Art By Wash is dedicated to showcasing the original works of the self-taught and wrongfully convicted artist, Fulton Leroy Washington a.k.a. Mr. Wash, and supporting Criminal Justice Reform.
These unique images, created while the artist was incarcerated serving a life without parole sentence for a crime he did not commit, are titled the "Incaptivity" series.
"Incaptivity" images depict human emotions, triumphs, and sufferings of the artist, fellow inmates, their families, and will be offered as various products on this site. A portion from the sales of these Art By Wash products will go to supporting criminal justice reform. We seek an unbiased judicial system and the betterment of society as a whole. Help Us Help Wash, HUHW Started out as a movement headed by Beverly Washington and the late professor and defense attorney, Karen R. Smith. The goal was to bring public and judicial attention to the wrongful conviction of artist Fulton Leroy Washington, also known as Mr. Wash. The HUHW supporters were joined by numerous artist to raise public support and money for the legal defense of Mr. Wash. The first public fund raising events were held through the "ART IN THE GARDEN" art shows featuring oil paintings and portraits created by Mr. Wash and the supporting artist. The "ART IN THE GARDEN" art shows found public recognition through "Graphic's 2000 Magazine"; the Compton Cable Television weekly article-Local Events "ART IN THE GARDEN"; The Los Angeles Sentinel News Paper; and numerous other public publications independently featuring the art creations of Mr. Wash. For information concerning publications of Art By Wash visit www.artbywash.com
Help Us Help Wash is now advancing forward as a public service fund raising organization seeking to expand public awareness and support for the innocent. HUHW, at this time, seeks to work with established innocence projects and organizations that investigate and litigate wrongful convictions of factual innocence cases that originated in California, HUHW through this site and public fund raising events will raise money and donations through the sales and reproduction of original art, prints, and products created by Mr. Wash and the supporting artist. A portion of the money raised from the sales of art and products of each contributing artist will be donated to the artist and into a fund to support the legal defenses of selected state or federal non DNA cases that originated out of the state of California.
Our Mission Is to raise the capital necessary to cover the expenses of a private investigation and legal representation to prove the innocence of wrongfully convicted artist, Fulton Leroy Washington Mr. Wash and to obtain effective legal oversight over the private investigation and criminal defense. Once Mr. Wash has been vindicated, Help Us Help Wash, HUHW organization will transform into the Help Innocence Soar (H.I.S) organization and will advanve forward seeking to prove the innocence of the selected profiled cases Nation Wide being represented by our teamed innocence organization. Under both titles, HUHW and H.I.S., our mission is to sponsor and participate in public and private fundraising events raising donations and selling the art, products, and creations of the supporting artist to raise the necessary funds to support private investigations and legal representations to prove factual innocence. We here at HUHW welcom you to help us right the wrongs of the wrongfully convicted and continue spreading the word of unjust convictions and imprisonments so that help can be rendered. HUHW cannot give up the fight or the hope that one day there will be fair investigations, judicial charging and administering of punishments. Please pledge your support for us and click on the Gift and Donations Button on the donations page and offer your pledge. No amount of money or legal support is too little nor too big. If you would like to see the full line of art creations and products by Mr. Wash and the supporting artist visit www.artbywash.com and click the products button.