Julie McNiel Artist
NORTH COAST PERSPECTIVES
Fellow teaching artists Zuzka Sabata and Janessa Johnsrude (Dell'Arte International) and I, were interviewed about our work inside prison, on PBS KEET TV's North Coast Perspectives, Season Three, Episode 10:
North Coast Perspectives
ARTISTS WHO ANIMATE
In January 2018, I presented 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
NORTH COAST OPEN STUDIOS
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
ARTS-IN-CORRECTIONS PROGRAM
Since 2014, I have been fortunate to work as a Teaching Artist and Lead Artist-Coordinator for WJA and the Pelican Bay State Prison AiC Program of California. This celebrated program is active in all CA. state prisons, as well as some jails and juvenile facilities. It contracts with professional teaching artists to provide instruction to inmates in various art forms. To learn more about WJA: William James Association
To see wonderful photos, visit Peter Mert's Prison Art Gallery:
http://www.petermerts.com
AiC is funded by the CDCR and the CAC. They have a new website: Arts in Corrections Program
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 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 a program of the California Arts Council and the CDCR, with the non-profit William James Association contracted to provide instructors.
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
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.