Upcoming AltEx Grantee Events

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Upcoming AltEx Grantee Events

Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure grant program supports the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community.

Alternative Exposure provides monetary awards—giving grants of up to $5,000—to foster the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that are direct, accessible, and open to the public. Funded activities may include a new exhibition or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an arts venue or collective, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, publications directly related to the visual arts, an online project, an artist residency, a series of film screenings, and more...

Come see what AltEx Grantees are putting their funds towards at these upcoming events!

MilkBar Salon #47:

Friday, April 5th, 2019
8:00pm doors | 8:30 performances 

Please join MilkBar for the 47th incarnation of their occasional salon series of new works by local artists, featuring:

DANCE: Talli Jackson

MUSIC: Kattt Atchley and Suki O'Kane

VIDEO: Jenny Stulberg + Sebastian Alvarez + Allison Holt with Thollem McDonas


Suggested donation of $10 – $15 (NOTAFLOF) 
The MilkBar is at 241 South 1st Street, Unit A. Richmond CA 94804


The Walk Discourse
Walkshop #16: “Downtown Oakland Multi-Cultural Legends, Legacies and New Directions”

Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Led by Mary White

History of place richly informs and feeds our future. Join Mary White on a walk in downtown Oakland and learn about the legendary Joyce Gordon Gallery, Jeffery’s Inner Circle, historical tiles, the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland Library and meet a family from the famous porcelains town, Jingdezhen, China. This walk is an exploration of histories and artistic heritages of different local communities residing and located in Oakland’s downtown and provides a glimpse into the rapidly changing downtown landscape.

Here are the most important details if you want to attend:

Location: Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th Street, Oakland, CA 
The Walk will end on Broadway and 8th Street, three blocks from the starting point. 
Start Time: 2pm, please arrive 10 min. early. 
Tickets: Please get tickets here via eventbrite
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Equipment: No special equipment needed.
Clothing: Please bring sturdy shoes. We will walk rain or shine! A hat, a snack, water, and potentially sunscreen. Please consult the weather report for that day when planning what to wear. Layers are encouraged because of the changing microclimate in the Bay Area. 


Dream Bodies Festival: A Festival by HUSH-HUSH

April 25-28, 2019

Since 2017, HUSH-HUSH has provided a platform for emerging queer and trans artists producing experimental work in the Bay Area. As an ever-evolving network of artists working between fields, HUSH-HUSH provides a space to blur genres, take risks, and be strange. HUSH-HUSH is organized and curated by writer Brittany Newell and artist Silk Worm.

Thursday, April 25
9 pm – 2 am, The Stud
DJ sets by Bapari + Sessi Mami Chula + Silk Worm
Drag by God’s Lil Princess + Dangerous Rose + Grumpy + Britney Smears
Tickets available here

Friday, April 26
7 pm – 10 pm, HIT Gallery
Performances by Hiroko Tamano + Gerl Props + Silk Worm

Saturday, April 27
11 am – 1 pm, 2727 California
Workshop by randy e. reyes

2 pm – 4 pm, 2727 California
Workshop by Sharmi Basu

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 2727 California
Screening of works by Laneya Billingsley + Jenkin van Zyl

9 pm – 1 am, Dildo Factory
Bored Lord + XUXA SANTAMARIA + La Frida


Church of Black Feminist Thought

Communion: Black Feminism + Study + Spirituality




JAGAH Collective

Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:00PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

JAGAH // JADOO creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place. JAGAH's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to: place - is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience. JADOO acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness. Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how their identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.