Julie's blog

Artist Reception Saturday September 16 7-10PM

San Francisco’s AlteredBarbie’s  Super Heroine & Hero to the Rescue Exhibition: HOPE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ken Resisting the Sirens of Barbie

AlteredBarbie is very excited to host artist Fred Rinne join the 2017 show. 

Painting in arylics, my work has shown mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area at ATA, The Lab, Intersection, Pharoah Maybelline and others.

For the last decade I have produced hand-painted artist's books, which are in national and international collections.

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 !!


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!  

AlteredBarbie is running for President: Included are some of her campaigns!


AlteredBarbie Campaigns 2012


AlteredBarbie is the 99%


AlteredBarbie Creates!


AlteredBarbie uses hot glue guns, not real guns!


AlteredBarbie says corporations are Not people


AlteredBarbie says separation of Corp & State! 


AlteredBarbie says Recycle, Reduce & Reuse!


AlteredBarbie  says compost!


AlteredBarbie says Yes to alternative energy


AlteredBarbie says yes to "sparkle ponies" 


AlteredBarbie says yes to teachers unions. 


AlteredBarbie says No! to corporate education reform!


AlteredBarbie says Separation of Corp & the edu-state!


AlteredBarbie says “No” to Super Packs


AlteredBarbie Says “No” to Nuclear Power


AlteredBarbie Making Workshop With Ruby Pearl and SCRAP!


Think Barbie out of the Box!  Alter and recycle your own Barbie and or Ken by embellishing and/or building an environment. 


Price per participant:  $25.00 / 35.00 special for parents.  

This includes 2 Barbie dolls per person.  10 person min.  

Place: 50 shotwell in the Mission district of San Francisco.




CoSponsored by:

Dr. Toy Endorses (Altered) Barbie for President


Dr Toy Endorses Barbie for President


Barbie would make an excellent candidate for President. It’s time for a qualified woman who can see both sides of the aisle to be a candidate.


Barbie has been around the world and back and knows foreign policy; she appreciates and is aware of domestic issues, knows how to keep workers busy, find and increase jobs, and expand employment. She knows the great issues facing the country. She can solve many problems as she shows her ability to collaborate and find solutions to our current and future challenges.




Barbie is on Campaign (with or without Ken)
Four more years! Are we on the cusp of a groundbreaking moment – wherein a woman, perhaps an Altered Barbie, will make it into the highest office in this country? In all countries around the globe? Altered Barbie has a message and a platform and she's ready to combat, contradict, and co-mingle with the likes of Mitt and Barack, Hillary and Sarah, with or without, Ken!

Submit 1-3 poems on the theme to alteredbarbie@gmail.com.

Please include the following directly in the body of your email submission: (no attachments please)