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Press Release: To Love and Be Loved in Return: Día de Los Muertos 2022 honors the lessons we’ve learned from the dead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] To Love and Be Loved in Return: Día de Los Muertos 2022 honors the lessons we’ve learned from the dead Curated by Rio Yañez and Anaís Azul Opening reception and exhibition unveiling, October 7, 6–9 PM On view Saturday, October 8–November 4, 2022 September 13, 2022, San Francisco, CA–Now in its 23rd 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 [...]

September 13, 2022|

Ramp Gallery interview with Jason Villegas

Freedom of being who you are: a Ramp Gallery interview with Jason Villegas Q&A written by Rebeca Abidail Flores, Gallery Coordinator By the grace of a low iphone battery and an Oakland cloudy sky, Jason Villegas talked with us on his latest exhibition in The Ramp Gallery—Who I Was & Want To Be. He shares his process, remixing fabric, and shares with us his ideas that sprout from cartoon influence.SOMArts: We are very excited for your show, Who I Was & want to be. What inspired you to make the show?Jason Villegas: It's a collection of a few types [...]

August 9, 2022|

Press Release: SOMArts and SFF present 2022 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

Artwork credit: Gericault De La Rose, In Between, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center and San Francisco Foundation presents2022 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibitionfeaturing 13 emerging Bay Area Artists from regional MFA programs Curated by Kevin B. ChenOn view Saturday, September 10–Friday, October 7, 2022 August 8, 2022, San Francisco, CA – SOMArts Cultural Center and San Francisco Foundation present the 2022 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, on [...]

August 8, 2022|

Press Release: SOMArts announces 2022–2023 Curatorial Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] Now in it's 12th season, SOMArts announces 2022–2023 Curatorial Residents The Indigo Project curated by Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond Muni Raised Me curated by Sasha Vu, Meymey Lee, and Celi Tamayo–Lee July 20, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the curators who will shape the 12th season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their practice and explore timely social issues through arts & culture, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large-scale exhibition space into a [...]

July 20, 2022|

Press Release: HORIZON/you hold my shape: Solo exhibition by yétúndé ọlágbajú

our shared horizon #1, inkjet print on travertine, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] yétúndé ọlágbajú’s solo exhibition HORIZON/you hold my shapeconnects Yoruba creation myth to family and self memory On view July 31–August 21, 2022Opening reception July 30, 7–9 PM June 29, 2022, San Francisco, CA–Oakland-based artist, maker, strategist, and organizer yétúndé ọlágbajú is partnering with SOMArts Cultural Center to bring to life one of their most ambitious visions: a solo show that reinterprets the Yoruba genesis myth of the Golden Chain, connecting it [...]

June 29, 2022|

Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS To Love and Be Loved in Return Día de los Muertos 2022 Deadline Extended: Thursday, June 9, 11:59 PM PST Now in its 23rd 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. Continuing the legacy of René Yañez’ work, curator Rio [...]

May 3, 2022|
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