About NQAF 2011


Welcome to the 2011 National Queer Arts Festival

A Sustainable Queer Planet

When we discussed this theme for the 2011 National Queer Arts Festival, we were thinking of all the definitions of “sustainable.”  We wanted to bring to the fore queer ecological movements but we also wanted to look at the ways that queers sustain ourselves: what things sustain us, keep us going when we might drop; what things feed us so that we can continue?

We have many intriguing, challenging artistic answers in this Festival!   Join us and you will see some of the finest performers, poets, writers, visual artists, musicians, comedians and dancers look to our history for inspiration or create all new solutions from their collaborations that will inspire future generations.

Queers have a unique way of creating solutions, organizations, friendships and political movements—come start a revolution of Sustainability with the Queer Cultural Center.

– Pamela S. Peniston, Artistic Director


Pamela Peniston – Artistic Director
Jeff Jones – Development Director
Rudy Lemcke – Visual Arts and Humanities Director
Elizabeth Pickens – Managing Director
Jerry Lee Abram – Production Manager
Lavette Virden – Business Manager

Curators for QIY Exhibition
Terry Berlier
Josh Faught
Jordy Jones
Rudy Lemcke – Chair
Matt McKinley – Exhibition Design
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto
Nicki Green – Exhibition Coordinator

DENDESIGN – Graphic Design
PS Print – Festival Printing
Box Office Manager
Box Office Co-Manager

Information about the Festival please contact: qccfestival
Elizabeth Pickens
National Queer Arts Festival 14 Coordinator


Cheryl Dunye
Jeff Jones
Jordy Jones
Juba Kalamka
Alicia Kester (President)
Rudy Lemcke
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto

Advisory Board
Dr. Marcy Adelman


Queer Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
SF, CA 94103

Artistic Director
Pamela Peniston