A Place of Her Own, Artist-led Tour


Hear from the artists themselves about the journeys and arts-based healing process behind the 30+ artworks and large-scale installations featured in A Place of Her Own, November 19–December 11. During an afternoon stroll through the exhibition on Sunday, December 6, 1–4pm, each artist will share the intimate story that lead to her visual answer to the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?” Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions about anything that puzzles them or that has aroused their curiosity as well as the opportunity to initiate their own journey through three self-guided workstations in which they can create small artworks in response to prompts about their personal experiences and aspirations. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and exhibiting artists.


November 19–December 11, 2015
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm, Closed November 26-28 for Thanksgiving

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 19, 6–9pm
See the dreams of women brought to life through soul-inspiring sound sculpture, a forest of giant intuitive paintings, and an enormous landscape of hand-built chairs and ladders. Surrounded by art inspired by hope for the future, visitors are invited to join the journey through participation in three self-guided art-making workstations.

Closing Reception & Community Potluck
Thursday, December 10, 6:30–8:30pm
A Place of Her Own Closing Reception is intended to be a community celebration, and an opportunity to meet the artists and curators. Visitors who participated in three self-guided art-making workstations while visiting the exhibition or attending other public events are encouraged to bring back the artworks they created for sharing and discussion. To participate in the potluck, RSVP at placepotluck.eventbrite.com.

The exhibition and all related events take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th Streets), San Francisco, CA, 94103, unless otherwise noted. SOMArts is wheelchair/ADA accessible.


Curators & Artists:
Cynthia Tom (Lead Curator)
Manon Bogerd Wada
Irene Wibawa
Adrienne Yan
Maggie Yee

Curatorial Associates & Artists:
Susan Almazol
Sigi Arnejo
Reiko Fujii

Nancy Arvold
Rachel Endoso
Evangeline Iyemura
Marlene Iyemura
Sujung Min
Natalie Sacramento
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud
Sue Tom
Dechen Tsering
Hediana Utarti
Phuong Vuong
Laura Ming Wong

*Artist statements and bios are available here.

Image: “Aligning Elevation” (sketch proposal), Manon Bogerd Wada, photo by Reiko Fujii.