Photos from the Stop Telling Women to Smile opening at Betti Ono Gallery on March 7th, 2014. Photos taken by Oakland Art Enthusiast. The exhibition runs through April 19th, featuring a mural by local badass artists Jessica Sabogal and Cece Carpio.

This show features the original drawings of each portrait subject from the series. The large scale posters are of local Oakland women that I met just days before the show. You can see in this show the process of the project - small graphite drawings to large scale wheat pasted posters. 

I wasn’t able to attend the opening but I will be there next week for an artist talk on March 20, 2014. 



A few more photos of the beautiful people who attended Jessica Sabogal’s “Better Than Perfect” show and the Daughters of Dilla Exhibit @ the Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland on March 1st. See more at All photos by Tamara Orozco (DOD/BRL).

Please join Betti Ono and DOD as we continue celebrating Women’s History Month on March 22nd with “MY ART, MY CULTURE: 2013 WOMEN, MEDIA & HIP HOP SERIES.

For tickets and more info: event page: • #myartmyculture

:3rd cult hand-drawn appliqués made from Ghanaian and Indian textiles on a hand dyed cotton tee. 

::3rd Cult is Inspired by both ancient images and contemporary style, 3rd Cult is the lovely by-product of centuries of cultural dispersions. This brand is about celebration, unification, love, and pride. We are the past, and we are the future.

Very limited edition, while quantities last. 

Get yours at Betti Ono – Oakland


Earlier this month, I had the great pleasure of linking up with Tatyana during her Artist in Residence at Betti Ono. During her time here, she held two workshops, documented the experiences of Bay Area women and created an exhibition that is on display now at the gallery. Tatyana shares out how Stop Telling Women to Smile came to be, her process for creating the posters, and what the experience has been like thus far.

Music by The Stuyvesants.