Steamroller Print Project Wrap-Up ’24

Just Artists had their first Steamroller Printing Event, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Diablo Valley College. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone arrived without any complications. As they were setting up, there was already a crowd building. At 11:00am, the...

Steamroller Print Project Event

TAKING LIBERTIES: THE HORRORS AND HUMANITIES OF INCARCERATION JUST ARTISTS!, William James Association Tuesday, March 26, 2024 11:10 am Commons: Panel discussion: Arts in Corrections with returning residents and instructors  12:00 – 2:00 pm Parking Lot 8:...

Celebrating 50 years + Change of Venue!

ATTENTION: CHANGE OF VENUE! We are now meeting on Sunday, December 17th at Barrios Unidos, located at 1807 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062. The William James Association staff and board invite you to join us in celebrating fifty years of fostering arts, environment,...
Pelican Bay UNLOCKED, Episode 4: World On Fire

Pelican Bay UNLOCKED, Episode 4: World On Fire

Pelican Bay UNLOCKED, Episode 4: World On Fire Calls from prison are always poignant. You do what you can to dispel the distance and connect with the thin, tinny voice coming at you over institutional wires. You share lives and days and hopes and fears–even...
Art Takes Down Walls

Art Takes Down Walls

I was a participant in WJA’s Prison Arts Project (aka Arts in Corrections) for six years (2003-2009) in San Quentin Prison. That was eleven years, 2 prisons, a four-and-a-half-hour board of paroles hearing, and three years on parole ago. I am about to hit my...