Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

107 - Lovers' Time (with Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero)

This week we have a darling chat with Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero, founders of Shapeshifters Cinema in Oakland. We get pro tips on collaboration, learn about beer making, and figure out what kind of film explodes the most.

All the music in this episode is by Bourgeois Speedball

Shapeshifters Cinema
NODAPL Emergency Sale (FB Event Page)
StandingRock.org 
East Bay Express Job Opportunities
Get trained as a legal observer

The wonders of the CINEMA!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

106 - Do It Yourself

This week we gaze into the void of our collective future. Maysoun is slowly coming out of her election denial, and Kate is slowly slipping into her election depression. We also have heartening contributions from Lacey Johnson and Rebekah Erev from DIY Art School.

All the music in this episode is from the album, Bossa Nova Brasil

How to help someone if they're being harassed (comic)
California Election Results 2016
San Francisco Election Results
Oakland Election Results
HEX THE PATRIARCHY
DIY Art School 
BFAMFAPHD

When you need to take things into your own hands.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

105 - Ramble in Retrograde

Watch out, listener! Kate and Maysoun are really on one in this episode! They tell you some shows and events to see, but mainly they just lose their minds.

All the music in this episode is by Rayana Jay

African Tulip
Dollene Jones
Adobe’s artist subsidies paint troubling picture by Caille Millner
Pampas Grass
Golden Age (Kate's really on one in this episode)

COME ON!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

104 - Live from the Headlands

This week we have some select clips from our many hours of recording at everyone's favorite haunted Artists in Residence Program: The Headlands! We talk to a cavalcade of stars about sharks, ghosts, and the other dangers of the sea.

All the music in this episode is by DJ Shadow

Headlands Center for the Arts
Arseny Zhilyaev
Cassandra Troyan

BEWARE THE SEA GHOSTS!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

103 - Queer Frontier (with Josh Faught)

This week we had an immersive talk with artist and educator, Josh Faught. We hit on all the key topics: Lifetime movies, signs of the zodiac, and onion rings. 

All the music in this episode is by Magik*Magik

Josh Faught
Josh Faught and Anne Wilson in conversation (video)
Mooney

Appropriately, we also unveil our Congratulations Pine Tee Shirts! Get One Here!

Queer Craft, Queer Snacks

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

102 - 2016 Voter Guide!

We tackle all the local issues on the ballot this November! And none of the presidential bullshit!

Find your Alameda County Polling Place 
Find your SF County Polling Place

Vote this November 8th, or vote early.

Your vote counts!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

101 - Space Lairs, Farm Stands (with Mickey Murch)

This week we share another shadowy message from Art Workers Anonymous about the Tom Sachs show at YBCA. We also have a lovely contribution where Ethan Rafal interviews Mickey Murch of Gospel Flat Farm. Plus we shout some hot events to keep you toasty this nippy Bay Area autumn.

All the music in this episode is by the Cold Beat

Tom Sachs at YBCA
Erik Parra at State
Kathy Aoki at the Berkeley Art Center
Oakland Stock - get yourself some money!
Gospel Flat Farm

Space rocks, Earth dirt.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

100 - Past Favorite and Future Dreams

This week we take a look back and then dream of what will come next! We also have some hot show shoutouts, Kate talks about seeing performances in San Quentin State Prison, and bras are burned.

Introduction to Code-Based Art - Class taught by Lizzy Brooks at Root Division
Prison University at San Quentin
Shakespeare at San Quentin
Critical Resistance: Prison Abolition Organization
SoEx Mentorship Program

Only 1,345 more episodes to go!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

0 - The Lost Sea Tapes

This week we have found a tape of Carrie Hott and Kate lost on a submarine.


You never know when you'll need a net!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

99 - Indictments and Slander

This week we receive some secret correspondence from Art Workers Anonymous! We also field a listener question about art ethics. Plus, Kate recounts her experience of being on a secret eco-revenge art tour.

All the music in this episode is by Y La Bamba (from our neighbor to the north, Oregon!)

After Pop Life 
The Feminist Economics Department
Tom Steyer on Twitter
African Tulip Tree
Vulture funds have Puerto Rico cornered by Joel Cintrón Arbasetti
How Hanjin's collapse left a British artist stranded at sea by Yvette Tan
Oslo architecture triennale: Airbnb cosplay for the gig economy nomad by Oliver Wainwright

Here comes the judge!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

98 - Dig In (with Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo)

This week we tie up some loose ends about DNA testing. We also try to figure out SFAI's lecture calendar, chat about some juror controversy, and we have a great contribution from Joann Pak. Joann interviewed Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo of Nook Gallery in Oakland.

All the music in this episode is by Samaria

Nook Gallery (facebook)
Embedded by Yung Jake (this is just a video, but originally it was a thing that would actually happen to your computer)
SFAI Graduate Lecture Series
SECA Finalists
Artadia SF Finalists

Kate and Maysoun chilling outside.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

97 - The Divine Feminine (with Nkei Oruche)

Hey, we're back! This week we have a glorious chat with artist, activist, and co-founder of BoomShake, Nkei Oruche. We talk street drumming, being an artist mom, and hope for people with no rhythm.

The music in this episode is by Francisco Herrera

BoomShake
Streets Are Free (video)
Loco Bloco
AfroUrban Society
Umoja Festival

Go take a drumming class!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

96.5 - MicroEpisode

We just have a tiny shorty for you this week. Kate's on the road doing witchcraft and Maysoun has been consumed by fog.

WE ARE TAKING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OFF! Don't panic!

All the music in this MicroEpisode is by Tyler Holmes (NEW ALBUM!)

Mississippi River Basin Model
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Des Moines Art Center
Recast by Cathy Lu at Root Division
TBA:16 in Portland

On the road for summer!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

96 - Pretzel Test

This week we've got a little mellow chiller for you. Kate recounts her LA art excursions. Maysoun gets into some Tonya Harding dance performances. Plus we call bullshit on geographic ancestry testing.

All the music in this episode is by Yea-Ming and The Rumours

Aggregate Space
BAC: Quiet Please
In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
Factory of the Sun by Hito Steyerl at LAMOCA
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i at LACMA

Doing some hardcore research this week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

95 - Books!

This week Maysoun goes rogue! She went to the San Francisco Art Book Fair and got some real page-turner interviews. Watch out: there's some butt talk.

All the music in this episode is by Silent Pictures

SF Art Book Fair
Gallery 16
Owl Cave Books
Hesse Press
Colpa Press


 Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type around 1450.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

94 - Plants (with Jessalyn Aaland)

This week we had an expansive conversation with artist and educator, Jessalyn Aaland. We talk anarchy, teaching, colors, and whether or not people should be covered in fur like cats.

All the music in this episode is by Favors

Jessalyn Aaland
Radical Art Theory Tuesday
Recology SF Residency
Alternative Exposure Round 10
Facebook AIR (on Facebook)

Plants are everywhere.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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This week instead of a new episode, we're playing the audio from a panel discussion titled, Black Liberation & White Anti-Racism in the Time of Ferguson, organized by the Catalyst Project at the Omni Commons in December, 2014. 

Music by the Seshen

Black Liberation & White Anti-Racism in the Time of Ferguson (video)
SURJ- Showing Up for Racial Justice
Black Lives Matter (find chapters)


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

93 - On Painting (with Erik Parra)

This week we have a rousing conversation with artist and educator, Erik Parra. We talk painting, displacement, pizza, and more! Also we mention some events we're excited about, and a petition you might want to go sign at The Lab.

The music in this episode is by Zakiya Harris, plus Summer Furs by Woffles and Herb

Erik Parra
Odium Fati (New Gallery!)
Rhythmix Cultural Works
Torreya Cummings at OMCA


Clean your brushes!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

92 - How It's Done in Canada (with Sanaz Mazinani)

This week we have a thrilling chat with artist, Sanaz Mazinani. We go deep into image glut, Islamic ornamentation, and paying artists for their work. Don't forget our old friends, W.A.G.E. Working Artists and the Greater Economy!

All the music in this episode is by Wolf Larsen

Sanaz Mazinani
Romer Young Gallery
Krowswork
API at Mills College
Arts United SF: A Gathering about Restoring Funding for the Arts
Save Oakland Art (event page for research purposes, since the event already happened)
ISO Queer Gods at Root Division

They pay artists in Canada.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

91 - Secret Letters

This week we have a really legit contribution from (actual journalist) Michelle Weidman, who spoke with curators (and artists) Marcela Pardo Ariza and Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción. We also finally have the breakdown of how many works in the new SFMOMA are by women artists and artists of color.

All the music in this episode is by Wizard Apprentice

Correspondencia/Correspondence at CTRL+SHFT Collective (up until June 25th)
Cranium Corporation
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Hail the New Puritan by Charles Atlas
Stimulus Packages at SFAI (we'll link to the videos of this when they're posted)

Rilke loved gays.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

90 - Sanctuary (with Indira Allegra)

This week we chat with artist, Indira Allegra. You can still see Blackout in Take This Hammer at YBCA, which is up until August 14th. We also recount seeing Blank Map at Dance Mission Theater.

All the music in this episode is by VAINHEIN! Get their new album now!

Indira Allegra
Blank Map
Adee Roberson
Brontez Purnell
keyon gaskin
Wizard Apprentice
Tasha Ceyan (interviewed with Brontez Purnell on KALW)
The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture by Kevin Quashie



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

89 - Hardcore Gaming

This week we throw down a few hot events you might want to check out. Kate recounts some fresh shows she saw. We talk mom emoji, crying about murals, and protecting the future for the children.

All the music in this episode is by Toyota

Wofford's Storm Drain Murals are in the Mission Bay neighborhood in SF
SFAC artist opportunities
RADAR events!
Chronicle Books
NEW FILIPINO CINEMA 2016
Elizabeth Sims | Water Discipline at Interface Gallery
Rhoades Rails Rules 2nd Edition
Supernatural at CounterPulse
Visual Activism: A Gathering at Modern Times
Small Press Traffic Residency at Real Time and Space

"One day they're gonna shut the game down."

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

88 - Gallerized

This week Kate finally puts in her two cents on the new SFMoMA. We chat with Laura Hyunjhee Kim about her upcoming exhibition at Black and White Projects. Plus we talk through our reactions to Take This Hammer at YBCA.

All the music in this episode is by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

lauraonsale.com
BWP/AiRVI: Laura Hyunjhee Kim
PERSIA 'Google Google Apps Apps' feat DADDIES PLASTIK
TAKE THIS HAMMER: ART + MEDIA ACTIVISM FROM THE BAY AREA
Indira Allegra
Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History
Adrienne Skye Roberts


Gallerized!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

87 - Museum Climbing

This week Maysoun explains what the hell is going on with kids using sculptures as jungle gyms. Kate tries to find new ways to explain being an artist to a non-arts family. We are getting back on track!

All the music in this episode is by Black Spirituals

Apex Express
Blank Map

Don't climb the art!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

86 - No Selfie Zone

This week we have a little mellow chiller for you. Maysoun answers some questions from the public about SFMOMA, and Kate has an anecdote about an institution behaving strangely.

All the music in this episode is by Hard Girls

Welcome to SFMOMA’s Infrequently Asked Questions Page by Sarah Hotchkiss

We're taking a break next week. Don't be alarmed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

85 - Style Report

This week Bonanza takes us on a fashion tour of the Parking Lot Art Fair! We also discuss a few events of the weekend and share A NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR LISTENER FEEDBACK!

CORRECTION: Kate accidentally called Black Salt Collective, Black Seed- we're fixing it, but you might still hear the mistake depending on when you downloaded the episode. Sorry, Black Salt Collective! Check out their website.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Babii Cris

BNNZA - Cabin Pressure at Alter Space
Eastside Arts Alliance
Gay Shame
Rashaad Newsome
SFMOMA's new extension – a gigantic meringue with a hint of Ikea by Oliver Wainwright

Order your tank tops now!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

84 - Purple Ramble

This week we do a little ramble of the shows and events coming up in May.

We love you, Prince!


Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

83 - Outgoing Call

This week we have our favorite segment: listener feedback! We hear back from the artist who paints with her cat, and Wofford makes a guest text appearance. Maysoun gives tips on dealing with a difficult co-worker, and Kate confesses that she has not had a single drop of water since last week.

Remember to send in your events for the May ramble!!!

All the music in this episode is by Lady Fingaz

Stop Urban Shield Town Hall Friday, April 22 // 6p-8p
Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 Int'l Blvd, Oakland

Yerba Buena Tower
Cross Sector Conference
The Review Panel
Curiously Direct
Anthony Discenza Presents A Novel: an Exhibition by Anthony Discenza
Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

Listener feedback is our favorite!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

82 - Water Pledge

This week we pledge to drink more water in order to overthrow the government. We also share some listener-submitted news. Plus, Maysoun gets into the nitty gritty of press releases.

There will be a press conference on violent policing Wednesday, April 13 at 11am at SF City Hall.
See more info on this from the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition

All the music in this episode is by Day Wave

SFPD Raid Homeless Camp at the Site of Thursday's Police Killing of Jose Luis Gongora
Online Voter Registration
Critical Resistance 
Transgender Law Center
Mission Copwatch
ACLU Apps to record police conduct
Compound Gallery
Open Engagement

50 ounces per day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

81 - Laser Shapes

This week we share a contribution from Sarah Hotchkiss and Zoe Taleporos! They did some breaking and entering to have a unique art experience. Maysoun shares some SFMoMA insider secrets. We also discuss what to do when a friend gets a job at a big tech company, and how to properly credit your collaborators when they are not human.

All the music in this episode is by XUXA SANTAMARIA (Check them out!)

SFMoMA Conservation
11 Tips For Broaching Difficult Subjects
The Platypus Review
Sarah Hotchkiss
Torreya Cummings
Body Painting Tips and Techniques

If you can't put it in your mouth, your cat shouldn't be painting with it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

80 - Clearing the Mind (with Glen Helfand)

This week we have a lovely chat with writer, educator, and sweetheart, Glen Helfand. Kate finally ventures into the reptilian hot spot, Minnesota Street Project. We also test the waters of what we're allowed to say on the show now that Maysoun has a new job aboard the art museum mothership.

All the music in this episode is by HEARTWATCH

CCA MFA Show 2016
Et al. etc.
Casemore Kirkeby
SFMoMA Board of Trustees
A. O. Scott’s ‘Better Living Through Criticism’ (a review review review!)
Top 11 Professions with Highest Suicide Rates


Elephant Skin

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

79 - Menstrual Cyclones

Wofford guest hosts this week's episode while Maysoun is on the continent! We do a rundown of the opening of Minnesota Street Project and Take This Hammer at YBCA. We also do some personal redaction, discuss the closing of FLAX, and weigh the pros and cons of neti pots.

All the music in this episode is by Erase Errata


Step into the Woffice.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

77 - So Glad You Are Here

This week we received audio from our first contributor, Sarah Dragovich. Sarah spoke to people at the San Jose ICA about their memories and stories of Susan O'Malley on February 25th, the one year anniversary of her death. The Congratulations Pine Team wants to thank Sarah and all her interviewees for their words and time.

The music in this episode is by Sealight and Painted Palms

Susan O’Malley: You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be: Part II at the San Jose ICA
Susan O’Malley: Do More of What You Love at the SFAC Gallery
Listen to Your Heart
susanomalley.org
When Death Comes by Mary Oliver

Art Emergency Kit


Susan O'Malley, we miss you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

76 - Sail Away (with Constance Hockaday)

This week we venture into briny depths with artist and hirable mediator, Constance Hockaday.

All the music in this episode is by Al Lover

Constance Hockaday
Save the Bay
The Floating Neutrinos
ASMR


The Ocean

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

75 - Spider! (with Rodney Ewing)

This week we chat about the big news that Patricia Maloney is the new director of Southern Exposure. We have a great conversation with artist, educator, and member of the 3.9 Collective, Rodney Ewing. Plus Kate slowly learns how to use recording equipment.

All the music in this episode is by The Aislers Set

Rodney Ewing
3.9 Art Collective
Snatch
Patricia Maloney Named Executive Director of Southern Exposure

Do some somatic exercises with us this week.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

74 - Honey Love

This week we decide to use honey love as the generic term for significant other. We also do some long overdue redactions, and talk about events we're looking forward to.

All the music in this episode is by The Cold Beat

Gothic Cinema at YBCA
Parking Lot Art Fair 2016
Et al.
Take This Hammer at YBCA
Key Room: Official Unlocking (Carrie Hott's Headlands thing!)
Carrie Hott interview on CPT
Dirty Commerce: Art Work and Sex Work since the 1970s by Julia Bryan-Wilson
Celebrating Bill Bowers’ fashion of excess by Tony Bravo
SF Suiseki Kai
Unearthed at OMCA

Send us your proposals for a thingy you want us to air on the show! We pay $$$
CongratulationsPineTree@gmail.com
- Interviews
- Tender chats
- Stories
- Some other kind of segment

Honey is bee vomit.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

73 - Dreams (with Margaret Tedesco)

This week we have an illuminating chat with Margaret Tedesco, artist and director of [2nd floor projects]. We also have a tiny touch of listener feedback from artist, Kate Dodd.

All the music in this episode is by Bells Atlas

[2nd floor projects]
(the Glen that Margaret talks about is Glen Helfand)
Kevin Killian
Eileen Myles
Dennis Cooper
Gina Lollobrigida
Gregory's Girl - Dancing Scene

8 1/2

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

72 - Specifics

This week Kate reads a textbook to you. We chat about the importance of specific language, rate some art shows that we may or may not have looked at, and listen to some lovely poetry.

All the music in this episode is by: +++++PINE+++++

Carissa Rodriguez: I’m normal. I have a garden. I’m a person. (Wattis curatorial statement)
Thinking Critically by John Chaffee
Tracy K. Smith
CTRL+SHFT Collective Exhibition Space (Fundraiser!)
Anglim Gilbert Gallery
SFAC gallery
City Limits
Capital Gallery
Recology
TAKE THE COMPENSATION FOUNDATION SURVEY!

Get specific!



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

71 - Fluids (with Jennifer Locke)

This week we chat tenderly with artist, art educator, and legend, Jennifer Locke.

All the music in this episode is by Violent Vickie

Jennifer Locke
Cliff Hengst
SFAI
Kunstcapades

HANG TEN!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

70 - Shout-Outs

This week we talk about Black.Seed protest that shut down the Bay Bridge. We field some more shy listener questions, do some shout-outs, and talk about not drinking at art gatherings.

All the music in this episode is by Ric Alexander & Levi Seacer Jr

ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT
black.seed action support fund
Love Letter by Angi Brzycki
calm.com
Interface Gallery
SFAC Gallery
500 Capp St.

Special thanks to Amy Ho for this inspirational image.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

68 - Winter Readers

This week we share some of the reading we did over winter break. Cats of all types are discussed along with parrot meat, censorship, and so much more.

All the music in this episode is by Lumerians

You can donate to Precita Eyes Muralists at their website: http://www.precitaeyes.org/
The First Bad Man
BART accused of censoring artist’s work on gentrification in S.F. by Michael Cabanatuan
Contact the ACLU
The 7th Annual FRESH Festival Is Three Full Weeks of Bay Area Dance by Sarah Burke
Display of Canned Parrot Meat Ruffles Feathers in San Francisco by Claire Voon
Artful Dodger: Visual Art Happenings for a New Year by Sarah Hotchkiss
A History of Erasing Black Artists and Bodies from the AIDS Conversation by Ted Kerr
Community Goodwill, City Funding May Save SF Mural Arts Space by Stephanie Martin Taylor
BAVC Residency


Claude Cahun loved cats

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

67 - Year End Round Up

This week we reflect on some of our favorite performances, exhibitions, and lectures of 2015. Don't forget that we'll be on break next week! Send us your comments, questions, or complaints and we will respond to them in 2016! congratulationspinetree@gmail.com

All the music in this episode is by Quartet San Francisco

Chesapeake Bay

Exhibitions/Performances:
directions given – directions taken
4 x 40
Parking Lot Art Fair
Radical Presence
Twice in a While
MaxiPad: Templum de Mysteriis
You Make a Better Wall Than a Window: The Tour
Silent Faces

Lectures:
Genesis P-Orridge
Julia Bryan-Wilson
Sylvia Lavin
Caroline Woolard
Jennifer A. González
Jonn Herschend
(The other ones aren't on video)

Vaporwave

Scott Burton, Two Part Chair, 1986 



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

66 - Museum Dogs

This week we have some public service announcements, some new email tips, and some speculation about Bay Area museums in the coming year.

Almost all the music in this episode is by MC Hammer

Christine Wong Yap
The Trusted Trio Email Method
Arts Research Center 
BAMPFA
The Wexner Center
Mission Pie

Ewoks are allowed in museums.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

65 - Total Impact (with Taraneh Hemami)

This week we talk to artist, art educator, and community organizer, Taraneh Hemami. Maysoun gives some very passionate performance reviews, and we disturb birds in a forest.

All the music in this episode is by Kehlani

Taraneh Hemami
Sara Shelton Mann
Constance Hockaday

Persian cats were invented in Persia.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

64 - Hot Tips (with Conrad Guevara)

This week special guest host and artist Conrad Guevara chats with us about gambling, childhood memories, and fashion tips for the artist on a budget.

Most of the music in this episode is by Giraffage

bonanzallc.co
Bonanza's YouTube
Real Time and Space
City Limits Gallery
Jon Gourley
Silicon Valley Dream House (wtf)
Lisa Kudrow on the Nerdist

Keno Balls

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

63 - Drop a Petal in a Fucking Pond (with Keith Hennessy)

This week we had a miles-deep chat with performer, scholar, and activist, Keith Hennessy. We discussed contact improv, the pigeon palace, and debt fictions.

The music in this episode is by Quaaludes

Circo Zero
Pigeon Palace (FB page)

Watch the ripples, people!