Press Kit

1. Press Release


“Black Shero: C-Note Celebrates Black Women History Month – An Online Visual & Literary Arts Memoir Exhibition”

This April, the digital art scene will be enriched by the “Black Shero: C-Note Celebrates Black Women History Month” exhibition. Hosted online from April 1st to 30th, 2024, this event includes curated works by Donald “C-Note” Hooker, the world’s most prolific prison artist. It showcases a collection of poems, articles, drawings, paintings, sound recordings, and videos. These works celebrate and critique the roles and representations of Black women through a diverse and eclectic artistic lens.


– Title: Black Shero: C-Note Celebrates Black Women

– Date: April 1st to 30th, 2024

– Location: Online at [](

– Featuring: An extensive array of multimedia works by Donald “C-Note” Hooker

The exhibition spans a range of themes from the historical influences of Black queens in the narrative of California to the dynamic struggles and triumphs of Black women in society today, illustrated through C-Note’s unique and evocative style.


Donald “C-Note” Hooker is an acclaimed American prison artist whose body of work, created over more than 25 years of incarceration, uniquely advocates for and celebrates Black women. His works have been featured both nationally and internationally, earning recognition for their depth and social relevance.


We encourage all art enthusiasts, cultural critics, and advocates for racial and gender justice to experience this significant online exhibition. This event not only showcases the rich tapestry of Black women’s experiences but also highlights the transformative power of art as a medium for social critique and change.

For more information, to view the exhibition, or to make a donation, please visit [](


Anna D. Smith Fine Art and Real Estate Broker


Phone: (408) 502-0102


2. Artist Biography

Donald “C-Note” Hooker – Biography

Donald “C-Note” Hooker’s artistry began in his formative years growing up in Los Angeles, California. Through his incarceration, he has cultivated a rich oeuvre that interrogates and celebrates the lives of Black women, utilizing a variety of mediums to express their stories with depth and nuance. His work not only captures the spirit of his subjects but also serves as a critical commentary on their societal roles.

3. Exhibition Overview

“Black Shero: C-Note Celebrates Black Women”

This dynamic online exhibition includes everything from critical essays like “The Importance of Women Voices in Struggle: Emphasis on the Black Woman’s Voice” to provocative poetry such as “It Must End! (BLACK FEMALE BOYCOTTS AGAINST BLACK MEN IN THE PEN),” offering a profound exploration of Black female identity and agency.

4. High-Resolution Images

Available upon request at Anna D. Smith Fine Art and Real Estate Broker,

5. Artist Statement

“This exhibition is an ode to Black women, their resilience, their beauty, and their indispensable role in both my life and the broader cultural landscape. Each piece is crafted with the hope of invoking reflection, discussion, and appreciation for the myriad ways Black women shape our world.”

6. Media Contact Information

Contact for Media Inquiries:

– Name: Anna D. Smith Fine Art and Real Estate Broker 

– Phone: (408) 502-0102

– Email:

– Availability: 9 am – 7 pm PST

7. FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

– Q: How can I view the exhibition?

  A: The exhibition is available online from April 1st to 30th, 2024, at [](

– Q: Can the artworks be purchased?

  A: Yes, purchasing information is available on the exhibition website.

– Q: How can I support the artist?

  A: Options to support and donate are detailed on the exhibition’s website.

8. Testimonials and Reviews

To be released post-exhibition.

9. C-Note’s Website Links

– Comprehensive overview of C-Note’s multidisciplinary works:

– Quick overview of C-Note’s work and press coverage:

10. Technical Requirements

For optimal viewing, use the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Ensure a stable internet connection for high-quality image and video streaming.