Isaka Shamsud-Din is an artist, educator, and activist who has been capturing the lives, histories, and cultures of African American and African diaspora peoples in his paintings, drawings, murals, teachings, and community projects for most of his 81 years.
Isaka Shamsud-Din is embarking on a new, long awaited series of artworks and is taking a 6 month sabbatical to launch this project and complete works in progress. In the interim, please direct all inquiries to Ishaq Shamsud-Din at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide ongoing support to Isaka, become his patron at http://patreon.com/isaka. See a list of current patrons below. Thanks to you all—you're helping turn this idea into reality!
Gratitude and praise to these generous, supportive, and visionary patrons of Shamsud-Din Studio and this work.
Arlene Schnitzer, The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; core sponsor, Juneteenth Calendar
Teressa Raiford, Don't Shoot Portland (soon to grow into The Children's Art and Social Justice Council!) director; 2020 candidate for Portland Mayor; fiscal sponsor, Juneteenth Calendar
Victor Maldonado, "dean of inclusion," Pacific Northwest College of Art; assistant professor, foundation, media arts, studio arts
Matt Letzelter, Director, Watershed; associate professor, printmaking, Pacific Northwest College of Art; fine art sponsor, Juneteenth Calendar
and just in...Morel Ink—Scott Ballo & Ben Wood—printing sponsor of the Juneteenth Calendar!
and Tiffany Burnette, designhype; graphic design, layout and colorway design, Juneteenth Calendar
These individuals and organizations are collaborators, supporters, and friends who sustain this work 🙏
Barb Hall, Schnitzer Care Foundation
Elijah Hassan, fellow, Open Signal
Yugen Rashad, KBOO Radio
Milo Reed, Oregon Historical Society
Jay Cunningham, Multnomah County Library - North Portland
Julie Ann Rogers
Mark Oliver, Metropolitan Family Services
Thanks to the Patreon Patrons who helped start and keep this whole thing rolling!
Cleophas C. Chambliss
Ida J. Cunningham
Julie Ann Rogers
and you? Join them at patreon.com/isaka