Thursday, September 6, 2007

TAKE A BITE OUT OF AMERICA

From PARLOR GAME a popular version, 1997 (a series of 6 posters in 24 kiosks exhibited along Market Street, located between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue) reflecting some of the issues facing homeless people in San Francisco. A project of the San Francisco Arts Commission Market Street Art in Transit project. Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco Street Sheet artists and writers worked in collaboration with artists Margaret Tedesco and Isabelle Massu involving the six projects of the Coalition on Homelessness: Housing Not Borders, Civil Rights Legal Division, Family Rights and Dignity, General Assistance Rights Union, Shelter Outreach and Substance Abuse Mental Health Work Group. The December issue of the Street Sheet published a special color insert of all six posters exhibited from December 1, 1997 to February 5, 1998 for all vendors to sell. The posters were also exhibited in Points of Passing, an exhibition for Coalition on Homelessness, SF Street Sheet artists and writers at Southern Exposure gallery, SF. Concurrent with the exhibition, a special edition of postcards was issued.

Above: Artists from COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS STREET SHEET, SF Center: Jane "In Vain" Winkelman: Take a Bite Out of America; all other artists: Art Hazelwood, Eliza Miller, Iris Churcher, ChiChi Mundo, John Keating, Ed Gould, Police Watch

STREET SHEET, a publication of the Coalition on Homelessness, SF was founded in 1989. It is a monthly tabloid written primarily by homeless and formerly homeless people that provides its readers with a perspective on homelessness that mainstream media simply cannot match. It provides a unique opportunity to its vendors as well: a dignified alternative to panhandling. The STREET SHEET (cover price $1) is given free to qualified poor and homeless San Franciscans, who get to retain 100% of the proceeds from their sales. Last year, the paper celebrated its 15th anniversary, making it the oldest continuously published street newspaper in the world. (http://www.cohsf.org/eng)


top to bottom:
"Michael—we loved him so much" 2009, acrylic on illustration board, 16 x 12 inches; WANNA BE ME? 2008, acrylic, mixed media on Crescent illustration board, 10 x 14.5 inches; Need More Money 2008, acrylic on arches, 30 x 40 inches; Back Together Forever, 2007, acrylic on arches, 30 x 40 inches; Disaster Ahead-Earth Warms Up 2006, acrylic on illustration board, 15 x 20 inches; The Whole World Said Good-bye to Mother Theresa and Princess Diana 1997, acrylic on arches paper, 30 x 40 inches; Newts' Orphanage, acrylic on arches paper, 30 x 40 inches; The Good News is Money Does Really Grow on Trees; The Morgue Welcome, acrylic on arches paper, 30 x 40 inches

2 comments:

Pierrette said...

Hi Jane,

The site looks great and really showcases your talent. I am so glad this is up so that the world can know about your important artistic contribution! Keep drawing and painting the issues because the world needs to be reminded of the less fortuante.
Pierrette Van Clevepvancleve@gmial.com

Electric Ladyland said...

Jane was a constant presence in our lives throughout the late 90's and into the very lucrative first decade of the 2000's. Throughout these years her circumstances forced her to live in Florida, which she hated. Her one goal, beside her amazing paintings was to get back to her beloved San Francisco, which she thankfully accomplished a few years ago.
We stored her personal belongings for a couple of years as she saved her money, selling small paintings on paper bags to build up her savings. Eventually we used our gallery to send buyers directly to Jane as we had grown fond of her and did not want to profit from her plight.
Jane had her long time love, Jake and was home in San Francisco when she passed away. We can take some comfort in knowing that.
Jane was a bold, extremely talented artist. She will be missed.