Author Archives: Sarah Pritchard

SOMArts is hiring: Executive Director

SOMArts Cultural Center (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services or SOMArts) is an independent nonprofit that operates the South of Market Cultural Center. SOMArts’ mission is to cultivate access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community …

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TSFF & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

A focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, showcasing 24 promising visual artists working across disciplines, opening with a free reception, Thursday, September 3, 6:30–9pm

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Makers, Music & Mimosas 2015

Please note: this event is SOLD OUT! If you’d like to attend, please sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite and we will notify you if a spot becomes available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also maintain the waitlist at …

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Danja in the Ramp Gallery, August 28–September 30

Over time, Danja has eagerly pursued a variety of artistic expressions and mediums. This and the inspiration acquired from other artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, and nature are the “wind beneath her wings.” Recently she has been creating collages. Each one …

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Calling Artists for Día de los Muertos 2015

Now in its 16th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this group exhibition has brought together a wide variety of perspectives …

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Artist Interview: Masako Miyazaki

Your work explores the ways different elements or facets merge and clash, whether they are natural phenomena or identities. What about these meetings interest you? My background is in animation so the core of my work, starting from my undergraduate …

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Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

Making a Scene, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who utilized these spaces as a catalyst and megaphone. The exhibition is free to visit through August 20th during gallery hours.

Rtystk in the Ramp Gallery, July 23rd–August 25th, 2015

Rtystk works prolifically and spontaneously with acrylic, aerosol and mixed media on canvas, wood, textiles, and t-shirts. The canvases, many self-stretched, are splashed with energetic, vibrant colors, upbeat with African cultural references of struggle and resilience. He calls it  “Hierofiti”, conveying …