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Artist Call – AlteredBarbie 2013 Deadline extended

Barbie & Ken plastic icons represent modernity by having everything a person could desire today. They reflect corporate imposed lifestyles based on greed as well as the more holistic concept of abundance. Barbie & Ken are Grotesque and yet are beautiful ideals and perfections we secretly try to emulate, making them much more complex than they appear and striking a chord with almost every little girl, boy, woman and man in the world regardless of economic status, color, language or culture.

The AlteredBarbie show has spawned a creative community of artists who utilize Barbie and Ken, our modern day icons into creative and culturally relevant art where start up artists and established artists take Barbie boldly where Mattel / Disney would never have the guts to take her. AlteredBarbie art reflects current events in our society, how we view women and men within these events and what our roles are that we play, play being the operative word.

The AlteredBarbie show is an important institution in the San Francisco art scene. If you are a sponsor or patron and are looking to spend money or volunteer look no further. There are multiple ways to get involved with Barbie.

Thank you for supporting your local San Francisco AlteredBarbie art! and looking to celebrating Barbie with you in 2013!

11th Annual Show: The Doll That Has It All!

Where: Shotwell 50 Inc, 50 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

When: October 30 2013 – November 16 2013

Load in: October 28 2-7PM

Load out: November 18 1-4PM

These are some of the questions you will be asked when you log on to





Web site: Images of the work (900 x 1200 suggested):

Title of Piece:






Please also list the equipment you will supply for the piece (if applicable), and its display and power needs. Please be as detailed as possible: cables, internet hook up, lap top, projector, speakers, monitor, and etc.

Sales & Split: If a piece is sold, the artist will receive 50% of the proceeds. All payment will be posted within 30 days from the closing date of the exhibit, barring unforeseen transaction delays. All work for sale will be clearly marked.

Insurance: Although every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and security of accepted art, please be aware that pieces are submitted at your own risk Altered Barbie does not insure submitted work against theft or damage.

Hosted By: Julie Andersen & Shotwell 50.

Co-Curated By: Julie (Jill) Andersen & TBD

Deadline: 10-08-2013
San Francisco, CA

Contact Information
Contact: Julie Andersen
Phone: 415.240.2202

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