With the Greatest of Ease



By Altered Barbie Artist Shosy G

Details announced for Poetry Night 2014

Please join us this thursday for Altered Barbie Poetry Night

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A few sample poems from this year's readers

Send in the Barbies
Elie Waltz

Dancing to the Beat
Aqueila M. Lewis

What is The AlteredBarbie Exhibition?

Hi All, check out this great video created by Jody Banks.  This will introduce you to some of the many AlteredBarbie artists who have participated and supported the show.  

Announcing 12th Annual Altered Barbie

Mission Barbie !!

Barbie is on a mission… kick some long needed ass! Gather up your discarded ideologies and come to see what Barbies mission is. Is it to save or take over the mission district (beloved 94110 / 94103) or San Francisco, CA or the entire USA, or the World? Is her Mission To Eat you, Prey on you or Love you? Or all three?

Where: Shotwell 50 Studio: 50 Shotwell, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Submission Deadline for images and to be in publications is: Now until September 26, 2014
  • Final Submission deadline is: October 10, 2014

Opening Party: Thursday October 23, 2014

Poetry Reading Thursday November 6, 2014

Closing Party Saturday: November 15, 2014

View the Press Release | View the Call to Artists

Altered Barbie 2014 - Announcements coming this week

Stay tuned for a full announcement and dates for the upcoming Altered Barbie 2014 show and more about our 2014 theme:

Mission Barbie



You can get more info. from me, Cherrie, The Doll-Lady..doing alot of promo. for my theatre arts program, working with young people, with the arts to help heal the wounds of anger and violence. My art and music all help to fundraise for my continuing work. Thanks, you can contact via landline 510-482-5810, or, e-mail: just say! I want to buy CD, at: and I will be glad to assit. you. My biography on how I got started in the arts for peace..can be viewed, Thanks, Again! Cherrie Williams, The Doll-Lady Hugs & Kisses...

Barbi's With Issues

Hi Bitches!!!  My Barbi's With Issues are actual dolls with accessories - not pictures.  I hope to be displaying my dolls at the 2014 convention!!!


MEMO! I LOVE YOU ALL...Cherrie, The Doll Lady !

Closing Reception 2013

Don't miss our 2013 Closing Reception.

Featuring the Ethel Merman Experience, East Bay Brass Band, Peligro-Wlfrey-Jesse Morris & the Man Cougars! Cabaret acts with RedVelvet and Co, Fashion by Hester Michael.


Sunday November 17 : 4:00PM-10:00PM

Radio Valencia and John Hell interview with the AlteredBarbie show

Included is a great link for interviews set up with John Hell at Radio Valencia.  You can hear live / canned some of the voices that have been a part of the alteredbarbie show past and present.  Have fun and thanks for staying tuned!  


Interview Here

Opening Reception pictures 2013

A fantastic evening was had by all!

You can see the full set of images by David Pang here.

2013 Artwork has been chosen!

The curation team has selected artwork for Altered Barbie 2013.  

You can see all the great work here.

Pinebie & Belle Naturelle from Finland

Hei from Finland!

My name is Kati and I've just joined the Altered Barbie community. I got in contact with some amazing Barbie-art in San Francisco last fall, when visiting my toy friends in California. For the past 4 years I have concentrated on adult toy play as both a researcher, artist and player. My toy-related photography, what I refer to as 'photoplay' has participated in many art exhibitions around Finland.

Raks Decor and the Diva Dolls

Hi all, I am delighted to know that there are others out there who see plastic fashion dolls as an opportunity to express something even more. I have had so much fun working with  the looks and personality of each of the dolls that I find.  I start adding colors and fabric and trimmings and create "belly dancers" in a variety of dance and cultural expression. I have put just a few on this site, as I just found out about this group.  You can see more pics of these listed and more at Thanks for visiting hope you are delighted. Ginger