About NQAF 2013

National Queer Arts FestivalQCC stages an annual month-long multidisciplinary National Queer Arts Festival, documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on our Website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts “Creating Queer Community,” a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival.  To date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists.


Cheryl Dunye
Jacqueline Francis
Jeff Jones
Jordy Jones
Juba Kalamka
Rudy Lemcke
Mia Nakano
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto (President)

Advisory Member
Dr. Marcy Adelman


Pamela Peniston (Artistic Director)
Information about Qcc and National Queer Arts Festival Programs and Curation

Kevin Seaman (General Manager)
Information about the National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordination and all financial matters)

Rudy Lemcke (Communications Director)
Information about the visual arts program, website curation and educational programs

Jeff Jones (Financial Director)

Sarah Guerra (Production Manager)

LaVette Virden  (Finance Manager)

DENDESIGN (Graphic Design)

PS Print  (Festival Printing)


Josh Faught
Jacqueline Francis
Jordy Jones
Rudy Lemcke
Matt McKinley (Exhibit Designer)
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto

Amanda N. Simons (Exhibit Coordinator)
Carter Steinmann (Zeitgeist & Festival Intern)

All Qcc events always have a No One Turned Away policy.  (DEN-maybe somewhere near the general BPT ticket info.

Please make preparations to ensure this event is accessible and safe for people with chemical injury and environmental illness. We request you refrain from wearing hair and body products with fragrance or clothing washed in detergent with fragrance.

We need logos for CQC – Creating Queer Community and for HC – Healthy Communities with text saying—

Indicates Creating Queer Community & Healthy Communities programs commissioned by Qcc with the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, The SF Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

And that little area with “For complete event schedules and artists’ bios, please visit www.queerculturalcenter.org