Call to Artists 2017

To all present, future & past AlteredBarbie & ChatterBox Arts International art collectors, supporters and artists. AlteredBarbie is back with a new show. 2017 is an expansion of the concept of icon. Please use your artistic license to expand upon Barbie into realms of the icon and super heroes & heroines of your preference. Looking forward to curating this show at Back to the Picture and working with all of you new and then some again!

2017 AlteredBarbie’s San Francisco Iconic Super Heroine & Hero to the Rescue exhibition.
We the Artistic PEOPLE of San Francisco making it ALL Great Again !!

Grab your favorite Doll Icon in your medium of choice and create heroic pieces of art on what it means to make this world great through your personal Super Heroine or Hero! Other icons besides Barbie are Welcomed.
Where: Back to the Picture located at 934 Valencia St.   
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Sat 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm
★ Submission Deadline for images and to be in publications is: Now until August 31, 2017 
★ Final Submission deadline is: August 31, 2017


  • Load in Thursday September 7, 2017 from noon to 6PM.  
  • Load out Sunday October 8 5-6PM & Monday October 9, 10-6PM
Show Opens to the Public  Saturday, September 9, 2017, 
  • Opening Artist Reception Party: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 7 - 10PM
  • Poetry Reading Thursday September 21, 2017 7:30-9:30
  • Closing Artist Reception:  Saturday: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH,  7 - 10PM
Sign up by joining or renewing you Altered Barbie membership here
Please list the equipment you will supply for the piece (if applicable), and its display and power needs.  Please be as detailed as possible: pedestal, stand, cables, internet hook up, laptop, projector, speakers, monitor, etc. 
Art statement – 250 words or less, Bio 250 words or less 
Sale price
Sales & Split: The artist will receive 50% if work is sold. All payment will be posted within 30 days from the closing date of the exhibit, barring unforeseen transaction delays. All work for sale will be clearly marked.
Insurance: Although every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and security of accepted art, please be aware that pieces are submitted at your own risk Altered Barbie does not insure submitted work against theft or damage.
Hosted By  Julie Andersen & ChatterBox Artis International & Back to the Picture.  Co-Curated By: Julie Andersen & Derek Hargrove. 
I want to thank all who have supported my curatorial career up to this point.  My deepest and most humble thank you goes to all the artists and volunteers who have given their time and art to such an iconic San Francisco event. Others I would like to thank are: Jody Banks, Jaime Prieto, Anthony Hall, Back to the Picture, Dana Marek of Shotwell 50, David Pang of Tea Roots, Jennifer Hasegawa, Velocity Circus, Donna Camille Davis Life Coaching, Cynthia Tom, Mauricia Gandara & Pernilla Perssons, Chrys Moore Albaugh, Lavonne Sallee, Amy Levine, Annie Mockler, Shirley, Adam Kennedy, Sean Manzano, Randy Rollison, Shahn and Cameron, & Ethel Merman, Cole Hardware, Mendels, SCRAP, ChatterBox Arts International, Lagunitas Beer, The Armory, The Press! All of the Press! Thank you!
And last but not least all those supporters and buyers of art! Without you the shows could not go on. 
Altered Art needs your support.
Looking forward to 2017: Julie Andersen
Curator and Event Producer AlteredBarbie 2017