Dear Altered Barbie Artists,

I am organizing a bunch of us to work on a group piece for the Altered Barbie Show this year ......something we could split up and work on and put back together.

I got the idea from Jody to make it a fundraiser.....we could auction it or raffle it off and split the money with the show.

I am very excited about this……having done this kind of project before, it is inspiring, and fun, and just amazing the way it works out. All we need is a really good idea.

If you are interested in working on the group piece for the show this year, I will have a meeting at my house on Sat Aug 27th to start planning. Let me know if you are interested and what time you could be here.

Please email or call-415-756-6405 ……any questions????

Looking forward to hearing from you….and seeing you too!!

Yes! More! More! Thank you Jillee!!

As ever, I am thrilled that Julie (Jillee) Andersen is organizing the extravaganza "Altered Barbie Exhibit".
What comes forth is always surprising, thrilling, and WONDERFUL!

For this year's events I am hoping to complete a new Samurai Barb, and a few wall-hung items.

Can't wait!!!

Yeah Jillee !!!

2011 Altered Barbie - Announcements coming this week!

Final dates have been set for the 9th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition 2011!

October 24 - November 20, 2011

Please check back in a couple of days for full details on this years show, along with our first Press Release and Call for Art.

See you all in October!

Three Great Altered Barbie Videos

Here's another great one from Mark Day

...and one more from 2009 which we just became aware from the Postcards from SF Blog

American Icon video!

American Icon a living statue! I am amazed!

Barbie Poetry Reading

The 8th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition is proud to present an evening of Barbie inspired poetry featuring the Bay Area's outstanding: Amber Brianne Bouman, Meg Day, Lara Durback, Gina Goldblatt, Nicole Hammersla, Raymond Hobbs, Keely Hyslop, Daniel Weatherfield Lichtenberg, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Herbert Foster Kaufman, Juliana Korysno Miller, Chris Pine, Margaret Rhee, MG Roberts, Dennis Somera, Nora Toomey, and Rebecca VanDeVoort!

Admission Free

Raffle ticket with Altered Barbie 2010 Anthology purchase!


9/9/10 Department of the Environment has joined Altered Barbie 2010! ARTISTS RECEPTION! A Date with Barbie

Check it out, more barbies and more fun!
Open monday through Friday 9AM-5PM

9/9/10: 5-7:30 Department of the Envrionment Altered Barbie Artists Reception @11 Grove st., San Francisco, Ca.
Where: Department of the Environment, SF, Ca. 11 Grove Street

Barbie Stands up for Comedy!

The 8th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition is proud to present anevening of outside-the-box stand-up comedy featuring San Franciso's finest: David Hawkins, Pippi Lovestocking, Nicole Calasich & Mary Van Note

Buy Tickets Now!

Mary Van Note

David Hawkins

32 Big Pictures - A new book from Altered Barbie Member Dana Smith

32 Big Pictures"32 Big Pictures" is a reproduction of a series of collages by Dana F. Smith created using traditional collage techniques - scissors, paste, paper.

Call to Artists 2010

Romancing the Barbie: A Call to Artists

The 2010 Call for Artists has just been posted!  Click here to read all latest information.

Altered Barbie 2010 - Welcome from Julie Andersen

Get ready for the San Francisco Love affair with Barbie and the Altered Barbie Show! Altered Barbie is not just another pretty date, she is pretty much almost anything you want her to be!

It is Romancing the Altered Barbie a la San Francisco style! Please donate to the 2010 Altered Barbie Exhibition! We always need money and support to make the exhibition a reality.

Please contact Julie Andersen and check (pun intended) out the web site under sponsors. Thank you for being Angel Barbies!

What 2010 has to Offer

Look forward to updates on the web site including interviews with new and old artists and art, blogs, and articles that have almost anything to do with Barbie! And the making of art out of plastic.

Altered Barbie 2010 - Welcome from Herb Kaufman

Barbie Provides

My name is Herb Kaufman, I'm the project manager for Altered Barbie 2010. I have been meeting with Sensei Jill in coffee places around this city we love, meticulously preparing the ground for this year's show.

We're approaching the show like we're building a park. Team Jill prepares the soil, the artists plant the trees (and strange shrubs), and the viewers are mother nature, kind and cruel.

We want to give every artist a solid, healthy place to start and grow; whether they want to build on their current creative trajectory or take a much needed break from said trajectory. We offer Barbie.

This merry month of May we'll be deciding the two big numbers for the show, the when and where. We're digging it, right now, its all about the dirt and hopes for the future. All things through Barbie.

Altered Barbie 2010 - Welcome from Olivia Rivas

Altered Barbie 2010Every day Barbie is bombarded with messages from the likes of eHarmony, and her Mother telling her that she needs Ken to make her a whole woman. This year Barbie is tired of being told that she's weird for being single. This year she yells to the world, "Say it loud - I'm single and I'm Proud!"

It's her call to arms for every person, female or male, gay or straight, married, divorced or polyamorous. Relationships are tricky, personal and different for everyone and Barbie wants to know how that her tribe loves her no matter what her Facebook status.