Mother’s Day Cards by Prison Artists

“Mother’s Day Cards by Prison Artists,” is an e-commerce specialty catalog of Mother’s Day cards by prison artists.  Purchasing one of these original works of art printed on high-quality cardstock allows a prisoner to pay restitution, child support, court fines, … Continue reading

Prison Art on Instagram

In searching for 25 of Prison art’s most beautiful women, uploaded artworks by prisoners to Instagram proved to be invaluable. According to Statista, “In 2020, 87 percent of surveyed art buyers claimed to use Instagram to find new artists, whereas … Continue reading

America’s Billboard Banksy

C-Note “they call him the Billboard Banksy.” San Jose, CA – “Look Up!” an art exhibition by California prison artist C-Note in the heart of Silicon Valley features Incarceration Nation, America’s Premier work of art on mass incarceration. “Look Up!” … Continue reading

Prison Art Exhibit During Pandemic

One artist found the Internet as a means to give an exhibition during the Covid pandemic. 1-Artist; 1-Subject; 21-Works is an online exhibition of one of the globe’s leading prison artists, Donald “C-Note” Hooker. It is an exhibition that goes … Continue reading

How Covid Impacts Prison Art Exhibits

During calendar year 2020 in the United States, the Coronavirus pandemic has shut down Prison Art exhibits, as well as Prison Art book promotions. Unlike running an errand to the grocery store with a wish list, some written, some created … Continue reading

In Midst of Corona Pandemic, Prisoners Receive Copies of “Marking Time”

In the midst of a Coronavirus quarantine, an exclusive prisoner edition of Marking Time is finding its way to American prisoners. The spring of 2020 began the official release of Marking Time: Art In The Age Of Mass Incarceration by Nicole R. … Continue reading

400 YEARS OF CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: Theme of 30th Anniversary Poetry Celebration

EBONY QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA

Califia, the Ebony Queen that Spanish Conquistador, Hernán Cortés, named the Spanish territory after, now known as California, which translates to, “The land whete Black women live.” Continue reading

Stanford University Provides Lecture on Art Made Behind America’s Prison Walls.

On Thursday, January 16th, on the campus of Stanford University’s Oshman Hall, in the McMurtry Building, from 5:30 pm, to 7:00 pm, will be a lecture from Rutgers University Professor, Nicole Fleetwood. Her lecture is a part of Stanford’s Department … Continue reading

Agnes Gund, Prison Art’s $100,000,000 Patron

One percenters’ unbridled social justice money, could see a boon in Contemporary Art Market for Prison Art. In 2017, 81-year-old Agnes Gund, American philanthropist, arts patron, collector, and social justice warrior, revealed she sold her 1962 Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece for … Continue reading

The Prisoner Press and the Power to Inspire

In the winter of 2016, California prisoner, Donald “C-Note” Hooker, received local and national press (People), for his participation in the play he starred and co-wrote, Redemption In Our State of Blues. In the spring of 2016, he participated in … Continue reading