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501(c)(3) Non-profit organization

Good Art Project is a nonprofit organization creating murals and live art performances to educate, inspire and raise money for important causes.

about us

Good Art Project; a Nonprofit Initiative using art for good

Executive Director and Lead Artist Amy Burkman has dedicated her life to doing art to help others. She started with painting educational murals in Mali, West Africa, and she’s now raised over $2 million dollars for charity through art. Good Art Project will help even more organizations through the power of art and employ artists around the country to do the same. We have an amazing team of women on the board ranging from business owners to environmental planners, artists and past Peace Corp volunteers. We believe in doing art for good to help heal and inspire hope. We invite you to learn more about our current projects and then join us and make an impact with your donation.

call for salinas-based artists

Artist Mentorship Program

We’re looking for up-and-coming artists based in Salinas, CA, to collaborate with Lead Artist Amy Burkman on a mural project to advance social justice. This will be a mentorship opportunity where 2-3 artists will be selected to work together to co-design and paint a mural in Salinas. Each artist selected will receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation.

-Must be a Salinas,CA, resident.
-Works well with others.
-Experience with painting.
-Prior experience painting murals is a plus but not required.

To apply, please email the following to [email protected]:

-Letter of Interest. Please include your art background, level of experience, your goal as an artist, how you would benefit from this opportunity and why you think you would be a good fit for this collaboration.
-3-5 examples of your work with descriptions.

Submissions Deadline: March 22, 2024
Artist Interviews: March 26 & 27, 2024
Artist Selections: March 29, 2024
First meeting with Lead Artist & Team: Week of April 1, 2024
Mural Designing: Month of April 2024
Mural Completion: TBD, approx June/July 2024

our team

Amy Burkman

Executive Director / Master Artist

Amy is a muralist and live art entertainer who has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to doing art for good. She started with creating educational murals in West Africa and she’s now raised nearly $2.2 million dollars through art for charitable organizations around the world including cancer research groups, animal rights advocates, children’s hospitals and many others. As the Executive Director of Good Art Project, Amy is thrilled to continue using art as a way to help even more organizations and employ artists around the country to do the same.

Anne Ortega

Board Member

Anne is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Northern Pine Brewing in Oceanside, CA. She has combined her talent for leadership with her love for craft beer and the great outdoors to build a business that is dedicated to giving back to the community and beyond. Having had the opportunity to work with a range of businesses, people, and organizations, Anne is excited to now be a part of Good Art Project and help build opportunities for deserving artists.

Jennifer Sucha

Board Member

Jennifer has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2003 working for the UCLA Dashew International Center serving international students learning to navigate a new life in the United States, as well as for the Nature Conservancy where she dedicated her time restoring endemic and indigenous habitat critical to the wildlife of Oahu. Jennifer is thrilled to be able to channel her passion for humanitarian, environmental and artistic causes to Good Art project.

Shelby Gale

Board Member

Shelby Gale is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (2008-2010) whose main project was dedicated to creating and implementing educational and nutritional murals for the benefit of the local nationals in underserved areas throughout the country of Mali.

Seana McKee

Officer / Secretary

Seana began working in the nonprofit sector in 2012 as the Public Relations Manager for Family Connection of SC where she served as an advocate for children with special healthcare needs and their families. She continues to dedicate her time and experience to help organizations and individuals committed to supporting those in need. Seana is excited to be a part of Good Art Project’s team and help even more organizations through the power of art.

Jeanne Burkman

Office / Treasurer

Jeanne Burkman was the Office Supervisor for California Highway Patrol (CHP) for 30 years. While working there, she volunteered with the CHP Squad Club, a nonprofit organization that raised money for high school scholarships, children with Down syndrome and local sports uniforms. Jeanne is thrilled to join Good Art Project and continue giving back through art.

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We believe in doing art for good to help heal and inspire hope. If you’re moved by this project, please donate and help spread the word!


Available Wall Space

We’re looking for wall space. If you know any buildings or public spaces available to paint, please reach out!

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