Julie McNiel artist
UPCOMING! AWA AT THE MGMA 2018
In January 2018, I will present new hand-drawn animation at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. My animation is a meditation on 'doing time' in prison. This exhibition is unique for the MGMA, as the entire museum will be devoted to the work of five artist-animators. For more information on the participating artists:
Artists Who Animate
NORTH COAST OPEN STUDIOS
My new studio will be open to the public on June 2, 3, and 4.
Thanks to Gabrielle and the North Coast Journal for this mention:
Open Season
ARTS-IN-CORRECTIONS PROGRAM
I am honored to be one of only two teaching artists in the AIC Program in California, to be trained and hired as a Lead Artist. The program is active in some 30 prisons around the state, currently. It employs artists as mentors to hundreds of incarcerated people, in the areas of the visual arts, music, creative writing, theatre arts, and more: William James Association
To see wonderful photos by Peter Merts, who documents the AiC Program for WJA around California, visit his Prison Art galleries here:
www.petermerts.com
Peter also has a link to purchase "Paths of Discovery", a beautiful book that includes many photos of artist's work, and commentary by Dr. Brewster of the University of San Francisco who has contributed significant research.
PACIFIC NORTH AMERICAN PRINT
Out of 700 entries from artists across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, my mixed-media print, "Caltrops and Roe" was selected to be one of fifty chosen for inclusion in the 2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibit. Location: University of Hawaii at Hilo, October-December 2016.
TOPOGRAPHIC CONVERSATIONS
My paintings are included in "Here and There: Topographic Conversations with Morris Graves" at the Museum of Northwest Art. Initiated by Skagit Valley artist Ann Reid, the show features work by several artists from California and Washington, to engage viewers in a conversation about the the natural and human history of the Pacific Northwest. Paintings and sculptures by the celebrated 20th C. artist Morris Graves are also at the MoNA, located just north of Seattle, WA.: January 9-March 17, 2016. Admission is free.
"Here and There" was previously exhibited at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, CA. June 6-July 26, 2015.
A lavishly illustrated catalog documents the artist's work:
Catalog
STUDENT ART FROM INSIDE
Art by my students at Pelican Bay State Prison will be exhibited
at the Del Norte County Courthouse, March through April 2016, M-F, 9-5.
This is our second exhibition 'on the outside', which also includes work by inmate poets and photos of guitar students.
http://www.triplicate.com/Northcoast-Lif
Arts-in-Corrections is facilitated by the William James Association.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
News article about our first exhibition in May 2015: http://www.triplicate.com/News/Local-New
NORTHWEST PASSAGES
Five artists from Humboldt County, California exhibit Northwest Passages at Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA.
Studio Quercus is a non-profit gallery in the heart of the lively Oakland gallery scene: art murmur
Exhibition dates: May 3-June 15, 2013.
MCNIEL RECEIVES VICTOR THOMAS JACOBY AWARD:
Julie's proposal for creation of experimental narrative animation receives the 2011 Victor Thomas Jacoby Award from the Humboldt Area Foundation. This $10,000 grant will be used by the artist to purchase necessary equipment for her project.