Members of California LGBT Arts Alliance
LGBT Arts Organizations
a(e)romestiza project (San Francisco)
Antebellum Gallery (Los Angeles)
Army of Lovers (San Francisco)
Being Alive Ceramics Studio (West Hollywood)
Black LGBT Project (Los Angeles)
BLOOM Arts in Bloom Project (Los Angeles)
BROWN & OUT (Los Angeles)
Celebration Theatre (Los Angeles)
Chrysllis Studio (San Francisco)
The Center Long Beach (Long Beach)
Cinema Diverse (Palm Springs) a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Darkroom Gallery (Los Angeles)
Desert Rose Playhouse (Rancho Mirage)
Desert Winds Freedom Band (Palm Springs)
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (Palm Springs)
Diversionary Theatre (San Diego)
Endeavor Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco)
Fairoaks Project (Los Angeles)
contact: Gary Freeman, email@example.com
Femina Potens (San Francisco)
Frameline (San Francisco)
Alliance Member Page: Frameline
Fresh Meat Productions (San Francisco)
Fusion (Los Angeles) Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival
Gay Freedom Band (Los Angeles)
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
GuyWriters (San Francisco)
Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee (San Francisco)
Highways Performance Space & Gallery (Santa Monica)
Impact Stories (San Francisco)
In aChord Men’s Ensemble (San Diego)
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (Los Angeles)
Lambda Literary Foundation (Los Angeles)
Love Art Lab – Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens (San Francisco)
MACHA Theatre (West Hollywood)
Mazer Lesbian Archive (West Hollywood)
Men Alive. The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus (Laguna Hills)
contact: Katie Meyers 1-866-MEN-ALIVE (636-2548)
New Conservatory Theatre Center (San Francisco)
One City / One Pride (West Hollywood)
OLO – One Love Oceania (San Francisco)
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/OLO-One-Love-Oceania/123540227719762
One: National Gay and Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles)
Original Plumbing Productions (San Francisco)
Outfest (Los Angeles)
Out West (Los Angeles)
OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Film Festival
Pacific Pride Foundation (Santa Barbara)
Q Film Festival Long Beach (Long Beach)
Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco)
Queer Jitterbugs/Ballroom (San Francisco)
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (San Francisco)
contact: Madeleine Lim (Artistic Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer Rebel Productions (San Francisco)
QueLACo (Queer Latina/Latino Artists Coalition)
Radar Productions (San Francisco)
REACH LA Dance Studio (Los Angeles)
Rise Up & Shout (Los Angeles)
contact: Mark Thompson email@example.com
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (San Diego)
San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation
San Diego Women’s Chorus (San Diego)
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (San Francisco)
Sarah Bush Dance Project (San Francisco)
South Coast Chorale (Long Beach)
Theatre Out – Orange County’s Gay and Lesbian Theatre (Orange County)
Tom of Finland Foundation (Los Angeles)
Trans/Giving (Los Angeles)
UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center (Los Angeles)
contact: Emily Rokosch, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Vox Femina (Los Angeles)
West Coast Singers (Los Angeles)
Artist Members of California LGBT Arts Alliance
If you would like to become a member, please send your name to: email@example.com
Agafonova, Olga (Monterey)
We are gay friendly dance studio, we teach gay people how to ballroom dance. Our students participate in same sex ballroom dance competitions, showcases and other projects.
Aguirre, Valentin (San Francisco)
Valentin is the Festival Coordinator for QueLACo. QueLACo is a nonprofit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Latina/o artists dedicated to promoting the arts within our diverse community. As an organization, we strive to gain voice, recognition and prominence within the larger landscape of our vibrant arts world.
Alencastre, Dante (Los Angeles)
Facebook: Dante Alencastre
Anderegg, Ron (Los Angeles)
Arcos, Dan (San Francisco)
danarcos.com is Dan Arcos’s online portfolio for professional graphic design and his artwork.
Arredondo, Sophia (San Diego)
Atkins, Robert (Cathedral City)
website: www.robertatkins.net writer/art historian/critic. Website provides links to projects of interest to LGBT audiences.
Balan, Lee (Palm Springs)
I aim to create art that expresses everything I perceive. New art evolves from the soup of new technology, new materials, and social upheaval. Put simply, “everything is everything.”
Barnard, Sarah (Los Angeles)
Beserra, Jolino – artist (Los Angeles)
Biron (San Francisco)
18+ Multicultural Male Erotic Images by professional photographer exhibited in Paris and San Francisco. Photos by BIRON have also been published in 3 books by Janssen Verlag (Berlin) and in several gay magazines including OG, Trikone, blue, aK, and XY.
Bottini, Ivy – artist (Los Angeles)
Brazell, Danielle (San Francisco)
Danielle Brazell is a performance artist, curator and educator. Her performance work incorporates text, movement and symbolic imagery to create highly visceral theatrical landscapes.
Brown, Hilton (Wilmington, DE)
Bruehl. Timothy (San Diego)
Byrd, David – artist (Los Angeles)
Cade, Cathy (Oakland)
I have been a documentary photographer since 1971 specializing in lesbian and other queer community images. My early work is in black and white, have added handcolored images, and collages.
Carey, Scott (NSW Australia)
Castro, RIck (Los Angeles)
Chin, Lenore (San Francisco)
Clark, Phillip (San Diego)
Clarke, Carly (Pomona)
My art revolves around my life and friends. I love doing portraits and sending out a positive message. my friends, whether gay, straight or whatever, are the source of my inspiration.
Cook, Michael (Knoxville, TN)
Corpstein, Nichole (Sen) Jeanette (Portland)
Curtin, Brian (Bangkok, Thailand)
visual artist (painter)
D’Lo (Los Angeles)
Dallmeyer, Robert F. CEM – writer (Los Angeles, CA)
Day, Greg (Palm Springs)
deLora, Eric (San Francisco)
Detwiler, Paul (San Diego)
Documentary filmmaker profiling the diverse voices of LGBT experience.
Diaman, Nikos (San Francisco)
Art for me offers a glimpse into another reality. Above all I strive to present a fresh artistic vision.
Dinhaupt, George (Long Beach)
Dorsey, Sean (San Francisco)
Trans/genderqueer choreographer and the Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions. Dorsey tours his original trans and queer-themed choreography nationally and internationally.
Writer and spoken works performer.
Egan, James – filmmaker (Los Angeles)
Charming Hostess is three women in a whirl of eerie harmony, hot rhythm and radical braininess.
Elliott, Steven (San Francisco)
Emch, Cindy (San Francisco)
Working poet and host of the Queer Open Mic series in SF.
Epstein, AJ (Los Angeles)
Ford, Karen (San Jose)
Freeman, Gary – Director, Fairoaks Project (Los Angeles)
Fritscher, Jack (San Francisco)
Free site of history, gay lit, homophotography, and video-connected site by California artist Jack Fritscher, who, according to GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, is “the prolific writer who since the late sixties has helped document the gay world and the changes it has undergone.”
Galanter, Margit (Oakland)
Movement, performance, participatory experiments
Gay Mafia Comedy Group (Los Angeles)
Gesso, Eddie (Oakland)
Gomez, Jewelle (San Francisco)
Artist and activist, Jewelle Gomez has published 7 books including the double Lambda Award-winning novel: The Gilda Stories. She has lectured and read her work at universities across the US and in Europe.
Graham, Rebecca Lynn (San Francisco)
Fusing dance theater with original music, SuperBigRockStar redefines hybrid performance, bringing a deeply resonant theater experience to our audiences.
Granfield, Amy (Eureka)
Gallery of oil paintings by Amy Granfield, California northcoast artist, depicting the natural world: animals, birds, plants.
Grant, Judith (San Francisco)
I am a member of the Lesbian Visual Artists and a few pieces of my work are on this site.
Greenspan, Robin and Lacie Harmon
We are the writers/stars of the lesbian romantic comedy “Girl Play.” The website features reviews and awards the film has received, news, pictures and a trailer from the film.
Ostolaza, Walter H. Guerra (San Francisco)
Gutierrez, Juan Ramon (San Francisco)
Paper mache sculptures and masks. Oil and acrilic paintings on canvas.Mixed media and instalations.
Haffner, Stephanie (Long Beach)
Brutal funny political folkpop songstress in long beach ca – guitar & voice – acoustic, electric, spoken word.
Hammer, Barbara (New York)
Over 80 films and videos made during the past 30 years by the pioneer, avantgarde film and video artist, Barbara Hammer. Each work described with images, synopsis, reviews. Order forms available.
Hammond-Hagman, Hannah (San Francisco)
Hanson, Jerry L. (Palm Springs)
Hara, Marie (Granada Hills)
Gorey cartoons, tattoo flash, etc.
Harrison, Cindi (San Francisco)
novelist and poet
Heckman, Shani (San Francisco)
Shani Heckman directs films and coordinates publicity campaigns for the LGBTQ community.
Hendrickson, Carl (Oakland)
Hyder, Happy/L.A. (San Francisco)
Jacobs, Valerie (San Francisco)
January, Anna Marie (Los Angeles)
Jones, Jeff (Pacifica)
Joye, Shelli Renee (Oakland)
My artistic interest lies in the evocation of color field flows which reflect not only natural process, but, more importantly, act as mirrors to reflect living panoramas found within our own internal psychic landscapes.
Katz, Dorian (Oakland)
Visual Artist, Curator, Smut Writer
Kremenak, Erica (Oakland)
Lee, Jez Kuono`ono (Oakland)
Lahne, A. (San Francisco)
Layton, Susannah (San Francisco)
Lemcke, Rudy (San Francisco)
Lipps, Matthew (Los Angeles)
Liu, Ginger (Los Angeles)
Ginger Liu is a graduate of London’s University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice (Photography, Film, Multi-Media). Her work has been published in the UK and USA, and has appeared on MTV. She is a Hollywood based photographer, writer and publicist.
Lopez, Alma (Los Angeles)
Alma Lopez, is a Los Angeles based visual and public artist.
Lopez, Rebecca (Austin, Texas)
Macierz, Nick – artist (Los Angeles)
MacKinnon, Ian – performance artist (Valley Village, California)
Madden, Donnie (Los Angeles)
Madison, Dale Guy (Los Angeles)
Damn Good Man productions is a business venture of dale guy madison created to produce entertainment and educational events that address artistic, literary, cinematic, cultural, & gender based empowering messages.
Maldonado, Rigo (Santa Ana)
Mixed media queer latino artist focusing on culture, gender, body image and identity. Mediums included: installations, sculpture, photography and video.
Martinez, Joel (North Hollywood)
Babalu Aye Productions (B.A.P.), is a literary and theatrical production company that seeks to increase and demonstrate the voices of women and people of color within the discourse of LGBT concerns. B.A.P. aims to demarganalize the existence of subcultures within subcultures.
Medina, Dolissa (San Francisco)
Mode, Alison (Orange County)
Moriarity, Lesa M.
Exhibit905 for web art projects by artist, Lesa Moriarity, B.F.A., M.A. The art work engages with painting, photography, drawing, and new media, concerned with diverging topics of landscape, presence, feminism, poverty, desire and the subconscious.
Motana, Shammy & Mary Garza (Twenty Nine Palms)
Art from the Heart
Mullen, Jennifer / San Francisco Bay Times
nancy the blacksmith (San Francisco)
3D metal sculptures, mermaids, and super cool bubble wands
Newman, Mike (UK)
Norris, Trevor , (Los Angeles)
O’Brien, Genevieve Erin (San Francisco)
Erin addresses issues such as hate crimes, homophobia, violence against women, and more with sensitivity and humor in her performances and films.
Olson, Jenni (San Francisco)
Jenni Olson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker, writer and historian. She is one of the world’s leading experts on LGBT cinema history.
Otalvaro-Hormillosa, Gigi (San Francisco)
Palatinus, John (Palm Spings)
Payne, David – photographer (Los Angeles)
Peniston, Pam (San Francisco)
Frank Pietronigro (San Francisco)
This site features interdisciplinary art and projects created by Frank Pietronigro, Painter, New Media Artist, Educator and Author. The artist’s intention is to create interdisciplinary art projects and personal works of art that fortify community and challenge institutional structures.
Player, Mike (Los Angeles)
Pollack, Gordon (Los Angeles)
Roberts, R E (Palm Springs)
Robinson, Terry (Mariposa, CA)
A graphic artist/illustrator experienced in a wide range of media and styles.
Rodriguez, Nancy (San Diego)
Arts administration, arts advocacy, producer, performance artist
Rosendahl, Dawn (Altamonte Springs)
Ross, Meaghan (Garden Grove)
artists, writers, and musicians can submit their work that deals with the idea of gender bending and blending.
Don Saban artist (Los Angeles)
Sandoval, Lito (San Francisco)
Santana, Trilce (San Francisco)
Schaffner, Jaime (Los Angeles)
Schwartz, Abby (San Diego)
Abby Schwartz is the coordinator of SIREN a women’s open mic that takes place is San Diego. SIREN welcomes all forms of expression — with emphasis on LGBT, queer, feminist, and women’s issues.
Schwarz, Jeffrey (Los Angeles)
Documentary filmmaker, currently at work on a feature documentary about gay author & activist Vito Russo.
Shenghur, Tika (Thousand Oaks)
Silva, Hector (Los Angeles)
Sirius, Jean (Oakland)
collage, photography, poetry, weblog
Smith, Ryan T. (San Francisco)
website: www.rawdance.org RAWdance, envisioned by co-founders Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, strives to craft pieces balancing dance with theatrical elements, and athletic movement with intellectual themes.
Smoke, Joe (Los Angeles)
Southey, Trevor (San Francisco)
Spencer, Scott Andrew (Pasadena)
Painter. Member of the Pasadena Society of Artists in 2004.
spevack, pam (Oakland)
Stinson, Charles H. (San Francisco)
Summers, Robert (Los Angeles)
Sundaresh, Soumya (Encino)
Tarley, Phil (Los Angeles)
Taylor, Tana (Citrus Heights)
The Boyfriend (Los Angeles)
The Crackpot Crones (San Francisco)
Thompson, Mark (Los Angeles)
Umana, Joseph Isaias (Los Angeles)
van Lence, Beat (San Francisco)
von Praunheim, Rosa (Germany)
Vernon. Thom (Toronto)
Webster, William (Palm Springs)
Weinstein, Nicole (San Francisco)
Photography and mixed media
West, Melissa (Oakland)
My paintings explore the boundaries between realism and abstraction, control and chaos. My inspiration comes from the patterns found in nature.
White, Angela Dawn
Wolfe, Meg (Los Angeles)
Meg Wolfe is a choreographer, performer, and teacher who has appeared internationally and as part of New York City’s downtown dance scene since 1990; she relocated to Los Angeles in 2003.
Woods, C. Jerome (Los Angeles)
Zamora (Palo Alto)
Other (non-artist and/or non-LGBT) Organizations and Individuals
Members of California LGBT Arts Alliance
Arts and Disability Network (Los Angeles)
Professional networking for artists with disabilities
Art Scene Today
ArtSpace @ Wylder Hall - The Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
contact: Dennis Velco, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian American Dance Performances (San Francisco)
contact: Jez Kuono`ono Lee, Managing Director: AADPis@yahoo.com
Asian American Theater Company (San Francisco)
contact: Chad Cornwell email@example.com
The mission of the Asian American Theater Company (AATC) is to inspire, nurture and promote Asian and Pacific American theater. Through thetheatrical development of new Asian American stories and artists, AATC challenges American theter to redefine itself to include rich, diverse plays from America’s Asian heritage. AATC has been in full operation since 1973, when it was born out of an initiative by the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) of San Francisco.
Autry National Center (Los Angeles)
Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles)
The museum was established in 1963 by then UCLA Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy as the Museum and Laboratories of Ethnic Arts and Technology. Its first home was in the basement of Haines Hall on the UCLA campus.
The goal of this new museum was to consolidate the various collections of non-Western art and artifacts on campus. In addition to active collecting, the museum initiated research projects, fieldwork, exhibitions and publications. In 1971 the name was changed to the Museum of Cultural History and by 1975 its collections, in numbers and in quality, ranked it among the top four university museums in the country, a stature it retains to the present day.
A large, state-of-the-art facility called the Fowler Museum of Cultural History opened on September 30, 1992, named in recognition of lead support by the Fowler Foundation and the family of collector and inventor Francis E. Fowler Jr. In 2006 the name of the Museum was formally changed to the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
George Billis Gallery (Los Angeles)
The George Billis Gallery shows work by both emerging and established artists. We continously host a number of emerging gay and lesbian artists in both our New York and Los Angeles Galleries.
Hammer Museum (Los Angeles)
Latino Arts Network (California)
Naked Souls Artists Alliance (NSAA) (Oakland)
contact: Jerry Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past five years we have organized and promoted Artists’ (of color particularly) works, craft and performances. We curate a gallery exhibition / networking hub/ live performance show / Deejay dance hoot-nanny every quarter and have a artists alliance of over five huundred vastly talented creators.
NCLR The National Center for Lesbian Rights (San Francisco)
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.REACH LA (Los Angeles)
The Palm Springs Cultural Center
REACH LA (Los Angeles)
The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Women’s Resource Center Art Commitee(San Diego)
organization email: email@example.com
Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote, connect and support San Diego LGBT women artists.
contact: Claudia Lucero firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women’s Art Committee is a part of our multi-faceted Women’s Resource Center at The San Diego LGBT Community Center. We plan, promote and conduct bi-monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women’s art shows. In addition, we have had two large-scale, collaborative women’s art festivals the past two years that included a diverse mix of visual, performance and digital art. This year we conducted the first annual OUTspoken LGBT women’s poetry competition. It was three weeks long, included 18 women, 3 of which were chosen as show favorites by audience votes. The art committee also books local LGBT musicians to play at our various social events such as our women’s nightclubs. Currently, we are in the process of planning LGBT women’s craft bazzars where local artisans will be able to sell their handmade crafts. We are always coming up with new ideas that will enhance, promote and connect our artist community
Sierra Arts Foundation(Nevada)
Sierra Arts is the local (Nevada) arts organization dedicated to presenting and promoting cultural events, arts in education, art in public places and other arts programs as needed in our community. We provide facility management for gallery spaces, while giving financial and technical support to artists and arts organizations. Sierra Arts leads our community in assessing the cultural needs of our region and developing new programs that make this a better place in which to live.
The Center for Sex and Culture (San Francisco)
The Women’s Building (San Francisco)
The Women’s Building is a multi-cultural, multi-service community center for women and girls. Our mission is to provide women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society. The soul, or ALMA, of The Women’s Building are our four key values: Awareness, Leadership, Mentoring, and Arts.
West Hollywood: The Creative City (West Hollywood)
Arellano, Lucero (Los Angeles)
Manager, Multicultural Arts Development
Nancy Rodriguez. Executive Director, Centro Cultural de la Raza. (San Diego)
One of our goalsfor the Centro is to diversify our audience and programs. This year one of our targets is LGBT programming and audiences.
Calonje, Noemi - Immigration Project Director, NCLR (San Francisco)
We are a non-profit legal resource center serving the LGBT community. We provide legal assistance as well as representation in certain type of cases. We have an elder program, a youth program, an immigration project as well as a sports project.
organization email: email@example.com
Canizares-Tanedo, Jilly (Los Angeles)
Ericson, Brad (San Francisco)
Hazzard, Wayne (San Francisco)
Scott Heckes, California Arts Council (Los Angeles)
Kitchener, Amy (Fresno)
McKay, Clint (Sacramento)
Nevarez, Rebecca (Los Angeles)
Alma Robinson (San Francisco)