ABOUT NQAF 2009
Welcome to the 12th National Queer Arts Festival
70 exhibitions and performances from May 31 to July 11
Presented by the Queer Cultural Center
This year’s theme is Threads. We celebrate Threads in our visual arts show, our fashion spectacular, San Francisco is Burning, and throughout the Festival’s performances and screenings.
Threads create fabric – literally and figuratively – the fabric of our many queer communities. Festival artists explore the threads that bind, mend and sometimes unravel in this spectacular fabric.
You are a vital part of this fabric: whether the warp or the woof, you will find yourself within this Festival. You’ll find events that reflect your own life stories or take a chance and explore someone else’s stories. Why not do both? We have stories in every artistic discipline presented by every kind of queer (and that’s a whole lotta queer!).
When you attend a Festival event, most of your ticket money goes directly to the artists.
So, in a sense, you are commissioning new queer art along with us. We at the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) consider our audiences to be our producing partners.
The National Queer Arts Festival offers the best exchange rate in the country: your dollar brings you the most exciting, challenging arts you’ll see all year. Where else can you find our best emerging and established artists – live queers on stage! – for about the same price as a movie?
I look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
– Pamela S. Peniston, Artistic Director
2009 NQAF STAFF
Pamela Peniston – Artistic Director
Tirza True Latimer – Curator, Threads
DENDESIGN – Graphic Design
Information about the Festival please contact: [email protected]
|QUEER CULTURAL CENTER BOARD
Trilce Santana (President)
QCC MAILING ADDRESS
Queer Cultural Center
|SF LGBT Community Center
||1800 Market Street @ Octavia
||934 Brannan Street @ 8th Street|
|Artists Television Access (ATA)||992 Valencia Street @ 21st Street|
|BRAVA Theater Center
||2789 24th Street @ York Street|
|Center for Sex and Culture||1519 Mission Street @ 11th Street|
||1310 Mission Street @ 9th Street|
||Dolores @ 18th Street|
||3158 Mission Street @ Cesar Chavez|
||2199 Market Street @ Sanchez Street|
|First Unitarian Universalist Church
||1187 Franklin Street @ Geary|
||975 Howard Street @ 6th Street|
|GLBT Historical Society
||657 Mission Street #300 @ New Montgomery|
|a.Muse Art Gallery & Meeting Place
||614 Alabama Street @ 18th Street|
||3117 16th Street @ Valencia|
|SF Public Library
||100 Larkin Street @ Grove|
||450 Florida Street @ 17th Street|
||1519 Mission Street @ 11th Street|
|Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
||701 Mission Street @ 3rd Street|
|Are you interested in volunteering for The 2009 National Queer Arts Festival? Please contact:
Beth Pickens (National Queer Arts Festival Co-co