Barbed Magazine is a contemporary art magazine based in Detroit. Barbed features studio visits, mini show reviews, and artists’ work who live in the region. Founded in September 2014, Barbed promotes emerging artists from the LGTBQ, Black, Latino, immigrant and other minority communities.

Barbed is produced in limited edition quantities and printed twice annually, in the spring and winter.

Barbed also 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.


Publisher, Editor In Chief
Arturo Herrera

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

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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