LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth art exhibition

Press release by QCC

Queer Cultural Center – Special Event

Queer Cultural Center(QCC) and the Commonwealth Club present:

LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth art exhibition
Opening Reception and Walk-Through
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, second floor
San Francisco

Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center with artists from the current exhibition for a reception and walk-through of the exhibit.

Artists: Kim Anno, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Jeremy Sanders, Indira Allegra, Preston Gannaway and Laurie Toby Edison, join curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LGBT art.


Cheers from Qcc!

Queer Cultural Center Newsletter, January – 2014

As we begin a new year, we here at Qcc would like to wish you and all of yours the very best for the coming year; May whatever you reach for be there for you!

We have a full calendar for 2014, so while we are taking a hiatus with the calendar for this month, look for a new look, a new website (QCC 2.0) and many new surprises to come your way. Please join us!

Thank you!

Pamela Peniston,
Artistic Director, Qcc
Queer Cultural Center is supported in part by the Community Arts & Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission

San Francisco – Curators Walkthrough of Zeitgeist

Invitation: Zeitgeist


Curator/Artist Walkthrough
SOMArts Gallery
San Francisco, USA
June 15, 1pm

Zeitgeist is the Nationa Queer Arts Festival’s visual arts group exhibtion. Curators for the exhibition include Jacqueline Francis, Josh Faught, Jordy Jones, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley, Pam Peniston and Tina Takemoto. They say about theme and title of the exhibition, ‘Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as “Zeitgeist,” from the German words Zeit, meaning “time,” and Geist, meaning “spirit” or “ghost.” Some writers and artists assert that the true zeitgeist of an era cannot be known until the era is over, and several have declared that only artists or philosophers can adequately explain it.‘ The exhibition runs thru June 29, 2013.

Participating Artists

Bren Ahearn, Esteban Partida Ayala, Sarah Barnard, Micah Bazant, Alexei Biryukoff, Marconi Calindas, Esra Canogullari, Alberto Condotta, Robert Cortlandt, Yvette Deas, Leah DeVun, Ariel Dunitz-Johnson, Rami George, Hilary Goldberg, Nicole Hall and Benjy Blanco, Matthew Lambert, Cristiano F. Lopes, Mox Mäkelä, Elizabeth “Oscar” Maynard, Aaron McIntosh, Rosa Middleton, Kait Mooney, Allie Phillips, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Emmett Ramstad, Tommy J. Reyes, Gregory Farrar Scott, Kevin Simmonds, Ariel Springfield, Diego Terros, Amanda Verwey, Kate Walker, Eva Weiss and Angie Wilson.

Related Links

Artist statement by Leah DeVun
Finnish Avant-garde Filmmaker, artist showcase about Mox Mäkelä

National Queer Arts Festival, California June 2010

Lisa Dettmer has interviewed Pamela Peniston Executive Director of the National Queer Arts Festival and artist and poet Fuifuilupe Nimeitolu. Pamela talked about the history of the festival and some of the wonderful diverse events in the Bay Area and Fuifuilupe Nimeitolu from OLO – One Love Oceania’s Sisters Rising, a lesbian Pacific Islander group, talked about a performance on June 9th at the Garage as Part of the Queer Arts Festival, which is exploring the intersection of womanhood, queerness, family and Pacific Islander diasopric activism.

Listen to the interview
You can listen to/download the audio from and read more about the 13th National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco at
The festival features 70 cutting edge events at different venues in San Francisco, USA during June 2010.

Queer Curation

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned American artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities and the arts in San Francisco, USA.

Event: 'Queer Curation'
Panel debate
Monday, March 9, 2009, 6-8pm
California College of the Arts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA

Featuring: Harmony Hammond, Jonathan D. Katz, and Pamela Peniston
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer

All events are free and open to the public. More Information: Tina Takemoto,