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Press Release: Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts 2020-2021 Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls Wednesday, June 24, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the eleventh season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large scale exhibition space into a site of [...]

2020-09-04T16:58:32-07:00June 24, 2020|Categories: Press|

SOMArts’ transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By fundraiser and digital event Please Stand By digital event, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 20, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts has launched Please Stand By, a donation campaign that culminates with a live streaming summer solstice celebration starring some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Drawing inspiration from television signal [...]

2020-05-27T12:34:37-07:00May 20, 2020|Categories: Press|

In conversation with Ramp Gallery Artist Malaya Tuyay

In conversation with Ramp Gallery Artist Malaya Tuyay Q&A written by Rebeca Flores, Curatorial Partnerships Associate SOMArts caught up with visual artist Malaya Tuyay about her latest exhibition in The Ramp Gallery—PRACTICING MEMORY. Malaya shares her process of making the exhibition, her healing practice, and what memory means to her. SOMArts: The idea that memory has a genealogy is very present in the work, what memories did you tap into for this body of work? Malaya: [...]

2020-05-13T14:04:10-07:00May 13, 2020|Categories: Exhibitions|

In Times of Crisis, We Gather: COVID-19 Resources

In Times of Crisis, We Gather: COVID-19 Resources Community continues to anchor us during these overwhelming and unsettling times. As contracted arts workers and administrators across the sector are deeply impacted by event and program cancelations and building closures, emergency funds and mutual aid resources have been crucial in supporting those in financial need.  Like many organizations in the Bay Area, SOMArts has been working diligently to stay up to date with COVID-19 announcements and protocols [...]

2020-07-07T16:16:15-07:00May 13, 2020|Categories: Article, Resources|

Press Release: Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face explore new possiblities of online performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face discuss the possibilities of drag and performance online Monday, May 4, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts Cultural Center is partnering with mind melting, avant-drag performance trio Toxic Waste Face (TWF) for Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6pm. This free, online symposium features [...]

2020-05-26T18:07:12-07:00May 4, 2020|Categories: Press|

SOMArts anniversary shirts are now available online!

SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce that the official 40th-anniversary t-shirt designed by artist extraordinaire Alyssa Aviles is now available for purchase online! Aviles beautifully encompasses SOMArts rich history of nurturing emerging Bay Area artists and curators. Born and raised in San Francisco, Aviles is an artist and arts educator who is deeply influenced by her Mission roots. Drawing inspiration from SOMArts garden, she uses flora as a metaphor for the ways QTPOC artists have flourished, [...]

2020-04-22T13:16:25-07:00April 22, 2020|Categories: Announcement|

Press Release: Unbound Roots exhibition centers Black healing and wellness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center presents Unbound Roots Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 6–9pm Exhibition run, Thursday, March 12–Tuesday, April 21, 2020  February 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA–The third and final exhibition of SOMArts’ 2019–2020 Curatorial Residency Season, Unbound Roots, seeks to expand conversations on Black wellness practices as collective and personal preservation. Curated by Alie Jones and Toshia Christal, this multidisciplinary exhibition opens with [...]

2020-05-18T16:33:13-07:00February 12, 2020|Categories: Press|

Press Release: Recoding CripTech

Allison Leigh Holt, A Living Model of Hyperbolic Space, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDara Katrina Del RosarioCommunications & Partnerships Manager415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center presents Recoding CripTechOpening reception, Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6–9pmExhibition run, Friday January 24–Tuesday, February 25, 2020 November 23, 2019, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts proudly announces the second exhibition in the 10th Curatorial Residency season, Recoding CripTech opening Thursday evening, January 23, 2020. Curated by Vanessa Chang and Lindsey D. Felt, Recoding CripTech reimagines enshrined notions of what [...]

2020-04-07T12:42:43-07:00November 23, 2019|Categories: Press|

Fall Internship: Photography

Do you want to develop your photography portfolio while documenting large scale group art exhibitions, boundary-pushing performances, and arts lovers interacting with the work of more than 1,000 artists who exhibit annually at one of San Francisco’s most vibrant creative hubs? SOMArts is looking for a creative and passionate Photography Intern to capture the experience of all audience members engaged with our groundbreaking, multicultural programs and events. RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with SOMArts’ staff to produce unique content [...]

2020-04-07T12:55:42-07:00November 12, 2019|Categories: News|
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