Silent Art Auction
We’re so excited to feature these local, outstanding artists who have donated their work to San Francisco Night Minsitry’s cause. Their artwork will be posted shortly!
Born in the UK, Gooch attended the prestigious Newport College of Art and Design where he studied under British photographer David Hurn, of the groundbreaking Magnum Photos collaborative.
He worked for two decades in London, first apprenticing with established photographers and later having his own firm.
The focus of his work over the past decade since he moved to San Francisco from London, has been focused on documenting the disenfranchised sub-cultures of our time: the dynamism of street art and the artists who create it; the ongoing LGBTQ+ political struggles and the LGBTQ+ performing arts community.
Readers of the San Francisco Bay Area Reporter voted Gooch Best Nightlife Photographer 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. His work can regularly be seen in that publication.
His photos were also featured in LEFT magazine, an independent LGBT publication that ran for some 5 years until its close in 2019. His monthly column in LEFT, “Out and About with Gooch”, a selection of images from queer nightlife in San Francisco.
He is resident photographer at many weekly and monthly club nights and the official photographer of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Folsom Street Events, Big Top Sundays, Iconique, Go Bang! San Francisco Gay Pride, Castro Street Fair, Bearisson Fair and many more.
Gooch regularly works with social justice campaigns, including Black Lives Matter, Black Trans Lives Matter, Queer LifeSpace, the Harvey Milk Foundation to mention a few.
In May 2019, he was invited to join The Rainbow World Fund tour of Cuba where he documented Cleve Jones receiving a lifetime achievement award presented by Mariella Castro at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana.
In June 2020 he became the recipient of the prestigious “Sylvester Pride in the Arts’ Award given by The Harvey Milk Democratic Party.
His work has been licensed by Google, Facebook, On Magazine (Switzerland) BBC, BBC America and BBC Brazil, The Fight Magazine, Gay Cities, The Advocate and multiple San Francisco publications.
San Francisco has been his home for over a decade and he loves being a part of this vibrant Queer community, documenting and preserving these beautiful fragments of time for future generations to learn from and to enjoy!
GOOCH will have several prints available for sale.
Current and Recent Exhibitions:
Juanita – 30 Years of MORE! San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. 30th September – 12th November 2022.
“What It Is That We Do” – Solo exhibition of Erotic and BDSM images.
Folsom Events – 10th Sept – June 2022.
“Echo Location: The Cultural Geopolitics in SoMa, SF”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF. 5th Sept – 23rd Oct 2021
“RE-Vamp – Iconic Queer Icons”
Milk Bar SF – 25th August – June 2022.
“RE-Vamp – Iconic Queer Icons”
111 Minna Gallery SF – 25th June – 25th August 2021.
“CRASH (Fear and Loathing, Love, Solidarity and Hope)”
Solo show, 111 Minna Gallery SF – August 2020.
“Smoke + Mirrors: Visions of Modern Drag – Revisited”
111 Minna Gallery, August 2020.
50th Anniversary Group Exhibition of SF Gay Pride – June 2020.
“Resolution” – Group Show at Palette Gallery, San Francisco – 12/20/19 – 1/31/20
“Retro-Perspectives”, Group show, Imago Dei Gallery, October 2018, San Francisco
“Smoke + Mirrors: Visions of Modern Drag”. Solo show, Ravot Gallery, April 2018, San Francisco
“Art + Pride: LGBTQ Pride Exhibit Event”, Group show, Harvey Milk Photo Center, June – July 2018, San Francisco
“Pride Group Show, Art Saves Lives”, June, 2018, San Francisco
“Celebrate Community: LGBTQ Pride Exhibit”, group show, Harvey Milk Photo Center, June – July 2017, San Francisco
“Urban Jungle”, group Show, Wonderland SF, April 2017 San Francisco
“LGBTQ Chronicled: Celebrating Pride: 1933 – 2016”, Harvey Milk Photo Center, June – July 2016, San Francisco
“Anniversary Show”, group Show, Wonderland SF at Mezzanine, October 2015, San Francisco
Hayes Valley Artists: “Plus One”. Group show at 580 Hayes Street – 2014, San Francisco
Artist: Katie Gilmartin
Katie Gilmartin’s checkered past includes stints as a buoyant union organizer, bona fide sex researcher, and deeply engaged college professor. For over a decade she taught cultural studies with an emphasis on the histories of gender and sexuality. On an urgent quest to relocate pleasure, Katie took a printmaking class and became utterly smitten with the medium. She abandoned academia to become a community-based artist, teacher, and writer. Along the way she cofounded City Art Cooperative Gallery, a still-thriving artspace on Valencia Street, and the Queer Ancestors Project, devoted to forging sturdy relationships between young Queer and Trans artists and our ancestors. Katie teaches printmaking and creativity classes at Chrysalis Studio in San Francisco’s South of Market Cultural Center. Her illustrated novel, Blackmail, My Love, won Lambda and Indiefab Awards. She’s just finished the manuscript of Thrill Spot, a fictional account of an actual 1954 raid on a lesbian bar in San Francisco’s North Beach. Learn more at katiegilmartin.com, and @katiegilmartin.
Art piece 1
Katie Gilmartin, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” viscosity linocut on Rives BFK, 8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Retail value $425 framed
Art piece 2
Katie Gilmartin, “Bridge of No Return,” viscosity linocut on Rives BFK, 8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Retail value $425 framed.
Art piece 3
Katie Gilmartin, “Queer Words: Queen,” linocut on Rives BFK, 5 inches by 7 inches. Retail value $100 framed.
Art piece 4
Katie Gilmartin, “Queer Words: Top,” linocut on Rives BFK, 5 inches by 7 inches. Retail value $100 framed.
Artist: Serena Corson
Serena Viola Corson is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in San Francisco, California. She was born in 1996 on the beach in North Carolina but moved all around the Southern United States growing up with her single mom due to financial instability and the 2009 recession. She received her BFA from FSU in 2019.
Art Piece 1
“House in Castro” captures a beautiful color combination moment atop a hill in the famous Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. Retail value $100 original painting unframed.
Serena will also have prints available for purchase.
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