Outreach Projects
I have organized over one hundred outreach projects since 2000 and made prints with my students at the University of New Mexico. These have been local, regional, and international projects, and I especially extend offers of printmaking projects to people suffering from poverty, natural disasters, and physical & mental challenges, as well as public school students who do not have much art experiences.

Collaboration projects raise our awareness about how art can serve a larger humanitarian purpose. Outreach collaborations are a way to nurture peace within our society, and help our children and communities become more loving and creative. Art in general is not always recognized as being necessary compared to science, medicine, engineering, or technology. However, people do need and appreciate art as a way to improve their quality of life.

If you would like to do a printmaking collaboration project, please contact me.
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Art Street Studio View, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
Art Street Studio View, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
The UNM student helps the Art Street artist in making a linoleum cut plate at the Art Street.
The UNM student helps the Art Street artist in making a linoleum cut plate at the Art Street.
Linoleum cut prints done by artists in the Art Street
Linoleum cut prints done by artists in the Art Street
Collaboration Calendar Project for the people in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan
Collaboration Calendar Project for the people in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan
The original drawing was done by a victim of the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The UNM student created the Collagraph plate based on the drawing and printed the edition.
The original drawing was done by a victim of the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The UNM student created the Collagraph plate based on the drawing and printed the edition.
Collaboration calendar project for the people in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan
Collaboration calendar project for the people in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan
The students in Futenma Junior High School creating collagraph plates.
The students in Futenma Junior High School creating collagraph plates.
The UNM students are printing the collagraph plates for the Futenma Junior High School.
The UNM students are printing the collagraph plates for the Futenma Junior High School.
Print Exhibition in the Futenma Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan
Print Exhibition in the Futenma Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan
Collaboration Calendar Project with the Ie Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan and the UNM
Collaboration Calendar Project with the Ie Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan and the UNM
The UNM students printed the calendar edition.
The UNM students printed the calendar edition.
Students in the Ie Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan
Students in the Ie Junior High School, Okinawa in Japan
Lester Middle School, Okinawa in Japan. The students are creating milk carton drypoint plates.
Lester Middle School, Okinawa in Japan. The students are creating milk carton drypoint plates.
The UNM students printed Milk carton drypoint prints.
The UNM students printed Milk carton drypoint prints.
Milk carton drypoint print exhibition at the Lester Middle School
Milk carton drypoint print exhibition at the Lester Middle School
Society for Defending Street and Working Children in Tehran, Iran
Society for Defending Street and Working Children in Tehran, Iran
Society for Defending Street and Working Children in Tehran, Iran
Society for Defending Street and Working Children in Tehran, Iran
Creating a milk carton drypoint plate.
Creating a milk carton drypoint plate.
The UNM students printed the milk carton drypoint plates.
The UNM students printed the milk carton drypoint plates.
INTERNATIONAL SELECTED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS
Collaboration Calendar Project, 2019
            Introduction to Printmaking students and students in Ie Junior High School, Okinawa, Japan created             2019 Calendar. The sale profit was donated to Barrett Foundation, Inc. and Endorphin Power Company             in Albuquerque 

Collaboration Calendar Project, 2018
            Relief Printmaking students and students in Ie Junior High School, Okinawa, Japan created 2019                         Calendar. The sale profits was donated to a non-profit organization, Crossroads for Women in                         Albuquerque.
Arts Care, arts-in-health charity in Northern Ireland, 2018
            The Arts Care patients in Northern Ireland created Collagraph matrices. The students enrolled in                         Introduction to Printmaking, Intaglio II & I, and Relief Printmaking printed the matrices. Jill McKeown             organized this project.
Okinawa Printmaking Project for Japanese children and American children in the U.S. military bases Okinawa, Japan, 2015 – 2016
            Futenma Elementary School (Drypoint prints), Futenma Junior High School (Collagraph prints), Mashiki             Junior High School (Woodcut), Lester Middle School (Drypoint prints), Amelia Earhart Intermediate             School (Collagraph prints), and Zukeran Elementary School (Drypoint prints)
            Each matrix was created by individual children and printed by students enrolled in Introduction to                         Printmaking, Intaglio I & II, Graduate Intaglio, ABQ Print Club members.

Printing project for Misaki Tokubetsu Shien School, Okinawa, Japan, 2015
            Collagraph prints
            Students in the Misaki School created collagraph matrices, and Printmaking Project and Community             Outreach students printed and created post cards and prints.

Fund raising and printing project for Society for Defending Street and Working Childrenin Tehran, Iran, 2015
            Collagraph and Milkcarton drypoint prints
            Children in the society created matrices, and Printmaking Project and Community Outreach students             printed prints, cards, and calendar images. Babak Shahsiah organized this project.

Peace project for Okinawa, Japan, 2014
            Milk carton drypoint prints
            Students in Misaki school (mentally challenging students – 7th grade and 10th grade) and Amicus                         international school (6th grade) in Okinawa created matrices, and Intaglio I & II and Relief                                     Printmaking students printed.

Fundraising project for Tohoku Disaster Relief Center in Sendai, Japan, 2012
            Milk carton drypoint greeting cards
            Children in Sycamore Preschool in El Cerrito, California created matrices, and Print Project Community             Outreach students printed and made the edition.

Printing Project for World Wide Women, Bangor, Northern Ireland, 2012
            Collagraph greeting cards
            Immigrated women living in Bangor created matrices, and Intermediate Printmaking students printed                    and made the edition.

Japanese folk tale stories printing project 2012
            Collagraph illustration prints
            Students in Joshibi University Art & Design created illustrations and the matrices. Relief/ Monoprint             students printed the matrices.

Relief Fund Collaboration Project for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 2011
            2012 collagraph calendars
            People in Minamisoma City, Fukushima and evacuated from radiation leak drew pictures. UNM                         printmaking students made collagraph matrices based on their drawings, printed, and made the edition.

Exchange Outreach Collaboration Projects between the Joshibi University of Art & Design in Japan and the University of New Mexico, 2010 - 2011 
            Collagraph prints
            Each University exchanged matrices, which were created by “Kobo Te to Te” (art studio for mentally                         challenging adults) in Japan, “Crossroads for Women” (women’s shelter) and “VSA Arts of New Mexico”             (mentally & physically learning challenging adults.) Both students in Joshibi University of Art & Design             and the U.N.M. Relief Printing students printed the matrices.
Printing Collaboration for children in School for deaf in Ghana supported by Peace Corps in Ghana, 2009
            Milk carton drypoint prints
            Children in Ghana created matrices, and Yoshiko Shimano printed the matrices. Alison Stow, PCV,                         organized this project.

Fundraising project for Project Rescue N.G.O., Human traffic in India, 2008
            Collagraph greeting cards
            Indian children in the shelter created matrices, and U.N.M. Relief Printing students printed and made the             edition. Sage Dawson organized this project.

Fundraising project for Afghan-Kids school project N.G.O. in Japan, 2002
            Collagraph greeting cards
            Escuela Del Sol Montessori (4th & 5th grade) created matrices, and Introduction to Printmaking students             printed.

Fundraising project for Afghan kids school project N.G.O. in Japan, 2002
            Silkscreen calendars
            Students in Albuquerque Academy (10th & 11th grade) designed the image, and Advanced & Graduate             printmaking students created screens. Both students printed the calendars and made the edition.

Fundraising project for Doctors without Borders, 2001
            Lithography season’s greeting cards
            Students in Albuquerque Academy (10th & 11th grade) drew images on limestones, and Lithography I &             II students processed and printed.


LOCAL & REGIONAL SELECTED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS
In the last ten years
Fundraising project for Art Street, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, 2017 Fall
            Students enrolled in Relief Printmaking and Intaglio I created and printed 2018 calendars.
Printing project – Milk carton drypoint, 2017 Spring
            Students on Manzano Elementary School (1st grade) created matrices. Intaglio I & II and Relief                         Printmaking Students printed the matrices. Wafa Hussain Alawami organized this project.

Printing project – Linoleum cut prints, 2015 Fall
            Artists in Art Street, Albuquerque Healthcare for Homeless created matrices. Printmaking Project             and Community Outreach students and Relief Printmaking students gave linoleum cut workshops at the             Art Street studio. The students assisted and printed with the artist.

Printing project – Monotype prints, 2015 Fall
            Women living in the Mayas Place, Crossroads for Women visited UNM print shop. Printmaking                         Project and Community Outreach students assisted and printed monotype prints with the women.

Printing project – Woodcut prints, 2015 Spring
            Artists in Art Street, Albuquerque Healthcare for Homeless created matrices. Relief Printmaking             students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Linoleum cut stamping printing on fabric, 2015 Spring
            Artists in VSA Arts of New Mexico (Mentally & physically challenging artists) created matrices.                         Introduction to Printmaking students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2014 Fall
            Students in School of Dreams Academy created matrices. Intaglio I & II students assisted and printed             with them.

Fundraising project - 2014 collagraph calendars, 2013 Summer and Fall
            Women in Crossroads for Women (a transition program for homeless women with co-occurring                         addictive and mental health disorders) created matrices. Printmaking Project and Community Outreach             Project students, Introduction to Printmaking students, and Relief Printmaking students printed and             made the edition.  

Printing project - Woodcut prints, 2013 Summer
            Students in Zuni Self Enrichment Program (a therapeutic group for both men and women that have             experienced trauma either as adults or as children) created matrices. Printmaking Project and                         Community Outreach Project students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2013 Summer
            Youth in Amistad Crisis Shelter (youth at risk) created matrices, Printmaking Project and Community             Outreach Project students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Relief print cards, 2013 Spring
            Women in Crossroads for Women (Women’s shelter) created matrices, and Relief Printmaking                         students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2012 Fall       
            Residence in Mandy’s Farm (mentally and physically challenging adults) in New Mexico created                         matrices, and Intaglio I & II students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2012 Fall
            Students in St. Pius High School created matrices, and Intermediate Printmaking students assisted             and printed with them.

Printing project – Collagraph prints, 2012 Summer
            Residence in Mandy’s Farm (mentally and physically challenging adults) in New Mexico created                         matrices, and Print Project: Community Outreach students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Collagraph prints, 2012 Summer
            Youth in Amistad Crisis Shelter (youth at risk) created matrices, and Print Project: Community                         Outreach students assisted and printed with them.

Fundraising project – 2012 collagraph calendar project, 2011 Fall      
            Artists in VSA Arts of New Mexico (Mentally & physically challenging artists) created matrices with             Print Project: Community Outreach students. Introduction to Printmaking and Relief Printing students             printed and made the edition.

Printing project – Collagraph prints, 2011 Summer
            Residence in Manzano Del Sol Village, Good Samaritan Society (senior care center) created                         matrices assisted by Print Project: Community Outreach studentsPrint Project: Community                                     Outreach students printed the matrices.

Printing project – Monotype and Woodcut prints, 2011 Summer
            Youth in Amistad Crisis Shelter (youth at risk) created matrices, and Print Project: Community                         Outreach students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2011 Spring
            Home schooling students (middle/ high school students) in Rio Rancho created matrices, and Intaglio             I & II students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2011 Spring
            Students in Atrisco Heritage Academy High School created matrices, and Intaglio I & II students             assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Collagraph prints, 2011 Spring
            Artists in VSA Arts of New Mexico created matrices, and Introduction to Printmaking students printed             the matrices.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2010 Fall
            Students in TACL (Transitional of Adults to Community Living, Special services in Los Lunas School             District) created matrices, and Intaglio I & II students assisted and printed with them.

Fundraising project – Collagraph greeting cards, 2010 Summer
            Women in Crossroads for Women (women’s shelter) created matrices, and Print Project: Community             Outreach students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Monotype prints, 2010 Summer
            Youth in Amistad Crisis Shelter (youth at risk) created monotype prints assisted by Print Project:              Community Outreach students.

Printing project – Milk carton drypoint prints, 2010 Summer
            Artists in VSA Arts of New Mexico created matrices, and Print Project: Community Outreach students             assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Greeting cards, 2010 Spring
            Students in Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School created matrices, and Intaglio I & II students             assisted and printed with them.

Fund raising project – Collagraph and milk carton drypoint greeting cards, 2010 Spring
            Artists in Off Center (community art studio) created matrices, and Advanced and Graduate Printmaking             students assisted and printed with them.

Printing project – Collagraph and milk carton drypoint greeting cards, 2010 Spring
            Students in Amy Biehl High School created matrices, and Advanced and Graduate Printmaking                         students assisted and printed with them.

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