Christopher Busa – Founder and Editorial Director
Christopher Busa was born in New York City in 1946, the son of a painter who participated in the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. Spending part of every year in Provincetown since infancy, he slowly absorbed its mythology as a place where artists and writers gather to work and live. After graduation from the University of Minnesota he studied for a year in Paris at the Sorbonne, and then pursued a Ph.D. for ten years while teaching English at Rutgers University.
His interviews and profiles of artists and writers have appeared in the Paris Review, Arts, Partisan Review, Garden Design, and other magazines. Two published pieces were reprinted in Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz, edited by Stanley Moss (Sheep Meadow Press). Another essay, “Being a Great Man Is a Thesis Invented by Others,” appeared in Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock (Thunder’s Mouth Press). He has curated exhibitions and written catalog introductions for many artists. He co-edited and introduced the Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence (Crown, 1989), the subject of his dissertation. He is the author of The Provincetown Artists Cookbook, with Written Sketches of the Artists Creating a Contemporary Portrait of the Town as an Art Colony (Abingdon, 1988). Over the past 20 years he has taped several hundred interviews and created files on over 1000 artists and writers in preparation for a comprehensive title about the century-long history of the art colony.
His WOMR-FM 92.1 radio program, “ArtTalk,” airs three times a month over the past five years, introducing new and established artists, performers, and writers discussing their current project and what moves them to do it. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), based in Paris, and he is one of 16 members of the American New England Chapter, which selects two dozen “Best of” exhibitions annually in museums, commercial galleries, and university art galleries in painting, sculpture, and architecture. He is on the board of the Norman Mailer Society and on the editorial board of the Mailer Review, published by the Society and by the University of South Florida. He teaches one semester a year in the low-residency Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth Winston – Senior Editor & Director of Development
Irene Lipton – Art & Media Director
Irene Lipton, a painter, was born in New York City to a family of artists and writers who summered in Provincetown. For 17 years, she worked as a graphic designer for Book of the Month Club. She also designed books for Random House, McGraw Hill, and Time Warner. In addition, she also has done 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.
She 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 master’s 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
Richard Schneider, Jr.
Board of Advisors
Phillip H. Willkie