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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

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


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

Opening Reception pictures 2013

A fantastic evening was had by all!

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

Opening Reception Time!

2013 Artwork has been chosen!

The curation team has selected artwork for Altered Barbie 2013.  

You can see all the great work here.

Call for Poets 2013

"The Doll That Has It All"

Equality. Fulfillment. Independence. Abundance. Power. Love. Maybe? How far has Barbie (or Ken) come since her arrival in 1959? Tell us what you think –- in poetry or haiku.*

Download the Call for Poets PDF

Announcing AlteredBarbie 2013

AlteredBarbie 2013: The Doll That Has it All!
That Bitch has everything

AlteredBarbie 2013 is in its 11th year and is taking place in the mission at Shotwell 50 Inc., 50 Shotwell Street, San Francisco.

Pictures from Poetry Night 2012

Poetry Night: Jennifer Hasegawa & David Pang present: Four more years! A woman, perhaps an Altered Barbie, will make it into the highest office in this country? 11/7/12

These fantastic photos by David Pang

2011 Show Submission Deadline Extended!

Thank you to everyone who has submitted work for the 2011 show and welcome to our new members.

We have a fantastic array of pieces in our curation queue already.  We have chosen some images to promote the event and are enjoying the warm glow of knowing that we have so much great art to look forward to.

Since the show's in the bag we are extending our submission deadline to make sure all members get a chance to submit work and noone is left out.

New deadline for submissions:
September 25th


The Altered Barbie Team

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

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