SFAI in the World



      • News from Joerael Elliot, SFAI Water Rights Alumnus, read Bear Vision here.

      • Equal Justice Resident, Michelle Angela Ortiz, speaks about the inspiration behind her powerful murals at Creative Mornings in Philadelphia.

      • New Mobility shares stories about the Creative Access Residency at SFAI and throughout the country.



  • Equal Justice Resident Michelle Angela Ortiz organized LIBERTAD! A Creative Action against Family Detention. Over a thousand paper flowers were created with messages of freedom for the detained families at the Berks Detention Center. View Recent media coverage and see the video here.

  • Local Resident Issa Nyaphaga created Radio Taboo, a community radio station in Cameroon, and is having an event to support the effort. “With your tremendous support last summer, Radio Taboo became an important off-grid development project that provides community radio to many who never listened to radio before. We are inviting you to come for an update on Radio Taboo Saturday November 18th at 5PM in Santa Fe.” For more, visit Radio Taboo’s website.

  • Our Alumni Fellow Nuttaphol Ma is part of the exhibition Duty of Care, on view in Lo Angeles until November 24. “Political and social abuses of power dehumanize and efface disenfranchised people through avarice actions, thereby robbing them of hope and ultimately pacifying their resistance. The artist’s activism-inspired works in this exhibition continue our ongoing conversation on the role art should play in society.” For more, visit Nuttaphol’s website.

  • GreenLatinos Living Legacy Award  was presented to Equal Justice Resident Robert García by Members of Congress Ruben Gallego AZ, Jimmy Gomez CA, Nannette Diaz Barragán CA, in September. For more, visit Robert’s Website.

  • Equal Justice Resident Shaun Leonardo presented his work with other Smack Mellon Studio Artists in New York. The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. Participating Artists include Maria Berrio, Claudia Bitran, Isabella Cruz-Chong, Carla Edwards, Shaun Leonardo, Christie Neptune, Work Exchange Artist: Tyler Henry Find out more here.



  • Cedar Bark Basketry Workshop, September 23, 2-4PM, hosted by Jacinthe TwoBulls. For more information, visit the event page.
  • La Familia Medical Center and Equal Justice Resident Jackie Munro’s work and collaborators were featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Read the article here.
  • Harvard Forest will present Hemlock Hospice, an outdoor site-specific sculpture installation and a parallel exhibition of prints, drawings, and sculptures in the Fisher Museum created by Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden and collaborators. Learn more here.



  • Incoming Equal Justice Resident Michelle Angela Ortiz has been named a Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow. From Michelle, “I am so excited and honored to be named a 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow. As part of a two-year grant, my work, along with the other fellows’ work, will encourage people to move beyond awareness and take action on the injustices mass incarceration causes generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States.” Learn more here.
  • The Moth Migration Project by Hilary Lorenz. The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced exhibition of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths. Choosing moths, a nocturnal pollinator, as the vehicle for cross-pollination and international exchange, Lorenz put out a call for participation on social media, inviting people to create paper moths native to their geographic location. Learn more here.
  • Incoming Equal Justice Resident Bruce McKaig has been awarded a Mayor’s Individual Artist Grant from the Creative Baltimore Fund. The grant will partly help expand the barter network, mostly will be used to connect unemployed resident with artists, paired up in one-on-one teams to meet, converse, collaborate on making a piece of art/performance. Learn more here.
  • SFAI Water Rights partner & mentor Basia Irland in National Geographic Magazine about the largest inland river delta in North America. Basia notes, “I loved working with the Swampy Cree tribe, sitting around the campfire at night discussing scientific wetland data, viewing the amazing northern lights, and being saturated with the sights and sounds of the marsh.” Read the article here.
  • Incoming Equal Justice Residents Time in Children’s Arts Initiative, was awarded a grant to expand an arts education program for schools with many students affected by homelessness, domestic violence, or developmental disabilities. Learn more here.
  • SFAI Water Rights Residents The River Healers worked with members of the Navajo Nation to document fracking sites in the Greater Chaco Area. The region is known to the Diné (Navajo) as Dinétah, the land of their ancestors. It contains sacred sites and is home of the Bisti Badlands and Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a World Heritage Site. Surveyed sites were at various points of establishment. Some fracking wells were being established while others had already caused explosions, fires, and spills, threatening nearby communities and regional water security. View the full video here.