Emily Stokes is an associate professor of art at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She holds an M.F.A. in printmaking from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in studio art and English from Wellesley College. Stokes weaves together narratives with the iconography of rural vernacular culture to create her visual work. Recent achievements include a Northwestern College Endowed Research Fellowship (2017), a Purchase Award at the 29th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Juried Exhibition (2016), and an Alice C. Cole ’42 Alumnae Grant from Wellesley College (2014). Over the past three years, Stokes has had solo exhibitions at: the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan; the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL; Belmont University in Nashville, TN; and Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.