Please sign our petition to show your support of the Arts in the California Governor's Race effort.
Anna Cook, , Castro Valley
Sonia Tower, Ovation, Santa Monica
Don Peterson, , Manteca, CA
Sibyl O\'Malley, California Alliance for Arts Education, Pasadena
Celeste DeWald, California Association of Museums, Santa Cruz
Jacqueline Dandeneau, Arcata Playhouse, Arcata
The Arts are an essential part of our humanity and communities. Without them, we are less.
Dorothy L. Baylin, Baylin FLP, San Francisco
Ebony McKinney, Emerging Arts Professionals, San Francisco
xxxxxxxx, , Los Angeles
Lucy Finch, Berkeley Chamber Performances, Berkeley
Arts IS Education. Let's offer this legacy to our children and grandchildren.
Jean Hearst, , Berkeley
Caro Espinoza, , Pasadena, CA
Gina Lamour, St. John\\'s School-Art Educator, Rancho Santa Margarita
The Arts are essential for a well rounded education and in developing the whole child. We need to develop a creative mind so, we as a civilization can be inventive in the world and for a brighter future!
Cindy S. Hereth, Parent, Campbell
My son is pursuing a career in the arts. It's where his passion lies. Thankfully his school classes have supported his interests. Every child should have the same opportunity. Thank you.
Tiffaney Mocsary, Jordan High School, Long Beach
Jennifer Katell, , SAN FRANCISCO
robert Bissell, Robert Bissell Fine Art, Berkeley
Cynthia Pearson, , Los Angeles
xxxxxxxx, , Studio City
It's a crime that all students are not currently exposed to and educated in the arts!
Robert Ross, Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective, Mendocino / Fort Bragg
Life without art is life without solace.
Kay Pech, Chamber Music Institute/Southern California, Inc., Cerritos
Without the arts we are not fully human.
Gary Austin, Gary Austin Workshops, Valley Village
Zoe Harris, Folk Art of World Cultures, San Anselmo
Dona van Bloemen, , Santa Monica 90403
mary sherwood, , Los Angeles
MARLENE RANTANEN, Fallbrook Arts, Inc.,
Maria Bodmann, Bali & Beyond, Granada Hills
Griff Field, New Helvetia Theatre, Sacramento
Chui-San Chung, Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Thea Vandervoort, California Canto~Baile Arts Education Program, Santa Barbara
As school teachers are pressured by the requirements of No Child Left Behind, teachers often do not have enough curricular time to spare for arts education. Extensive time and preparation for State Testing may leave out arts ed completely if we do not place the arts high on our political priority list. All K-12 students (at-risk, and not-at-risk) need to be reached and challenged in myriad ways, not just through math, science and language arts. Alternative learning vehicles developed for multiple intelligences, such as curriculum-integrated arts education, utilize active, fun, hands-on, creative learning experiences. THE ARTS CAN ONLY HELP EDUCATION! We can use the power of dance to teach history, music to teach geography, visual art to teach science and drama to teach language arts. Supporting the arts is not just "nice," it's VITAL to the development of our children and the quality of life of everyone in our state!
Kathleen Cecchin, , Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. It seems to be a no brainer that we support the arts as a method of recovery from the recession.
Ana Infante, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles
Amy Seidman, Creative Entity, San Francisco
Art inspires us to become more innovative. I encourage the candidates to support ongoing art initiatives, education, and simply - artists.
alan oakley, , oakland
The arts are an extremely important part of our education and enrichment as a species. we should also realize the economic impact investment in the arts has on California. it is tremendous
Leslie Chavez, Sussman Middle School, Downey
Witnessing what the current governor's office is doing to public education in general, the next governor just has to step up and support the Arts at least!
Elisse D. De Sio, Self, Emerald Hills
Jessica Henricks, Exploratorium, San Francisco
Patricia Holton, Sierra Ceramic Mural Project, Big Pine
Studies show that arts in education reinforce and strengthen academic success. And the arts are critical to the health of California's economy.
Elizabeth Colton, International Museum of Women, San Francisco
Phill Evans, Artist, Fair Oaks
Allison Allport Counseller, Harp Music and Lessons in Southern California, Pasadena
Nancy Gross, AROHO, Santa Rosa
The arts are a criteria for the measurement of a peoples' commitment to the importance of being human and enriching this planet. We have come so short of the mark in supporting the cultural, economic and spiritual essence of Californians by shortchanging our cultural necessities.
Jennifer Moses, California Art Club, Ojai
Darrel D Anderson, ArtsOC, OCMA, OCPhil, Newport Beach
Arts education is extremely important to our young people to prepare them for the critical thinking needed for the creative jobs in the 21st century.
Janice Jenson, , Riverside
Allan Manalo, Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco
Barry Saltzman, , Los Angeles
Katherine Westerhout, , Oakland
Art is not the icing on the cake; it's the yeast that makes it rise.
Michael A. Lopez, Film Independent, Los Angeles
Karen Logan, San Fernando MS, San Fernando
Arts are vitally important to all our lives particularly our students.
jenna didier, materials & applications, los angeles
Carolyn Susan Clauss, Valley CommitteeS for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles
robert vanderlip, home, Chatsworth
xxxxxxxx, Music Center: Performing Arts Center for L.A. County, Los Angeles
Susan Thomas, , Turlock
Diane Smiarowski, , Pasadena
Arts in education is not an "extra," but a critical component of a balanced curriculum. The benefits have a profound impact on academic achievement as well as social development, as students learn to work together toward a common goal.
Shirle Gottlieb, free-lance arts writer, Long Beach, CA
Throughout history, the arts have been the bedrock of civilization !
patricia bock, plb entertainment, los angeles
Suzanne Weerts, Burbank Arts For All, Burbank
If California has any hope of being a global leader in the future, we MUST direct our attentions toward the value of an arts education in developing well-rounded, creative thinkers who can contribute to California's economy and become inspired, productive citizens.
David Ramadanoff, Vallejo Symphony, Vallejo, CA
I am Music Director/Conductor of three California orchestras in three different communites: Vallejo Symphony in Vallejo, Young People's Symphony Orchestra in Berkeley, and the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Los Altos. I've seen the important influence of the arts on the quality of life of the residents in all three communities, and how much they are in danger. Strong support of the arts in the next administration is absolutely vital!
Craig Knudsen, Knudsen Productions, Berkeley
When all is said and done, what lives on from past cultures is the art from those cultures. It is the single most important thing that is passed on. The importance of art is recognized by all when looking at it historically. We need to do all in our power to make sure that that same measure of importance is applied to support of the arts in the present.
Mary A. Garcia, , NoHo Arts District
Eric Wallner, , Ventura
xxxxxxxx, Free lance theatre director, Sebastopol, Ca
Veronica Burke, Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland
John Fischle, , Dana Point
Please bring back Industrial Arts to our High Schools.
Alison Hurley, Savage Jazz Dance Company, Oakland
paoli lacy, Clown Conservatory, San Francisco
Jack Kutcher, Theatre West, Los Angeles
Juan Manuel Carrillo, Royal Chicano Air Force, an artists\\' collective, Elk Grove
Laurie T. Schell, California Alliance for Arts Education, Pasadena
Colleen Proppe, self, San Anselmo
Kate Demarest, Arts Council Napa Valley, Napa
We are a small non-profit that is struggling to fill the gap created by cuts in arts education in the schools. The arts are critical to teaching students to think creatively, which is the only was we will be able to compete in the future.
Sara Salsbury, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, San Carlos
R. Michael Gros, SB City College,
I love the arts and I VOTE!
Rhiannon Beltran, MACLA, San Jose
Christine McClintock, , Mountain View
Melinda Wagner, Musicians Union Local 6, AFM, San Francisco
Amy Stimmel, , Oakland
Amy Stark, , Santa Cruz
Art isn't superfluous. It's the basis for creative thinking.
Melanie Jackson-Cracchiolo, SaMel Music, Norwalk
Frank Amoss, Orange county Musicians\\' Assoc., Santa Ana
Support the Arts! The culture of California is at stake.
Cindy Brillhart-True, Hoochi-Doo Productions, Sonoma
Elizabeth Maynard, The Ink People, Eureka
Jeffery West, Visual Artist / Designer, Aptos
Rebecca Ansert, Green Public Art, Los Angeles
Victoria Hamilton, , San Diego
Camille Schenkkan, Arts for LA, Los Angeles
I would love to see access to arts enhanced statewide, especially in the rural northern portion of the state. Let's get our elected and appointed officials talking about the creative economy!
Kathryn Wood, Exit Theatre, San Francisco
Patricia Walsh, , Palo Alto
The arts are an important part of our American culture and is crucial to a thriving economy as it encourages creative thinking and social understanding.
Larnie Fox, Arts Benicia, Benicia
Folks in the Golden Age of Greece supported the arts. Folks in the Taliban do not. Which sort are you?
Bruce W. Davis, Arts Council Silicon Valley, San Jose
Rick Stein, Arts Orange County, Santa Ana
The arts unite people of all backgrounds, interests, beliefs and political persuasions. I look forward to learning from the candidates how the arts have inspired them & how they intend to harness all the great things the arts contribute to society in moving California forward.
xxxxxxxx, , Santa Cruz
Kathleen and Bill Maffett, , Crescent City
Separating ourselves from the arts is as damaging to a society as any war or natural disaster. Choosing art will ensure society's humanity.
xxxxxxxx, watercolorist, Montara, CA
xxxxxxxx, , Davis CA 95616
A lifelong artist and educator I have read numerous studies have demonstrated the hugely positive effect on society the arts have on education and academic success and building healthy local economies.
Laura Paulini, Visual Artist/Painter, Berkeley
Another artist for Jerry Brown!
Linda Apperson, , Sunnyvale
California has a pathetic record supporting the arts. Let's see if we can improve it.
Bodil Fox, The Crank Ensemble, San Francisco
xxxxxxxx, CCA, Oakland
Marilyn Bancel, The Oram Group, San Francisco
Where the young are kept from art, look out.
Margarita Cannon, Ricardo Montalban Foundation, Hollywood, CA
Adam Fong, Emergin Arts Professionals/ San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco
Lauri Sturdivant, Siskiyou Arts Council , Siskiyou County
Jan H. Colt, San Juan Hills High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Please support the future of California and its young people by educating them in the problem-solving, creative vision, and wise use of resources that a training in the arts provides. Thank you!
Martha Young, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View
Molly Clark, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, San Diego
Lex Leifheit, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Mark Murai, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose
Kerry Adams Hapner, Office of Cultural Affairs & CA Arts Advocates, San Jose
Nina Koepcke, Clay and Glass Arts Foundation, San Jose
Kat Parra, JazzMa Records, San Jose
The arts, now more than ever, are a very important part of what holds our communities together.
John Gallogly, Theatre West, Los Angeles
Arts & Culture creates over .1 Billion in economic activity in LA & Orange Counties. But the CA general fund gives only 3 cents per resident to the CA Arts Council, lowest in all 50 states. Want to improve the economy? Support the arts!
Bill Thompson, Young Storytellers Foundation, Los Angeles
Adrienne Luce, The California State Summer School Arts Foundation, Los Angeles
Amaroq de Quebrazas, , San Francisco
claire anderson, commission for arts & culure, san diego
Margaret Travers, Ventura County Arts Council, Ventura
Craig Shafer, Santa Maria Arts Council, Santa Maria
Linda Levy, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA
Make Art a Part of Your Life!
Mary Kennedy McCabe, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City
Rachel Velarde, Velarde Voice Studio, Scottsdale
Chike C. Nwoffiah, Oriki Theater, Mountain View
Michael Alexander, Grand Performances, Los Angeles
Public policies have an impact on all aspects of our lives. If we don't get involved in the creation of public policy, we are letting others create the policies that will be critical to all aspects of our lives.
Holly O. Austin, Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) , Crescent City
The future of the creative economy in arts-driven California hinges on support from its governor, as well as its legislators. It is crucial that you join in this nonpartisan effort to get the arts on the gubernatorial candidates' radar screens and into their campaigns. Please 1) endorse the Arts in the California Governor's Race effort by signing this petition, and 2) make a donation to the effort, commensurate with your ability.
Deborah Cullinan, Intersection for the Arts and California Arts Advocates, San Francisco
Brad Erickson, California Arts Advocates, San Francisco
Brad Erickson, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco
Barry Hessenius, barry\\'s blog,
Mark Slavkin, Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Keith McNutt, The Actors Fund, Los Angeles
Dalouge Smith, San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition, San Diego
Danielle Brazell, Arts for LA, Los Angeles
Erin Bassity, WESTAF, Denver