News & Exhibitions

Upcoming :

Global Fund for Women

Date: TBD – Postponed due to COVID-19 precations

Renewal Dedication, Center for Clinical Sciences Research courtyard

Date: TBD – Postponed due to COVID-19 precations

Renewal, 2020
(photo credit: Matt Hasel)

Past News:


Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally 2019

Happening Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 6 – 10 PM
My Drawing Session from 8 – 9 PM.
at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


San Francisco Arts Commission


Join side by side/in the world curators Jackie Francis and Kathy Zarur for a brief walkthrough of the exhibition followed by a panel discussion with exhibiting artists Asma Kazmi, Lauren A. Toomer, and Alberto Toscano.

July 12 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126

Join us for the best event of the year – our 8th Annual Art Live Lounge! This cocktail event features performances from Bay-Area based female artists, a silent art auction, live music, and drinks and hors d’oeuvres. This unique opportunity brings together passionate people, like you, through art and activism – all in support of gender equality around the world. All funds raised during the evening will go directly to support the efforts of Global Fund for Women.
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Great Northern
San Francisco, CA

Featured Mural

Mural Art Project:  What Do Clinical Environments Say to Our Patients? A Replicable Model for Creative Advocacy -med.stanford link

American Journal of Public Health: November 2018 – journal link

Fair Oaks Clinic Transformation

What Do Clinical Environments Say to Our Patients? A Replicable Model for Creative Advocacy – AJPH Twitter link

Southern Exposure

Monster Drawing Rally 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018
Toomer’s Drawing Session 9 – 10 PM
Doors 6:00 – 10:00 PM
at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco

Axis Gallery’s 13th National Juried Exhibition, juror, Lucía Sanromán.

Axis Gallery is pleased to have Lucía Sanromán, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Director of Visual Arts, as juror for the 13th National Juried Exhibition.

Address: 625 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811

Exhibit opens – August 3

Artists Reception – August 11 , 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Closes – August 26

Verge Center for the Arts
625 “S” Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Frankenstein @ 200

Student work from medical, graduate, and undergraduate students from Surgery 241/Art Studio 139  and Surgery 242-curated by Toomer

Stanford – Li Ka Shing for Learning and Knowledge (first floor)

Reception with the artists: Friday, April 20, 2018,  at 5:30 p.m.

MARCH 16 – APRIL 21, 2018


On Friday, March 16th,

Black & White Projects is located at 2830 20th Street, Studio 105, in San Francisco’s Mission District.

7th Annual Art Live Lounge benefiting the Global Fund for Women

When: April 5th, 8-11pm

Where: Empire Room, 555 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Lisa Incatasciato, Tech Museum’s Exhibit Content Developer, gives a preview of the art in Body Worlds Decoded at San Jose Museum of Modern Art

San Jose Tech Museum: Body Worlds 

Painting Exhibit ft. Lauren A. Toomer, October 15, 2017- Sept 1, 2018 

Tech Museum “Body Worlds Decoded Exhibit” On view: October 15, 2017 – September 2018 Torso I, II, III (triptych), oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches each

Business Insider: The Tech Museum of Innovation reinvents Body Worlds exhibit

The 2018 UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition

Generation features 81 UC Berkeley alumni artists whose work addresses – practically or poetically – the extraordinary moment in which we find ourselves. The Art Alumni Group represents people of different generations, times, and experiences, with a broad range of relationships to history. But we create work in the present, a present where we clearly need to generate something new.

Wednesday, February 21st – Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Opening Reception: 5 – 8pm, Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12 – 5 pm
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

SCOPE, 2017: Using antique wax figures to learn about anatomy

Venison Magazine: Autumn 2016