(The Oldest Lesbians in the books... this is literally the first picture on nytimes.com tonight. Yes!)
On this, the first night of legal Gay Marriage licenses in the grand state of California... I propose a way to interact with similar history in a manner that doesn't require you to move to CA and get married or even spend a lot of money on cake like the BBC thinks that all gay Californians are now doing. (Although, cake can be included... I am never one to stifle creativity.)
Melanie Frazza and I have finally gotten our stuff together enough to finish the Call for Entries for our upcoming Art Exhibition focusing on Queer and Feminist History that we have decided to call (what else) CLOSER TO FINE!
(To see a decently sized image of this poster, go to: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/ns_dreads/CloserToFineCallHistoricL.jpg )
All right- I know perfectly well you can't read any of that. But basically, we are looking for "works inspired by events in or aspects of Feminist and LGBT/Queer histories. This includes but is not limited to the histories of Feminist and LGBTQ subcultures, individuals, communities, and issues that these communities have faced."
(The Stonewall Riot... you know you've heard of it somewhere...)
Now, c'mon folks, I know perfectly well that some of you people already have work that fits this criteria and that you would LOVE to send us a submission, right??!? (See, I knew it!) In order to submit work please send the following information via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (or to me at email@example.com):
1. Name of person or groups, address, email address and phone number.
2 Title, media, and size of an already completed work. -OR- A short description of a work that will be completed. (Any sketches or drawings would be helpful.)
3. A short description of the work, the historical aspect it involves and why that part of queer or feminist history is important to you.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 7TH!!
The show is going to be held at the Philadelphia Padlock Gallery (www.padlockgallery.com) August 29-31. The event for the show (which is going to rule) will be held on either that friday or saturday.
Please please please send any questions or comments my way! We are really trying to make this a great event, but in order for it to go swimmingly we need help from YOU! The Community! Hope to hear from you all!