Ruminate's 30th issue features the winner of the 2013 Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize, which was judged by Joel Sheesley and sponsored by the Kalos Foundation. Sheesley writes about the winning piece by Alla Bartoshchuk, "The human body is the empirical core in these paintings. By fixing states of being in deft representation of the body, Alla Bartoshchuk translates ethereal states into physical encounters. Thus psychological and emotional conditions are given an undeniable veracity, we feel them and know them as our own." Here are the winners:
Steve A. Prince
Ashley Norwood Cooper
Robyn San Anderson
The artwork of the top three winners are featured on the cover and throughout the magazine.