Support Oakland Artists!

Although I’m a San Francisco Native, I LOVE Oakland immensely and believe the Support Oakland Artists organization has set up a great web site to survey the community and create services and increase resources to the art community.


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

2 thoughts on “Support Oakland Artists!”

  1. Hello Dorothy,

    Randolph Belle of Support Oakland Artists here. Thanks for the mention of the SOA site. I’m also an SF native but have been in Oakland promoting the arts community since ’91. The Art Census is an ongoing initiative, so if you have an opportunity to tell other individuals or groups, please do. I also hope that I can keep in contact as I have updates.

    1. Hi Randolph! Thanks so much for finding me. I posted the SOA site link on my tumblr as well ( and extremely supportive of your organization because it provides actual data on the arts community that will inevitiably help provide opportunities to artists that may need funding and/or more exposure! Please keep me apprised of your work and I will certainly continue to play my part in the community to help spread news and updates! Just let me know and consider it done! All the best!

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