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LGBT Arts Organizations
Antebellum Gallery (Los Angeles)
Being Alive Ceramics Studio (West Hollywood)
Black LGBT Project (Los Angeles)
BLOOM Arts in Bloom Project (Los Angeles)
Celebration Theatre (Los Angeles)
CineArte (Los Angeles)
We are a non-profit and part of an LGBTQ arts organization: Los Angeles LGBT Center Cultural Arts and Education program.
Chrysallis 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)
Fairoaks Project (Los Angeles)
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
Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee (San Francisco)
Highways Performance Space & Gallery (Santa Monica)
Impact Stories (San Francisco)
Influx Collective (Los Angeles)
LGBTQ Queer Poetry Non-Profit Reading Series
In aChord Men’s Ensemble (San Diego)
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (Los Angeles)
The LGBT Center OC (Santa Ana)
Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD)
Lambda Literary Foundation (Los Angeles)
MACHA Theatre (West Hollywood)
Mazer Lesbian Archive (West Hollywood)
Men Alive. The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus (Laguna Hills)
Modern Men-Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus
New Conservatory Theatre Center (San Francisco)
One City / One Pride (West Hollywood)
OLO – One Love Oceania (San Francisco)
One: National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries (Los Angeles)
Original Plumbing Productions (San Francisco)
Outfest (Los Angeles)
Pacific Pride Foundation (Santa Barbara)
Q Film Festival Long Beach (Long Beach)
Queer Cultural Center (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)
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (San Diego)
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)
Vox Femina (Los Angeles)
West Coast Singers (Los Angeles)
Artist Members of California LGBT Arts Alliance
Addae, Maxwell (North Hollywood)
website : www.maxwelladdae.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)
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)
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)
Ben-Abraham, Tayren N. (La Quinta)
I am a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and I also teach music lessons for music composition, music arranging, orchestration, piano, and brass instruments.
My websites are:
Beserra, Jolino – mosaic 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)
Brown, MJ aka Miss Barbie Q
drag performer, writer, host, dancer, actor, producer (events), radio host, columnist, journalist, singer and choreographer.
Boynton Heights & greater Los Angeles area
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)
Cronin, Karl (San Francisco)
Folk singer and composer
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.
Dufresne, Desiree (West Hollywood)
Illustrator, painter (acrylic, oil), and mixed media
Durham, Vincent Terrell (Los Angeles, Van Nuys)
I’m a playwright, screenwriter, author, poet and producer. Theatre is my preferred area.
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)
Fitzgerald, Kris (West Hollywood)
Preferred art medium: Sculpture, Mosaics, Tapestries
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.
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.
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)
Leighton, David Paul (Ventura)
Photographic artist. Works at Brooks Institute. MFA Candidate at Brooks Institute.
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)
McCormick, Sampson – (Oakland)
stand up comedian, writer and activist
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 demarginalize 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
Architect and digital artist
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.
Ostolaza, Walter H. Guerra (San Francisco)
Palatinus, John (Palm Spings)
Paulsen, Walker (Santa Monica)
Most of my work is painted digitally via Photoshop. Occasionally I’ll work in Ink or watercolor.
Current portfolio: https://www.artstation.com/cyan_fox
Payne, David – photographer (Los Angeles)
Peniston, Pam (San Francisco)
Director : Queer Cultural Center
Pietronigro, Frank (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)
Pope, Mark (Richmond, CA)
Filmmaker and videographer
Kenn Raaf (Irvine)
Artist – Painting, Sculpture and Print work
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
Whitney Romberg (Los Angeles)
Multimedia artwork including watercolor and ink. A lot of my work centers around themes of queer resilience, identity and body positivity
instagram : @whitneykittyart
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)
Tandeske, Laura (San Leandro)
Mosaic and Embroidery (focus on Mandalas)
website : http://lauratandeskemosaic.com
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)
Weingarden, Dee (Los Angeles)
Digital Artist, Photographer
Creative Business Development, Curator, Workshop presenter/Speaker
preferred art medium: Digital line drawings
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
Arts and Disability Network (Los Angeles)
Professional networking for artists with disabilities
Art Scene Today
Asian American Dance Performances (San Francisco)
Asian American Theater Company (San Francisco)
The mission of the Asian American Theater Company (AATC) is to inspire, nurture and promote Asian and Pacific American theater. Through the theatrical 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.
Autry National Center (Los Angeles)
Bodies In Play
In addition to facilitating classes and workshops, Bodies in Play produces live performance experiences through collaboration, cultural interrogation, and theatrical conglomeration in order to simultaneously promote frivolity and inquiry in both performer and audience, supported by a belief that a body in play is equal parts entertaining, inspiring, and rebellious.
Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles)
The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. Part of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecturehe Fowler provides exciting, informative and thought-provoking exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.
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)
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
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
We are a non-profit theater and often produce and host shows that deal with LGBT themes or feature LGBT artists.
REACH LA (Los Angeles)
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (San Diego)
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
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)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
The Wallis : Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
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)
IArellano, 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.
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)