Barbed Magazine is an art publication with roots in the metropolitan Detroit area in Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula in Honduras. Barbed features the works of artists primarily from the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, as well as female artists and other allies. 

Founded in 2014, Barbed has recieved financial support from organizations, colleges, and businesses through grant awards and advertisment. 

Grant awards:

Flourish Fund grant, Andy Warhol Foundation, CultureSource, 2023
NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program, 2019
Red Bull Arts Detroit Micro-Grant, 2019
EPICentre Cross Border Entrepreneur Research Grant, 2015
Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund (ACHF), 2015

Barbed is a limited edition publication, available for purchase locally in Detroit, at MOCAD, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

All issues are accessible for viewing at the University of Michigan Library, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library.

Barbed is a proud member of the W.A.G.E. Coalition, a growing group of artists, art workers, and arts organizations that share Barbed's goal of building a sustainable business model in which artists are paid for their work. W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) is a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that contract our work.


Founder Editor-in-Chief
Cherry Wood

Visiting Editor, issue #12, 2024
Precious Jonhson

Visiting Visual Designer, issue #11, 2022, issue #12, 2024
Jetshri Bhadviya

Thanks, to those who were part of the magazine in previous issues!

Ashley Ward, Editorial Intern, Issue #07
David Morales, Editorial Intern, Issue #07
Iain Baxter&, Creative Consultant
Martin Stevens, Design Consultant
Dennis Hunkler, Online Interviews
Sasha Opeiko, Art Director
Bree Arbor, Assistant Editor
Jon R Flieger, Editor
Jude Abu Zaineh, Sales Manager
Alana Bartol, Managing Editor
Stuart Sparling, Promotional Coordinator
Pearl Van Geest, Contributor Writer
Louise Chance Baxter&, Creative Consultant

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