August 23, 2018

Launched! IndieGogo campaign to fund the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change

August 6, 2018

Preparing to launch an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the Free Artist Residency (which will house The Black Dot Museum of Political Art) using Jean Smith’s $100 USD paintings as perks.

November 14, 2015

A call to artists to donate $1 towards the purchase of an Artist Residency in a house way better than this one! The Kickstarter campaign is slated for February / March, 2016.



October 1, 2014

Mecca Normal performing “Malachi” on Democracy Now! after being interviewed by Amy Goodman.



March 11, 2014  
David Lester’s Malachi Ritscher poster included in 2014 Whitney Biennial



July 24, 2013:
Jean Smith’s Pussy Riot paintings

11 Pussy Riot 2008 auto LEVEL reduce COLOUR sat


June 26, 2013:
A compendium of
The Black Dot Museum of Political Art


Tae Won Yu


September 1, 2012:

The Black Dot Museum of Political Art – a month long art exhibit at
Northern: the Olympia All-Ages Project

May 1, 2010:

The Black Dot Museum of Political Art – a month long art exhibit at
Northern: the Olympia All-Ages Project
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Vol. 168 illustration by David Lester for his Magnet Magazine column Normal History

Featuring panels from David Lester’s graphic novel
The Listener (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2011)


Jean Smith – founder, curator

David Lester – curator

The Board:

Steve Midgley — Deputy Director, US Department of Education

Judith Baumann — Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR

EE Miller is an interdisciplinary artist-curator working with video, sound, and other humans. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in electronic arts and an Masters degree in public history.

Jack DeGuiseppi is recently-retired high school graphic design and photography teacher who has, for ten years, assisted Jean Smith and David Lester with their media concerns by providing web, photo, computer and recording expertise.

Elise DeGuiseppi is a retired librarian who specialized in children’s literature.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is currently a painting instructor. Her work is included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Michael J. Kramer, Ph.D. Lecturer, History & American Studies, Middlebury College, Vermont

Kevin Erickson is the director of All-Ages Movement Project (AMP) in Washington, DC. Before AMP, Kevin was part of a team running Department of Safety in Anacortes, Washington. The facility housed an all-ages music venue, gallery, recording facilities, art studios, and zine library.

Scott Bourgeois is a carpenter and audio-visual technician.

Wendy Atkinson is the programming manager at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, B.C..

Evelyn McDonnell teaches journalism at Loyola Marymount University in LA.

 David L. Pritchett is a poet / labour organizer / longshoreman in Vancouver.


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