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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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Save The Dates: Eshcetera in SoCal/NorCal Exhibits May/June 2012

Mark Your Calendars: Yours truly (E Salvador Hernandez) will be exhibiting between Southern California and Northern California the months of May and June! Save the dates, purchase your tickets, and come on down!!! I’d be happy to see you there!

Thurs, May 31st, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with the wonderful folks at Long Beach RAW: natural born artists at Sevilla in Downtown Long Beach. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. The dress code is cocktail attire, so no flip-flops, cut-offs, sports jerseys, and the like. It’s a classy event featuring myself amongst a crop of other hand-selected visual artists, musicians, jewelers, etc. Bring cash for drinks and that must-have art piece you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 10:00PM, with an on-site after-party that goes til 2AM.

Purchase Tickets at http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Long Beach RAW presents THE BLEND at Sevilla Long Beach from 6:30PM-10PM

THE BLEND presented by Long Beach RAW

Sevilla Long Beach (140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802) | 6:30PM-10:00PM

18+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Sat, June 9th, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with L’art Pour L’art at the Think Tank Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Again, dress to impress as this is an industry mixer! I will be amongst a bevy of other visual artists exhibiting artwork (fine art, comical illustrations, sculpture, and photography) with the focus on circles, dots, or anything spherical. The price of admission includes freebies from sponsors such as Vitamin Water, complimentary wine, beer, and yummy oogie snacks! And, don’t forget your wallet at home in case you spot that dot you wanna take home with you! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 2:00AM.

L'art Pour L'art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

L’art Pour L’art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

THE PAINTED DOT presented by L’art Pour L’art

Think Tank Gallery (939 Maple Ave, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015) | 7:00PM-2:00AM

21+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.ArtforArtMixer.com 

Thurs, June 28th, 2012 in NOR CAL: I will be exhibiting for my first time with the amazing folks at RAW San Francisco at 1015 Folsom in the SoMa (South of Market district). Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress for the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity! This event will feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Don’t forget to pack enough cash for those must-have pieces you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 12:00AM.

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom 7:00PM-12:00AM

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom from 7PM-12AM

SOLSTICE presented by RAW San Francisco

1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 7:00PM-12:00AM

$10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/sanfrancisco/solstice

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