The Fully Functional Cabaret @ The Queer Cultural Center
The Fully Functional Cabaret is, at its heart, a love letter to trans womanhood. Take a step back, and you will see a familiar story of people seeking healing by shining a light all up in society’s dark places. Come for the camp, glitter, song, dance, shadow puppets, inflatable genitalia, a barbershop quartet, and hilarious good time and stay for the surprise profundity, magic, healing, and human connection we all crave.
For more information go to: http://queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF/performance/fullyfunctional/
Buy tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246311
• 4 July 2012
New Art Gallery in Crown Heights dedicated solely to Jewish, mostly Hassidic, Art
A new art gallery in Crown Heights is dedicated solely to Jewish, mostly Hassidic, art.
An interview with one of the owners, dealer Shmuel Pultman can be found here:
• 18 June 2012
VITRINE SUMMER 2012 Open Call for Submissions — The Blonde Issue
Vitrine: a printed museum is looking for compelling, transgressive and aesthetically important works to include in our Summer 2012 issue. This season, we’re interested in exploring Blondes. From dirty to strawberry, we want to amass images and texts that speak to all of the culturally salient information and representations of flaxen haired individuals. What is the Blonde mystique? Do Blondes really have more fun? Do gentlemen prefer them? Are artificial blondes the same as authentic ones? Why have they been so prominently displayed in the history of art and popular culture? These are the questions we’d like you to consider when submitting creative works.
Guidelines: Interviews, Profiles and Features should be approximately 500-1500 words, with at least one professional photograph of the subject. Fiction, Poetry and Drama should not exceed 500 words. Photography, Paintings, Illustrations and Other Visual Work must be 300 dpi. Critical work and essays can be between 500-2000 words, cited properly in MLA style (not Chicago or APA!) with an appropriately formatted Works Cited page. All files (Microsoft Word, Photoshop, JPEGS, Google Docs) are suitable except for PDFs, which will not be accepted. All submissions must be unpublished or works you retain the copyright to. Any work that fails to adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for publication. If you’re interested in contributing work to the summer issue of Vitrine: a printed museum, submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14, 2012. Pitches may be sent by June 30, 2012.
We will do our best to respond to every submission. For more information on the next issue and the project, visit us at http://vitrineaprintedmuseum.com/
• 14 June 2012
Call for Submissions/ CAPRICIOUS Issue #13
The next iteration of Capricious, the WATER issue, will see us diving into one of the most pressing conservation topics of our time. The future of water, and its inextricable link to our planet’s survival, is unquestionably in the hands of our own generation as well as our children’s generations. So how do we see humanity’s relationship with water? How does that relationship appear in the developing world, as well as in the first world? And how do we, as individuals, interact with and think about water? Surprise us. Challenge the norm. Teach us something we don’t already know.
For more information on how to submit visit: http://becapricious.com/index1.php/?p=3943
• 13 June 2012
Salvadoran visual and media artists, deadline for @SomArts Cultural Center Call for Submissions
SOMArts Cultural Center will present Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, an exhibition about Salvadoran immigrant community issues around the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords. Artwork proposals from professional and emerging Salvadorian artists living in the United States will be accepted until May 31, 2012.
Check out their website for submission information at: http://www.somarts.org/salvadorianartistcall/
• 28 May 2012
Descry Artist: Rachel Mosler
Rachel Mosler, who showed in We Dream in the Daytime Too has prints that are now available on Littel Paper Planes.
Woman as Lion by artist Rachel Mosler
More of Rachel’s work can be found on her website at http://rachelmosler.com/
• 28 May 2012
Descry Arts Projects Blog
We’ve been working on a new blog to provide news and updates about events that we think are great and Artists who’ve worked as part of Descry Arts Projects. Follow us on Tumblr, become a fan on facebook & join our email list.
• 21 May 2012