In the Media


“My Brush With the Law” by Maria Maneos, TEDx Talks at Arcadia University, April 2, 2017. A video of Maria talking to the local community about the organization.

Finding the Sublime in the ImmenseThe Mercury, June 18, 2018, Brenda Lange, Montgomery County Community College

Brush with the Law: Helping prisoners connect with communityThe Mercury, May 12, 2019. An interview with participants of the art program describing their experiences.

‘Brush With the Law’ mural unveiled at Norristown police station” by Oscar GambleThe Times Herald, January 1, 2017.  An article highlighting the creation of the mural at the Norristown Police Station through this re-entry program.

Time After Time: THE INCARCERATED FEMALE Art Exhibit, The Gorevin Gallery at Cabrini College, March 14 – April 4, 2016. This Art Exhibit was dedicated to the exploration into the mind of the female prisoner.

“At Montco jail, an escape for artistic talent” by Laura McCrystalThe Philadelphia Inquirer, July 7, 2015. An interview with participants of the art program describing their experiences.

“Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall: Maria Maneos of ‘Brush With the Law'”, 98.1 WOGL, July 7, 2015. An audio interview discussing the history and work behind Brush With the Law.

“Vote for a Visionary” by Ari NesselThe Huffington Post, June 22, 2015. An article written by the founder of The Pollination Project, who nominated Brush With the Law as one of four finalists for their 2015 Visionary Award.

“Brush with the Law: An Arts in Prison Program” by Maria ManeosPsychology Today, January 27, 2015. An article written by Maria as part of a guest blogger series by David Gussak Ph.D, ATR-BC. In this article, she illustrates, both through words and pictures, the meaning behind Brush With the Law.

The 2014 Art and Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation. Maria Maneos’ work with Brush With the Law allowed her to receive The Art and Change Grant, which is awarded to women and trans* artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects.

“Local woman on a personal quest to help inmates via art therapy” by Michael GoldbergThe Reporter, December 1, 2013. An interview with Maria about the beginning of the program and history behind Brush With the Law.