2015 Queer Women of Color Film Festival

QWOCMAP invites queer women of color, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color to submit films to our 11th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14, 2015 in San Francisco.

LGBTQ People of Color

This includes: African Descent/Black; Asian Pacific Islander; Chican@/Latin@; Native American/Indigenous; Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA); and Mixed-Race, people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer.

Deadline

5PM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to be RECEIVED in our QWOCMAP office.

Submit Your Film

The Queer Women of Color Film Festival seeks films of any genre, any subject and any length, that are made by queer women of color, gender nonconforming or transgender people of color from anywhere in the world. Further information about the submission guidelines at QWOCMAP’s website.

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Queer Spaces at MIX NYC 2014

Video made by Christian Vega. 2014.

Interview with Caitlin Rose Sweet

Caitlin Rose Sweet is co-curator of the 24 media arts installation at MIX NYC 2014. Caitlin is a craft-based installation artist and independent curator. Caitlin’s work focuses on queer world building and mapping out the shared spaces between craft and queerness. She is a MFA candidate with the Applied Craft and Design program from PNCA and OCAC in Portland, Oregon, USA. In the above video she explains how arts projects are soliciticed and ultimately chosen for the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival. The 27th MIX NYC took place in November 2014.

Related Links
2014 MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival Coming To NYC by The Huffington Post
American Craftswoman Caitlin R. Sweet

 

San Francisco: ‘Queer Ancestors’, a Printmaking Workshop

Excerpt from Queer Cultural Center – December Newsletter, 2014

Call for ApplicationsQueer Ancestors Project
December 8th, 5pm

Queer Ancestors Project
Free workshop exploring queer ancestors & linocut printmaking for queer and trans* artists ages 18-26

Supplies included
Exhibition at SF LGBT Center
Workshop taught by printmaker Katie Gilmartin

Meets January 5-April 27
at Chrysalis Studio, SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., SF

Get info here: Queer Ancestors Project at facebook

Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time

Press release by Brooklyn Museum, USA

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Photo: Chitra Ganesh, August 2014. Photo By Svati Shah.

Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery
December 12, 2014-July 12, 2015

For more than a decade, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh has used the iconography of mythology, literature, and popular culture to bring to light feminist and queer narratives. In Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, Ganesh explores ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity creating a site-specific mixed media installation that draws inspiration from the Brooklyn Museum’s encyclopedic collection.

In a monumental new mural, Ganesh takes Kali, the South Asian goddess of destruction and rebirth featured in Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, as a starting point for portraying female power and plurality. These themes are extended into artist-curated vitrines that showcase works from the Museum’s renowned Egyptian, Indian, and Contemporary Collections.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation. The exhibition is organized by Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.