Acquisition: Ongoing collection
Access: The collection is open to research.
Processed by: Cesar Chavez & Aimee Molina 2012
Finders Aid by: Cesar Chavez & Aimee Molina 2012
Extent: 2 linear ft
Keywords: Queer Artists
Project, art, correspondence, advertisements, New Yorker, magazine
cover, AIDS, AIDS Art Alive, City College, exhibition, painting,
painter, promotion, Susan Richards, Max gallery, Dick Greene, AIDS
Day Without Art, virtual collection, New York, media release, Design
Legacies, brochure, HIV, clippings, OUT, POZ, A&U, Arts’/AIDS,
catalog, San Diego Art Institute, Creative Response, Newsweek, Art
week, Los Angeles Times, Francis Bacon, Joseph Bennet, “Two
Sculptors”, sculpture, Paul Cadmus, cartoons, comics, Janet Cooling,
color slides, “Frustrated Blond”, Bernard Cooper, Queer Artist
Articles, newsletters, media promotions, promotional art cards, AIDS
Art Alive 1st Exhibition, AIDS Art Alive 2nd
Exhibition, AIDS Art Alive 3rd Exhibition, magazine
articles, cover, personal letter, Prism, Authors and Art, Tee A.
Corinne, DVD, cancer, photography, Jerry Digney, Carolyn Springer,
Brad Eriksen, Tom Houk, Filmout, Muriel Fisher, Vernette Claus,
Tribute, Obituary, Fabric Artist, Doll Maker, The Advocate, Art
news, Union Tribune, Duke University, New York Times, John
Breitweiser, Don Bachardy, Patrick Angus, POZ, Queer and Kinky
Danger, Jonathan Weinberg, Art group, David Wojnarowicz, David
Hockney, Neoqueer, Netflix, Robert Rauschenberg, Naked Eyes,
Contemporary art, Gay Games IV, glbt.com, Tim Grummon, Chris Hasset,
“Panels of Love”, Harmony Hammond, Lucy R. Lippard, “Lesbian Art in
America”, film, Thomas Allen Harris, Marlon Riggs, Lyle Ashton
Harris, “Vintage: Families of Value”, Museum of Contemporary Art San
Diego, The Publication, “Homosexuality and Public Life”, “The
Passionate Camera”, ARTRAGEOUS!, internet, Rober Clark, Celine
Godberson, illustration, Stephanie Juno, “The Devil May Care”,
Performance Art, Bruce Kamerling, Modern Perspectives, memorial
service, Lynda Koolish, “Portraits and Vision”, Latino, Latina,
VIVA, “Afinidades”, “Chicks & Salsa”, Lesbian, Transgender, Gay,
“Frida Kahlo”, multi-media, “Aqui No Hay Virgenes: Queer Latina
Visibility”, Queer, Bisexual, mixed-media, Vicki Leon, Glass Design,
Feminism, Lesbian Artists, UC Berkeley, “Women in the Arts”, film,
GSDBA, CA LGBT Alliance, GLT, Gay & Lesbian Times, S/He’s Gender
Bent, Networking Artist Forum, Regina Reinhardt, Artist Alchemy,
Caucus, Women’s Caucus for Art, “WACK”, “Multiple Vintage Points”,
“From Cite to Vision”, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Montano, “Hot Pink”,
“Out West”, Cassandra Smithies, “Gender Fucked”, “The Great American
Lesbian Art Show”, LVA, Happy Hyder, Depth & Distance, Leslie Lohman,
Gay Art Foundation, Blueboy Magazine, The Archive, Jim Machacek,
“Codes”, Bay Park Press, The Michelangelo Project, Print making,
Aida Mancillas, multi-medium, Sidney Miraz, COVA Gallery, Isha
Mullis, poem, Eden Omani, “Our Art”, Out Fest, film, Film Festival,
Jeff Palmer, male nubs, Jan Phillips, Rene Porter, Girl Guide, GLLO-SD,
Pride, Queer Youth Artists, Proclaim Gallery, Tim Brian, Generation
Q, First International Queer Youth Expo, John O’ Reilly, Kim Ano,
Queer Arts Resource, Robert Flynt, Nude Males, Queer Caucus for Art,
Susan Aberth, Queer Craft, Queer 2000, Elizabeth Milroy, Troubling
Thoughts, S.F. Bay Times, “FACE”, Queer Arts Resource, Queer Arts
Festival, QCC Newsletter, Jennifer Reeves, R.D. Riccoboni, Rainbow
Warrior, Our Healing Hearts, Obelisk Bookstore, Rainbow Nation, Gay
Caballeros, Night Life, Dottie Korn-Davis “Cool Counterpoint”, Del
Mar Fair, Pride ’96, Pride ’95, Russell Poncik, R.I.S.E., WCA,
Ornament, Susan Struck, “Woman’s Work”, Artwalk, Andy Warhol, MOCA,
Silk Screens, Julie Warren, Diversionary Theatre, Christine Kehoe,
Irene Laura Wayne, “Womyn Work” Poet, Joseph E. Young, University of
Arizona, Arnie Zane, “Art”, “Look”. Transfer of ownership.
Photography, photographer, photographs, Dennis Covey, a.bridged
gallery, “Wide Open”, Carl Schmidt, Robert Miles Parker, ink
Drawing, Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO)
Inclusive Dates: 1970-2012
SCOPE AND CONTENT
collection represents the voice of San Diego/Tijuana in the
contemporary discourse on queer art and queer art history. Both
emerging and established artists are in the collection and are
welcome to participate in the future.”
Richards, Queer Artists Project founder
The Queer Artists
Project at Lambda Archives of San Diego is an ongoing collection
of records documenting the lives and work of San Diego’s LGBT
artists, as well as local LGBT art exhibitions such as AIDS Art
Alive. It includes such things as artists statements, ephemera
advertising exhibitions, biographies, obituaries, and photos and
descriptions of work. The records and historical artifacts in the
collection are an excellent resource for researchers, students and
art historians. While it is currently primarily paper and image
files, it is the intention of Lambda Archives to modernize the
project with a vibrant web interface, including a directory of
active artists in the community.
The QAP seeks to keep an
ongoing record of artistic work within and about our community. As
such, we are always seeking new information and artists to be
included. Artists, art historians and exhibitors interested in
inclusion in the Queer Artists Project may contact Lambda Archives
at email@example.com. Further information about the Queer
Artists Project and other special projects and collections at may be
found on our website at www.lambdaarchives.org.
Box 1 (folders)
Queer Artists Project
Information: 1994-1998 & 2012,
including newsletters, clippings, and correspondence by Susan
- Advertising Images: 1994-1998, including film
promotion “Wilde”, magazine car advertisement and New Yorker
- AIDS Art Alive, San Diego classes, general
info: 1996, including event promotion mailer, class schedule
from City College, brochure and event leaflets.
- AIDS Art Alive 1st biennial exhibition:
9/27/91-10/6/91, including one photo album of exhibition, photo
negatives of exhibition, artist promotional image cards,
exhibition literature, clippings, transfer of ownership. [photos
separated to photo collection]
- AIDS Art Alive 2nd biennial exhibition:
11/5/93-11/30/93, including exhibition entry rules, promotional
postcards (7), and promotional poster, transfer of ownership.
- Aids Art Alive 3rd biennial exhibition:
9/8/95-9/30/95. Including exhibition programs (2), entry rules,
catalog of video of event, promotional mailers (4), and
correspondence by Susan Richards, transfer of ownership.
- Greene, Dick + Maxgallery Group: 1996-1997,
including mailer cards (8), clipping.
- AIDS-Day without Art/ The Archive Project
(virtual Collection): including hard copy media release, e-mail
media release by Yelena Gomez, event program, event flyers.
- AIDS-Design Legacies 1994: 1994, including
Design Legacies brochure.
- AIDS into Art (by artists with HIV):
1993-1996&2003, including A&U clippings (7), OUT clippings (3),
POZ clippings (2), New York Times online article, Gay&Lesbian
Times article, ArtWeek clipping, Artery online index, Arts/AIDS
- AIDS/ “Our Healing Art” San Diego Art
Institute 1997: 1997, including membership show hand out, San
Diego Art Institute Journal.
- AIDS –Response of the Arts/Creative Response:
1993-1995, including Creative Response donation envelope and
ribbon, newsletter, LA times clipping, Color of Life flyer,
Rainbow mall online copy, Newsweek cover and clipping.
- Bacon, Francis: 1999, including Lesbian and
Gay Historical Society correspondence by Susan Richards,
Program/poster of exhibition, clipping of exhibition, book of
Bacon photo and sticker.
- Bennet, Joseph: 2001-2006, including “Two
Sculptures” literature, curator’s statement, promotional
postcards (13), artist price lists (2).
- Cadmus, Paul: 1970 & 1999, including
correspondence between P. Cadmus and B. Kamerling,
correspondence by Susan Richards, LGHSSD collections form.
- Cartoons: 1996-2003, including New Yorker
cover, New Yorker cartoons (4), Washington Post cartoon, and
Union Tribune cartoons (3).
- Comics: 2002-2003, including Out in Comics
edition and Prism comic’s edition.
- Cooling, Janet: Including various clippings,
promotional postcards (6), show invitations (2), “Frustrated
Blond” program, color slides (48), NO transfer of ownership
[slides to be removed for digitization].
- Cooper, Bernard/Writer: 2006, including
“Authors & Art” programs (2), flyer.
- Corinne, Tee A.: 1998-2006, including [DVD
“Scars, Stomas, Ostomy Bag Portacath”] , NO transfer of
ownership, Paula Grant blog post, Artist statement (2), media
release, sample of work “Goddess for the New Millennium.
- Digney, Jerry: 1997, including 2 promotional
flyers, Artist Literature.
- Eriksen, Brad: 1998, including Clippings (2)
about Carolyn Springer, Brad Eriksen, Swan Richards, Tom Houk.
- Filmout/Film + Video: 1997 & 1999, including
Filmout program, Copy/Promotional flyer.
- Fisher, Muriel: 1996 & 2001 & 2005, including
[3 photos (Muriel Doll)], NO transfer of ownership, 9 Memorial
Service cards, 3 Promotional cards, business card,
Correspondence regarding Tribute Service, LGHSSD Newsletter,
Clippings (4), Vernette Clauss Obituaries.
- Gay Art History and Criticism: 1994-1998 &
2003 & 2006 & 2010, including New Yorker Clippings (3), Union
Tribune, Duke University Mailer, New York Times Online Article,
Lavender Clipping, Out Magazine Clipping, The Advocate Clipping,
Art Week Clipping, Art News Clipping, Designing the Bay Area
- Gay Artists (non- San Diego): 1986-2008,
including John Breitweiser, [9 color slides], NO transfer of
ownership, “Queer and Kinky Danger” Clippings, “Out, Loud, and
Proud” entry form, Promotional postcards (2), Naked Eyes
Program, Clippings (non- local) (9), Chris & Din: A Love Story
DVD Sleeve, Neoqueer Promotional Copy, “The Gay Landscape” entry
form, Art Group Advertisement (2), Clipping Local (1), GSDBA Art
Showcase Invite, The Community Art Center Literature, The Gay
Arts Festival flyer.
- Gay Topics/Art: 1993-1994 & 1996 & 2007,
including Aubrey Walter Catalog, online clipping, Gay Games IV
Promotional flyer, Correspondence Susan Richards.
- Glbtq.com: 2000-2004, including
Correspondence Susan Richards regarding glbtq, Contributor
- Grummon, Tim: 1989-1991 & 1993, including
[Photos (4)], NO transfer of ownership, “Panels of Love” Event
Literature, Correspondence re: “Panels of Love”, Letter of
recommendation by Mayor Maureen O’Connor, Various Event invites.
[photos separated to photo collection]
- Hammond, Harmony: 1992-1993 & 1997, including
[Color Slides (28)], NO transfer of ownership, Lucy R. Lippard
Text, Hammond curriculum Vitae, THE magazine clippings (2),
“Lesbian Art in America” promotion, Correspondence between
Hammond and Janet Cooling.
- Harris, Thomas Allen: 1993-1999, including
various Correspondence between Susan Richard and Thomas A.
Harris, clipping of Lyle Ashton Harris, clipping re: “Vintage:
Families of Value”, Marlon Riggs event program, Newsletter from
MCASD, Clipping (non-local) (2), “Vintage: Families of Value”
information/ literature, Thomas Allen Harris Bio, The
Publication magazine, “Homosexuality and Public Life” Program,
“The Passionate Camera” flyer.
- Houk, Tom: 1998, including Clippings (2),
Artrageous! Event flyer.
- Internet Art: 1998, including Robert Clark
“Looney Tunes”, Celine Godberson “Swelter”.
- Kamerling, Bruce: 1995, including [Photo
(1)], NO transfer of ownership/ although per S. Richards the
artist’s intent was clear, LGHSSD Newsletter, Clippings (3),
Memorial Service Program (2), Xerox copies of photos (3),
Correspondence by Susan Richards, Correspondence between Paul
Camdus and B. Kamerling, LGHSSD Collection form, Modern
Perspectives book by B. Kamerling.
- Koolish, Lynda: 1997, including “Portraits
and Vision” Promotion, “Portraits and Vision” Poster, L. Koolish
- Latina + Latino Queer Artists: 1995-1999 &
2007, VIVA Clipping, AIDS as Art Clipping, VIVA Newsletter,
“Afinidades” event promotional ephemera and program,
Correspondence between VIVA and Susan Richards, “Chicks and
Salsa” flyer, “Frida Kahlo” flyer, VIVA Art Slam flyers (2),
“Aqui No Hay Virgenes: Queer Latina Visibility.
- Leon, Vicki: 1999-2000, including Clipping,
Artist Info card, “Feminist Art and Glass Design” flyer, Women
- Lesbian Artists/Historical/(Pre-Feminist art
movement):1996 & 2000-2001, including Look UC Berkeley clipping,
Art UC Berkeley Program, “Women in the Arts” Clipping (2).
- Lesbian + Gay Art/ San Diego: 1998 &
2000-2008, including GSDBA Clipping, Clipping (Bi Magazine)
Regina Reinhardt, CA LGBT Alliance Flyer, clipping (City Beat),
GLT Cover + Clippings (2), Art Meets Action Festival flyer,
S/He’s Gender Bent flyer, Networking Artist Forum Announcement,
Gay & Lesbian Times Cover (2) Clippings (2).
- Lesbian/Bisexual Caucus of Women’s Caucus for
Art/San Diego: 1998 & 1996, including Artist Alchemy flyer,
Women’s Work flyer, Lesbian Art Group flyer (4), SD Reader
Clipping, Media Release, LGHSSD Correspondence S. Richards,
Lesbian & Bi Caucus Contact Sheet, Notes (copies) by S.
Richards, Correspondence by Julie Warren, Lesbian & Bi flyer,
Women’s Caucus for Art flyer.
- Lesbian Artists (non-San Diego): 1977-2010,
including “WACK” Program, “Multiple Vantage Points” program,
“From Cite to Vision” flyer, International Gay and Lesbian
Archives, Joan Snyder flyer (Painting), “Neoqueer” flyer,
[Nicole Eisenman color slides(13)], NO transfer of ownership,
Piece of Art by Judith Montano, “Drawing the Light” flyer, “Hot
Pink” flyer, Clipping The Advocate, “Out West” flyer, Lesbian
Artist Support Group flyer, Cassandra Smithies sculpture flyer,
Artweek clipping, Postcards (4), Gay & Lesbian Times Clipping,
Online Clipping, “Gender Fucked” flyer, Lesbian News Clipping,
Journal uncertain Clipping, “Journal to Feel” flyer, “Women’s
Caucus for Art” Entry Form, “10 Percent” clipping, The Great
American Lesbian Art Show flyer, “12 Frontiers” Clipping &Flyer
(2), Media Release, VIDA Gallery flyers (3), National Women’s
History Month flyer, National Lesbian Slide Show and Competition
Media Release, “All but the Obvious” flyer (4) media release,
copy of letter envelope LACE, Media Release, Chrysalis Magazine
- Lesbian Visual Artists (S.F.) (Newsletter,
etc.): 1991-2005, including LVA Media Releases (5), Depth &
Distance entry form + flyer, LVA Newsletters (20), LVA
Correspondence/ S. Richards (18), LVA Member Forms (6), Hot Pink
flyers (2), LVA Flyers (7).
- Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation (N.Y.C.):
1989-1998, including Lohman business cards (3), Postcards (9),
Entry Form (2), Newsletter, Mission Statement (2), Blue Boy
Magazine clipping (2), and Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art
Box 2 (folders)
Parker, Robert Miles:
2012, including The Gay&Lesbian Review obituary, Los Angeles
Times obituary, Union Tribune obituary.
Jim: 1998-2007, including [Photos
(11)], NO transfer of ownership, “Codes” Flyer
(2), SD Jewish Center flyer, Bay Park Press Price List, UT
Clipping, “Art Under Pressure” flyer, COVA Gallery Mailer, “The
Michelangelo Project” flyer (3), “Two For One” flyer, Gay &
Lesbian Times Clipping (2), Beach & Baypress Clipping, media
release, Artist Bio, correspondence between S. Richards & J.
Aida: 2009, including SD Democratic Club newsletter
Sidney: 1998 & 2002, including COVA Gallery Mailer, S.Miraz
Business Card, Catalog Work Sheet, and Correspondence between S.
Miraz & S. Richards.
Isha: 1992-1998, including
[Word Perfect Disc], Transfer of ownership/artist
holds copyright, I. Mullis Business Card, Transfer of
Ownership, Copies of Art Work (34), Clippings (2), Poem by
Mullis “I’m a Bat”, MEKKA JAVA flyer, Correspondence between
Mullis & Richards, Artist biography.
Eden: 2000, including Eden Omari biography, Studio Nubio
- “OUR ART”:
2000 & 2002, including Thirds Annual/ “Our Art” Entry Form,
clipping (Southern California’s Gay and Lesbian Newspaper), “Our
Art” Pricelist, Correspondence (Joseph Bennett).
Jeff: 1998, including Website Card (2), Gay & Lesbian Times
Clipping, “AIDS Art Alive” Postcard, Artist Biography, Purchase
Brochure, PhotoArts Media Release.
Jan: 2006, including The International Women Writer’s Guild
Rene: 1997, including Magazine Cover of Los Angeles Girl
Guide & Clipping.
Art Gallery + cultural arts: 1994-1998 & 2004, including
Program flyer for Gay and Lesbian Latinos con Orgullo, GLLO
flyer for Festival Art Gallery, Notes by Susan Richards, Media
Release “Art and Pride”, Youth Artist flyer (2), Pride 97 Events
Calendar, Submission Art Exhibit application.
Gallery: 1995 & 1996, including Proclaim Gallery flyers (9),
Tim Brian business cards (6), Correspondence between Tim Brian
and Susan Richards, Gallery Price List, Gallery Events schedule,
Clipping-Union Tribune, Gallery Limits of Responsibility form,
GSDBA Newsletter (2), Gay Caballeros flyer- AA Show.
- Queer Arts
1997-1999, including Generation Q (First International Queer
Youth Expo.) & Art, John O’ Reilly Biography & Art, Kim Ano
Biography “Contempo Lesbos”, Queer Arts Resource- site info and
Art, Robert Flynt Biography and Art.
Caucus for Art- Bibliography + Directories: 1996-2001,
including Bibliography of Gay & Lesbian Art ’94, Directory of
Gay & Lesbian Caucus.
Caucus for Art Newsletters: 2001-2008, including Queer craft
flyer, Queer Caucus for Art flyer, QCA Membership form,
Correspondence between Susan Richards and Susan Aberth, QCA
Caucus for Art Newsletter of College Art Association:
1995-2000, including Media Release- “Queer 2000”, Participation
Invite by Elizabeth Milroy & Jonathan Weinberg, Troubling
Customs Entry Form, Queer in the Year 2000 Postcard and Entry
Form, QCA Newsletters (14).
Cultural Center/S.F.: 1997-2001, including S.F. Bay Times
Clipping, “FACE” Program, Online flyer for “FACE” Exhibition,
Media Release- Queer Arts Resource, San Francisco Queer Arts
Festival Program, and QCC Newsletter.
Jennifer: 1998, including “Making Films about Queer Like”
Clipping in Gay & Lesbian Times.
R.D.: 1991-1997, including Rainbow Generation Cover (3),
Postcards (15), Riccoboni Online Art Samples, Rainbow Warrior
brochure, Artist Statement, Pricelist, & exhibition blog
(2),”Our Healing Hearts” Media Release and Entry Form, Café on
Park flyers (2), Obelisk Bookstore flyer, Rainbow Nation Media
Release, Gay Caballeros flyer, Night Life corner, Copy of Artist
painting, Clippings (4), Artist Copy, Artist Exhibition
Susan: 1990-2000, including Business Card,
[2 Photos], Correspondence between Happy Hyder and Susan
Richards, Artist Statement, LGHSSD Certificate of Appreciation,
[2 Color Slides], NO transfer of ownership,
Correspondence between Susan Richards and Dottie Korn-Davis, The
Next Door Gallery flyer, Women’s Caucus for Arts flyer, WCA
Media Release, Our Art pricelist, Artrageous Clipping (2), WCA
flyer, Gay and Lesbian Times Clipping, The Healing Path finder,
“Cool Counter Point” flyer, Del Mar Fair Art Show Program,
LGHSSD Newsletter, Artistic Alchemy flyer, Proclaim Gallery
flyer, Pride 1996 Art Application, LGHSSD Transfer of Ownership
(3), The Balcony Art Program, COVA Gallery flyer (2), Gay and
Lesbian Times Clipping, Pride 1995 flyer + entry form, Clipping
2003, including Correspondence between Russel Poncik and
Carolyn: 1991-2002 & 2004 & 2005: Postcards (8), Carolyn
Springer Clipping, Correspondence between Carolyn Springer and
Susan Richards, WCA Media Release + Artist biography, Clippings
(2), LGHSSD Transfer of Ownership, Catalog Worksheet, The
Balcony Act brochure, Artist resume,
[Color Slides (44)], Transfer of ownership/although
artist holds copyright, Ornament Clipping.
Susan: 1996, including Proclaim Gallery “Women’s Wok” flyer,
Art Walk information.
Andy: 2002, including Warhol at MOCA Program, New York Times
Julie: 1996 & 2006, including Artist Even flyer, Postcards
(10), Copy of Photo, Copy of Art, Diversionary Theatre flyer,
Christine Kehoe Clipping, LGSSD Newsletter.
Laura Irene: 1989 & 1991, including Clipping on Artist (4),
“Womyn Work” flyer, Artist work biography, poem “Calafia”.
Joseph E.: 1995-2000, Artist Postcards (7), Artist Clipping
(Jara), Artist biography, Correspondence/Artist & University of
- ZANE, Arnie/Photographer:
1975 & 2000, including “Art” Fall’00, clipping “Look” UC
Dennis: 2012, including The Minds Eye (book) on his
art, flyers for “Wide Open” event, a.bridged gallery events. (Added
Carl R.: including artistic resume. (