Julie McNiel Artist
Fellow teaching artists Zuzka Sabata and Janessa Johnsrude (Dell'Arte International School of Theater) and I, were interviewed by James Faulk about our work inside prison, on PBS KEET TV's North Coast Perspectives, Season Three, Episode 10:
North Coast Perspectives
In January 2018, I present a new hand-drawn animation, FOGLINE and a series of 24 ink drawings, Twenty-Four Hundred Hours at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The exhibit included work by four other artist-animators, in a multi-media, interactive exhibition celebrating animation as an art form. My work then traveled to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and was included in the exhibit Incarceration/Liberation, along with work by inmate-artists, and artists teaching in various prisons.
For more on AwA's current group projects:
Artists Who Animate
My new studio will be open to the public on June 2, 3, and 4.
See the North Coast Journal for this mention:
Open Season
Since 2014, I am grateful to have had the opportunity, as a Teaching Artist/Site Coordinator with the William James Association's Prison Arts Project, to work with artists and students inside Pelican Bay State Prison.This is part of the Arts in Corrections Program, a partnership between the CDCR and the CAC. This celebrated program is active in all California state prisons, currently. It contracts with professional teaching artists to provide instruction and mentoring to people experiencing incarceration. To learn more about WJA: William James Association
To see wonderful photos, visit Peter Mert's Prison Art Gallery:
AiC has a new website: Arts in Corrections Program
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.
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:
Visual Art by my students 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 poets, and photos of guitar students, participating in the Arts in Corrections Program (AiC) at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Arts-in-Corrections is a partnership of the California Arts Council (CAC) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). I teach in the AiC Program through the William James Association's Prison Arts Project.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
News article about our first exhibition in May 2015: http://www.triplicate.com/News/Local-New
Four artists and I participate in the exhibit Northwest Passages at
Studio Quercus, a non-profit gallery in the heart of the lively Oakland gallery scene: art murmur
Exhibition dates: May 3-June 15, 2013.