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SOMArts Curatorial Residencies 2016 Q&A

SOMArts is hosting three question-and-answer sessions to address questions about our Curatorial Residency and the application process. Chat online or in person with SOMArts staff. Before you register—which you can do here, and which is required for each session—please keep …


Jennifer Lugris in the Ramp Gallery, October 1–November 1, 2015

California contains the largest amount of death row inmates (over 750) in the United States. The majority are housed at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, just a few miles from San Francisco. During the Day of the Dead, …

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SF Open Studios 2015—40th Anniversary

ArtSpan presents a preview of their 40th annual SF Open Studios—the oldest and largest open studios program in the country—with work by more than 450 artists, on Thursday, Oct 8, 6:30-9:00pm.

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The News: An Evening of Fresh, Queer Performance, Oct 6

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in …

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Artist Interview: Denise Benavides

  Your work often deals with the themes of institutional racism and violence that are being featured in this year’s Day of the Dead exhibition. Why do you feel it’s important for artists to address these issues? I think that …

Gathering the Embers: The Fifth Annual Día de los Muertos Tribute Show, Oct 23

Now in its fifth year, Gathering the Embers brings the spirit of Día de los Muertos to the stage and is part of SOMArts’ annual Day of the Dead exhibition and accompanying public programming. Gathering the Embers, Friday, October 23, 7–9:30pm, is …


Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015 Exhibition Unveiling, Oct 9

The 16th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition opens Friday, October 9, 6–9pm, with performances from music and theatre ensemble Loco Bloco and poets Denise Benavides and Adrian Arias.

Installation-deinstallation schedule for A Place of Her Own

Artist Interview: Elizabeth “Oscar” Maynard

Behind your work are emotions of outrage, fear, and visibility. What did your process look like to create this alter? Did it differ from your usual process? My process of creating this paper-cut is intrinsically tied up in being a …