2021 MEDIA/Press/links

Eloise Pickard Smith: A Remarkable Woman, University of California Santa Cruz Centennial Exhibition

2016 MEDIA/Press/links

Peter Merts’ illuminating photos of Arts-in-Corrections in California State Prisons | Prison Photography

2014 MEDIA/Press/links

California State

The Cell and The Sanctuary Exhibit Makes Case that Art-In-Prison Programs Reduce Recidivism | Prison Photography

Arts-In-Corrections Program Returns to California Prisons | KCET

Effort emerging to bring arts back to California prisons 89.3 KPCC
California state senator Ted Lieu is among a group of lawmakers and arts advocates hoping to resurrect arts education programming at California prisons.

Arts-in-Corrections to return to California state prisons, San Diego City Beat

The arts resume behind bars as state agency renews funding – The Orange County Register

Arts-In-Corrections Program Returns To California Prisons | KPBS The California Arts Council and the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation team up to fund art programs in state prisons including painting and playwriting courses Donovan State Prison in San Diego County.

Arts in Corrections to return to California prisons with $1 million 89.3 KPCC  State prison arts program will return as soon as June with $1 million in funding from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars through the Arts | NEA

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars California | ArtBeat

CAMILLE GAVIN: Arts Council on the right course –

UCLA lecturer’s work on prison program allows inmates exposure to arts | Daily Bruin

Inmates draw from creative palette at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility | Inside CDCR

Bay Area Now 7 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

For some at San Quentin, art a form of release – San Francisco Chronicle
…the San Quentin Prison Arts Project, which brings artists into the bayside fortress to teach visual art, creative writing, music and theater to men behind bars. Some of the fruits of the essential Prison Arts Project – which provided the model for the state’s Art-in-Corrections program and stepped into the breach when that funding was cut around 2003 – will be on view in the Bay Area Now 7 show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Early Release: Incarcerated Artists Get a Chance to Exhibit Their Work Outside the Bay Area’s Most Notorious Prison, SF Weekly

SF/ARTS: Bay Area Now 7: Multidisciplinary Showcase
Visitors may be surprised by the beauty and power of Inside Out, a section that includes 50 pieces by 30 inmates from the San Quentin Prison Arts Project.

San Quentin’s Prison Arts Project on Display at YBCA | KQED Arts
Bay Area Now 7, the triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, offers a rare opportunity to view the work of San Quentin inmates/artists

Art will challenge viewers’ senses – San Francisco Chronicle
Rather than picking the artists themselves, as in previous Bay Area Now shows, YBCA curators sought proposals from local arts groups with the aim of widening the net, showcasing vital artists in many spheres and revealing the sweep of the art scene here.

San Quentin

Civic Center: Sarah Cahill Plays Henry Cowell at San Quentin

Liberating Henry Cowell’s Music at San Quentin : San Francisco Classical Voice

Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? | KALW
On a breezy summer day at San Quentin State Prison, inmate Paul Stauffer reads his writing to a live audience.

Making Contact – Shh!: Words vs. Bars: How Prison Poets Escape – April 25, 2014 at 1:30pm | KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley: Listener Sponsored Free Speech Radio

Santa Cruz

The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration: November 7, 2014, February 22, 2015 | Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

A splash of color in an institutional world – Register-Pajaronian, What was once a large expanse of grey concrete wall at the Santa Cruz County Rountree Detention Facility cafeteria now boasts a giant seascape mural, thanks to a group of 22 inmates who spent three months with paintbrushes in hand. The project was spearheaded by the William James Association Prison Arts Project, and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office…

Inmates complete mural at Santa Cruz County’s Rountree jail – Santa Cruz Sentinel A blank, white wall in a cafeteria at the Rountree Detention Center came alive with color this summer with a new mural of the Santa Cruz Coast.

“Voices of Incarceration” at Loyola Marymount University

Advocates for arts in prison to speak at LMU – Los Angeles Loyolan : Arts & Entertainment
“Voices of Incarceration” Showcases Prisoners’ Art – Los Angeles Loyolan : Arts & Entertainment
Outside Looking In | The Argonaut Newspaper


Trust the Spirits on Vimeo by Benjamin Garcia Candelaria about artist and former San Quentin inmate Henry Frank.

A former SLO inmate draws on real-life experiences for his role in the Web series ‘Solitary’ | Cover Story | Santa Maria Sun, CA

AMY HO ‘Para-Apparatus: Residency Projects’: Kala Fellow Amy H. Ho – SFGate

Ronnie Goodman:

GOOD MAN A Prison Arts Project Story on Vimeo “After spending over eight years at San Quentin, Ronnie Goodman got “another chance at life.”

Artnet news: Ronnie Goodman

S.F. Marathon helps homeless runner Ronnie Goodman give back – SFGate
Homeless runner Ronnie Goodman’s story of longing to participate in the San Francisco Marathon in July so touched the race’s organizers that they have made him a special part of the event. Race organizers are featuring him and his painting as a fundraiser for one of his favorite organizations – Hospitality House, a homeless resource center whose community arts program has helped Goodman hone his craft for years.

Run with Ronnie! – SF Marathon

Homeless Artist To Run Half Marathon For Charity That Helps People On The Streets, Ronnie Goodman might not have a comfortable place to rest his aching feet at night, but that’s not keeping this homeless artist from running 13.1 miles next month in San Francisco’s half marathon for charity.

The Actor’s Gang:

Prisoners take stage for Actors’ Gang Prison Project – KESQ, It’s theater behind bars, starring inmates of all races and prison sentences.

Tim Robbins, Actors’ Gang Help Inmates With Prison Project | Variety

Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Goes to Prison | Backstage
The Actors’ Gang has been awarded a grant to brings its Prison Project to correctional facilities around California.

Tim Robbins joins California prisoners for acting workshops | Daily Mail Online, Inmates at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco took part in the acting workshop ‘Commedia Dell’Arte’, designed to help aid their rehabilitation.

Poetic Justice Project:

New Times SLO Poetic Justice Project stages Commedia dell’arte play about the prison experience

Guillermo Willie Open Studio – SLO Coast Journal