Martin Allman
Veruska Bellestri
Bill Bowers
Cathy Cade
Lee Campbell
Mario Chejab
Tyler Cohen
Eliot K. Daughtry
Michael Derry
Jenn DeWald
Ben Fife &  Brent Armendinger
Jamie Griffiths
Kenneth Hemmerick
Eva Henneberry
Sherri Hepler
Valerie Jacobs
Shannon Jamieson
David Leroi
Libera Mazzoleni
Mitcho
Thomas Plagemann
Ricardo Regules
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David Rodrigues
Tejal Shah
José Silva-Rosinhas
Lieve Snellings
Sandra Ortiz Taylor
Andrew Thomas
Skye Thorstenson
Christian W. Right
Lanayé Yriqui La Yaqui
Roberta Zerbi Zoppi

Lacey Jane Roberts

Lacey Jane Roberts - installation view
Lacey Jane Roberts - installation view

Lacey Jane Roberts

The pieces shown for the National Queer Art Festival’s “WAR” show comment on the modern hierarchies in place in today’s art world, which in turn are telling of power structures and their effect on minorities as a whole in today’s society. 

This was also reflected on a more local level in San Francisco when California College of The Arts dropped the word “Crafts” from it name.  The name change disregards the history of the school—founded by Joseph Meyer 100 years ago with strong ties to socialism and the arts and crafts movement—which was inclusive of women, poor people with less access to training, materials and education, and people of color.  This body of work which included a large indoor installation, a site-specific installation on the façade of the San Francisco campus, t-shirts, and a participatory component attempted to make those often silenced once again visible.