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Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día de Los Muertos 2021 Submissions due Monday, June 7, 3:00 PM PST Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día [...]

May 3, 2021|

LUSH Film Edition celebrates queer filmmaking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del RosarioCommunications & Partnerships [email protected] LUSH Film Edition celebrates queer filmmaking with Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács, and Leo Herrera Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM PST Monday, March 29, 2021, San Francisco, CA–LUSH: A SOMArts Series returns on Thursday, April 15, 7pm PST with a Film Edition featuring clips and conversation centering the disruptive works of Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács of FemmePower Productions and Leo Herrera. Moderated by SOMArts’ Director of Events and Hard French producer Devon Nandagiri, LUSH Film Edition celebrates the multiplicity of queer histories and futures. “LUSH Film Edition celebrates the [...]

March 31, 2021|

Meet the Artists

Meet the Curators CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) curatorial residency exhibition is curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across the United States to examine their lived experiences in relation to the impact of mass migration, family separation, and the legacy of political action and solidarity with the people of Central America. As Salvadoran curators raised in the U.S. after our parents fled the Civil War, the curators draw inspiration from the 1984 Artist Call Against U.S. [...]

March 16, 2021|

Press Release: CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity Virtual opening, March 11, 6–8 PM PST Exhibition run, March 10–April 15, 2021 February 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts’ 11th Curatorial Residency season continues with CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present), launching Wednesday, March 10–April 15, 2021. Curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across [...]

February 18, 2021|

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 collaborative creation and innovation for over 10 years. Awarded through an open submission process, this unique program is a year-long incubator for curatorial research, mentorship, planning, and [...]

June 24, 2020|

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 interruptions, this campaign was launched in early May to demonstrate that Bay Area artists and arts advocates can stand together even as we must shelter apart, by [...]

May 20, 2020|
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