Artists, Volunteers & Interns Archive 2020


Amy Crumpacker directs, teaches many aspects of theatre/performance through the community based theatre organization Not Your Grammy’s Theater, est. 2009 in the Bayview Hunters Point area.

Charles Boone is a composer of contemporary classical music. He is a lecturer in music and a former San Francisco Art Institute professor. He also co-founded San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

Craig Perry has been diligently honing his skills as a guitarist and musician for many years. As a teenager, he was one of two guitarists selected, out of eight school districts in Southern Virginia, to attend the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts for classical and jazz guitar, studying under Dr. Sam Dorsey and Chris Batson, where he helped win the Gibson Award from the Grammy in the Schools. He then received his Bachelor’s in Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied with David Robinson and was a recipient of the Jesú Silva Merit Scholarship. Durinig his time spent there, Craig was invited to perform in Master Classes led by world renowned players such as Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser, Mathew Greif and John Dearman of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Odair Assad, Jason Vieaux, and John Patykula. He has performed in distinguished locations such as The Roper Theater and The Chandler Recital Hall in Norfolk, VA; The Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, The James W. Black Music Center, in Richmond, VA; The Prado at Balboa Park and The Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA; Duke University’s Nelson Music Room and The Nasher Museum in Durham, North Carolina; and most recently The Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco, CA and The Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA. In October of 2013, Craig released his debut, solo-classical guitar album of all original compositions, “Himself”, bridging the gap between classical enthusiasts and popular music listeners. Craig’s subsequent album, “Tension & Release”, a collaborative work with various artists of contrasting medians, will be released Spring/Simmer 2016. Currently, Craig is studying under David Tanenbaum as a Graduate Student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Jan Van Buyten Jan is a veteran storyboard artist and animator who, during his 35 year career, has worked with some of the biggest companies and names in the film industry, like Gaumont, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, I.L.M., Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Barry Sonnenfeld, Fred Vanderpoel and Stef Viaene. Movies include E.T., Jurassic Park, Man in Black II and Harry Potter. After finishing his studies at the University of Art in Gent Belgium (Royal Academy of Fine Art, Gent) with world renowned director and animator Raoul Servais. Jan Van Buyten established himself as a freelance artist, and storyboarding became his main occupation, mostly in the field of commercials and indie movies. A teacher at various public schools in San Francisco, Jan, together with Author Bonnie Lee, co-founded the startup company Bonnie Lee Apps to produce children’s story apps.

Margaret Ruofan Ma, illustrator, born in South China in 1991, achieved her BFA from Communication University of China, Beijing, and now lives in San Francisco to complete her MFA at Academy of Art University. By integrating comprehensive techniques she learned from the masters in her field as well as her peers, Margaret demonstrates her ability in adapting classic Chinese stories for comics in various styles. Her artworks depicting human figures and still lifes apply western painting materials, yet still reflect a perceptible sheen from the East.

Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. Her work manifests in immersive video installations and interventions in nature. Her participatory project “Snow Drawings” engages communities worldwide.

Sonja graduated from the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Germany and received a Masters degree in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. She has been invited to group- and solo- exhibitions worldwide, amongst others the DePaul Museum in Chicago, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, RedLine Gallery in Denver, the Peeler Art Center in Greencastle, IL, Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus in Germany, Organhaus in Chongqing, China. She has won numerous artist residency awards, such as the Bemis Center in Omaha, Djerassi in California, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Ucross Foundation in WY, Jentel in WY, VCCA in Virginia, Valparaiso in Spain, Fiskars in Finland, Saari/Kone Foundation in Finland, Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan and many more. In fall 2009 she served as visiting artist at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she taught an art/research class culminating in an artist-student exhibition. In summer 2009 she taught a special course for the University of Northern Colorado and PlatteForum Denver to explore innovative ways for educators to incorporate art into their school curriculums. In 2008 she conducted a city exploration project with children from Girls Incorporated in collaboration with the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. In 2007 she co-curated “Goldrush”, a traveling exhibition featuring artists from the San Francisco Bay Area at venues in Slovenia, Germany and San Francisco.

Sonja’s ongoing community arts project Snow Drawings has been featured on numerous art, design, culture and environmental websites and blogs, such as the Huffington Post, IGNANT, Spiegel online (Germany), WIRED (US), The Creator’s Project (Germany) and in magazines, including Public Art Review (US), Revolve Magazine (Belgium, environmental magazine), WIRED (Japan), SOMA Magazine (US), TRACCE (Italian Archeology Magazine), MZONE (Chinese Art Magazine), Yellow Scene Magazine (US) and many more. Snow Drawings were included in the book “Designed for the Future, 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World”, by Jared Green and in “INDA 9 – International Drawing Annual”, published by the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, and in an in an Environmental Arts Calendar (2014). Among others Snow Drawings has aired on NPR, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel and public TV Tokyo. Photographic prints and video have been shown in exhibitions in California, Colorado and in Europe. Snow Drawings are also featured in elementary school books in Germany and France, as well as the French youth magazine “Le Petit Quotidien”. A print from the Snow Drawings 2013 series (Lake Catamount, CO) was awarded First Prize by the Piedmont Art Center in Piedmont, California.

Susan Peterson has a MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University. She has been teaching a wide variety of populations for almost 25 years. Her passion is to encourage folks, even people who do not think they have any artistic abilities, to experience the joy of making.

Tim Abeyta is a Native American artist working in drawing, wood carving, and poetry. Tim’s art uses symbolism and imagination to talk about balance. His hope is that people are open to all types of art.

Chuck Three, aka Charles “Trey” Houston, is a San Francisco-based professional documentary videographer and photographer specializing in capturing the magic and vitality of the nonprofit sector, community organizations and businesses. As director of Chuck Three Productions he has worked on commercial productions, short and feature length films, music and live event productions, and photo projects in Canada, Japan, Zimbabwe and across the United States.

Xander Weaver Scull is passionate about creating non-didactic, inspiring artwork of threatened and endangered species that cannot to speak on their own behalf. Through the use of freehand-drawn and cut stencils, watercolor, and homemade inks from natural pigments, Xander brings attention to the impact humans are having on the Earth’s other inhabitants.

Creating each piece is a slow process, from research, to the initial drawing, to cutting out the stencil and painting it onto paper. This time gives him the opportunity to “hang out” with his subject. To witness it from a state of awe, attempt to see all its intricate majesty, think about its life, its joys and hardships.

In a world where fear and apocalyptic framing are widely used to influence people, Xander creates work that is positive, and presents the issue in a non-confrontational manner. This artwork is a way for the artist to honor living beings and craft something beautiful and healing. Xander tries not to tell his viewers what to think, rather create a moment for reflection.


Andrew Ameral, Angel C., Ben Wood, Bryant L., Caroline R. Liddell, Christine L., Dorothy Yuki,, Gustavo Rivera, Jade K., Jazmin L., Jim Campbell, Joseph Aponte, Kathryn Kain, Lori Roby, Marie Kurihara, Marissa Kunz, Maximilien Volckaert, Melanie P.T., Sean Forester, Steven Froman, Todd Standish


Tim Abeyta, Joseph Aponte, Edna Arterberry, Charles Boone, Berkley, Matthew J. Boriskin, Russell Brent, Maria Coomber, Peg Conley, Bruce DeMartini, Acoya D., Jeske D., Ymke Dioquino, Kirsi Anna-Maria Engels, Marsha Felton, Tony Grant, Maiyah Hirano, Gabriela Hofmeyer, Mary Hossfeld, Chizu Houston, Diane Marie Japadjief, Jade K., Dina and Sasha K., Vincent Kukua, Karl Kunz, Christine L., Charis L., June Lee, Yoo-mi Lee, Charles Lemos, Bryant Lui, Miriam Manda, Miles M., Malcolm McAfee, Ann Nguyen, Kazuyoshi Okamoto, Luned Palmer, Andrew and Austin P., Bryan Poli, Megumi Poli, Kevin Quan, Robert Rathmell, Barbra A. Richardson, John Scheib, William E. Scott, Alexander S., Todd Standish, Megan T., Ludmila Turok, Sydney V.B., Velvet Van Bueren, Arwen Vaughan, Ed Y., Anna Y.


Timothy Abeyta, Margaret Ma, Celia S.


Julie Blankenship, Charles Boone, Claire Bain, Jim Campbell, Clyde Grimes, Dan Janos, Marissa Kunz, Lesley McClintock, Tim Rollins + K.O.S, Di Starr, Josefa Vaughan, Allison Wyckoff