Press Archive


Alán Pelaez Lopez, Paola de la Calle’s Art Helps Us Imagine a Future Without Forced Migration, October 12, 2023, Refinery29
Joanna Garcia Cheran, Paola De La Calle Materializes Memory For ‘In This House We Are All Buried Alive’, August 2023, Latina Magazine
Marisol Medina-Cadena, Xorje Olivares, Adorned: Sophia Mitty Stitches her pride for the 415, August 11, 2023, KQED
Joanna Garcia Cheran, A Guide to the Bay Area’s Summer Art Scene, July 2023, Latina Magazine
Nastia Voynovskaya, ‘Frisco Daze’ Puts on a New Generation of San Francisco Rap, April 11, 2023, KQED
Muni Diaries Podcast, Life on the school bus from (and for) those in the know, April 11, 2023, Muni Diaries
Max Blue, ‘Muni Raised Me’: A San Francisco art show for San Franciscans, March 21, 2023, SF Examiner
Griffin Jones, Stuff to do: Calle 24 cleanup, drag, speakeasy salon, March 16, 2023, Mission Local
Nastia Voynovskaya, All Aboard ‘Muni Raised Me,’ SOMArts’ Ode to Working-Class San Francisco, March 14, 2023, KQED
Matt Charnock, This New SF Exhibit Is an Ode to Working-Class San Francisco, March 10, 2023, Underscore_SF
Amber Lee, Muni exhibit is love letter to San Francisco’s working class, March 3, 2023, KTVU FOX 2
Meaghan Mitchell, Muni Raised Me—Literally: As the Daughter of a Bus Driver, I Can’t Wait for This Transit-Inspired Art Show, February 22, 2023, SF Standard
Miko Lee, A Time for Remembering, February 16, 2023, Apex Express
Anne Schrager, Black History Month 2023: Bay Area events, performances and more ways to celebrate, February 1, 2023, SF Chronicle


Brandy Collins, ‘Indigo Project’ a blue-hued exhibit with spiritual practice in mind, December 15, 2022, SFGate
Julie Zigoris, The ‘Indigo Project’ Highlights the Importance of Blue Dye in Black Communities, December 13, 2022, SF Standard
Brandy Collins, ‘Indigo Project’ a blue-hued exhibit with spiritual practice in mind, December 12, 2022, Bay City News Foundation
Pendarvis Harshaw, At SOMArts, ‘The Indigo Project’ Weaves the Threads of Black History, December 9, 2022, KQED
Emily Wilson, Royal threads: Indigo Project honors color of ‘Africa’s first stolen industry’, December 8, 2022, 48Hills
Jia Jia Huang, San Francisco’s Vibrant Art Scene Isn’t Dying Out Anytime Soon, November 11, 2022, ARTnews
Marisol Marisol-Cadena, A Family Tradition of Altar Making, As Told by Rio Yañez, October 28, 2022, KQED’s Rightnowish Podcast
Anne Schrager, Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Bay Area events, performances and more, October 25, 2022, SF Chronicle
Cynthia Laird, News Briefs: Day of the Dead exhibition now open in SF, October 12, 2022, Bay Area Reporter
Julie Zigoris, 3 Takeaways From the Asian Art Museum’s Celebration of Bernice Bing, the Groundbreaking SF-Born Painter, October 8, 2022, SF Standard
Christina Campodonico, Love, in All its Shapes and Colors, Is the Unifying Theme at Día de los Muertos Art Exhibition, October 7, 2022, SF Standard
Marke B., Arts Forecast: 6 quick Litquake picks, Kafana Balkan returns, Día at SOMArts, October 5, 2022, 48Hills
Emily Wilson, Bernice Bing Steps into View, September 26, 2022, Alta
Max Blue, 3 San Francisco Art Galleries to Check out this Month: Sept. 2022, September 16, 2022, SF Standard
Tony Bravo, Fall abundance makes for an exciting visual art season, August 24, 2022, SF Chronicle
Caitlin Donohue, Arts Forecast: End-of-summer Bowie worship, earth justice beat symposium, August 16, 2022, 48Hills
Marke B., Marke B.’s Ultimate Pride Guide 2022, June 20, 2022, 48 Hills
Daisy Barringer, Everything Fun You Can Do in San Francisco This Weekend, May 25, 2022, Thrillist
Daisy Barringer, 30 Actually Cool Things to Do in San Francisco This Summer, May 19, 2022, Thrillist
The SF Standard Staff, This Weekend: Non Binary Ballet, The War on Drugs, ‘HUMP’!, February 24, 2022, The SF Standard
Shaquille Heath, As I Live and Breathe: Angela Hennessy @ SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, March 31, 2022, Juxtapoz
Denise Sullivan, Late S.F skateboarder Pablo Ramirez remembered in group show, March 11, 2022, SF Chronicle Datebook
Faith Adiele, Enter the Universe of Black Womxn Artists in the Bay Area, February 1, 2022, Hyperallergic


Matt Charnock, Here Are Your Winners for The Bold Italic’s 2021 Awards, December 31, 2021, The Bold Italic
Brandy Collins, I Found Myself in ‘The Black Woman is God’ Exhibit at SOMArts, December 17, 2021, The Bold Italic
Chloe Veltman,
The Bay Area Art Scene Lost So Many in 2021, This Altar-Maker Could Barely Keep Up, November 2, 2021, KQED
Matthew Charnock, SOMArts to Host Día de Los Muertos Exhibit that Shows How Grieving Transformed Amid Covid, September 30, 2021, SFist
Alexis Terrazas, Día de Los Muertos and the chance to resurrect from grief, October 19, 2021, El Tecolote
Caitlin Donohue, Día de los San Franciscanos: Altars return to SOMArts, October 13, 2021, 48Hills
Jennifer Hattam, The artists collecting lullabies from all corners of the globe, August 18, 2021, Apollo Magazine
Lullabies of displacement and immigration on show, August 18, 2021, Hurriyet Daily News
Rommel Conclara, Pinay photojournalist’s work featured in new San Francisco exhibit, August 6, 2021, TFC News
Roula Seikaly, Lullabies Transmit intimate and Difficult Knowledge in ‘Sounds Like Home’, August 5, 2021, KQED
Ray Conteur,
Caitlin Donohue, In ‘Caravana,’ a flourishing of Central American art both political and inventive, March 22, 2021, 48Hills
Sandy Saravia,
The Artistic Expression Of Central American Resilience And Resistance, May 19, 2021, BESE
SF Weekly Staff,Central American Artists Unite in ‘CARAVANA’, March 11, 2021, SFWeekly
Joe Dworetzky, Bay Area Deaf Arts’ exhibition explores the diverse experiences of Deaf creators, February 4, 2021, Bay Area News Foundation
Bay Area Deaf Arts exhibition, January 15, 2021, The Daily Moth


Matt Charnock, SOMArts to Host Live-Streamed, 90’s inspired Fundraiser and Performing Arts Event in June, May 31, 2020
SF/Arts Monthly Editors, Take a Stand with SOMArts, 2020, SF/Arts Monthly
Monica Westin, In “Recoding Criptech,” artists highlight the vital role of hacking in disability culture, February 19, 2020, Art in America
Roula Seikaly, Recoding CripTech Proudly Asserts Disability as an Identity and Culture, February 12, 2020, KQED
Gilda Buno, The disabled artists using tech to defy their bodies’ boundaries, February 26, 2020, Dazed Digital
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project, Ep 96: Art and Technology, February 7, 2020, Disability Visibility Project Podcast
Jill Vyn, DisArt Now, Ep 20: Recoding CripTech Exhibition Expose, DisArt Podcast
Emilyh Zhang, SOMArts Hosting a 90s-Inspired Arts Event and Fundraiser, June 19, 2020, SF Weekly
Caitlin Donohue, Purpose in precarity: SF arts orgs share COVID-era gameplans, July 17, 2020, 48 Hills
Grace Z. Li, Celebrating Day of the Dead in a Year of Grief, October 22, 2020, SF Weekly
Grace Z. Li, The Art that Defined San Francisco, December 30, 2020, SF Weekly
Jan Mabry, Meet The Curators Of ‘The Black Woman Is God’ Exhibit At SOMArts, KPIX CBS
Maddy Clifford, Divine intervention: Reconfiguring monumental art project ‘The Black Woman is God’, November 11, 2020, 48 Hills
Matt Charnock, SOMArts To Host Online Panel Discussing Virtual Frontiers for Performance Art, May 8, 2020, SFist


Lloyd Lee, ‘Building the Building’ a snapshot of SOMArts’ four-decade history, July 31, 2019, SF Examiner
Ryan Kost, In new SOMArts show, black artists reimagine ‘white cube’, February 5, 2019, SF Chronicle
Grace Z. Li, Día de los Muertos Exhibit Honors Art Leader René Yañez, Children Lost to ICE, October 15, 2019, SF Weekly
Filipino-American history scholar honored at SOMArts Dia de los Muertos exhibit, October 10, 2019, El Tecolote
Rommel Conclara, Historian and Community Leader Dawn Mabalon Honored At Art Exhibit, October 24, 2019, Balitang America


Roula Seikaly, Through Subversion and Joyful Skewering, Artists ‘Reorient’ Stereotypes, December 12, 2018, KQED
Anagha Komaragiri, SOMArts Día de los Muertos exhibit inspires through poignant, political artwork, October 24, 2018, Daily Californian
Gwen Allen, Something (you can’t see, on the other side, of a wall from this side) casts a shadow, ArtForum
Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Art Exhibition ‘Game Recognize Game’ Explores How Play Inspires Change, January 2, 2018, GOOD

Roula Seikaly, Power of Sports Enacted and on Display in ‘Game Recognize Game’, December 7, 2017, KQED
Julia Bertolero, ‘Game Recognize Game’ celebrates sports as a tool for social change, December 4, 2017 The Daily Californian
Kristin Marguerite Doidge, This art exhibition might be the most fun you’ve ever had in a museum, February 24, 2018, UpWorthy
Marke B., SOMArts show kicks off Dia de los Muertos season, October 5, 2017, 48 Hills
Ryan Kost, Dia de los Muertos show creates space for both personal, political, October 4, 2017, SFGate
Laura Wenus, Listen Local: Día de los Muertos at SOMArts, October 6, 2017, Mission Local
Sarah Hotchkiss, Día de los Muertos Altars Honor Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire, November 2, 2017, KQED
SOMArts’ annual Day of Dead exhibition highlights Mission culture, November 2, 2017 ,El Tecolote
Julia Bertolero, SOMArts Día de los Muertos exhibit gives life to resistance art, October 12, 2017, The Daily Californian
Araceli Cruz, These 11 Day of the Dead Altars From a San Francisco Art Show Will Give You Life, October 10, 2017, Hip Latina
Hana Baba, Artists remember and resist at Day of the Dead exhibit, October 27, 2017, KALW
Julia Bertolero, She has risen: ‘The Black Woman is God’ transcends Western divinity, July, 26,2017, The Daily Californian
Kristina Williams, The Black Woman Is God: A Divine Art Revolution, July 18, 2017, Huffington Post
Ryan Kost, ‘Black Woman is God’ back and bigger at SOMArts,July 19, 2017, SFGate