Blue Oak Press
“The Blue Oak Literature Series embraces the breadth of culture, ethnicity and geography of the American West by publishing and promoting works by both new and established writers and poets.'“
Swan Scythe Press
"Swan Scythe Press, a publishing group located in Northern California, is committed to discovering and publishing the best new poets in America today.
Its authors have won many national and local grants, awards and fellowships, and have distinguished themselves as artists and educators throughout the U.S. and in foreign countries"
Sacramento Poetry Center
"Since 1979, the Sacramento Poetry Center has been a major force for literary artists in Northern California. Though primarily serving as the literary center for the greater Sacramento metropolitan area, SPC’s publications are recognized nationally for their quality and literary content"
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
"The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (Arts Commission) is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in the region. Funded by the Sacramento City and County, the Arts Commission provides funding to local artists and arts groups; promotes the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives; provides resources to support and increase regional arts education activities; and serves as a community partner and resource"
Monica Aissa Martinez
“Monica Aissa Martinez, born and raised in El Paso, TX, lives and works in Phoenix, AZ. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso and earned a master of fine arts from New Mexico State University.
Martinez focuses on anatomy; human and animal.
Her work exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum (State of the Art), in China and ASU Art Museum (Earth and Sky: Contemporary Art From the American Southwest), Phoenix Art Museum (Local’s Only), the Tucson Museum of Art (AZ biennial 2014 , 2009), the ASU Art Museum (Here and Now), Tempe Center for the Arts, Mesa Arts Center, and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts (solo). Her work has been seen internationally, and is part of of numerous private and public collections including: New Mexico State University, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix Municipal Court House, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary of Art, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.
Martinez’s drawing, paintings and prints are featured in three publications through the Hispanic Research Center and Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue of Arizona State University. Both ASU and the University of Norte Dame have commissioned Martinez to create limited edition prints.”
Fundación Ricardo Martinez de Hoyos
"...Ricardo Martinez left a legacy which entails an enormous challenge: approximately 70 years in the life of a highly disciplined artist, absolutely devoted to art in all its aspects. This amounts to a substantial heritage. The Ricardo Martinez Foundation was created to face the challenge and, one year into its life, it has already sytematised, classified, registered and documented the material under its care. Its main objective is to preserve and promote the heritage, which involves, as well as the tasks already mentioned, the compilation of a catalogue that will allow both collectors and experts to trace the origin and evolution of each work....
It is the task of the Foundation bearing his name to preserve it and allow it to communicate its eloquent and moving message."
- Zarina Martinez
Friends of Rwanda Association
Friends of Rwanda Association (FORA) is a non-profit people-to-people program for helping orphaned children in Rwanda support themselves. FORA was founded in 1995 after the 1994 massacre that took place in Rwanda.
We specialize in serving remote areas not served by other agencies. A.S.O.G.M. is the current agency that we work with.
Poets & Writers
"Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers....
Each year, tens of thousands of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers benefit from P&W’s programs, which include its eponymous magazine; a dynamic, information-rich website; financial support for readings and other literary events; and sponsorship of several notable writing prizes and awards"