Sharon H Chang by Janine Macbeth, copyright 2015

Raising Mixed Race by Sharon H Chang

Sharon H Chang of Multiracial Asian Families commissioned me to paint cover art for her book Raising Mixed Race, which is scheduled for release October 2015 by Paradigm Publishers. It was the first time I’d picked up oils in almost 10 years, and so gratifying.  Thank you for this opportunity, Sharon! It was amazing to […]

Equity Tree by Janine Macbeth copyright 2012

Equity Tree

Originally posted Saturday, December 15, 2012 Created this piece for The Greenlining Institute’s 2012 Holiday Card. It honors a handful of racial and economic justice leaders, our history, and the path here. “Overcoming poverty is not an act of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery & apartheid, poverty is not natural. It […]

The Original League for Justice by Janine Macbeth copyright 2011_crop

The Original League for Justice

First posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Each year the Akonadi Foundation releases a poster as one of its many efforts to “honor racial justice movement building in Oakland and inspire racial justice movement building in communities around the world.” For years posters were chosen through a contest – until this year! I’m honored to be the foundation’s first […]

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Dreams do come true!!

First posted Sunday, October 16, 2011 Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Spent the past few months preparing a fundraising campaign for the printing of my first children’s book Oh Oh, Baby Boy, and the past 4 weeks burning the candle at all type of ends *spreading the word* about the project, and… at 12noon today the campaign ended: Success!!! […]

IO by Janine Macbeth, copyright 2008

Part of the Collection

Originally posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 Recently got word that one of my pieces, IO, was selected to be part of the Alameda County Art Commission’s collection! IO was one of 53 pieces chosen from 2,300 submissions, and will be hung in the County Recorder’s Office building in Downtown Oakland, January 2012. What an honor! […]