2013 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE  ChatterBox Arts International presents

The 11th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibition 

San Francisco,

October-November 2013

Wednesday–Saturday 1-7, Sunday 1-6



Julie Andersen

AlteredBarbie 2012 Curator/ Event Producer

16 Flood Ave., SF CA 94131





Abby Beck
Curator & Production Assistant

Creatrix Tiara
Curator & Production Assistant


Jurors /Curators: Julie Andersen, Abby Beck, Creatrix Tiara


The 11th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Show.  The Doll that has it All!  


The Altered Barbie Exhibition is a creative reuse art show where people transform these icons into not-so-everyday ART reflecting our current society.   Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture.  Everyone recognizes and relates on some level to these icons regardless of their age, cultural or economic background, and lifestyle choices.  Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialog and community where there is none.


The 11th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibit   

Where: Shotwell 50 Inc, 50 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

When:  October 30 2013 - November 16 2013


November 1, 2013: 7:00-Midnight ARTISTS RECEPTION-Meet the 50+artists who have resurrected and reinvented Ken and Barbie into Art. Live performances, Come see the dolls made by local and not so local artists.  


Dates TBD Make your own AlteredBarbie Workshop evening with Curator Julie Andersen: Think Barbie out of the Box! Alter and recycle your own Barbie and/or Ken by embellishing or building an environment. Co-Sponsored by SCRAP. To sign up for classes visit www.alteredbarbie.com


November 6 Poetry Night: The Doll that has it all!


November 16, 2013: 7:30: The AlteredBarbie Cabaret @ the center for sex and culture: The show that has it all - exploring infatuation, love, and obsession-created and produced by: Altered Barbie/Polyester Girl Army cabaret


November 17, 2013: 4:00PM-10:00PM Closing Artist Reception: Meet the Artists and come celebrate Barbie with live music!  Let’s party!


Julie Andersen & ChatterBox International has been hosting the AlteredBarbie show since 2002. ChatterBox is dedicated to creating multidimensional exhibitions that bring emerging and established artists of all ages and all cultural backgrounds together.


Intersection for the Arts: AlteredBarbie’s NPO Incubator. For nearly 50 years, Intersection for the Arts has activated space and time for people to come together to imagine new cultural experiments that aim to transform our world. (www.theintersection.org)


Sponsors: Intersection for the Arts, Shotwell50 Inc, SCRAP, ChatterBox Arts International, Donna Davis, Cole Hardware, Tea Roots,  Mendels, Velocity Circus, Ruby Pearl’s Box, Jody Banks Films, Lagunitas Beer, Jennifer Hasegawa & David Pang of TeaRoots.


Julie Andersen  / ChatterBox Arts International /  Altered Barbie : Exhibition Director* Curator*Arts Liaison  (415) 240-2202

2013 Call for Art