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

Our gratitude to:

VOLUNTEERS for their talents and skills. Join our family.
​Contact Cynthia Tom 415-722-4296 or [email protected]


San Francisco Arts Commission for their visionary support of PLACE.
Funded in part by 
  • San Francisco Arts Commission 's ACIP Grants,
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fast Track,
  • California Arts Council
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • ​Do A Little Foundation
  • SF Realtors Association
  • 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
  • City of Emeryville
detail of Root to Spirit by Pat Zomora, 2019, photo Cynthia Tom


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  • SOMArts Cultural Center and staff
  • de Young Museum’s Renee Baldocci
  • J-SEI, Emeryville
  • Thoreau Center for Sustainability’s Bruce DeMartini
  • Driftwood Gallery – Camille and Anthony
  • APICC, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s Vinay Patel
  • Manilatown’s Caroline Cabading and Carlos Zialcita
  • AAWAA and 1890 Bryant Studios
  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Current and Past Community Partners since 2009

  • J-Sei Center of Emeryville
  • Manilatown Heritage Center
  • Asian Women's Shelter
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of SF
  • Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)
  • – Harmony Project 
  • 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
  • Avotcja at KPOO and KPFA

L to R: Cynthia Tom, Avotcja, Ahran Lee, Pat Zamora at KPOO , 2016

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