The Expo is the Bay Area’s only grassroots connection fair for independent arts, music and culture.
THANKS! On Sept. 15, 2007, the Expo celebrated eight years as a unique
“Free Culture Fair”
where the emphasis is NOT on selling, but making connections, sharing resources and creating culture and community.
Check out this great video
courtesy of SomArts Media.
Expo 2007 Exhibitors
: 85 and counting (Sept. 15)
SF Mayoral Candidates
: Four attending, all invited (Sept. 15)
Expo Film Program
: Financing workshop, mixer & free screenings (Sept. 10-11)
“$56 Million & Where’s the Art?”
Expo Exhibitor Salon & Reception
Community Arts Showcase
Sponsors & Partners
Download the latest Expo press release
RESERVE A TABLE for Expo 2007
Table reservation is now open for arts, music and cultural groups, nonprofits, businesses and consultants.
SPONSOR Expo 2007
Show your support for the Bay Area arts community.
VOLUNTEER at Expo 2007
Volunteering is a great way to meet the community, and help make the Expo happen.
WHAT IS IT?
The Expo is an all-day extravaganza featuring more than 100 Bay Area arts organizations, free workshops, performances, and hundreds of local artists and musicians. Attendees can browse tables staffed by local galleries, nonprofits, collectives and small businesses; present their portfolios; and join in workshops on grant proposals, censorship, arts marketing, underground art history, making a demo tape and more.
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Save the date! The Expo for the Artist & Musician returns to SomArts Cultural Center to celebrate its EIGHTH anniversary on Saturday, September 15, 2007.
2007 EXHIBITORS — CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
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This listing is a work in progress — there’s room for 125 exhibitors total. To showcase your good works to the community, please
register for a table
or call 415/861-5302. All arts- and culture-related organizations are welcome, including small community projects, nonprofits, businesses and institutions.
924 Gilman Street/Alternative Music Foundation
Alternative Tentacles Records
ArtSpan/SF Open Studios
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Bay Area English Regency Society
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Broccoli Blue Children’s Arts Journal
Brush Fire Painting Workshops
California Lawyers for the Arts
Center For Cultural Innovation**
CHELLE! and Friends**
Colored Ink Theater***
The Comix Board
Community Access Ticket Service***
Community Music Center
CounterCorp Anti-Corporate Film Festival**
CPMC Beyond Medicine
Destiny Arts Center***
The DJ Project
Dodgy Rock’n’Roll Photography
Filthmilk Huge Conglomerate Media Holdings
The Foundation Center
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
FullCalendar Event Promotions Service
Graphic Arts Workshop***
Hyphen Magazine: Asian America Unabridged
The Independent Eye***
Intersection for the Arts
Jewish Community Center of SF — Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts***
Joshua Pfeffer Graphic Design**
Katabatik Metacommunications Platform***
Kearny Street Workshop
Living Redwood Arts Residency**
Madhappys Free Comix Newspaper
Manic D Press
ME\’D1.ATE Network: The.ME.Project, Project>Soundwave
Mission Arts Foundation
Mission Community Council — Plaza 16 Project**
Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival
MYID Pre-Paid Legal Services**
The New Institute**
The Nocturnes Night Photography Group
NoBoss! Newsletter of the Network of Bay Area Worker’s Co-Ops**
North American Guqin Association**
On The Outskirts Race & Disability / Poor Magazine**
Pirate Cat Radio**
Planet Drum Foundation
Pollinator: Material & Human Resources for Local Arts
The Present Group**
SF Center for the Book***
SF Children’s Art Center
SF Indie Fest — Independent Film Festival**
SF International Arts Festival
SF MAYORAL CANDIDATES:
— Lonnie Holmes
— Quintin Mecke
— Michael Powers
— “Chicken” John Rinaldi
— Josh Wolf
SF Media Archive
SF Recycling & Disposal Artist in Residence Program***
SF Sex Worker Festival
SF Songwriter’s Coalition
SF Vegetarian Society
SF Women Artists
SF Women’s Film Festival
Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT)***
Theatre Bay Area
Women’s Audio Mission***
* Mayoral Candidates
: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, if one candidate exhibits at our event, we have to invite them all. This is a nonpartisan, equal opportunity program dedicated to free speech and civic discourse. If you are a candidate or represent a campaign, please contact us for more details at 415/861-5302.
** Indicates organizations new to the Expo
*** Indicates organizations returning to the Expo after an absence of more than one year
The Eighth Annual Expo — On-Site Workshops
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All of the following events will take place at SomArts on September 15. See the “Satellite Events” schedule below for a list of events we will be hosting elsewhere in the city prior to the Expo.
MAIN STAGE, SomArts, Sept. 15
11:30 Sea Chanteys: History Through Song.
Discover the work songs of sailors, stevedores and fishermen. Learn about the history and multicultural roots of these songs. This is a singalong workshops emphasizing audience participation!
With: Peter Kasin (San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park)
12:20 Intellectual Property and Creative Licensing.
Covers licensing music for films, digital music distribution (downloads and streams), traditional music distro, copyright basics, trademarks and parties that are implicated in music licensing.
With: Trevor Stordahl (Pranger Law Group), Howie Cockrill (Berman Entertainment & Technology Law).
1:30 The Bay Area Country Dance Society Teaches Dance.
Historical and country dance instructions and demos with live band, caller, and your fancy feet.
2:15 Internet Radio, Podcasting, Pirate Radio … Getting Your Voice Heard.
The how-to, history, legal aspects, and more from a panel of experts.
With: DJ Monkey, John Miller, Danny Plotnick, John Hell, Sean McMahon and Justin Credible. Moderated by Tony DuShane.
3:30 Wang Fei, Guqin Virtuoso
… a master of the classical Chinese 7-string.
3:40 Cheyenne Mercedes Danner
… San Francisco’s teenage champion clog dancer!
4:00 What’s New & What’s Next.
Find out about the innovative technologies and methods people are using to create art, and what we can expect to see next. Audience members will also share their projects, gear and methods.
With: Sarah Fisher (filmmaker, “Meditate and Destroy”), Kevin Smokler (author, “Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times”), Sarah Lockhart (21 Grand), Michael O’Rourke (d7tv), Christian Perry (SFBeta).
CLASSROOM ONE, SomArts, Sept. 15
12:00 Black Blind Blues to Krip-Hip-Hop.
The history and rich legacy of disabled black artists and musicians through the years.
With: Leroy F. Moore Jr.
1:15 ‘Zine Making.
The history, how-to, and state of the art of zine publishing and promotions.
With: Matt Holdaway
2:30 Marketing Materials Makeover.
An interactive workshop for newbies and pros, designed to create outstanding marketing materials that get results. Bring your current marketing materials for on-the-spot feedback!
With: Dalya Massachi, (author, “Writing to Make a Difference: 50 Powerful Tools & Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact.”)
3:45 Caleb Schaber: From Black Rock to Iraq
An artist’s perspective on the war.
4:15 Funding Workshop: Starting a Theater Company & Staging a Play.
Have a play inside you? Find out how to get it on the stage!
With: Irene Faye Duller (Brava Theater) Javier Reyes (Colored Ink Theater).
CLASSROOM TWO, SomArts, Sept. 15
12:00 Women Filmmakers.
Inquiry and discussion about female filmmakers past, present and future.
With: Scarlett Shepperd, San Francisco Women’s Film Festival.
1:15 Musician 101 (Promotion, Show Booking, and Recording).
The lowdown on what every aspiring musician needs to know.
With: Jocelyn Kane (Motogirl Productions), Charlotte Summer (recording artist), Erik Walker (proprietor/engineer, The Crib/WackoWorld Music).
2:30 Science Fiction Writers Workshop.
The ins and out of the genre and “the literature of ideas.” Featuring an all-star panel of writers, editors and publishers!:
[Science Fiction cont’d] …
3:45 Noise Jam with Filthmilk! (Portfolio Review CANCELED)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will be no portfolio review this year. Stay tuned for future portfolio review opportunities. Instead, stop by Classroom Two at 4:00 p.m. for an impromptu NOISE JAM with FILTHMILK HUGE CONGLOMERATE MEDIA HOLDINGS.
UPSTAIRS DANCE STUDIO, Sept. 15
2:30 Burlesque With Bombshell Betty.
Learn the basic of burlesque from one of the best burlesque dancers out there. This is a movement-focused class, so wear comfortable clothes and be ready for activity.
Community Arts Showcase — Outdoor Stage Lineup, SomArts, Sept. 15
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Our third annual Community Arts Showcase features a variety of local musical performers from across genres and communities.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Community Open Mic
Straight outta Dark Hollow, Hobogoblins bring us back to post-techno basics.
Chelle! & Friends
Powerful soul and R&B; vocals that cross genres and decades.
Smart ‘n’ dance-crazy folk punksters get some acoustic chocolate in their indie peanut butter.
1-2-3 Not It!
Young, radical-punk tunesmiths with an old-time foundation of banjo, guitar and bluesy vocals filling in the details.
One-woman band with accordion, drums and knowing observations on the human condition.
The Southern Ocean/Radius/Octomutt
An art-pop folk distortion, installation, performance, agglomeration and experience.
5-6 Community Open Mic
Eighth Annual Expo — Off-Site Events 2007
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All off-site events listed occur at CELLspace, 2050 Bryant Street, unless otherwise noted. Gear up for the Expo at these free workshops and networking events happening Sept. 9-14!
Monday, September 10
Cellspace, 7-8:30 pm, 2050 Bryant St., 9/10
A lecture and hands-on demo of spinning, mixing and scratching. Records and decks provided, but bring your own for extra fun.
Cellspace, 7-8:30pm, 9/10
Learn the basics of the original hip-hop dance form, a vital and thriving practice and art. Learn a host of essential moves and styles, including top rocks, footworks and freezes.
Indy Film Financing
Expo Film Programs
Tuesday, September 11
Pinhole Photography Adventure
Cellspace, 5-7 pm, 9/11
Learn how to make your very own pinhole camera and create paper negatives using photographic paper. Materials provided. Limited to 5 students.
Cinemania: San Francisco in 35mm @ Dolby Laboratories
Expo Film Programs
ednesday, September 12
“$56 Million & Where’s the Art?”
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission @ 9th St.
A panel and audience-led dialogue focusing on SOLUTIONS, that starts with the question: What can San Francisco do to better leverage the abundant community support for the arts?
With: Frances Phillips (Haas Foundation), John Kilacky (SF Foundation), San San Wong (SF Arts Commission), Krissy Keefer (Dance Brigade), Colleen Marlow (Art Head)
Cellspace, 7pm-8:30pm, 9/12
This hands-on tutorial will cover everything you need to know to make your very own softcover-bound notebook — perfect for journaling, recipes, and more! Materials provided, but students are also welcome to bring in any special paper they have.
Digitally Retouch & Enhance Your Photos
Cellspace, 7-9pm, 9/12
Discover how Photoshop can help you color correct, crop, erase mistakes, and generally enhance the quality of your digital images. Students are encouraged to bring in a CD or an external hard-drive containing their images. Limited to 7 students.
Thursday, September 13
Cellspace, 7pm-9pm, 9/13
Make affordable puppets for theatre and storytelling in no time at all! Materials provided, but please bring any others you wish to experiment with!
Cellspace, 7pm-8:30pm, 9/13
Our sewing junkie will teach you the basics of threading and using the machine, and present quick shortcuts for altering clothes.
JOIN US at the first-ever Expo Exhibitor Salon, a pre-event gathering that offers a chance to meet and connect with the exhibiting organizations at the Expo, in a more low-key and conversational environment. Featuring:
Saturday, September 15
Urban Night Photography Workshop!
Yerba Buena Gardens, 8-11pm
Teaching photography after dark, with either digital cameras or film, in an urban enivronment using a mix of moonlight, existing artificial light sources, and supplemental lighting. A follow-up session to view images, prints or transparencies, critique work, and problem-solve can be arranged, depending on participant interest.
WITH: Tim Baskerville, The Nocturnes Night Photography Group.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
The Eighth Annual Expo — Film Programs
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Film screenings are curated by the San Francisco Media Archive, and co-produced and presented by Expo for the Artist & Musician and the SF Media Archive/Oddball Film & Video.
Monday, September 10
Film Financing Workshop & Mixer @ The Variety Preview Room
6-8:00 pm, 582 Market Street
Come find out about the ins and out of starting your project and securing the cash that you need to get your film produced. Workshop will be followed by a pre-screening mixer in the Variety bar. With: Henry Rosenthal (producer, “The Devil & Daniel Johnston”), George Rush (lawyer; advisor, Film Arts Foundation), more.
No-host bar and networking @ Variety from 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Urban Cinema Showcase
@ The Variety Preview Room, 8-9:30 p.m., 582 Market Street
An evening of urban cinema rising from independent media centers, local film festivals and young imagemakers. Our program will feature shorts produced by the BAVC Next Generation Youth Video Works and Conscious Youth Media Crew focusing on identity, race, music and gritty love.
PLUS: See highlights from the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival and the CounterCorp Anti-Corporate Film Festival, as well as independent imagemakers including Bill Basquin, Veronica Majano, Sabrina Alonso and more. Shorts include “Grizzly Road,” Two/Four,” “A Short Tale of Xuan,” “Why I Ride: From Low to Slow,” “Change the Nation” and many more. A rare opportunity to see handmade, grassroots video made in San Francisco!
Tuesday, September 11
Cinemania: San Francisco in 35mm
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room, 7-9:30p.m., 100 Potrero Ave., SF
Join us for this unique screening of 35mm Films by San Francisco filmmakers, and their cinematic exploration into the roots and tools of cinema.
This program of seldom-seen 35mm shorts includes Kerry Laitala’s flashlight-exposed, handmade “Muse of Cinema,” Konrad Steinerss multiple-imaged “Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan,” Ben Russell’s slo-mo punk/trance implosion “BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS #3,” Stephen Parr’s frenetic single-framed “Body” and more.
- Kerry Litala — “The Muse of Cinema” and “Terra Firma”
- Melinda Stone — “Audience Analysis #4″ and “Parting Advice For The Amateur Adventurer”
- Konrad Steiner — “19 Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan”
- Stephen Parr — “Body”
- John Kiffmeyer — “Solo Dolo” and “Flibbergibbet”
- Ben Russell — “BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS #3″
- “Sing-Along San Francisco” — Director: George Corzine; producers: Scott Noble & Jenni Olson
Plus! Rare 35mm trailers and shorts from the SF Media Archive, Oddball Films and Jenni Olson.
*** Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this free screening at 415/861-5302. ***
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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924 Gilman Street/The Alternative Music Foundation
: The 924 Gilman Street Project, a.k.a. the ‘Alternative Music Foundation,’ is an all-ages, nonprofit, collectively organized music and performance venue located in North Berkeley. 924 strives to provide a violence, alcohol and drug-free environment, and will not book or support racist, misogynist, or homophobic bands or performances. Booking: 510.524.8180 Shows: 510.525.9926
CELLspace — Collectively Explorative Learning Labs
: The birthplace of the Expo! CELL provides a safe and supportive public environment for the exploration of art, education, performance and community-building. Through cooperative relationships and multidisciplinary programs, CELLspace encourages the celebration of inter-generational, cross-cultural collaborations and the promotion of social justice. 415.648.7562
The San Francisco Media Archive/Oddball Film & Video
: The San Francisco Media Archive is nonprofit institution dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of film and related media. 415.558.8117
The San Francisco Bay Guardian
: The Expo’s exclusive print sponsor! The San Francisco Bay Guardian: An independent, locally owned and edited newspaper.
KUSF 90.3 FM
San Francisco’s true home for independent music and diverse cultural programming. New Music: Midnight-6pm weekdays; hip-hop, electronic, twang, opera, orchestral and ensemble music plus talk 6pm-midnight weekdays and all weekend. 415.386.KUSF.
San Francisco’s home for underground art and culture. Producers of the Squid List, extensive blogging about local arts and culture, and provider of affordable, responsible Web media hosting to the Bay Area arts and culture community.
Web-based software for taking your projects from start to finish. With user profiles and chat, MyQuire creates a collaborative virtual environment for your team. Take advantage of task lists, calendaring, file storage and more.
: MesArt is a community of artists which began in San Francisco in 2002. MesArt’s website allows artists to showcase, advertise, promote and sell their artwork over the Internet. It is a place at the crossroads of a gallery, a store, a marketplace, a community and a global network. MesArt is created and designed by artists for artists and is the home of quality fine art, design and handmade original crafts. www.mesart.com
: Born from the ashes of Downtown Rehearsals, SoundSafe has emerged as a non-profit foundation dedicated to the goal of keeping rehearsal spaces affordable in San Francisco, and fostering and enlivening the local Bay Area performing arts community.