“What at first you don't succeed, keep trying. Patience." 

                                                   –Participant, California Institution for Men (CIM)



"Beyond the Blue" is based on the traveling exhibition organized by the Prison Arts Collective team and including over 100 works by artists and writers who are incarcerated. The goal of the exhibition is to share the art and voices of those who are incarcerated to disrupt stereotypical or simplistic ideas about people in prison and reflect the diversity of experience and depth of though and feeling of the artists and writers.

100% of the proceeds support PAC multidisciplinary arts programming

This book is made possible through a Community-based Research Grant from the Office of Community Engagement at California State University, San Bernardino, donated services by Shoreline Publishing Group LLC, and additional support from Arts in Corrections, an initiative of the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

$25 per book

For Purchase Inquiries, email Program Assistant, Sydney Burke at sydneyburkepac@gmail


“Through the Wall” is based on the exhibition organized by CSUSB Community-based Art and hosted by CB1-G Gallery in Los Angeles in 2016. The book is co-edited by Annie Buckley and Matthew McMilon and designed by Julian Rubalcaba. It includes artwork from the exhibition and writings from participants, teaching artists, faculty, and correctional staff. Published with support from Shoreline Publishing, it will be avaialable for sale on Blurb in the coming months.

100% of the proceeds of book and art sales directly benefit the PAC project. 

Reflective of the collaborative and non-hierarchical spirit of PAC programming, the book includes artworks by incarcerated men and women participating at all levels and working in a variety of media. 

$25 per book

For Purchase Inquiries, visit CSUSB VA-221 or email Program Assistant, Sydney Burke at sydneyburkepac@gmail

About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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