SOMArts in the News


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November 23, 2015
SF/Arts Monthly
Women artists explore a sense of place

November 7, 2015
San Francisco BayView
Interview: Tosha Stimage’s Sandra Bland art piece at Dia de los Muertos

November 6, 2015
KALW Radio
Weekend Go-Tos for November 6, 2015

November 4, 2015
Photos capture inequality and change in San Francisco Bay Area

November 2, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Slain Oakland street artist honored with Day of the Dead ‘altar’

November 2, 2015
SF Commons Public Access Television, Local Channel 29
K-Art News video spotlight on SOMArts 16th Day of the Dead Exhibition

November 1, 2015
California Sunday Magazine
Long Exposure: A new exhibit captures residents experiencing the boom and bust of the Bay Area

November 1, 2015
Good Day Sacramento
TV interview: Día de los Muertos exhibition curator, René Yañez

October 26, 2015
Digital Journal
Op-ed: Artist strives to use art exhibits as vehicles of healing

October 19, 2015
Culture Trip
What’s New This Week In SF: 10/19 – 10/23

October 18, 2015
SF Station
Three Things to Do for Day of the Dead

October 10, 2015
KPFA Radio, “Ritmo”
Radio interview: Día de los Muertos closing night performers, Bang Data, and artists Karen Seneferu and Sage Stargate

October 8, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Today Is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Dia de los Muertos 2015

October 8, 2015
SoMa Week: Día De Los Muertos, SF Open Studios, Yerba Buena Night & Much More

October 5, 2015
KPOO Radio, “Let Me Touch Your Mind”
Radio interview: artist Andrea Juarez & curator Rio Yañez on Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015

October 1, 2015
A Beast in a Jungle
What’s Happening, Vol. 4—Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015

September 30, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
SF Open Studios’ 40th anniversary bittersweet amid displacement

August 17, 2015
Bikes and The City
Making a Scene: SOMArts through August 20th

August 4, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
The artistic is political in SOMArts show of protest work

August 3, 2015
Art Practical
Review: Making a Scene

August 3, 2015
‘The News’ Carves Out Space for Fresh Queer Performance

July 31, 2015
El Tecolote
Making a Scene: New exhibition documents role of artist spaces in Bay Area culture

July 30, 2015
Bay Area Reporter
Summer spirits in victuals & art

July 29, 2015
48 Hills
La Chica Boom explodes herself (almost)

July 23, 2015
Daily Californian
SOMArts Cultural Center Celebrates 50 Years of Alternative Spaces

July 21, 2015
Critics’ Pick—Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

July 18, 2015
SF Weekly
Event Pick—Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2015

July 17, 2015
SOMArts Drills to Vibrant Core of Bay Area Alternative Scene

July 16, 2015
San Francisco BayView
Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2015—Interview with curator Melorra Green

July 8, 2015
SOMArts’ Making a Scene Spotlights 50 Years of Bay Area Alternative Art

July 8, 2015
Featured Exhibition—Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2015

July 7, 2015
Meet Lower Haighters Melonie and Melorra Green

July 6, 2015
KPOO Radio, “Let Me Touch Your Mind”
Radio interview: artists Emory Douglas, Christian L. Frock, & curator Melorra Green on the exhibition Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces  

June 16, 2015
KALW Radio
Bay Area Beats: Antique Naked Soul

May 19, 2015
KALW Radio 
Can you educate with comedy? Jokes from the Comedians with Disabilities Act

April 27, 2015
Sustainable Cities Collective
Artists, Vagabonds and an Accidental Nature Reserve in San Francisco Bay

April 16, 2015
Daily Californian
DIS/PLAY exhibition brings accessibility to art world, sheds light on ableism

March 26, 2015
SF Chronicle
SOMArts show DIS/PLAY combats tired notions of disability

March 25, 2015
SF Weekly
Disabling Stereotypes

March 23, 2015
KPOO, “Let Me Touch Your Mind”
Radio interview: artists Nicole Hall, Jennifer Villatore, Eric Crowell, & curator Fran Osborne on the new exhibition DIS/PLAY

March 10, 2015
Street Spirit
Home Is Where the Heart Is by Amber Whitson 

March 10, 2015
Street Spirit
The Sense of Loss When A Community Is Erased, by Elena Gross

February 28, 2015
KPFA 94.1 FM – Berkeley, Evening Report
Albany Bulb lives on nearly 1 year after eviction

February 25, 2015
East Bay Express
Celebrating Albany Bulb’s most memorable people and art

February 18, 2015
SF Weekly
How many people does it take to change the Albany Bulb?

February 13, 2015
San Francisco Magazine
Among the Landfillians

February 11, 2015
KQED, The Do List
Displaced art from evicted residents of Albany Bulb at Refuge in Refuse

January 15, 2015
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: Glamorgeddon at SOMArts 

January 7, 2015
96 Hours, San Francisco Chronicle
Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle looks to entertain & empower

January 6, 2015
SF Weekly
Kitschy, Trashy, Intelligent: Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle

January 5, 2015
KPOO Radio, Let Me Touch Your Mind
DJ Marilynn interviews Johanna Poethig, SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency Recipient & Glamorgeddon curator 

December 21, 2014
The News: Gathering Curators to Produce a New Resource for Everyone

December 9, 2014
KALW Radio: Your Call with Rose Aguilar
Your Call: How are artists exploring the Bay Area’s affordability crisis? 

December 8, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Two Galleries Explore Bay Area Tensions

November 28, 2014
SF Gate 
Putting the pain of S.F. gentrification to good use 

October 29, 2014
East Bay Express
The News offers an all-Oakland line-up

October 28, 2014
Digital Journal
Surrealist artist favors Day of the Dead over Halloween as sacred

October 27, 2014
KPFA Radio, A Rude Awakening with Sabrina Jacobs
Activist and installation artist Candi Farlice interviwed about her Day of the Dead altar

October 22, 2014
El Tecolote
Day of the Dead: local artists mourn loss of life, culture

July 23, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours
Projected Personae show focuses on human body as art medium

May 4, 2014
Flag Stories teen participant Pharoah Egbuna’s essay published in Muslim Kids Matter

April 26, 2014
The Advocate
Artist Spotlight: Deborah Wheeler, exhibiting at SOMArts in June

April 4, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Work More #6 Drag Art Show

March 24, 2014
Temporary Art Review
Hidden Cities at SOMArts

March 21, 2014
Emergent Art Space
Hidden Cities: Experiments and Explorations

February 3, 2014
Interview with Jon Sueda, curator of All Possible Futures

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Pictured above: Ludovic Balland, “The Day After Reading , Memory Newspaper” 2014, Newspaper, Photo by J. Astra Brinkmann