Tammy Rae Carland
Jo Daley

Jo Daly Ransom Letter
Paper, collage
12 x 9.5”

Jo Daly Ransom Letter, 1-7
Paper, collage
12 x 9.5” each


Tammy Rae Carland received her MFA from UC Irvine, her BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is a Professor at the California College of the Arts where she also Chairs the Photography Program. She is represented by Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and primarily works with photography, experimental video and small run publications. In the 1990’s Carland independently produced a series of influential fanzines, including I (heart) Amy Carter. She has collaborated on the record art of seminal underground music releases and from 1997-2005 co-ran Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent record label and video art distribution company dedicated to the production and distribution of queer and feminist culture.

Artist's website: http://www.tammyraecarland.com/

Jo Daly was San Francisco's first lesbian Police Commissioner. Dianne Feinstein officiated Daly’s wedding to her partner in her garden while president of the SF Board of Supervisors. The two had a political falling-out, and when Feinstein removed Daly from the police commission in 1986, Daly complained that it was because she once publicly praised a Mitchell Brothers porn film.

Daly's short life spanned a rich and turbulent history in San Francisco politics. In 1975, she was appointed as a staff member on the city's Human Rights Commission, becoming the first government official anywhere whose salaried job was to serve the gay community.

During her decade-long battle with cancer, she actively campaigned for legalization of the medical use of marijuana. Jo Daly died from cancer in 1997 at the age of 51.

Jo, I have been told that you were vivacious, loved a good argument and had a laugh that could call down the goddess. I have no doubt. - Tammy Rae Carland

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