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THE QUEER ANCESTORS PROJECT

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The Queer Ancestors Project  is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.

For workshop information please visit our Workshops page, and for updates join our mailing list. 

You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Queer Ancestors Project 2023 Artist Reception

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Altar for My Inner Child

by Jess Jiang

Featuring Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: 

Ayoade, Arina Sarwari-Stadnyk, Baylee, Clara Medina, Jam,

Jasmine Liang, Jess Jiang, Karishma Johnson, Mar Valle, Sandy Capacio Campbell,

with creative director Katie Gilmartin

Artist Reception, Print Sale, & Button-Making

Saturday February 4, 2023, 7-9:25 pm*

Strut: 470 Castro Street, SF
 

Free limited capacity event, masks required.  Wheelchair accessible.

 

*Tickets have sold out, but there will be room for walk-ins! 

Ticket holders: please arrive by 7:30 pm to secure your space. 

Non-ticket-holders: We will allow limited entry starting at 7:45 pm. No one is guaranteed entry once capacity is filled.  Please be kind to the folks managing entry for our collective good health.  Thank you for working with us to uphold COVID safety as we celebrate art & community.

Queer Ancestors Project 2023 Artist Panel

Featuring Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: 

Ayoade, Arina Sarwari-Stadnyk, Baylee,

Clara Medina, Jam,  Jasmine Liang, Jess Jiang,

Karishma Johnson, Mar Valle, Sandy Capacio Campbell,

with creative director Katie Gilmartin

Artist Reception, Print Sale, & Button-Making

Friday March 10, 2023, 7-9 pm

Strut: 470 Castro Street, SF
 

Free limited capacity event, masks required.  Wheelchair accessible.

 

Check back for ticketing info!

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buwaya

by Sandy Capacio  Campbell

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The Queer Ancestors Project 2022 Exhibition

Featuring Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: 

Cairo, daney gomez espiritu, indigo, Jasmine Pomar, Jason Mai, Karishma, Naseem,

Ray Tsukayama, Rawley Clark, & Sasha, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin 

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Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves! by Jason Mai

Guo Junqing (郭俊卿) by cairo 

The 2021-2022 Artists
 

Our programs are generously supported by the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, STRUT, Chrysalis Studio, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

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