Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVE

Visit peopleskitchencollective.com for upcoming PKC events including AAWAA's Shifting Movements curated by Michelle Lee and inspired by the life and work of Yuri Kochiyama.
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ART PRACTICAL'S (UN)MAKING

A conversation about the law, art, and feminism with Lee Ann Wang on Weston Teruya's thoughtful & critical podcast (un)making for Art Practical
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SFMOMA's RAW MATERIAL

Listen to SFMOMA's Podcast Raw Material by the wonderful Geraldine Ah-Sue - I appear in Manifest Episode 1: The Land
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LA PELANGA PODCAST

Check out the migration mixtape on La Pelanga's podcast! La Pelanga made this mixtape as part of Estamos contra el muro | We are against the wall.
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HAPA JAPAN 2017
February 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm Free with RSVP Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. I'll be serving Yellow Peril mochi ice cream as part of the Eye Screamery project!
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CALIFORNIA'S REBEL FOOD MAKERS
January 18th
6:30pm - 8:30pm at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley
Sita is in conversation with Aileen Suzara, Kristyn Leach, Caiti Hachmeyer, and Suzi Grady. Hosted by Delicious Revolution! (more info in the link)
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ESTAMOS CONTRA EL MURO | WE ARE AGAINST THE WALL
See the KQED Arts video here

September/October 2016 Project info available at
Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco
We built a border wall made entirely of piñatas. Collaborators include:

Piñatas Las Morenitas Martinez
Little Piñata Maker
Cece Carpio (Trust Your Struggle)
La Pelanga
People's Kitchen
Norma Listman

Special thanks to Marvin K. White, Dignicraft, Bill Kelley Jr., Abner Morales, Son de la bahía, Jocelyn Ramirez, and Shawn Tamaribuchi.
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FOR FREEDOMS

The People's Kitchen Collective is thrilled to be serving Kitchen Remedies at
Exhibition June 7th - July 29th
Jack Shainman Gallery
524 West 24th Street, New York

As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.
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MULTIPLE ELEMENTARY

Contributor to Multiple Elementary Forthcoming. Fall 2016.

A publication about pedagogy, contemporary art, social practice, queer theory, sensory strategies, and much more. My contribution to the book focuses on food as a decolonizing strategy in food-based social practices, specifically in Karla Diaz's Prison Gourmet and Michael Rakowitz' Enemy Kitchen.
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CROSSLINES WITH THE SMITHSONIAN APA CENTER

The People's Kitchen Collective is excited to participate in CrossLines, a two-day event in the Arts & Industries building in Washington D.C. May 28th and 29th with some seriously amazing artists. More info here.

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VISIBLE & INVISIBLE

Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History at JAMsj in San Jose, CA.

Did you know that by the 2020 census, the majority of Japanese Americans will be multiracial/multiethnic? Curated by Cindy Nakashima and Fred Liang.
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DECLARATIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

The People's Kitchen Collective has a piece in the show Declarations For The New Year by Related Tactics at Southern Exposure. Stop by and pick up some great (free!) art.
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DIASPORA DINNER WITH THE PEOPLE'S KITCHEN AND BRYANT TERRY
Tuesday, December 8th: This menu at the Museum of African Diaspora will span generations and continents to celebrate and reflect on the culinary resistance and resilience of the African Diaspora. Limited tickets available.
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ROOTS & RESISTANCE: A CULINARY TRIBUTE TO SOMA PILIPINAS BENEFITTING KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP

Sunday, December 13th: This is an annual fundraiser I do for KSW - this year is particularly important because of all of the changes that will occur in the next eight years in San Francisco's SoMa district. If you can't attend, please consider buying a ticket for one of our volunteers. Sliding scale tickets available.
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DECOLONIZE YOUR DIET

Sunday, November 1st: Decolonize Your Diet Book Launch! at the Impact HUB Oakland 4-7pm. The People's Kitchen will be creating altars to past, present and future ancestors through food.

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Life is Living - Free Breakfast Program

Saturday, October 10th: Free Breakfast with the People's Kitchen at Life is Living!
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Shankhill Castle

August/September 2015 - Shankhill Castle Art Festival - Kilkenny, Ireland|Shankhill Castle Art Festival| - Kilkenny, Ireland
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Many thanks to Revista Bostezo for publishing my article about art and the senses - only en Español now available for download (Spanish).
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March 19th 2015 - YBCA Converge - MamaSita's Tiny Tea House
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Creative Production Meets Political Imagination

I'll be presenting t CIIS's conference.
An InsTEAD talk Friday morning and Lunch Saturday. RSVP for free here!
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POETRY & BRUNCH: MAMASITA'S CHAAT HOUSE
Buy your tickets now for Nov 8th!
Featuring Ravi Chandra, Shikha Malaviya of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective and really, really delicious food.
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SELFIE DETERMINATION

Nov 17, 2014 - Selfie Determination at University of California of Merced
Solo Photography Exhibition in collaboration with UC Merced Photography Students
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REBEL LEGACY

MamaSita is serving chai & chaat

Rebel Legacy - Activist Art from South Asian California
Asian Resource Center - 310 8th, Oakland, CA (Chinatown!)
Show runs October 17, 2014-March 7, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, October 17, 5-8PM

Featuring: Amman Desai, Khushboo Gulati, Poonam Whabi, Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, Nisha Sembi, Nick Singh Randhawa, Design Action Collective. Curated by Barnali Ghosh & Alex Wang in consultation with Anirvan Chatterjee
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Spring 2014 Events!

Site specific scented wall installation at the San Jose Museum of Art Ends April 20th 2014
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Weds March 26th "Our Town Our Stories" Student Reading with Voice of Witness and MetWest High School at SoleSpace 7PM
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Sun April 6th - Moderating Textile Futures Berkeley Art Museum - Workshop and Panel - Events from 12PM-4PM
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Sat April 12th - http://i52611.wix.com/kearnystreet#!dump Dumpling Judge at KSW's Dumpling Wars!| - 6-9PM
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Thurs April 17th | Kaya Press 20th Anniversary Party | LiPo Lounge | Mamasita providing food to feed your words | 10PM following the reading at CityLights
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Saturday April 19th | Smithsonian Workshop at Oakland Asian Cultural Center: A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America
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Fall 2013
Montalvo's Lucas Artists Residency Program Fall 2013 and the World Food Festival in Rotterdam! (Photos coming soon)
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MamaSita's Tiny Tea House opens Oct. 18th at Montalvo. On view until January 31st 2014.
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Around the Table opens at the San Jose Museum of Art Nov 9th 2013
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FREE YOUR MIND! Artist Talk Stanford University

April 29th 2013 4:15pm
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts presents an artist talk on the political opportunity of food http://events.stanford.edu/events/372/37 Free and open to the public at Stanford University|
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KPFA INTERVIEW

This Thursday, April 11th 2013 7pm
I'm on KPFA's APEX Express with host Robynn Takayama and in conversation with Saqib Keval and Elizabeth Sy. Listen in!
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ARTIST TOOLKIT: BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO

In this 5-week course at SF's Rayko Photo Center we produce a portfolio package of your work including images, an artist statement, bio, and resume -- everything you need to get your work out into the world. Hear first hand from art professionals and take away real templates to support your practice. Click here for registration (open to all visual artists).
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SPRING SHOWS:
18 Reasons Bathroom Residency (Yup! Art in the bathroom) Open Now

TASTE at Root Division curated by MicroClimate Collective
Opens Saturday, April13 2013 7-10PM
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ASTERISK GALLERY

Querida Calle 24 - Dear 24th Street
NEW DATE
Tuesday, October 16 - 7 to 10pm
Asterisk SF
3156 24th Street near Shotwell
Solo show curated by Dorothy Santos
Churros from Dominguez Bakery will be served!
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ASIAN + LATIN@ FOODWAYS IN FOCUS

Asian + Latin@ Foodways in Focus
Sun, Sep 23 | 2:00–4:00 pm
Womens' Building, Mission District, San Francisco

I'm thrilled to be on a panel with cultural anthropologist Lok Siu and novelist Karen Tei Yamashita. Here's more info: Together, our esteemed speakers will share their decades of research into the little known history and culture of Asian+Latin@ communities from Tokyo to Texas, Bogota to Bombay. We'll explore the blending of identity and inspiration from the Pacific Rim to the Rio Grande, the push-pull of creating anew while searching for comfort and stability, and the future of food in California as immigrant communities continue to grow and meld.
$15 general seating.
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18 REASONS BATHROOM RESIDENCY

They passed the TP...to me!
Thanks to Julie Kahn, founder of the 18 Reasons Bathroom Residency, I will be installing four projects over the course of the year from October 2012 to 2013. First opening is Oct. 4th. Stay tuned for more info
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VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

I'll be presenting a talk about how food can be mobilized as a political strategy in contemporary art practices. Abstract and more info here. I'm on the first panel of the day (titled Surrogate Bodies), so come early!

Saturday, April 28th, 10am
California College of the Arts SF
Free and open to the public
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KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP

Check out spring programming at KSW (where I'm a board member):

In the Currents: Bay Area Iranian/American Art Today
April 6th 5-9pm
ARC Gallery, Oakland

Dumpling Wars! Check out the best dumplings in the galaxy
April 26th 6-9pm
OACC, Oakland

http://kearnystreet.org/
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DESIGN INDABA

A minterview (aka mini interview) is featured on Design Indaba's Food Fight.
http://www.designindaba.com/news-snippet
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HYPHEN MAGAZINE ON NEWSSTANDS

A brand spankin' new issue of Hyphen magazine is on newsstands featuring Angie Wang's amazing "casually malevolent" world. It's my last issue as the artwell editor - check it out!
http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/magazine/i
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ART: 21
Bedfellows, an interview with Victoria Gannon for the Art: 21 blog
http://blog.art21.org/2011/06/07/bedfell
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POOR TASTE: A SENSORY FEAST
Matthew Harrison Tedford reviewed the Sensory Feast exhibit

http://poortastemag.com/sense-of-identit
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UPCOMING SHOWS

Acquired Taste
Opens October 29th 2011!
Begovich Gallery Cal State Fullerton

Eye Spy With a Maharaja's Eye
One-day regal installation of an all new Eye Screamery
October 23rd 2011
Asian Art Museum San Francisco
SPRING HAPPENINGS 2011
A Sensory Feast Group Show and Workshops
Group Show at 18 Reasons! Opens April 7th 6-8pm
Food Writing Workshop -- April 16th
Edible Photography Workshop -- April 23rd
593 Guerrero Street @ 18th, San Francisco
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Open Studios at CCA
April 10th 12-5pm 1111 8th St, San Francisco, Studio #36 Hooper 2
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Daily Lives at YBCA Open Now
February 26th-June 12th, 3rd St and Mission, San Francisco
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CCA MFA Show
May 7th 6pm-10pm, 1111 8th St San Francisco
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YBCA - DAILY LIVES
Inspired by artist Song Dong’s investigations of family, consumerism, and the small meditative moments that punctuate an ordinary life, Daily Lives is a group exhibition curated by Abby Chen and borne out of a collaboration between YBCA’s Community Engagement Department and the Chinese Cultural Center. Featuring the mixed media work of local Asian-American artists Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik Jennifer Ewing, Cynthia Tom, Liu Xianbiao, Imin Yeh and Stella Zhang, Daily Lives examines the reality and occasional sublimity of everyday existence through a variety of sensory experiences.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Opens Feb 25th
Scent workshop at 9:30pm
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EXPLORE YOUR SENSES THROUGH ART AND FOOD!
Edible Perfumery with Yosh Han: February 26 3:30-5:30 [sold out]

Mochi Madness with Linda Lo: March 5 3:30-5:30 pm [sold out]

Writing in the Kitchen with Rose K. Mark & Susan Kim: March 12 3:30-5:30 pm

Southeast Asian Flavor Lab with Thy Tran: March 19 3:30-5:30 pm

Edible Photography with Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik & Mia Nakano: April 23 3:30-5:30 pm

Click on the date at this calendar to buy tickets http://www.18reasons.org/calendar.php
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A SENSORY FEAST
I'm very excited to announce the opening of a group show I've been developing with Kearny Street Workshop and SomArts about art, food, and the senses - please come by! Try on a food costume, a temporary food tattoo, and nibble at some bittermelon.

More info at kearnystreet.org/2010/12/a-sensory-feast

Feb 16th 7pm-9pm
Bitter is Better -- A Presentation of the National Bittermelon Council

Feb 24th 7pm-9pm
Artist talk and closing reception

Photos from the opening on SFstation
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TECHNIQUES: WHITMAN COLLEGE - WASHINGTON
I'm headed north to Whitman College to further my inquiry into what else... CURRY! Super excited to be in a show with Kat and Gina.

Techniques: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Kat Larson, and Gina Osterloh
Curated by Jan Bernabe

January 18th to February 18th, 2011
Artist Talk: January 21st @ 5:30pm in Olin 130
Opening Celebration in the Sheehan Gallery to follow
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ART PRACTICAL
My piece on art & the senses is here in Art Practical's Food Issue!

And hear a bit about my show & 18 Reasons in the issue here
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I SMELL SOMETHING FISHY

As part of OPENrestaurant and SFMOMA's OPENwater event I will have a scent intervention at OPENwater, a weekend-long event investigating the water issues of the Bay Area.

November 13 & 14, 2010
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APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER: FACING RACE CONFERENCE

I'm headed to Chicago with Mia Nakano and Elizabeth Sy to present a workshop on implementing photography as a tool for self-representation and social justice. Prints will also be on view. For more info and to donate visit us at socialjusticephotographers.wordpress.com
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ART PRACTICAL REVIEW

My review of Brent Green's new film is up on Art Practical. Check out the film at BAM/PFA!
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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

This group show is the result of hard work and collaboration with my Artist Toolkit 2 workshop at RayKo. Come on by!

Into...

the distance
repose
self
compassion
the depth
the everyday

Join six Bay Area photographers for an exhibition of new photography at RayKo Photo Center.

Ignacy Zulawski travels into the distance with a cinematic lens. Angelah Limon-Cerri pictures repose in the natural landscape. Yuri Boyko explores the self in serial images. Kevin B. Jones represents plight and perseverance with compassion. Patti Beadles tempts you with the depth of a blossom. Steve E. Chapman uses lo-fi technology to render the everyday extraordinary.

Using a wide range of techniques in their explorations including camera phones and vintage Rolleiflexes, these photographers approach the image with curiosity and intensity. They invite you into...
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ARTS & SKILLS
How many things can you do with a cabbage? Find out when Shoko Yamamura and I lead a workshop on natural dyes and scents from the kitchen.

Presented in conjunction with Allison Smith and SFMOMA's Arts & Skills Service


Saturday, May 29th, 2010
12pm-7pm
War Memorial Veterans Building, Room 207
401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister Street
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TASTE 2010
I'll be exhibiting a piece in the group show TASTE 2010 The Garden of Earthly Delights at Root Division

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10, 7 to 10 pm
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INTERVIEW WITH SONA AVAKIAN
http://bit.ly/SearchLostSmell
Solo show is open April 6th, 20th and by appointment. Check out 18 Reasons for details.
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EVENT PHOTOS
Take a peek at the 18 Reasons opening and delicious dinner by Preeti Mistry and Juliet Mae Spices.

Opening

Dinner

Gorgeous event photography by Blair Sneddon
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TO CURRY FAVOR: SOLO SHOW
18 Reasons in San Francisco March 18th - May 1st

OPENING: March 18th 7-9pm (free and open to the public)
593 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA

SPICE DINNER: March 19th 7-9pm (sold out)
With Top Chef's Preeti Mistry and Juliet Mae spices

TEA TIME: A SENSORY EXPLORATION OF TEA with chef and author Thy Tran, perfumer Yosh Han, and artist Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik. Food by organic Indian bakery Spice Vice: April 17th 3-4:30pm
Advance ticket purchase required
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"ALL THAT GLITTERS" a window swathed in gold chocolate wrappers for 826 Valencia's Pirate Store

The window will be up until mid-April
Every completed scavenger hunt receives a treasure!
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100 PERFORMANCES FOR THE HOLE

Come on down to SomArts Saturday March 6th for 100 Performances for the Hole - Take Two. The opening event features 100 two-minute performances created for and around an old mechanics pit in the floor of the gallery.

What: 100 Performances for the Hole - Take Two
When: March 6 from 5:58 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center Main Gallery

To be broadcast by Bay Area Video Coalition (BVAC)
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I'M SURE: ARTISTS' CHARMS FOR SALE
Opening Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 6-9pm

SHOP open January 23- March 15
the SHOP at blankspace
6608 san pablo avenue, oakland

Blankspace Gallery is pleased to invite you to the inaugural show of the
SHOP at blankspace, featuring specially commissioned charms by fourteen local and international artists. The artists have used paper, wood, plastic, and metal to make the charms, which have been interpreted as decorative ornaments, tokens to ward off evil, and as objects to allure and attract. Every charm is for sale, and will be available only for the duration of the two month long show.

Artists included: Alethea Beeker, Sita Bhaumik, Val Britton, Alex Gery, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Helena Keeffe, Crystal Kovacs, Thomasin Parnes, Irit Reinheimer, Rachel Robertson, Leah Rosenberg, Fereshteh Toosi, Anna Whitehead, and Shoko Yamamura. The SHOP at blankspace is organized by Courtney Dailey.
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SPICE WARS: NOW IN HYPHEN MAGAZINE
Do you think MSG is evil or tasty? Read all about my conspiracy theories in Issue 17 of Hyphen magazine.

Article link: Spice Wars
www.hyphenmagazine.com
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ARTIST TOOLKIT: SUPPORTING AN ART PRACTICE (All Levels)
This 5-week course provides accessible, practical tools for getting your work into the world. Topics include developing a portfolio, writing about your work, budgeting, pricing, and marketing. We will explore both commercial galleries and alternative art spaces. Hear first-hand from a selection of art professionals about what they look for in submissions, when to get model releases, and how to hang your photos straight. Learn how to plan an exhibition from press release to reception and take away real templates to support your practice.

Wednesdays | 6:30-9:30p | March 24, 31, Apr 7, 14 & 21
Instructor: Sita K. Bhaumik

RayKo Photo Studio
San Francisco, CA

www.raykophoto.com
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SHOW YOURSELF: DO-IT-YOURSELF ART EXHIBITION (Spring | Intermediate)
Want to get your work out there? From nonprofit galleries to storefronts, emerging artists around the world are taking matters into their own hands and creating their own opportunities for exhibition. The class will work collaboratively to produce a group show in the RayKo gallery. This includes developing a curatorial concept, writing a press release, designing a show announcement, finishing and hanging work, and planning the opening. Tuition includes lab pass to work stations. PRE-REQ: Artist Toolkit strongly suggested but not required. Must have a fine art photography practice and artist statement.

Wednesdays | 6:30-9:30p | May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 24 (Opening Reception June 25 6p – 8p)

raykophoto.com
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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 1 - SPRING
What are all those buttons for? This course is a 5-week intensive with a focus on gaining a solid understanding of the D-SLR camera. Learn to use focus, depth of field, and exposure. Weekly shooting assignments encourage experimentation and facilitate a hands-on learning experience. Students will also gain an understanding of basic photo-editing. Includes a lab pass for computer workstations. Bring: DSLR camera & manual.

|http://http://raykophoto.com/?page_id=32#springbwphotography1|www.raykophoto.com| (All sections full, contact Rayko for waiting list)
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Kearny Street Art Auction

Skin Deep: Buff will be for sale at the KSW Auction!

Kearny Street Workshop welcomes you to our new home at PariSoMa. Please join us for a housewarming party and art auction, featuring artwork by: Sita Bhaumik, Kevin B. Chen, Derek Chung, Amy Ho, Bob Hsiang, Susanna Kwan, Niana Liu, Choppy Oshiro, Kana Tanaka, Weston Teruya, Truong Tran, Lauren M. Wong, Rebecca Szeto, Christina Mazza, J. Lin-Hsien Kung, and others. There will also be beverages, tasty eats, and performances by singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura and vocalist Yumi Thomas in our cozy new space.

Event: SPACE WARMING: ksw's art auction and welcome home party
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009
Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Location: PariSoMa, 1436 Howard Street, @ 10th Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free & open to the public
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OPEN STUDIOS CCA
Curious to see what I've been up to? Check out Studio #36 in San Francisco

CCA graduate students in Architecture, Curatorial Practice, Design, Fine Arts, Visual and Critical Studies, and Writing open their studios to the public.

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 4, 2010, 12–5 pm
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