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!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

62 - The Crunch Zone

This week we finally got the courage to begin our new segment: Institutions Behaving Badly. We also try to come up with new ways to braid our emails and cope with winter stress. We have a secret interview about Pluto, and Jennie Ottinger gives a fresh take on shyness advice.


All the music in this episode is by Rocky Rivera (Thanks for the suggestion, listener!)


Alternative Exposure Round 9
KunstCapades
ARC at UC Berkeley
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Pluto is very far away.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

61 - The Fourth Dimension (with Desirée Holman)

This week we have a trans-dimensional chat with artist, Desirée Holman. We also discuss art embarrassments and reveal the origins of the name, Congratulations Pine Tree.

All the music in this show is by Jefferson Airplane

Desirée Holman
Sophont
The Raelian Movement
The Method Gun at Z Space

Lights in the sky over California heralded this episode's release.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

60 - Body Language (with Brontez Purnell)

This week we chat with writer and performer, Brontez Purnell. We also give a little bit of advice to a shy listener.

All the music in this episode is by Gravy Train!!!! and The Younger Lovers

Brontez Purnell (on FB)
How to Read Body Language
Institute for Dunham Technique Certification


Human communication is 99% non-verbal

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

59 - Civic Duties (with Vinay Patel)

This week we have an illuminating chat with community organizer, Vinay Patel. We also give you listeners a little voter guide that you can listen to on your way to cast your ballots in the San Francisco election on Tuesday, November 3rd! Get out and vote!

Green party endorsements
SF League of Pissed of Voters endorsements
SF Bay Guardian voter guide
Local Ballot Measures - official texts
Airbnb Ads Flop in San Francisco - NYT

All the music in this episode is by Julius Papp


Rock the vote. Don't tip the vote over.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

58 - Dramatic Reading (with Eli Thorne)

This week we chat with artist and art worker, Eli Thorne. We also experiment with some dramatic reading, and Maysoun gives artists permission to take a cut of their charity auction sales.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Netta Brielle

Eli Thorne
Google Impact Challenge 2015
Potemkin village
Rincon Center Mural
UC Davis Open Studios (FB event page)


Some public art.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

57 - Millennials

This week we have a micro round table on the democratic presidential debate. We also have our pick of the week, affirmations for new art grads, and some stories from Maysoun's art outings.

Almost all the music on this episode is by Jet Black Crayon

Arab Film Fest
Is The Resilience Of Millennials Underrated?
New Parkway Theater
Haines Gallery
Star Trek Live
Hillary Clinton is "hunting the Chinese"

Millennials

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

56 - Ramble and Report

This week we do a nice long ramble of this month's art and cultural events! Plus we give you the latest report on the 5M development project getting agreed upon at the San Francisco Arts Comission! Award winning stuff this week! Don't forget to send us your events for the next ramble- whenever that is.

Almost all the music in this episode is by The Tuttles & A.J. Lee

SFAC Meeting Audio Archive
SFAC Meeting Agenda and supporting materials
Despite Filipino Community Backlash, Forest City's 5M Project Moves Forward 
5M Agreement (BEFORE AMMENDING)

Computer people love real estate development!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

55 - Art Advice, Heart Advice

This week we have a little mellow gold for you. Listener advice, moon stories, and a little tidbit at the end to tickle your ears.

Almost all the music in this episode is by Tony! Toni! Toné!

Don't know who your Oakland city council member is? Check this map!
Steve Martin is a curator now!
AgentXPQ's animation of Sol Lewitt's letter to Eva Hesse
TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY!

The love doctor is in.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

54 - Public Comment

This week we chat about the issues brought up at the last San Francisco Arts Comission meeting. It was a real barn burner. We also have our pick of the week and a couple other hot tips.

All the music in this episode is by the SFJAZZ Collective

SFAC Meeting Audio Archives
Kate's crappy recording of the 9/15 SFAC meeting
After Displacement, Redlick Artists Rally Against Changing Mission - KQED
Survey Confirms: Market Forces Pushing Artists Out of San Francisco - KQED
SFAC Grants Programs
Artists’ Personal Impacts Survey (WIN THE RAFFLE!)

Take it to city hall!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

53 - All Hands On Deck (with Courtney Fink)

This week we turn up the snark for some listener feedback. We also have an illuminating chat with arts administrator and former director of Sothern Exposure, Courtney Fink.

All the music in this episode is by Cold Blood

Nitro Trail forest art show
Roger Sunday by Chelsea Pegram
Common Field
Alternative Exposure (get a grant!)
Krowswork
Interface Gallery
Omni Commons
Royal None Such
Haxan Film Fest
Shapeshifter Cinema
Apply for a residency at Real Time and Space! They pay!

Many hands make light work.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

52 - Lil' Shorty

This week we are putting a bonus episode up on Saturday, which is the audio tour project we did for the new show at the new Root Division. That will open on the 12th. So here's a lil' shorty to tide you over until then.

The song in the episode is Defender by Favors

Donate to Kala!
Support Stairwell's
Apply for a residency at Real Time and Space!!!
Seth Curcio
Shipping and Receiving 
Mid-Market History

Short lil cutie.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

51 - Globs (with Kari Marboe)

This week we have a discombobulated audio glob for you! We address some feedback from a tender listener. Michelle Mansour helps us with that. Then we have a great chat with artist and educator, Kari Marboe!

All the music in this episode is by Dealership

Kari Marboe
Indigo Mind - Indie Go Go
From the Depths: Pioneer Spirit by Don Chaddock

We're in a damn drought!