Author Archives: Sarah Pritchard

Day of the Dead 2016

Calling artists for Día de los Muertos 2017

Now in its 18th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition co-curated by father and son Rene and Rio Rañez, is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this …

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The Black Woman is God Artist Workshops, August 5, 1–4 pm

Co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution is a group visual art exhibition with free admission celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new media, …

Marissa Arterberry

The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 20, 6pm–midnight

Marissa Arterberry, “Kreation Funkstress,” Acrylic paint, oil pastel, and glitter on canvas, 2014. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 20, 6pm–midnight, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the …

Yasmin Sayyed

The Black Woman is God Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, July 22, 1–4 pm

The Black Woman is God exhibiting artist Yasmin Sayyed, “Complicated, lovely Sisters,” Acrylic on canvas. 2016. SOMArts, the California Digital Library and Art Practical present a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility …

The Third Muslim

Calling Artists for SOMArts Curatorial Residency exhibition The Third Muslim

Updated October 5, 2017: The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience is no longer accepting proposals for artists’ work. Please see below for more details on the exhibition and stay tuned for updates. The Third Muslim …

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The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie, June 3–30, 2017

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) as part of the 2017 National Queer Arts Festival, From Self to #Selfie will open on Saturday, June 3. Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance/video …

GSDM July 2

The Black Lives Masquerade in Oakland, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 1–4 pm

SOMArts is proud to partner with the Global Street Dance Masquerade and Artistic Director Rashad Pridgen to present: The Black Lives Masquerade & The Elevation of Black Men on East 14th in OaklandThis creative direct action is the closing instalment of The Global Street …

Night Light 2016

Calling Artists for Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival, Submissions due June 13, 2017

SOMArts Seeks Artists for Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival About Night Light SOMArts Cultural Center seeks artists of color to exhibit in the two-night, large-scale exhibition, Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival, on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and …