Vancouver – Queer Arts Festival 2014: JUL 23 – AUG 9

Excerpt from Queer Arts Festival’s newsletter July 5, 2014

Queer Arts Festival 2014: JUL 23 – AUG 9

ReGenerations: Dare to be challenged. Risk being Changed.

SD HolmanThe Queer Arts Festival [in Vancouver, Canada] is fast approaching, and we’ve been busy putting together an extraordinary selection of events that everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget to visit our website and subscribe to @ QAFVancouver for the most up-to-date information about this year’s Queer Arts Festival!

Photo Booth with SD Holman

We have just confirmed that this year at the Art Party, our very own SD Holman will be running a photo booth. SD Holman is the artist behind Butch: Not Like the Other Girls, a captivating photo-exhibit aimed to honour the beauty, power and diversity of women who transgress the gender binary, with subjects reflecting the many sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and styles of Butch. SD Holman recently received the 2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work with the Festival, and we can confidently say that she is the first bearded, butch, Jewish dyke to receive this award.

A photo taken by SD Holman is $50, which includes a print. All proceeds from the photo booth will benefit the Pride in Art Society.

Admission to the Art Party is by donation.

Verena Jaekel – New Family Portraits

Verena Jaekel - Fotoraum_poster
Poster: New Family Portraits by Verena Jaekel at Fotoraum, Colonge, Germany, July 5 – August 3, 2014.

There are people who feel that same sex couples shouldn’t raise children. It wasn’t that long ago that people felt that a black person and a white person shouldn’t get married. It wasn’t that long ago that women were told they shouldn’t have an education. So society progresses. We are at a point right now where society is continuing to progress (…).” – From ‘New Family Portraits Interviews’, Video interviews, Don, 12.05.2006.

I cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on July 5th 2014 at 3pm at FOTORAUM in Köln Lindenthal.

Reception with the patron of the exhibition Volker Beck, Member of the Bundestag.
There will be coffee, cake and lemonade.
If you happen to be in Cologne, please come and celebrate with us.

Verena Jaekel

Fluid – a Bi* Exhibition in Toronto

The Fluid exhibition catalogue, 2014

FLUID Exhibition

June 5th-July 2nd, 2014
Project Gallery, Toronto
Tuesday-Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday-Sunday noon-6pm

FLUID showcases the work of bi* identified photographers in celebration of WorldPride 2014.

The Artists

Allicette Torres, Amanda Robertson-Herbert, Angela Yukiko Shintani, Catherine Jones, Jaene Castrillon, Jenni, Jim Riley, Joyce, Kati Holland, Kristy Boyce, Melissa Wilkinson, Michael Mills, Sarah Thomson and Shannon Lilly.


Marta Kochanek and Barbara GibsonPress photo by GIBSON KOCHANEK STUDIO

Gibson Kochanek Studio

is an exciting new collaboration between photographer Marta Kochanek and photo researcher Barbara Gibson. Marta and Barbara have worked together on projects in the past gaining reputations as skilled, trustworthy and hard working professionals. As they developed a great working relationships and consequently follows passion to photography they are now able to provide high quality photographs taken in their new photography studio.

Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of the studio.
Friday, 20th of June at 7pm.

Gibson Kochanek Studio
89 Vyse Street
Birmingham | Hockley
B18 6JZ

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Photo by Laura Aguilar
Laura Aguilar, Grounded #114, 2006. 20 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Leslie-Lohman Museum presents an exhibition of queer feminist artists exploring the body as site of resistance, envisioning a positive queer future. The exhibition features work from Laura Aguilar, Cathy Cade, Heather Cassils, Tee A. Corinne, Zanele Muholi, Chitra Ganesh, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Sophia Wallace, and Chris E. Vargas; these artists subvert the mythologies and ideals surrounding lesbian and transgender bodies and foreground queer bodies obscured by invisibility.

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Curated by Alexis Heller
Exhibition Dates: June 5 – July 27, 2014
Opening Reception: June 5, 6 – 8 pm
at Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

Related Links

See the press release about After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality