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Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

  • Feb 17, 2021

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 13, 2021

Artists and organizations are struggling, but some new local and national opportunities are helping out with awards, residencies and art submission opportunities.

Creatives in Place shares stories of endurance

Creatives in Place shares stories of endurance

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 29, 2021

How are Bay Area artists enduring the pandemic? Find out through Creatives in Place, a new visual and listening project featuring 22 Bay Area artists.

'New Queer Photography' book focuses on the marginalized

'New Queer Photography' book focuses on the marginalized

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 6, 2021

Published in November 2020,a new photography book from Berkeley-based Gingko Press shares the work of dozens of photographers, each carving out a vibrant niche in portraiture of LGBTQ lives.

Justin Hall's Pride comics mark final Art on Market Street poster series

Justin Hall's Pride comics mark final Art on Market Street poster series

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 27, 2020

Award-winning gay comic artist Justin Hall's new works visualizing the roots of various LGBTQ historical moments mark the fourth and final artist in SF Art Commission's series of poster reproductions displayed on bus stops along downtown Market St.

Firestarter: Mike Curato's 'Flamer,' a searing intense portrait

Firestarter: Mike Curato's 'Flamer,' a searing intense portrait

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Dec 22, 2020

Mike Curato, an award-winning author and talented artist, has produced a young adult graphic novel about a young man on the verge, and it's a searing, intensive portrait that stays with the reader long after the book is finished.

TDOR observed with outdoor SF art display

TDOR observed with outdoor SF art display

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.

Art for/by the People: galleries and museums, re-opened and/or online

Art for/by the People: galleries and museums, re-opened and/or online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.

BAYlies project to showcase LGBT and POC cartoonists

BAYlies project to showcase LGBT and POC cartoonists

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled The BAYlies, the project will include both established and rising illustrators.

The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 22, 2020

Lesbian documentary filmmaker Catherine Gund has an exceptional eye for subject matter when it comes to her movie projects. The subject of her new doc 'Aggie' is about her mother; art collector-philanthropist Agnes Gund.

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Sep 22, 2020

The fashion documentary of 2020 is here. At 98 years old, Pierre Cardin still has the magic, as does the film about his incredible life and 70-year career, House of Cardin.

Win Mixter's bus posters celebrate 50 years of Pride

Win Mixter's bus posters celebrate 50 years of Pride

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 26, 2020

Whether you're planning to participate in the June 28 march or watch online events, a stroll or ride up or down Market Street is worthwhile to take in artist Win Mixter's bold series of Pride history works at multiple bus stops.

Artists create new Black Lives Matter mural in Western Addition

Artists create new Black Lives Matter mural in Western Addition

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2020

The latest Black Lives Matter street mural, created on June 12 by was painted on Fulton Street with a direct view toward San Francisco's City Hall. Photographer Gooch captured a unique angle when he and his husband participated in the painting event.

Online extra: Northwest Press' queer comics postcard project

Online extra: Northwest Press' queer comics postcard project

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 8, 2020

Northwest Press, the Seattle-based publisher of dozens of artist's vibrant comics and graphic novels, has started a Kickstarter project with LGBTQ-themed postcards featuring artwork by five artists.