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Tiny Houses at Village, photo by Chere Mah

We envision 2022 bringing exciting new beginnings in the restoration and regeneration of a healthy environment and social justice landscape. Our January Art + Activism Jan. 23 will feature artist Sally Hindman who founded Youth Spirit Artworks. With the help of community and youth YSA has created a Tiny House Village providing shelter and new beginnings for homeless youth.  

Sunday Jan. 9  from 2-4 WEAD celebrates the closing of Art on the Edge: From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration, at The Peninsula Art Museum. 

We look forward to collaborating with WEAD members who would like to organize exhibitions and events in regions beyond the SF Bay Area. 

In 2022, WEAD plans to rebuild and refresh the web platform for our critical artists directory and archive. 
We send great appreciation and gratitude to our creative WEAD members and community.

WEAD honors bell hooks and Mary Beth Edelson, who passed away in 2021. bell hooks' committed writing on gender and race helped push feminism beyond its white, middle-class worldview to include the voices of women of color and working-class women. Mary Beth Edelson’s work in the 1970s  raised early awareness for the feminist movement.


 Youth muralist painting Tiny House, photo by Mary White

Art as a Vehicle for Youth Healing and Transformation

Sunday January 23, 2022  
5-6:30 pm Pacific time

Artist, homeless activist, and Quaker, Sally Hindman will describe her journey starting Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley, CA in 2007. Art is the centering focus of all of the YSA projects, using art as a vehicle for healing and transformation.YSA provides job training for low income and at-risk youth 16-25 in the Bay Area, using art as the vocational medium.
In 2016, youth initiated a community organizing campaign to build tiny houses for homeless youth. 26 colorful, youth-designed houses have been built in a Tiny House Village in east Oakland. One goal is to inspire sustainable community living practices (gardening, diet, recycling) in the midst of structures which themselves model sustainable materials –the Maker space is “sip” construction, the Welcome Center/Store & Artisan Space is constructed of straw bales with earth plaster, and a container module building project is under way. The state of the art shower/toilet trailer recycles shower greywater for toilet flushing.

The entire space is vibrant with energy and potential, and is intended to cultivate beneficial habits and life skills that will help the youth move on to permanent living situations.

Openspace.sfmoma Interview with Sally

WEAD’S ART + ACTIVISM WEB SERIES is grounded in the belief that art can be a powerful tool for raising awareness and prompting social change. In this series we explore ways that artists actively engage in creating climate solutions and in promoting sustainability.
If you prefer to make a donation by check please make it out to WEAD and mail to 4227 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

PMA Exhibition Closing Celebration
January 9, 2022 
2-4 pm PST

ART ON THE EDGE Part 2:  from Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration
Peninsula Museum of Art
San Bruno, CA

This culminates WEAD’s exhibitions and magazine issue on the topic of Extraction, as part of the international project, Extraction Art, “bearing witness” to environmental injustices, and visually conveying hope for a restorative and regenerative future.  See below for replays of the artists presentations.

Both of Wead’s Extraction exhibitions are still online through January 31--please share on social media and with friends far and wide. 

WEAD Art on the Edge:
From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration Part 2 

WEAD Art on the Edge:
From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration Part 1


Check out our Livestream series from 2021

Artists Art on the Edge Exhibition Presentations 
Art + Activism
Art + Education 

WEAD Magazine Issue No. 12
Taking Action

Creatives have vital roles to play:  to pique imagination, stimulate collective genius, and formulate multiple road maps to reach new truths and cross-species survival. 

Disappearing Hardwoods by Lauren Elder. 
Photo Credit: JUNGLE SHRINKS. BORNEO. Cartographer: Hugo Ahlenius


"Worldshift Happens" Podcast by Carolyn North
Bonnie Peterson Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California 

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Santa  Cruz Homeless Garden Project
Youth Spirit Artworks 
Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Village
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Members: Do you know a great venue for WEAD to have a collaborative exhibit in your region? Let us know! Join WEAD Exhibitions Committee. Participate in curating and all aspects of creating an exhibition. We meet online. ZOOM meetings.

WEAD Board is seeking two new Board members focused on one of the following areas

Website Committee: Wordpress and WIX web administration skills, coding and/or design skills

Membership Committee: social media skills and interest in engaging with our  membership

Two year term. ZOOM Board meetings bimonthly, last Sunday of the month. 

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