• NORTH COAST PERSPECTIVES

    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

  • ARTISTS WHO ANIMATE

    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 includes work by four other artist-animators, in a multi-media, interactive exhibition celebrating animation as an art form. My work then travels to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California, and was included in the exhibit Incarceration/Liberation, along with work by artists experiencing incarceration, parolees, and artists teaching in various prisons. My thanks to artist Treacy Zeigler, for making the connection.
    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/Site Coordinator for the William James Association's Prison Arts Project. WJA works in partnership with the CDCR and the CAC's Arts in Corrections Program. 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:
    www.petermerts.com
    AiC has 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 the 2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibit. Location: University of Hawaii at Hilo, October-December 2016.
    "Caltrops and Roe" incorporates painting, drypoint printing, photomontage, in a collage format. For more information on the meaning behind this and related works, please visit SHELL GAMES on this site.

  • 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 influential 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

    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!

  • NORTHWEST PASSAGES

    My drawings are included in the exhibit Northwest Passages at
    Studio Quercus, a non-profit gallery in the heart of the lively Oakland gallery scene. May 3-June 15, 2013.