem of Fine Arts in Boston where he focuses on interdisciplinary art making employing performance, sculpture, installation, and photography.

Carolyn Supinka is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University, studying Creative Writing and Art. She is interested in the relationship between text and visual art, and experiments with a broad range of mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and performance. She also collaborates with musicians to create spoken word performances. Her work has been featured in Dossier,The Oakland Review, Fjords Review, and the Naugatuck River Review.

Volume 3: Writers Deadline Extension.
May 9, 2012, 8:34 pm
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A little update on Volume 3 of The 22 Magazine, we are currently still in the process on deciding on contributors for Volume 3/III/Three. As always the decision has proven to be twice as hard as more and more talented folk submit. That being said, we are still looking for the perfect pieces of written word (particularly fiction or nonfiction pieces) to accompany most of this beautiful art and music. We will be extending the deadline for writing submissions only to June 12th. Included below is a list of “inspiration” or ideas about what we are looking for in a story. Good luck and thank you for all the amazing submissions so far. Truly an honor to review them all!


Inspiration list:

Car Crash
Arctic or “Hidden” worlds

Blog vacation till Monday April 30th.
April 27, 2012, 5:09 am
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We’re calling blog vacation this weekend after a big show. Listings/blog will return Monday, April 30th. You can check out the weekend and upcoming here, if your desire for doings refuse to rest.

In the meantime make sure to get your submissions for Vol. 3/III/Three in by Monday!

Jimmy McBride.
April 25, 2012, 4:02 am
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Megan Canning.
April 24, 2012, 6:18 pm
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Tickets for Fixins online now!

If you’ve got a hankering to come see our show next Thursday (and you should), there are tickets available to buy online now! Tickets will be available at the door as well, but seating is limited.

Please join us this April 26th!



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The 22 Magazine is pleased to present an evening of music, art, food and puppetry with Andru Bemis, Anna Gevalt, Elizabeth Laprelle and Katherine Fahey, who along with singing, will be presenting a cranky. Also known as scrolling panorama, or crank box, the cranky is an old-fashioned hand-cranked scrolling device, illustrating a story or song. They will be joined by FAHEY, puppeteer Daniel Patrick Fay, and visual artists Jimmy McBride, Megan Canning, Eileen Hoffman, Reineke Hollander and more. There will be a potluck style buffet, so feel free to bring something to contribute! The event will take place on April 26, at Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn. Preceding the show there will be a shadow puppet workshop and square dancing lessons with Anna and Elizabeth.

New Clamor in the Street Recordings: March 22, 2012.

On March 22nd, 2012 we recorded The Hot Holy Mess and Sarah Bernstein, underneath the Manhattan Bridge at the intersection of Adams and Water Street in Dumbo, Bklyn. Hear the results below. Thank you to The Hot Holy Mess and Sarah Bernstein for getting up bright and early to make some beautiful music, and a very special thanks to sound wizard Robert O’Haire who makes musicians playing underneath train tracks sound absolutely lovely.

Hot Holy Mess:
Sarah Bernstein:
Recording and Sound Production, Robert O’Haire (Straw2Gold Pictures):
The 22 Magazine:



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