Category Archives: Resident Artists

Resident Artist Matthew Chism’s artwork featured in Brodie Award nominated book

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The debut novel, “Free Electricity” by Ryan Rhodes, is a gripping tale about leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Resident Artist Matthew Chism was commissioned to do the cover art for the novel, which has now been nominated for the Brodie Awards. “Free Electricity” has received glowing reviews and is in need of votes to receive the award. To vote, please visit the following link:

To purchase the novel please visit:

Below are some reviews on the book as well:


My deepest Congratulations to Ryan and especially to Matthew for his artwork receiving some well deserved attention!


Featured image: Property of Matthew Chism and Ryan Rhodes for “Free Electricity”.

Tony Koehl to join 30 Miles East

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It is with admiration, honor and excitement that I announce the residency of world renowned artist, Tony Koehl. Tony has made a name for himself in the Heavy Metal music world by showcasing his incredible artistic abilities in capturing the darker side of art. Is metal not your thing? Well, allow his artwork to be your thing. The intricacies of his craftsmanship have garnered world wide attention amongst a diverse group set of audiences. I had the pleasure of Read More

What is a Resident Artist?

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On April 23rd, I was thrilled to unveil that Natalie Franco, internationally renowned photographer, had graciously agreed to become a resident artist of 30 Miles East. In addition to Natalie, Blas Perez, Matthew Chism, Francesca Bifulco and Carlo Garduno have found a home here on my web site. Since the launch of 30 Miles East, I have been frequently asked the question, what is a “resident artist”? Read More