California dreamin

Marin Community Foundation, “California DREAMin’”

The group show is curated by Julio César Morales who served as a curator of Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco; The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; The Pasadena Museum of California Art; and Sonoma Valley Art Museum and currently a curator at Arizona State University Museum.

Olya Dubatova as one of the artists  of “California DREAMin’,” from February 5, 2014 to May 16, 2014 featuring over 100 artworks by 32 foreign-born artists who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This exhibition explores subject matter that addresses the idealizations and realities of living in America as an immigrant, as well as the artistic impulse of immigrant artists inspired by other cultures. The title is borrowed from the American folk rock group, The Mamas and The Papas, who released the song of the same title one year after the Civil Rights Act was passed as law fifty years ago. The song signified the arrival of the counterculture era that was an historic cultural phenomenon in the Bay Area and still inspires much of the art being made today.


California DREAMin’ includes painting, photography, collage and sculpture by San Francisco Bay Area foreign-born artists.