Archive for April 20th, 2008

SoEx needs you this weekend!

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

This Saturday is Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure‘s annual auction/fundraiser! Once again, the event is at SomArts Cultural Center, not at Southern Exposure, since SomArts has more space to party in.

Some of you may be attending, so I’ll see you there: link to info and tickets here. Link to the awesome art for sale here. (I donated this original ink drawing of Julio Morales and Aldo Sanchez from my 2006 “Inappropriate” project):
So for those of you who wanna support Southern Exposure by purchasing a picture of Julio touching Aldo’s face, now you know how.

Some of you may want to be part of supporting SoEx in another capacity.
I got this call for help from the good ladies of SoEx the other day:
they are in dire need of volunteers to help out

As someone who’s volunteered for gigs here and there, and who’s also been the beneficiary of the generosity of volunteers, as well, I’d really, really encourage you to give SoEx a helping hand this weekend. They are so deserving and so appreciative of any and all help that they receive. And they’re such a great organization to be involved with: if you can give ‘em a few hours of your time, please do.

Optic Illusion is their biggest fundraiser of the year and it’s the most fun time to get involved! There’s a live and silent auction, live music, DJs, food and drinks and all sorts of good times. All of the money raised at Optic Illusion goes directly to supporting Southern Exposure’s exhibition and artists in education programs.

There are a lot of different ways to help out.
Individual shifts can range from 2-6 hours.

Friday April 25:
They need volunteers anytime from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 26:
They need volunteers during the day starting at 10:00 am and the grand event on Saturday, at SOMARTS that evening
Sunday, April 27:
They need volunteers from Noon to 5:00 pm.

Tasks include installing art work, setting up for the event as well as bartending, serving food, cashiers, wrapping artwork and other general tasks during the auction. You will get a chance to meet over 165 artists who are participating in the auction as well as other collectors, educators and artists in your community.

For more information about times and tasks, email or call 415-863-2141.

Do it.
Do it!!!!!!


April 26, 7:30-11:00 pm
SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street, SF

gotta have some of your…

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

at-ten-tion! Give it to me!

Did I mention that the title of the Make You Notice exhibition I’m in comes from the lyrics to the Pretenders’ “Brass In Pocket“?

So there’s more talking to be done: Curator Patricia Maloney invited me to be part of another discussion associated with Make You Notice: how could I turn down (probably) the only opportunity I’ll have in my life to be on a panel with roller derby women, queer burlesque artists, and hard-core knitters? (And for that matter, how could you turn down an opportunity to attend such a panel?) This Friday! SF. Be there.

Some of Your Attention
Friday, April 25, 6-8pm, Free

Panelists: Janet Covey, Hostess, Chicks with Sticks; Amelia Paradise, Founder & Director, Diamond Daggers; Taxi Scab & Kitt Turbo, Co-captains, Oakland Outlaws, and Jenifer K Wofford, Make You Notice artist

Moderator: Patricia Maloney

Location: Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th Street (at Capp St)

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery is pleased to present an evening of inspired conversation about Make You Notice, roller derby, queer burlesque, and knitting circles, featuring the Oakland Outlaws, the Diamond Daggers, Chicks with Sticks, and more.

This special event is in association with Make You Notice, an exhibition at the SFAC Gallery curated by Patricia Maloney. Make You Notice features video, photography and ephemera by four contemporary women artists who utilize performance in diverse practices, seamlessly integrating collaboration, activism, irony, and optimism into their work.

For more information please contact the gallery at or 415.554.6080