Chronology
This is the full chronology of the PLACE program. It includes both the workshops and the exhibitions beginning with a 2009 artists in residence at the de Young Museum, which started this whole adventure. Thank you for your interest.

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2019 | EXHIBITION, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Novato -- Funded in part by California Arts Council (CAC), Do-A-Little Foundation and individual donors. 
The Hungry Ghosts: exploring chronic heartache and resilience, curated and produced by A Place of Her Own for Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA

August 10-September 15, 2019.
Regular museum hours: Wed- Fri 11-4 pm, Sat-Sun 11-5 pm

Hungry Ghosts is a metaphor for beliefs that hold you back and family patterns of trauma. What happened to make your family leave your country of origin?

Opening : Aug 10, 2019,  
     Curator's Talk- 3:30 - 4:00 pm
     Reception 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artists’ Talk: August 24, 2019, 1:00-4:00pm (artists onsite 12:00 pm - 5:00pm)

Last day to meet the artists: September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm-5:00 pm


Artists: Angela Bau, Avotcja, Cynthia Tom, Frances Cachapero, Irene Wibawa, Julie Anderson, Lisa Rodondi, Maggie Yee, Manon Bogerd Wada, Natalie Sacramento, Pat Zamora, Reiko Fujii, Sue Tom, Tomo Hirai

2018 | PLACE RESIDENCY, Workshop Series, and Exhibition.
Community Partner: Boys and Girls Club of S.F.

PLACE, in partnership with AAWAA, was awarded a fourth ACIP SFAC grant, scholarship awards from PAAWBAC and J-Sei for A PLACE OF HER OWN: An Arts & Healing Residency Workshop Series. Co-Directed by Cynthia Tom and Maggie Yee, this series worked intimately with 11 artist and non-artists, culminating in an art exhibition, with selected artists from previous workshops. The exhibit was held at J-Sei, a community center in Emeryville.

Artists: Nancy Arvold, *Julie Andersen, Angela Bau, *Frances Cachapero, *Norma Carrera, *Kristi Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, *Angie Dumagsa, *Elizabeth Esqueda, Reiko Fujii, *Ashleigh Heinichen, *Tomo Hirai, *Ahran Lee, *Grace Hwang Lynch, Lisa Rodondi, *Teresa Le Yung Ryan, Natalie Sacramento, Cynthia Tom, Sue Tom, Dechen Tsering,  Manon  Bogerd Wada, Irene Wibawa, Maggie Yee, *Patricia Zamora *Denotes artists presenting Artist Talk

Venue: J-SEI serves multigenerational , multi-ethnic families of elders  - encircled in community, care & culture whose vision provides a community center for all ages and generations to gather. This beautiful location is their headquarters.
Funders: Exhibition sponsored in part by California Arts Council, Do A Little, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the City of Emeryville.
Program workshops sponsored in part by San Francisco Arts Commission, Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition and individual donors.​
Community Partners: Asian American Women Artists Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Dogpatch Wine Works, Cynthia Tom Art|PLACE and J-SEI.


2018 PLACE at J-SEI photo Cris Matos

2016 | PLACE RESIDENCY, Workshop Series, and Exhibition.
Community Partner: Boys and Girls Club of S.F.

PLACE, in partnership with AAWAA, was awarded a third ACIP SFAC grant and a scholarship award from PAAWBAC for A PLACE OF HER OWN: An Arts & Healing Residency Workshop Series. Directed by Cynthia Tom, this series worked intimately with 7 artist and non-artists and culminated in an art exhibition at I-Hotel Manilatown Center in San Francisco. The exhibition was self-funded.
Faculty:
·         Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona PhD - Co-Directors
·         Maggie Yee - Workshop Arts Facilitator and Art Exhibition Co-Director
·         Nancy Arvold (therapist), Natallie Sacramento, Adrienne Yan- Workshop Arts Facilitator
·         Manon Bogerd Wada, Reiko Fujii - Arts Making Consultants
·         Reiko Fujii: Documentation and Arts facilitator
·         Shari Arai Deboer: Budget advisor and manager
          Cris Matos: Installation, Photographer
          Brian Garvey: Installation

Artists: Reiko Fujii, Tavi Baker, Angela Bau, Paz Zamora, Nancy Arvold, Adrienne Yan, Natalie Sacramento, Eunice Feng, Lisa Rodondi, Frances Cachapero, Sue Tom, and Irene Wibawa

Community Partner: Staff from Boys and Girls Club of SF
Guest Community Partners:  The Bhutanese/Nepali Women's Refugee Group. Worked with Cynthia Tom to realize their first group art work and artist presentation to share their trauma and their aspirations in an art exhibition.

November - December 2015 | CURATORIAL AWARD EXHIBITION with Partners:  Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) and SOMArts Cultural Center


Cynthia Tom was awarded the SOMArts Cultural Center's Curatorial Residency Award for A PLACE OF HER OWN, a competitive, year-long incubator for exhibition research, planning, installation, and realization. She curated 20 PLACE artists into this exhibition.
Co-curators and artists: Maggie Yee, Manon Bogerd Wada, Irene Wibawa, and Reiko Fujii
Cris Matos: Installation, Photographer, Brian Garvey: Installation


Artists: Susan Almazol, Sigi Arnejo, Nancy Arvold, Rachel Endoso, Evangeline Iyemura, Marlene Iyemura, Laura Ming Wong, Sujung Min/Mihyun Lee, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Natalie Sacramento, Dechen Tsering, Sue Tom, Hediana Utarti, Phuong Vuong, and Adrienne Yan
This show received the attention of local and  international press.

September 2014 - March 2015 | PLACE RESIDENCY, Workshop Series and Exhibition.
Community Partner: Asian Women’s Shelter - Staff

PLACE, in partnership with AAWAA, was awarded a second ACIP SFAC grant for PLACE with scholarships from the Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition (PAAWBAC) to host the staff of Asian Women’s Shelter and Women in the Helping Professions. Co-directed by Cynthia Tom and Dr. Trinity Ordona, a culminating art exhibition was co-curated and funded by Cynthia Tom and Maggie Yee.
·         Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona PhD - Co-Directors
·         Maggie Yee - Workshop Arts Facilitator and Art Exhibition Director
·         Khai Hoan Ngo - Art Therapy Associate, Workshop Arts Facilitator
·         Manon Bogerd Wada, Reiko Fujii, Julie Anderson, Irene Wibawa - Arts Making Consultants
·         Phuong Vuong: Administrative Coordinator
·         Mido Lee Productions: Documentation and Arts facilitator
·         Shari Arai Deboer: Budget and consultant
    Cris Matos: Installation, Photographer
    Brian Garvey: Installation


2014 | EXHIBITION, Thoreau Center for Sustainability

San Francisco – Cynthia Tom curated APIA artists in the culminating art exhibition from the PLACE RESIDENCY Workshop Series Pilot 2, with Colleen Quen, donor and community partner.
Artists from the pilot:  Julie Anderson,  Manon Bogerd Wada, Reiko Fujii, Mido Lee, Khai Hoan Ngo, Maggie Yee
PLACE Alumnae: Susan Almazol, Cristal Fiel, Rupi Kahlon, Elaine Gin Louie,  Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Shizue Siegel, Sue Tom, Irene Wibawa, and Cindy Shih 

2014 | PLACE RESIDENCY, Workshop Series Pilot 2 - Combining Meditation with Intuitive Art making

Cynthia Tom and Dr. Trinity Ordona joined pro bono forces, combining Cynthia’s Intuitive Arts for Healing program with Dr. Ordona’s Healing for CHANGE program to build PLACE as a strong, trauma-informed practice for healing and transformation. Several participants of this integrated series are now Art Facilitators for PLACE.

Artists:  Julie Anderson,  Manon Bogerd Wada, Anupama Chapagain, Reiko Fujii, Mido Lee, Khai Hoan Ngo, Tsering Yankey and Maggie Yee

Photo: Reiko Fujii

2011 - 2012 | PLACE RESIDENCY, Workshop Series Pilot for Social Service Providers

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) awarded AAWAA the “Arts and Community Innovative Partnerships (ACIP)” grant for Cynthia Tom to explore the possibility that the PLACE concept would be viable for non-artists. Cynthia and the PLACE faculty conducted a series of workshops for social service providers, which culminated in a moving art exhibit.
Faculty: Cynthia Tom, Khay Hembrador, Kelsay Myers, and Vivian Truong, with input from Dr. Trinity Ordona

2011 | EXHIBITION, SOMArts Cultural Center
Community Partners: AAWAA and APICC

San Francisco – Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), SOMArts, and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), AAWAA’s PLACE exhibition was co-curated by Cynthia Tom and Kimi Taira, juried by Kim Anno, and featured the art of 25 APIA women artists

Artists: Susan Almazol, Arlene Biala, Shari Arai DeBoer, Cristal Fiel, Nancy Hom, Kay Kang, Elaine Gin Louie, Karen Llagas, Kelsay Myers, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Choppy Oshiro, Shizue Seigel, Pallavi Sharma, Judy Shintani, Cynthia Tom, Sue Tom, Elizabeth Travelslight, Vivian Truong, and Irene Wibawa, Xiaojie Zheng

2010 | EXHIBITION, Driftwood Gallery

San Francisco – Funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), AAWAA’s next PLACE exhibition was co-curated by Cynthia Tom and Kimi Taira. Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) women artists ages 24 -79 years created art with fabric, wood, and baby jars.
Panel discussion with community partner: API Legal Outreach.
Artists: Shari Arai Deboer, Angie Chau, Nancy Hom, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Beverly Quintana, Solongo, Vivian Truong, Sue Tom, Irene Wibawa, Xiaojie Zheng

2009 |  ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, de Young Museum

San Francisco – Funded by California Arts Council (CAC) for PLACE, Cynthia Tom curated a month-long artist residency for the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) that launched the concept behind PLACE.

Artists: Terry Acebo Davis, Susan Almazol, Shari Arai Deboer, Machiko Kondo, Christina Mazza, Keiko Nelson, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, Anna XL Wong, Sue Tom, and Cynthia Tom
All photos by Cris Matos and Cyntha Tom unless noted otherwise.