Queer Workshop in Edmonton Canada

Imaging Salon with Buck Angel and Cindy Baker
Saturday, November 14,2009
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The ARTery, 9535 Jasper Ave
$5 suggested donation / Adult themes and nudity

Exposure Festival in Edmonton, Canada, invites sculptors, drawers, sketchers and photographers not to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with live models Buck Angel and Cindy Baker. Angel and Baker will inspire you to create. Please bring your own supplies.

'INSIDE OUT: Celebrating Who We Are' with Valerie Mason John
Exposure Festival is also seeking participants for ‘INSIDE OUT Celebrating who we are’, an all-day intensive workshop Friday November 20, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. lead by international artist and facilitator Valerie Mason John (AKA Queenie).  This is a unique opportunity for visible minority queers to explore their identities in a creative and dynamic way. We will be working with spoken word, performance art, theatre, poetry, reading out aloud – come tell your stories in whatever feels comfortable for you. It will be a time to be unapologetically yourself, to not have to compromise who you are.

While the all day intensive process will be an event in of itself, part of the experience will also be an evening presentation of the work to an Exposure audience.   All workshop participants will be required to be part of the evening sharing, some behind the scenes, while others will be in the spotlight. 

The price for participants is $10 (scholarships available). Food will be provided. There will be a pre-workshop orientation (mandatory) on Tuesday, November 10, 2009,  from 7 p.m. to 8p.m. Space is limited. To enroll or for questions, email Ted Kerr at ted@exposurefestival.ca.

Related Links
Female to Male porn star Buck Angel’s fansite
Interdisciplinary and performance artist Cindy Baker’s website and Art blog

Visit Valerie Mason John’s (AKA Queenie’s) website

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

You may think that I am referring to my personal life, but I am not. “Looking for love in all the wrong places” is a postering project/networking project for queer artists to collaborate, takeover and discuss safe spaces for queers in Alberta, Canada and beyond. If you are in Alberta watch out for poster and artworks with radical queer messages in the streets.

The postering project has presented works by the following queer women – Karen Campos (Edmonton), Megan Morman and Cindy Baker (Saskatoon), Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan (Winnipeg) and Anthea Black (Calgary) with a special postcard edition by Carol Maxwell (Texas). And if you submit your designs could perhaps be the next artist to be chosen for production of a poster!

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - queer public space takeover postering wank-out!!!
Queer artists and activists are invited to send submissions of 2-3 colour silkscreen poster designs in the following formats:
SIZE: any dimensions up to 17 X 22 (cut outs and tiled designs welcome)
IMAGE + PREP: images should be high contrast (linear drawings, text, shapes) separated into transparency layers for each of the planned colours.
THEMES: “looking for love in all the wrong places” could refer to anti-queer bashing, queer public safety, public sex, lesbionage, raucous public displays of radical queer affection, outdoor meeting spaces for networking + organizing, queertopias, gentrification + failed gayborhoodz, your city’s mass queer exodus or seeking partners…in crime!

For more details about how to submit your poster designs visit the “Looking for love in all the wrong places” webpage or send an email to hello@lookingforloveinallthewrongplaces.ca

Read more about the artists who has contributed to the project.