Steven King Ainsworth

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C-13201 4-EB-81-L
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94974

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WRITINGS FROM DEATH ROW - Published by Georgianna Lyga, Solidarity House, 615 55th St, Sacramento, CA 95819-3304.  Sold Out!! Publish serially in the Cell Door Magazine E-Mail
OUT OF THE NIGHT: Writings from Death Row - by Dr. Marie M. Roberts, New Clarion Press, 8 Eversham Rd, Cheltenham, GLDS, GL52 2AB, United Kingdom
Relic of the Past an Essay published in Frontiers of Justice, Vol. 1: The Death Penalty (1997) Biddle Publishing Co., Brunswick, ME (4 drawings)
1998

Exhibit: Group Show: Art From Inside:Out, the ABS No Rio Gallery, New York City, January 1998

Exhibit: Group Show: Offices of Tony Serra, San Francisco, California, February 1998

Exhibit: Group Show: Art From Inside:Oat, The Art League, Houston, Texas, June 1998 (Curator: Carol Strick)

Drawing published: Frontiers of Justice, Vol II:  Coddling or Common Sense? (2 drawings)

Cover Art: Spring 1998 Edition, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, Ontario, Canada

Exhibit: Group Show: Art From Inside:Out, Ibis Gallery, Inglewood, CA Aug. 1998 (Curator: Carol Strick)

Exhibit: Group Show: Critical Resistance: Visions Beyond Lock-Down Worth Ryder Gallery, U S Berkeley, Sept 1998

Drawing Published: "What's Going On Out There", Fortune News Fortune Society, NYC, NY Sept 1998

1997

Exhibit: Group Show: Monterey, California, sponsored by California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and Death Penalty Focus (February 1997)

Exhibit: Group Show: Marin Foundation, Larkspur, California, sponsored by Arts-In-Corrections (May-June 1997)

Exhibit: Group Show: Garden Party, Los Angeles, California, July 1997, sponsored by Death Penalty Focus

Exhibit: Group Show: San Quentin Museum, sponsored by San Quentin State Prison (September 1997)

Exhibit: Group Show: San Quentin Education Department Open House, sponsored by San Quentin State Prison (October 1997)

Drawing published: "Cry for Justice Now" #14 (October 1997) New York

1996

Exhibit: Group Show: Garden Party, Los Angeles, California, July 1996, sponsored by Death Penalty Focus

Exhibit: Group Show: Arts and Crafts, San Quentin, September 25-27, 1996), sponsored by San Quentin Education Dept. and San Quentin Museum

Poster design published by Abolition Road, Charla Greene, Oakland, California, January

Drawing published: North Coast XPress, June/July 1996 issue, Vol. 4, No. 4, Occidental, California

Cover Art: Book - "Shall Suffer Death" by A. J. Bannister, published by Biddle Publishing Co., Brunswick, Maine (May 1996)

Cover Art: Fortune Home News, published by Fortune Society (internal organ), New York, New York, May 1996

Graphic Design: (Flyer) Abolition Road, Charla Greene, Oakland, California

Media Air: "Memorial to Keith Daniel Williams" read on KVMR-FM, Nevada City, California, 6 May 1996. (Tape produced by Mike Thornton for further distribution.)

1995

Exhibit: Group Show: Marin (Buck) Foundation, Larkspur, CA, August-September

Exhibit: Group Show, Death Penalty Focus Garden Party, Los Angeles, CA July 1995

Exhibit: Group Show, Toronto, Canada (May-June 1995) sponsored by ABC, Tom Jackson

Exhibit: Group Show, Fine Art and Frame Gallery, Santa Rose, CA, April 1995

Exhibit: Group Show, Monterey, CA, Sponsored by California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and Death Penalty Focus,, February 17-20, 1995

Drawing published: "Repose," North Coast Xpress, October - November 1995, Vol. 3, No. 6, page 36, Occidental, California

Drawing published: North Coast XPress, August/September 1995, Vol. 3, No. 5

Cover Art: "American Women Prisoners: Our Invisible Sisters" compiled by Charla Greene, presented at NGO/UN International Women's' Conference, Beijing, China, September 1995

Media Air: "Burnt Almonds" read on KVMR-FM, Nevada City, CA, March 13, 1995

1994

Exhibit: Group Show, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Conference, Long

Beach, California, co-sponsored by Death Penalty Focus, February 1994

Exhibit: Group Show, Fine Art and Frame Gallery, Santa Rosa, California, sponsored by Sonoma County ACLU and Amnesty International Group 391, April 1994

Exhibit: Group Show, Garden Party, Los Angeles, CA, sponsored by Death Penalty Focus, 17 July 1994

Exhibit: Group Show, Death Penalty Conference sponsored by Death Penalty Focus, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, 22 October 1994

Drawing published: "Vae Victus," North Coast XPress, Dec.-Jan. (1994-1995), Vol. 3, No. 1

Drawing published, "Muse" Fortune News, October 1994 issue, New York

Drawing published - North Coast X-Press, August/September 1994 issue, Vol. 2, No. 5

Drawing published - North Coast X-Press, June/July 1994 issue, Vol. 2, No. 4

Drawing published: "Anno Domini," North Coast X-Press, Vol. 2, No. 2, February/March 1994

Drawing published: "What's Goin' on Out There",, California Wings Newsletter, Steve Morris, Editor, 4 Benning Way, Workingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Cover Art: Pen American Prison Writing Awards Program, 6 March 1994, New York City, NY

Graphic Designs: Promotional Items, Unicy Day Project, Box 100, Parkend Post Office, New Road, Parkend Lydney, Gloucestershire, GUS4JU, United Kingdom

Graphic Design: Postcards, Amnesty International Group 391, Santa Rosa, CA

Book: "Out of the Night:   Writings from Death Row" by Dr. Marie M. Roberts, New Clarion Press, 8 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, Glds,' GL52 2AB, United Kingdom: 14 chapter headings with graphic designs, 3 drawings, 1 poem, 2 short stories.

1993

Exhibit: Group Show, Death Row art exhibit and sale, sponsored by AFSC and First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, CA (December 1993-January 1994)

Group show: Death Row Arts and Crafts silent auction and sale, sponsored by NCADP, November 5-7, 1993, Pittsburgh, PA

Exhibit: Group show, "Art of Death Row Inmates From San Quentin," Guernica Gallery of Graphic Arts, October 1-31, 1993, Santa Barbara, CA

Exhibit: Group show, Gualala Art Centex,, September 4 through October 1, 1993, Gualala, CA

Exhibit: Group show, "Under Penalty of Death," sponsored by Helias Foundation, August/September 1993, Las Vegas, NV

Exhibit: "Death Draws Me Nearer," Group Exhibit, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program (July-August)

Exhibit: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Conference, Monterey, California (February), co-sponsored by Death Penalty Focus

Exhibit: Two pieces, National Prison Art Exhibit, Survival Graphics Gallery, Madison, WI, sponsored by FUSPP (Out Through the Walls, April 1993)

Exhibit: Amnesty International Group 391, Santa Rosa, CA (May 1993)

Cover Art: North Coast X-Press, July 1993, Vol.1, No. 3, Occidental, CA

Cover Art: Pamphlet published by Correctional HIV Consortium, Santa Barbara, CA

Donor: Creative Material (art and stories), MOTS Library, Fresno, CA

Eleven drawings published: Private Report on 1993 Safety Orange/Video Wedge Productions, Correcting Corrections, Madison, WI

Drawing published: North Coast X-Press (November/December 1993, Vol. 2, No. 1), Occidental, CA

Drawing published: "The Witness" Magazine, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 1993, Episcopal Church Publishing Co., Detroit, MI

Four drawings published: Spring 93 issue, Co-creators of Peace and Justice (Newsletter), Grosse Pointe, MI

Two Drawings published: "Out Through the Walls: Expressions by U. S. Prisoners" (Book) April 1993, Madison, WI

Drawings published: Flyers and Letterhead (2 drawings) ' Correcting Corrections, Madison, WI

Drawing published: Filth Magazine #10, San Francisco, CA

Drawing published: Prisoners' Rights Union, California Prisoner Journal, Fall 1993 issue, Sacramento, CA

Drawing published: Front page, San Francisco Daily Journal, 25 August 1993

Drawing published: Prison News & Views, July 1993, Vol. 1, No. 2, Corvallis, OR

Drawing published: North Coast X-Press, (February 1993), Vol. 1, No. 3

Drawing published: North Coast X-Press, (May 1993), Vol. 1, No. 4, Occidental, CA

Drawing published : North Coast X-Press, (September/October 1993, Vol. 1, No. 6), Occidental, CA

Video-graphics credit: Correcting Corrections, Madison, WI

Participant: Silent auction, sponsored by Death Penalty Focus, Los Angeles County, California

First place award: Christmas card design competition, sponsored by Friends Committee on Legislation, Sacramento, California

1992

Two drawings published: "Coastlines" Newsletter, Dec. 1992 issue, Feminists for Life, Ceres, California

Drawing published: "Convictions" magazine, Corvallis, Oregon

1991

Exhibit: "The Other Side of the Wall," sponsored by San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center, San. Geronimo, California

Art contest: The Al-Islamic Summerfest 1991, San Quentin State Prison

Traveling exhibit: "Edges and Space," sponsored by William James Association, Santa Cruz, California1991-1993

1990

First place award: Christmas card design competition, sponsored by Friends Committee on Legislation, Sacramento, California

1989

First place award: Christmas card design competition, sponsored by Friends Committee on Legislation, Sacramento, California

1988

Second place award: Prison Art Contest (poster), sponsored by Centerforce (a nonprofit agency), San Quentin Village, California

Traveling exhibit: "Light from Another Country," sponsored by William James Association, Santa Cruz, California

Illustrations published: "The Real Rap," pamphlet of poems, published by Poetry Workshop, San Quentin State Prison

Set decoration (painting): SQTV, "San Quentin Today" San Quentin State Prison

1987

Exhibit: Corner Gallery, San Rafael, California

Exhibit: Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California

1986

Exhibit: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, San Francisco, California

Exhibit: California State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California

1984-1997

Competitor: Annual Prison Arts competition (juried awards), sponsored by William James Association, Santa Cruz California

1988 - First place award - prose

1991 - Honorable Mention - Pencil

1993 - First Place - Mixed Media

1993 - Third Place - Prose

1994 - Honorable mention - Pen and ink

1995 - Honorable mention - Mixed Media

1996 - Participant, annual competition

1997 - Participant, Mixed Media

PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES

1994

"Writings from Death Row," (short stories, poems, and black and white drawings) published by SCCADP/GJRC, Sacramento, CA July 1994, limited edition (paper-bound book)

1993

"Burnt Almonds" published by Survival Graphics, Madison, WI,

Book: "Out Through the Walls: Expressions by U.S. Prisoners" April 1993

"The Letter" published by Dove Cage Ministry, San Rafael, CA (Quarterly)

1991

"The Whopper," published by Stone Soup, San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center, San Geronimo, California

"Burnt Almonds," published by Anderson Valley Advertiser newspaper, Anderson Valley, California

1990

"The Whopper," published by Suttertown Weekly newspaper, Sacramento, CA

1986

"The Whopper," published by About Time III, an anthology of prison writings, William James Association, Santa Cruz, California

PUBLISHED POEMS

1995

Poem published: "Final Solution," Biddle Publishing Co., Brunswick, Maine.

Book: "Through the Ice" (1995) (drawing also published: "Lord Release Me"

1994

Poem published: "Fried, Died, and Crucified," North Coast X-Press, Vol. 2, No. 2, February/March 1994

1993

Poem published: "Death by Injection," North Coast X-Press, September/October 1993, Vol. 1, No. 6, Occidental, CA

Poem published: "Death by Injection," CACJ Forum, Vol. 20, No. 3, December 1993

NON-FICTION ARTICLES PUBLISHED

1998

Article published: "The Fear Factor . . . and the Real Issues," co-author Charla Greene http://www.sonomacountyfreepress.org/welcome to hell

Letter published: Sister Helen Prejean Nobel nomination (see http://sonomacountyfreepress.org

1997

Article published: "The Big Jab," North Coast XPress, Occidental, California, August-September 1997 issue

Article published: "Hollow Humans" and "Mephistopholean Volition" On the Internet by Sonoma County Free Press, Occidental CA (http://www.sononiacountyfreepress.org), WELCOME TO HELL (Archives) September

1996

"Relic of the Past" an Essay published in Frontiers of Justice, Vol. 1: The Death Penalty (1997) Biddle Publishing Co., Brunswick, ME (4 drawings)

Letter published: 17 May 1996 "Killing is killing", West County Times, Contra Costa County, California (re execution of Keith Daniel Williams)

Memorial essay published: Internet and WorldWideWeb, by MOTS library and Abolition Now web page, 3 May 1996 (re execution of Keith Daniel Williams)

Memorial essay published: North Coast XPress, June/July issue, Vol 4, No. 2 (re execution of Keith Daniel Williams)

1995

Article published: "Mephistopholean Volition"Journal of Prisoners on Prisons" Vol. 6: 1 (1995) published by University of Ottawa, Canada

Excerpt published: Letter of 26 August 1995 - North Coast XPress, Vol. 4, No. 2, page 41, December/January 1995-96

1994

Article published: "The Great Writ" North Coast XPress, Vol. 2, No. 6, October/November 1994

Article published: "Cruel and Unusual" Fortune News, October 1994 issue, New York

Article published, "Prisoner Rights." North Coast X-Press, Vol. 2, No. 4, June/July 1994

Article published, "The Death Penalty" North Coast X-Press, Vol. 2, No. 3, April/May 1994

Article published, "Three Strikes You're Out,"North Coast X-Press, Vol. 2, No. 3, April/May 1994

SLIDE COLLECTIONS

1993

Wm. James Association, 303 Potrero, Suite 12-B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Prof. Willem Volkersz, School of Art, Montana State University, 213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, Montana 597170368

Due to resource restraints, xerox and photographic samples of current artwork along with references will be provided only upon request and valid interest.

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