National Queer Arts Festival 2000 SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco Jerome: An Appreciation Five years after his death, Jerome Caja’s art lives on By Will Shank My encounters with Jerome Caja (pronounced ‘Chaya,’ which rhymes with Maya) read like a chapter from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. I first became aware of Jerome the Performance […]

Angie Wilson Angie Wilson’s works emerge as meditations on creation and the cosmos, referencing natural phenomena as well as craft traditions. She explores inner and outer space, making tangible the deep and intrinsic connections we have to the universe. Angie Wilson connects her hand to the invisible hands of anonymous makers through reconfiguring pre-industrial methods […]

QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire

The exhibition focused on the use of traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up Market places as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.

Hope & Healing in Times of War Qcc & APICC SomArts – Bay and Main Galleries June 4 at 1:00pm – Artist reception & performances during the National Queer Arts Festival Exhibit open May 6 — June 22, 2:00pm-7:00pm Tues – Fri; Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm FREE Hope & Healing in Times of War – SomArts Gallery […]

Tee Corinne – Self-portraiture in the Lesbian Community & Picturing Cancer in our Lives June 3, 3:00 – 5:00pm – Opening Reception Exhibition runs: June 3 -28; Tues – Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm SomArts Gallery Free Photo: Tee Corinne In June of 2006, Lenore Chinn (former president of the Board of Directors of the Queer […]

Lesbian ConneXion/s Introduction | Gallery Debuting in the United States as part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2001, Lesbian ConneXion/s is a traveling photo exhibit that captures the variety of lifestyles, options, meanings, and visions that exist in lesbian circles. By presenting images created by Western, Eastern, and Southern European artists, the exhibition moves […]

Lenore Chinn PORTRAIT OF A COMMUNITY South of Market Cultural Center Celebrates United States of Asian America Festival and National Queer Arts Festival An Exhibition of Paintings by Lenore Chinn on May 8, 2001 San Francisco, CA… The 4th Annual United States of Asian America Festival will highlight a major exhibition of paintings by Lenore […]

EG: (r)Evolution of Gender June 6-29, 2011 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California Curated by: Eliot K Daughtry and Kriss De Jong of Killer Banshee Studios Outside of constraint visited on mainstream concepts of gender, the queer continuum revels in paradox, defying definition. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2003, […]

War Introduction | SOMArts Gallery View | Thumbnail/Index Page WAR National Queer Arts Festival 2005 Visual Arts Exhibition SomArts Gallery, San Francisco What does it mean to be at War? To be at war with another / or with oneself. Racial / Gender / Cultural / Environmental War. War of Values / of Words. War against […]

HOPE AND HEALING IN TIMES OF WAR SomArts Gallery June 2006 “I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one.” […]