The Alternative Cafe

Current:

April 13, 2012 "Roe Sham Bow" Facebook event page
Featuring Hans Magden, Mytchell Mead and Bryan D Zittlow.

Upcoming:

May 11, 2012 "New Brow 5"
All star group show.
June 8, 2012 "Parasols and Dirigibles"
a Steam Punk show
July 13, 2012
Curated by Aya Kakeda.
August 10, 2012 "Garter Belts & Gasoline 5"
Curated by Tanem.
September 14, 2012 "In the Center Ring"
Featuring Archer Dougherty, more TBA.
October 12, 2012 "A Lack of Normality"
Featuring Rob Reger, creator of "Emily the Strange", more TBA.
November 9, 2012
Lisa Hass with Sunshine Jackson.

Previous:

March 9, 2012 "Spring Fever 2"
Featuring Ben Newman, Italia Ruotolo, David Palumbo
February 10, 2012 "Find Art In Monterey" Facebook event page
Find Art Curated by Find Art Magazine, Featuring Phillipe Fernandez, Michael Pukac and Mickey Edtinger.
January 13, 2012 "Socio Network II" Facebook event page
Socio Network II Featuring: Monk, Robby Day, Joy Chokchai, Maaike Verwijs, Tom Thompson, Ariel Williams, Adam Batchelor, Kira Leigh, Ian Tomasino, Jordan Pryke, Ralph Niese, Bryan Lenorud, Katerina Murysina, Alex Stursberg, Brandan Styles, Eugene Plotnikov, Ripley Hayden, Laurie Hicklin, Bill Connors, Plump Oyster, Sterling Witt, Ellie Rusinova, Luke Lamar, and other
December 9, 2011 "Socio Network: part one"
Socio Network Group exhibit. Artists including Kaspian Shore, Zach Hazard, Claire Donner, Fionn McCabe, The Krah, Kaila Gee, Robert Dayton, Angel Salnas, Kyle Pellet, Danni Shinya, Natalie Philips, Justin DeVine, Trevor Henderson, Laurie Hicklin and Jono.
November 11, 2011 "Ebb & Flow" Facebook event page
Ebb & Flow Solo exhibit featuring Sherry DeLorme.
October 14, 2011 "Guardians" Facebook event page
Guardians featuring Matthew Linares, Johnny Crap and Cory Benhatzel.
September 9, 2011 "Imaginary Maps of the real World"
Imaginary Maps of the real World Solo exhibit with Bask.
August 12, 2011 "Garter Belts & Gasoline 4"
Garter Belts & Gasoline featuring Joe Chiodo, Sam Gambino, Eric Joyner, April May, Glen McDowell, Randy Noborikawa, Ben Tan, Tanem, Jessica "Tink" Whiteside and Dean Yeagle.
July 8, 2011 "Bad Luck Club" Facebook event page
Bad Luck Club Curated by Aya Kakeda and featuring original artwork by Angie Mason, Dan-Ah Kim, Eun-Ha Paek, Fumiha Tanaka, Hyesu Lee, Jen Tong, Nina Frenkel, Stella Im Hultberg, Tara McPherson, Wendi Koonts and Yunmee Kyong.
June 10, 2011 "We Must Repeat" Facebook event page
We Must Repeat Featuring Mark Mothersbaugh.
May 13, 2011 "New Brow IV" Facebook event page
New Brow IV Anthony Ausgang, Van Arno, Shawn Barber, Chrystal Chan, Luke Chueh, Andy B. Clarkson, Amy Crehore, Adam Flores, David Joseph Gough, Eric Joyner, Jophen Stein, Kevin E. Taylor, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Buddy Nestor, Terribly Odd, Charmaine Olivia, Michael Page, Everett Peck, Christopher Polentz, Dan Quintana, Isabel Samaras, Kelly Vivanco, more TBA
April 8, 2011 "Mother of God" Facebook event page
Mother of Godfeaturing Michelle Magdalena Maddox, Marianne Romeo, and Rachel Schwarz.
March 11, 2011 "Spring Fever"
Spring Feverfeaturing Glenn Arthur, Jason Levesque, and Joe Chiodo.
February 11, 2011 "Spectral Sideshow"
Spectral SideshowFeaturing Chris Brett, Ashley Montague and Frost Newton.
January 14, 2011 "Monterey Pop Art"
Monterey Pop Artfeaturing Mark Bode and Vaughn Bode.
December 10th, 2010: "Myth and Myrrh" Facebook event page
Myth and Myrrhfeaturing Chet Zar, Britt Ehringer, Terribly Odd, Lucky Bunny, Travis Lampe and Christopher Umana.
November 12, 2010: "The Beautiful Dreamers" Facebook event page
The Beautiful Dreamersfeaturing Shay Davis, Charles Glaubitz and Paul Torres.
October 8, 2010: "Twilight Journeys" Facebook event page
Twilight Journeysfeaturing Dean McDowell, David Gough and Michael Hutter.
September 10, 2010: "A Trip Worthwhile" Facebook event page
A Trip Worthwhilefeaturing Patrick "Star 27" Deignan, Gene Guynn, Christopher Polentz, Jason Snyder and Erica Steiner.
August 13, 2010: "Garter Belts & Gasoline 3" Facebook event page
Garter Belts & Gasoline 3 Featured artists include Joe Chiodo, Sam Gambino, April May, Glen McDowell, Randy Noborikawa, Robh Ruppel, Tanem, Jessica "Tink" Whiteside and Anson Jew.
July 9, 2010: "Pao Pao Nest" Facebook event page
Pao Pao Nest Artists Aya Kakeda & Fumiha Tanaka, curated by Kevin E. Taylor.
June 11, 2010: "Fables and Follies" Facebook event page
Fables and Follies Artists Jeremy Forson, J.R. Goldberg, Dan Harding, David Ho, Ken Keirns, Jason Levesque, Dave McDowell, Apricot Mantle, Jessica Ward and more in a show curated by Creep Machine.
May 14, 2010: "the dark between a DOUBLE RAINBOW" Facebook event page
the dark between a DOUBLE RAINBOW Featuring original artwork by Jon Carling, Kai Peter Martin and Chloe Wilson. Curated by Kevin Miller.
April 9, 2010: "New Brow 3" Facebook event page
New Brow featuring Anthony Ausgang, Andrew Bandou, Paul Chatem, Eric Joyner, Yumiko Kayukawa, Mike Maxwell, Aaron Meshon, Turf One, Everett Peck and Kevin Taylor.
March 12, 2010 "Lucid Dreams"
Lucid Dreamfeaturing Ken Keirns, Fang Ling Lee, Chrystal Chan, and Dave MacDowell.
February 12, 2010 "Coin Operated" Facebook event page
Coin Operated Solo exhtbit with ManOne. Curated by Vincent Arcaro.
January 15, 2010: "Kunstkammer " Facebook event page
Kunstkammer featuring Kim Boekbinder, Jusin DeVine, and Ariel Williams
December 18, 2009: "Euterpe: The Muse of Music"; Facebook event page
Euterpe Featuring work by Neon Park, Steven Lopez, Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal, Shepard Fairey (prints), Gabe Leonard, and Shahrokh Hatami.
November 13, 2009: "Small Wonders" Facebook event page
Small WondersTravis Louie, Patrick Segui & Anne Faith Nicholls.
October 2, 2009: Michael Bullas & Genivieve Roland Smith
Michael Bullas & Genivieve Roland Smith Facebook event page Featuring new works by both artists.
August 21, 2009: "Click, Click, Bang" Facebook event page
Click, Click, Bang Featuring Gabe Leonard and Eric Joyner. Both artists will be in attendance to talk about their work and answer any questions.
July 10, 2009: 2nd Annual "Garter Belts and Gasoline" Facebook event page
Garter Belts and Gasoline Curated by Tanem. Featuring work by Big Al, Eric Joyner, Mike Giant, Mark Gerardi, Susan Heidi, John Maclachlan, April May, Glen McDowell, Matthew Rens Nellen, Dale Sizer, Tanem, Jessica "Tink" Whiteside, Derek Yaniger, and Anselm Yew.
May 29, 2009: "En Fuego"; Facebook event page
En Fuego
Featuring Adam Flores, Paul Torres, Mitsy Avila Ovalles and Carlos Villas.
April 17, 2009: "Confections" Facebook event page
Confections
Artists: featuring Pilar Alvarez, Sherry DeLorme, Rudy Fig, Miss Kika, Kukula, Fang Ling Lee, Ryan Myers, Arabella Proffer, Danni Shinya Luo.
March 27, 2009: "New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art"
New Brow Word Premiere. Q&A with the filmmakers, Tanem Davidson and Scott Grover of Humble Pictures.
March 6, 2009: "This is the End" Facebook event page
This is the End Curated by Creep Machine. Artists: 8pussy, Alex Kuno, Andy B Clarkson, Beth Bojarski, Chet Zar, Dan Harding, Dean McDowell, Dave MacDowell, E.Gauger, Ego, Gene Guynn, Jacqueline Gallagher, John Cebollero, Joshua G, Kelly Vivanco, Ken Garduno, Luke Kopycinski, Matt Dangler, Michael Ryan, Michael Shapcott, Paul Chatem, R.M. Hanson, Sandi Calistro, and Tom Haubrick.
March 19, 2009: "The Best of Underground Artists", Austin, TX. Facebook event page
Art reception and film screening. Austin March 2009. Shepard Fairey and Ron English in attendance. Live DJ with guest DJ Shepard Fairey.

Featured Artists: Eric Joyner, Charles Krafft, Shawn Barber, Travis Louie, Anthony Ausgang, Ron English, Mike Giant, Isabel Samaras, Camille Rose Garcia, Van Arno, Shepard Fairey, Liz McGrath, Henry Lewis, Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Glenn Barr, Kill Pixie, Niagara, Sas & Colin, Erik Foss, Yumiko Kayukawa, Natalia Fabia, Paul Chatem, Sylvia Ji, Helen Garber, Joshua Petker, Mike Maxwell, Greg Gossel, Francesco LoCastro

For Those Who Showed up Late: prints and posters Facebook event page
For Those Who Showed up Late: prints and posters Curated by OuterEdgeStudio.com. All pieces are signed, limited, rare, sold out editions. Artists: Banksy, Shawn Barber, David Choe, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness and more.
Pieced Together, Locals & Favorites '08
Pieced Together, Locals & Favorites '08 Curated by E. Brown. Artists: Bones, Emily Brown, Scott Brown, Kyle Bourne, G.R.I.M., Sam Hisey, Jennifer Hugo, Sunshine Jackson, Mark Jones, Kevin Miller, Rick Moore, Amber Renee, Steven Roberts, Jillian Rose, Mike Schultz, Ian Welling.
Hallows
Hallows Featuring Butch Adams, Eric Joyner, Ray Magsalay, Paxton Mobley, and Devon Ryan.
Fifteen Years: an art-f/x retrospective
Fifteen Years: an art-f/x retrospective Featuring Justin DeVine, Andrew Jackson, Chris Love, and Jennifer H. Sullivan.
Garter Belts & Gasoline
Garter Belts & Gasoline Curated by Tanem. Featuring John Bell, Spencer Davis, Kirsten Easthope, Glen McDowell, Tom "Dr. Sizzle" Smith, Tanem, and Jessica Whiteside.
New Brow: The Rise of Underground Art
New Brow: The Rise of Underground Art Curated by Justin Giarla of The Shooting Gallery SF. Featuring Van Arno, Shawn Barber, BASK, Paul Chatum, Lafe Eaves, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Adam Flores, Greg Gossel, Andres Guerrero, Eric Joyner, Mike Maxwell, Nagara, Anne Faith Nicholls, Erik otto, Joshua Petker, Kill Pixie, Lee Harvey Roswell, Patrick Segui, Kevin E Taylor, Tes One, and Alex Willan
Kind of a Big Deal
Kind of a Big Deal Curated by Outer Edge Studio. Featuring Bask and Tes One.