It takes a village (s). Thank you to our many villages.
Community by Nancy Arvold, shown 2015 SOMARts Cultural Center, photo Cris Matos

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Eternal Thanks to funders:
San Francisco Arts Commission for their visionary support of PLACE using the arts to positively impact social issues in our communities of color.
Funded in part by  San Francisco Arts Commission 's ACIP Grants, National Endowment for the Arts Fast Track, California Arts Council, RJ Louie Memorial Foundation, WomenArts Harmony Project funded generously by Nathan Cummings Foundation, Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition PAAWBAC , The Koehn Family Foundation,  Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center,
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Our sponsors:  The Sequoias of San Francisco  - adult retirement active living, Ilya Skolnikoff DC, DIBAK,   Lambert Stumple DDS Inner Beauty Healing - Trinity Ordona PhD and Francesca Oh , Nancy Arvold MPh - Therapist,  State Farm - Nick Bertetta, Colleen Quen  and PAAWBAC-Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition, and private donors. Contact Cynthia for a referral 415-722-4296 or

Venues: Big Thank You to SOMArts Cultural Center and all their staff, de Young Museum’s Renee Baldocci, Thoreau Center for Sustainability’s Bruce DeMartini, Driftwood Gallery – Camille and Anthony, APICC, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s Vinay Patel and Manilatown’s Caroline Cabading for taking a chance on PLACE and working together for the future mental health and well-being of women.
Current and Past Community Partners since 2009
Pacific Heritage Museum
Manilatown Heritage Center
Asian Women's Shelter
Boys and Girls Clubs of SF
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)
De Young Museum’s Public Programs – Artists in Residence
SOMArts Cultural Center
Thoreau Center
API Legal Outreach
Bhutanese/Nepali Women’s Refugee Collective
Kearny Street Workshop
AsianWeek Foundation
CBS Channel 5 KPIX

Not a Doll by Evangeline Iyemura_ 2015 SOMArts Cultural Center, SF- Iphoto Cris Matos

Personal Notes of Gratitude for the countless hours of administration, PR, coordination, installation, editing, fundraising, and moral support by the PLACE Collective, Facilitators and Advisors:

  • Deep Bows to Asian American Women Artists Association and Shari Arai Deboer for countless hours of budget guidance

And deep appreciation to the countless individuals who volunteered their time, energy, and devotion to ensure the continued success of A PLACE OF HER OWN

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