Category Archives: People I Know

Exhibiting at 18th Annual National Queer Arts Festival – Macho Menos at SF LGBT Center – Now through July 17th, 2015

Macho Menos group exhibition at SF LGBT Center - Thru July 17th, 2015

18th Annual National Queer Arts Festival Group Exhibition “Macho Menos” at the SF LGBT Center – June 3rd thru July 17th, 2015

MACHO MENOS
Curators: Alexander Hernandez & Rob Fatal
SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia
Opening Reception: June 3rd, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 1st thru July 17th
Admission: FREE

Macho Menos is a Latino queer slang play on the common Spanish phrase “mas o menos” which translates to “more or less”. This slang is used by Gay Latino men to claim their Queerness but to retain their machismo. The Macho Menos exhibition dissects and expands this term in order to examine the larger, complicated connections between queerness and machismo in Latino communities. Since birth Latinos have been taught to think in binary when it comes to gender. We cannot escape the masculine and feminine because the Spanish language is gendered. The featured artists in this art exhibition work with, against, or around gendered expectations of their respective Latino cultures. Their artwork investigates their relationship with “machismo” through the mediums of photography, painting, video, sculpture, textiles, performance and multi media. Their work explores the negotiation of the artist’s gender in relation to their Latino roots.

For more information on the exhibit and participating artists, visit:

http://qcc2.org/macho-menos/

“Los Novios” by eshcetera, on exhibition at “Macho Menos” thru July 17th, 2015

Macho Menos is a visual art presentation made possible by the Queer Cultural Center’s Creating Queer Community. Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival. To date, these Festivals have presented more than 800 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists including Bill T. Jones, Alice Walker, Robert Rauschenberg, Meredith Monk, Adrienne Rich, Marga Gomez, Justin Chin, Thom Gunn, Cherrie Moraga and Dorothy Allison. The festival is the largest queer arts festivals in North America.

For more information regarding the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and Creating Queer Community, visit:

http://qcc2.org/creating-queer-community-2015/

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From the Desk of Bent-Con 2014’s Art Dept and Gallery…

On behalf of Bent-Con’s 2014 Art Department, both E Salvador Hernandez (Bent-Con Art Director) and Evan Silver (Bent-Con Gallery Manager) would like to invite you to come check out some of the wonderful programs we have been preparing for the past year as part of Bent-Con’s 5th Anniversary Celebration from Fri Nov 7th to Sun Nov 9th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center:

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | www.bent-con.org

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | http://www.bent-con.org

1.) The 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition — special “Gaylebrity” jury panel, art exhibition, on-site gallery sales and auction!
2.) Legacy Gallery — hand-selected pro artists exhibiting artworks including honoree, The Tom of Finland Foundation, celebrating their 30th Anniversary!
3.) Horror mastermind Clive Barker‘s: IMAGINER exhibit — a Bent-Con exclusive!

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

4.) Portfolio Reviews with Professional Artists with themes including (1) Erotica, (2) Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, (3) Narrative Fiction & Non-Fiction!
5.) Live Action Figure Draw! Life Drawing Workshops with Miguel Angel Reyes (Mar Artist LosAngeles) and Bent-Con cosplayers!

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

…AND WE’VE GOT THE REST OF THE SCHEDULE FOR BENT-CON 2014 RIGHT HERE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

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2014 Queer Art Expo | Sat. Sept. 13th | 12:00pm-6:00pm

COME JOIN US…

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Rough Trade Gear‘s 2014 Queer Art Expo
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Local Artists | Hypnotic Beats by Daddy Deluxx | Refreshing Drinks | Hot Giveaways | Awesome FUNdraising**

Featured Artists:
Andrew Cervantes
Art by Leopoldo
Art Kardashian Photography
Boots Bryant
Brandon Michael Spear
danyol
Dave Davenport (aka “dogSpunk”)
David Shouse Mitchell
Dusti Cunningham Photography
Eshcetera by E Salvador Hernandez
Gregorio Adam Davila
Harvey Del Rey
Hector Silva
Horse of Arabia
Jeremy Lucido Photography
Lalo Ugalde
LOCKWOOD
Manuel A. Acevedo
Me Art
Mar Artist LosAngeles (Miguel Angel Reyes)
Micah Perry
Michael Kirwan
Queering
Ruben Esparza Artist
Steven H. Garcia
The art of Alfredo Roagui
Tito & Diego Feliz
…and more!!!

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

**(benefiting the Tom of Finland Foundation)

Wanna be an artist vendor at the event?
Fill out registration form ASAP: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=9dtlOf4im5Ru8UHXXu7hHA

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH EVERYONE!!!
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/257328781134395/

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People I Know: Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP)

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project -- http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project — http://nationwidemuseummascotproject.org/

The Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP) promotes art museums through custom made, sports team-like mascots that engage with visitors and staff alike with handshakes, high-fives and hugs, pro-museum sign picketing, social networking and workshops.  Free giveaways range from homemade buttons and stickers to balloons, zines and corn-dogs. This project is on the tipping point between sincere promotion and playful parody.

Since 2008, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project has represented an expanding list of art museums that include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, and Orange County Museum of Art.

Though often invited, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project loves museums so much that sometimes we just show up!

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour -- http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

Help the NWMMP 2012 Summer Tour — http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

HELP BRING THE 2012 SUMMER TOUR TO LIFE!!!

Visit the link below and donate whatever you can to help bring the 2012 NWMMP Summer Tour to life. Donations of $25 or more come with exclusive perks. However, no donation is too small.

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/2012_summer_tour

People I Know: Kelsey Short

Kelsey Short is one of those emerging artists you’re absolutely blessed to come across should you cross paths. And, if you haven’t, one look at her art works gives the sense that you’ve known her for years… or it’ll make you wish you did!

Kelsey Short can be found at: http://www.nowhereplace.com/

Kelsey Short at TCAF

Kelsey is making her first appearance at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend from May 5th to May 6th.

For more information, follow the link: http://torontocomics.com/exhibitors/kelsey-short/

eshcetera in Catapult Art Mag

Check out issue No. 8 of Catapult Art Mag where yours truly is featured on pages 57-58.

Even cooler is the inclusion of many other talented artists, especially one of my iconic favorites, Homo Riot!!!

Catapult Art Mag Issue 48

Catapult Art Mag Issue 8

To check out Catapult Art Mag online, please visit:

http://catapult-mag.com/