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About Provincetown Arts Magazine

Published annually in midsummer since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the cultural life of the nation’s oldest continuous artists colony. Drawing upon a century-long tradition rich in art, theater, and writing, Provincetown Arts publishes essays, fiction, interviews, journals, performance pieces, poetry, profiles, reporting, reviews, and visual features, with a view toward demonstrating that a community of artists, functioning outside the urban centers, is a utopian dream with an ongoing vitality.


Liz Winston

Elizabeth Winston

Executive Director & Editor-In-Chief

Elizabeth Winston spent most of her 20s and 30s in Provincetown, working as a writer, editor, and gardener, including as a reporter for the Provincetown Banner, and for many years as a grantwriter at the Fine Arts Work Center. Liz holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College an MFA in fiction writing and literature from the University of Houston, where she was the director of the Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers. She has taught English and creative writing at UH, at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. After working as a production editor for Provincetown Arts while living in Provincetown, Liz rejoined the press’s staff in 2019, and now works closely with the staff and board as chief editor of the magazine and as the organization’s executive director.

Irene Lipton

Creative Director

Irene Lipton began designing the magazine in 2002. She is a painter, born in New York City to a family of artists and writers who summered in Provincetown. For seventeen years, she worked as a graphic designer for Book of the Month Club, and also designed books for Random House, McGraw Hill, and Time Warner, along with many design projects, including the renovation of Life Cafe in New York, featured in the Broadway play Rent. She received an MFA in painting from Hunter College in 1986. She was a Fellow in painting at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for two years, 1988 and 2000. Her paintings have been exhibited widely; she had a major mid-career show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2007. Lipton was a founding owner of the artist-run gallery, artStrand, She shows her paintings at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown. She has contributed greatly to the look and feel of our publications. She works out of her studio, located on a wooded acre in Truro.

Ingrid Aue

Advertising Director

Ingrid Aue joined the magazine in 2004. She has masters degrees in sociology and German from Goethe University in Frankfurt, as well as a degree in graphic design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She maintains a graphic design studio in Boston and creates many of the ads for the magazine.

Board of Directors

  • John DaSilva
  • Laurie Fitzpatrick
  • Laura Gross
  • E. J. (Terry) Kahn III
  • Margaret Murphy
  • Mark Protosevich
  • Christina Schlesinger
  • Richard Schneider, Jr.
  • Sam Tager
  • Livia Tenzer
  • Elizabeth Winston

      Board of Advisors

      • Mary Abell
      • Mark Adams
      • Richard Baker
      • Elizabeth Bradfield
      • Bill Evaul
      • Melenie Freedom-Flynn
      • Susan Harrison
      • Howard Karren
      • Anne-Marie Levine
      • Jennifer Liese
      • Gail Mazur
      • Susan Mitchell
      • Debbie Nadolney
      • Mira Schor
      • Joanne McFarland

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