When: Sat., Aug. 15, 5-10 p.m. 2015
Vanessa Vigil is sick of going to male-dominated art shows. So, on August 15, the young, local artist will be presenting NOT UR BABY, an all-female group show at the Oakland Terminal (2600 Union St.). “As a woman artist, I am often surrounded by an abundance of male artists,” said Vigil in a recent email. “With NOT UR BABY, I want to shine a spotlight on the women artists in the area that may not always get that spotlight.” Her show will feature artwork from a handpicked group of eighteen women. A range of their works — from sculpture to collage — will be hung on the walls, while crystal jewelry, hand-sewn garments, nail art, and other goods will be offered at tables throughout the space. Meanwhile, DJ and diva Namaste Shawty will be spinning. The fresh-out-of-high-school electronic duo Bad Luck will also perform, as will the hypnotic, New York-based singer Lolo Zouai. The event is also a benefit for a relevant cause. All sales generated from pieces on a specific wall will go directly to MISSSEY, a local organization that works to combat sex trafficking in the Bay Area and alternative opportunities for sex workers.