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A History of Queer Street Art - Art Opening
SOMArts Gallery

Artists and their Circles - Panel Discussion


African American Art and Culture Complex

Boys That Pray

Computer Face
June 7 & 8, 14 & 15
The Garage - POSTPONED

Creating Queer Community
Center for Sex and Culture

Cultural Confluences Discussion
Lenore Chinn
GLBT History Museum

DirtStar Art Opening
June 2
DirtStar Performances
June 19
Tenderloin National Forest & The Luggage Store

Dyke March & Performances
Dolores Park

Eco Sexual Queer Porn Night
Tall Tree Tambo

EcoSexual Manifesto
Art Opening
Center for Sex and Culture

EcoSexual Symposium
June 18 & 19
Center for Sex and Culture

Formerly Known As
June 9 & 10
Center for Sex and Culture

June 16 - 26

Jonathan D. Katz - Fundraiser for QCCA
6 - 7:30pm, Ceremonial Room - LGBT Center
Jonathan D. Katz - Hide/Seek Lecture
8pm, Rainbow Room - LGBT Center

Jotas, Studs etc. - Art opening
Galeria de la Raza

Marga & the Tomboys
LGBT Community Center

The Ms. TangTang Show
Aftrican American Art and Culture Complex

One Love Oceania presents:
Sustaining Community

June 16 & 17
The Garage

Out of Necessity
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Pride March & Performances
Civic Center

QIY: Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survivial - Art Opening
SOMArts Gallery

Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance
July 1 & 2
African American Art and Culture Complex

LGBT Community Center

June 10 - 12
Brava Theater

Radar Superstar
San Francisco Public Library

Restless Natives
June 20 & 21
The Garage

Rocked by Women
African American Art and Culture Complex

Scenes. Unseen
African American Art and Culture Complex

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sizzle with Seedlings

The 10th Anniversary Fresh Meat Festival
June 16 - 19
ZSpace - Artaud

The Legend of Hedgehog Boy
LGBT Community Center

The Walls Project
African American Art and Culture Complex

This is What I Want
June 27- 29
SOMArts & The Garage

Dolores Park

Workshop 2 for QIY
Your Proposal from Start to Finish

June Calendar for The Garage

Artistic Director’s Statement

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:
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

African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) 762 Fulton Street @ Webster Street
Artists Television Access (ATA) 992 Valencia Street @ 21st
BRAVA Theater Center 2789 24th Street @ York
Castro Theater 429 Castro @ Market
Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) 1349 Mission Street @ 9th
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street @ 3rd
Dolores Park
Dolores @ 18th Street
El Rio 3158 Mission Street
Galería de la Raza 2857 24th Street @ Bryant
The Garage
975 Howard Street @ 6th Street
GLBT History Museum 4127 18th Street @ Castro
Harvey Milk Arts Center 50 Scott Street @ Duboce
SF LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street @ Octavia
SF Public Library (Main) 100 Larkin Street @ Grove Street
Magnet 4122 18th Street  @ Castro
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) 2868 Mission Street @ 25th
P-Kok 791 Haight Street @ Pierce
SOMArts 934 Brannan Street @ 8th Street
Tenderloin National Forest/Luggage Store Gallery 509 Ellis Street @ Leavenworth
Viracocha 998 Valencia Street @ 21st
ZSpace - Theater Artaud
450 Florida Street @ 17th Street
Are you interested in volunteering for The 2011 National Queer Arts Festival? Please contact:
Beth Pickens (National Queer Arts Festival Co-coordinator)