Press Release 2014

The 12th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition


Where: Shotwell 50 Studio: 50 Shotwell, San Francisco, CA 94103
When: Thursday October 23, 2014-Sunday November 16, 2014
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday Wednesday-Saturday noon-7.  Sunday noon-5
Pre-Opening Thursday October 23, 2014 6-9
Opening Party Friday October 24, 2014 6-midnight
Poetry Reading Thursday November 6, 2014 7-9
Closing Party Saturday November 15, 2014. 6-midnight
How Much: Donations at the Door (all donations go to the running of the show)

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?

Julie Andersen
AlteredBarbie 2012 Curator/ Event Producer

16 Flood Ave., SF CA 94131

The AlteredBarbie 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 12th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibit   
Where: Shotwell Studios: 50 Shotwell, San Francisco, CA 94103
When:  Thursday October 23- Sunday November 16, 2014
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday Wednesday-Saturday noon-7.  Sunday noon-5


  • October 23, 2014: 6:00-9:00 Pre-Opening-Where artists show off and discuss their Barbie masterpieces with the public.
  • October 24, 2014 6:00-Midnight ARTISTS RECEPTION-Meet the 50+artists who have resurrected and reinvented Ken and Barbie into Art. Live performances, Come see the dolls made by local and not so local artists

  • November 6, 2014: 7:00-9:00 Poetry Night-Meet local poets and then some speaking their minds about Barbie and her mission to the backdrop of Alt Music

  • November 15, 2014: 6:00-Midnight Closing Artist Reception: Meet the artists who are going to celebrate one last mission with Barbie at the closing artists reception.  Live performance.  Come celebrate!  


 Julie Andersen & ChatterBox International has been hosting the AlteredBarbie show since 2002. ChatterBox is dedicated to creating multidimensional exhibitions that bring emerging and established artists of all ages and all cultural backgrounds together.

Sponsors: Shotwell 50 Studio, TeaRoots, SCRAP, ChatterBox Arts International, Donna Davis, Cole Hardware,  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