Press Release: The 10th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibition 2012

 ChatterBox Arts International presents
The 10th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibition
Shotwell 50, San Francisco, CA 94103
10/24/2012 - 11/18/2012
Wednesday–Saturday 1-8, Sunday 1-5

Julie Andersen
Altered Barbie 2012 Curator/ Event Producer
16 Flood Ave., SF CA 94131
Jurors /Curators: Julie Andersen, Dana Marek, Ruby Pearl, Donna Davis
The 10th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Show.  AlteredBarbie is running for President and on campaign with or without AlteredKen!  

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 10th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibit   
Where: Shotwell 50 Inc. 50 Shotwell St. San Francisco, CA 94103 (between 14 & 15 St.)
When:  10/24/2012 - 11/18/2012 Wednesday –Saturday 1-8, Sunday 1-5
10/26/2012 7:00-Midnight ARTISTS RECEPTION-Meet the 50+artists who have resurrected and reinvented Ken and Barbie into Art. Live performance by Velocity Circus & Barbie, "Gypsy Punk Opera"~Japan~Music: Cyclub + East Bay Brass Band, Butoh Rotten Body and Silent Scream: Hiroko Tamano with Earth child, Images: Eric Drooker, Come see the dolls made by ROADDAWGZ, Homeless Youth Creative Drop-in Center. Join the party and dress as your favorite Barbie or Ken & tell us your campaign.

11/10/2012 12:00PM -2:30PM Make your own Altered Barbie Workshop evening with Artist Ruby Pearl: 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

11/07/2012 7:00PM-9:00PM Poetry Night: Jennifer Hasegawa & David Pang of TeaRoots present: Four more years! Are we on the cusp of a groundbreaking moment, when a woman, perhaps an Altered Barbie, will make it into the highest office in this country?  

11/16/2012: Closing Artist Reception: 7-11PM Meet the Artists: Fashion by Tuan Traun and live musical performance by the Ethel Merman Experience! The Broadway diva with the big voice and big hair returns to the Altered Barbie closing night party! with Eddie James on bass and Boom Boom Bow Wow on drums: a new sound, new songs and lots of new energy! Let’s party!
Julie Andersen & ChatterBox International has been hosting the Altered Barbie show since 2002. ChatterBox is dedicated to creating multidimensional exhibitions bringing emerging and established artists of all ages and all cultural backgrounds together.

Intersection for the Arts: AlteredBarbie’s NPO Incubator. 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. (
Shotwell 50 Inc: Promotes the exhibition and exchange of art as a common dialog between diverse artists to advance the understanding of cultural traditions, human welfare, and the impact on the environment. Shotwell 50 Inc offers creative space design (
Sponsors: Intersection for the Arts, Shotwell 50 Inc., SCRAP, ChatterBox Arts International, Donna Davis, Cole Hardware, TeaRoots Magazine, 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