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stuart sandford 'pictures' opening 8.16

Pictures is a suite of twenty Polaroids prints taken since 2014 of friends, lovers, spaces, and places. Having predominantly worked with 35mm film up until that point, I had the opportunity of doing a residency at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, and Polaroid seemed like the perfect medium to record my time at that very unique space. I’ve been using it ever since and it’s the immediacy and intimacy inherent within Polaroid that keeps me coming back for more. Other projects, especially my sculptural and moving image works, can take many months or even years to complete, but a perfect Polaroid can be made in an instant.

The title is a nod to Robert Mapplethorpe’s dual exhibition of the same name that took place in 1977 in New York City. In one space Mapplethorpe presented portraits, flowers, and still lifes and in the second space his fiercely sexual hardcore S&M works. It wasn’t until later in his career that he was able to show his full body of work presented together as he originally intended. Similarly, with this work, I’m not shying away from depictions of overt queer sexuality but putting it directly in the spotlight and presenting it to the world unabashed, uncensored, and in all its glory.

- Stuart Sanford, 2018

On display in Queer/Bar through October 2018

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Sweet tooth w/ Candy Ken, Derrick Barry & Nebraska thunderfuck - 8.17 • 9pm

“Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” – Willy Wonka

Dust off that little pink number you haven’t worn since Pride and get your candy-queer selves to queer/bar, August 17th, for the Sweet Tooth Party! Austrian rap sensation and gender rebel, Candy Ken, is coming to Seattle for ONE NIGHT ONLY alongside Las Vegas drag superstars: Derrick Berry and Nebraska Thunderfuck for a night of toot-sweet performances, hosted by Seattle legend, La Saveona Hunt! After the show, stick around for a gobstopping good time as we party through candyland with candy drink specials, sugar-coated go-go’s, and bubblegum pop music all night long!

21+ Only // $5 cover after the show.

 

  

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mx. Cast race 

You wanna be an mx. star? We're looking for you!

Compete against some of the best talent in Seattle over 5 weeks to win a 6 month contract as a resident mx. cast member, $500 cash prize and luxury beauty package. Judges will be our current cast member La Saveona Hunt, Stacey Starstruck and Visage 'Legs' Larue as well as special weekly guest judges.

The first competition will take place Thursday 8/30 and then every Thursday after through 9/27 (finale)

Who were looking for:

Drag performers, performance artists, acrobats, burlesque, dancers, avant-garde arts & beyond. All race, genders, orientations and identities are encouraged and welcomed. 

Requirements:

Must be 21+
• able to pick up & execute choreographed group numbers
• professionalism and punctuality
• business oriented & able to take constructive creative input
• bring consistent creative material to the stage

Judging criteria:

1.) The whole look and package
2.) Crowd Participation
3.) Overall performance
4.) Ability to bring in a crowd
5.) Energy and creativity

Submissions:

Must submit each of the following:
1.) Performance Resume
2.) 2-5 clips (or Youtube, Vimeo links) of performance under 5 min. 
3.) Headshot or photo of your performance identity

Please send all submissions to housemanager@thequeerbar.com