Artists, Volunteers & Interns


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.

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.

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.

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.


Bryant Lui, Caroline R. Liddell, Christine L., Dorothy Yuki, Kathryn Kain, Lori Roby, Marissa Kunz, Todd Standish


Edna Arterberry, Charles Boone, Matthew J. Boriskin, Acoya, Jeske & Ymke Dioquino, Trey & Chizu Houston, Dina Kharag, June Lee, Bryant Lui, Malcolm McAfee, Luned Palmer, Andrew, Austin & Bryan Poli, Megumi Poli, John Scheib, William E. Scott, Ludmila Turok, Aberswyth & Velvet Van Bueren, Arwen & Heather Vaughan


Peter L., Samantha K.


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