Nearwater Press

About the Press

Near Water Press was founded by Tabby Ivy in 2022 as part of her Between Artists collaboration with the Norwegian-based writer, Damon Falke. In that same year, Between Artists: Life in Paintings and Prose successfully opened as an art exhibit at The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana. Near Water Press is pleased to continue and share collaborations between writers and visual artists. Our hope is that these collaborations will change how we see the world and inspire us all to look closer.   

Our Artists

Tabby Ivy is an oil painter living in Bigfork, Montana.  A self-described autodidact, she has refined her contemporary painting style over twenty years as a working artist, attracting collectors from across the U.S. She is represented by FoR Fine Art Gallery Whitefish and Bigfork, MT and Tucson, AZ, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT and The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton is an artist and educator based in Spokane, WA. Her films and 2D prints and paintings wrestle with issues of the human impact on the natural world. She is a member of Saranac Art Projects. Visit www.bekawp for more information.

Damon Falke is an American writer living in northern Norway.  His work includes, among others, By Way of Passing, Now at the Uncertain Hour, and the films, Climbing Eros, Koppmoll and There Is No Separation. He is a frequent contributor to arts journal JUKE.