Monday, April 30, 2018

As is.. Artist talk for Place of Her Own.

I have a wonderful time at this Exhibit and met some wonderful women. 
A PLACE OF HER OWN changing women's lives. 

Monday, November 30, 2015


I joined the Aver Design Collective and we are having an exhibit on July 31 at the Octopus Lounge should be pretty fun.

I was the emcee and I read my short stories. The night was pretty full with readings, music, and of course selling our Zine called bridges.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Eating Cultures YUMMY!!!

Welcome to Eating Cultures

I got off early from work to help out AAWAA and APICC set up for the event and met some of the artist. Anticipation was high, as the crew put the finishing touches on the gallery and set up the POP UP Shop.

Shari Arai deBoer and Cynthia Tom  

Shizue Seigel and Susan Almazol set up Pop Up Shop

The place was a buzz with excitement, as we started to hang the signs and clear off workers tables.  Cynthia is one of the hardest working women I know. With her guidance and support all of us had tasks to do.  The press preview was from 4-5pm and we finished setting up and cleaning just before the press arrived

The Pop Up Shop had items made by the artists. I didn't bring or make anything for the shop , but some of the artist did and the shop looked great with jewelry, posters, postcard, comics, as well as mini paintings and textile work. Just outside the Pop Up Shop was the table and bar where the food and drinks were to be served. 
Catered by La Cocina Incubator Kitchen. Unforunately, the food only lasted an hour so and many guests weren't able to sample some great food. 

On of the first things you saw was, of course the Eating Cultures sign then to the right was Susan Almazol's Recipe Wall where people could post their family recipes. It will be cool to see how filled the wall will be by the end of the exhibit. 

Recipe Wall by Susan Almazol

Cynthia Tom and me

Jung Ran Rae and Pallavi Sharma

Alison Ho 

Alison was one of the first met and talked with.
Her dad can't believe she actually went to school to do this.

Pallavi Sharma

Flora Choi
Pallavi is an amazing person, and nice too!! I talked with her husband a bit.  He is basically her historian and no he's not an artist.
I met him outside getting some fresh air, lovely person to talk with. 

What a gas to talk with her via Skype from New York.  We talked about what she was eating and the broadcast that her inspired her piece. YUMM. And that is a pony tail around her neck...REAL?? You have to ask her. 

Susan working hard at the  Pop Up Shop

Shizue Seigel and Karen Larson

Karen is the publicist Extraordinaire!! She was happy to meet me because I answered her emails quickly. A rarity no doubt.

Margaret Rhee's Kimchi Poetry. Where she took the dialog from students about Kimchi and put them in poetry

The rest of the night was filled with music, guests, and amazing artist that I will remember and  hope to keep in contact with.   

There was something for everyone.

Multi-media, Paintings, Mixed Media,
Photography, and Sculpture.



And that was just the beginning for a month of asian women artists. The 10 is Eating Asian American Panel Discussion 2-4 and on the 17 is the Literary Sriracha Spicy Poetry and if that isn't enough there is the closing reception on the 30th paying homage to Sausage!!!

Eating Cultures and Sigi goes on the air

The  Womens Magazine,

April 28, 2014 - 1:00pmWomen's Magazine: Art Is GlobalCanadian Chinese gossip maven Elaine Lui discusses her new memoir, LISTEN TO THE SQUAWKING CHICKEN. Then we speak with Sigi Arnejo, Genevieve Erin O'Brien and Kay Cuajunco, LGBT artists featured in EATING CULTURES, an Asian American multimedia art exhibition exploring food, identity and migration; and we preview women-directed and gender-oriented films at this year's SF International Film Festival with programming director Rachel Rosen.

  10 Percent

David Perry speaks with artist Sigi Arnejo about her work with the Eating Cultures exhibitPublished on Apr 29, 2014Episode # 223
Monday -- Friday, April 28 -- May 2, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 - 4, 10:30pm
David Perry speaks with artist Sigi Arnejo about her work with the Eating Cultures exhibit.
David Perry speaks with artist Sigi Arnejo about her work with the Eating Cultures exhibitPublished on Apr 29, 2014Episode # 223
Monday -- Friday, April 28 -- May 2, 11:30am & 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 - 4, 10:30pm
David Perry speaks with artist Sigi Arnejo about her work with the Eating Cultures exhibit.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Man have I been busy!!
Sigi Arnejo and David Perry on the set of 10 Percent.
I will be on 10 Percent with David Perry on Monday 4/28 
at 11:30 am and 10:30pm Channel 104 on Comcast and it will run to May 2nd. It will also be on Youtube about a week after it airs. 
10 Percent is the longest running LGBT TV show in Northern California. 
I had a blast doing it and David is so nice.  I have to say having to put make up on was a little off putting but the make up artist (who I forgot her name SORRY) was sweet and hot I have to say. Really put me at ease, I even let her put mascara on me.  Yup I know.. don't say it. Once I was "made up" I hung out with Michael Micael who dresses so smartly. He had a yellow sweater on with a blue shirt underneath and a blue and yellow bow tie. What a joy it was to talk to him about Filipino food.  

KPFA.org HomeAlso on Monday at 1:00pm on KPFA 94.1fm Kate Raphael interviews Kay Cuajunco and Genevieve Erin O'Brien, and ME on Women's Magazine. What fun I had with these women. It was a joy to hear their stories about the fabulous work they do. Kay in Oakland and  is a film maker and involved with People Kitchen  click the link for more about Kay. 
Genevieve does performance, video, and installations that sound amazing I am anxious to see her work.  It was quite and experience. It was good to be on the radio again. 


At 934 Brannan St San Francisco. 
This exhibit runs to May 30. It is a multi disciplinary event that will include art, film, literary works celebrating my favorite subject FOOD...

Go to www.aawwaa.net for more information on the schedule of events. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I was interviewed today by Kate Rafael on  KPFA.org Home!!

What a gas that was.  I forget how cool it is to be on the radio and how much I miss it.
Kay Cuajunco was there, she has a film "bibinka"in the exhibit, and Genevieve Erin O'brien
and many pieces in the show. We spoke about what our pieces mean to us and how it relates to the Exhibit and how our being gay plays a roll in the event. We were there for only a little while but I think it went well. Kay seems very nice and Genevieve is way smart and I would like to meet her since she did a phone interview. Luckily it will be edited.  I hope she keeps the Kitchen Top part in..
You'll have to listen to find out what that is.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sigi on Comcast 10 Percent

Just got through taping with David Perry for 10 Percent on Comcast.
What a trip it was to have make up put on and be on TV. They will be showing my piece in the show. I felt pretty nervous about the whole thing but I think I did ok.
It will air on Comcast Channel 104 Monday at 1130am and 1030pm.
This is the longest running gay show on the air, David told me.
It was a thrill to be on. I met David a long time ago at a Betty's list event and have seen his name pop up every now and againg.
Wednesday I will be on KPFA at 7pm for an interview.
WOW What a rush this has been.
Looking forward to doing it.