We are pleased to spotlight some of the artists — including artisans, makers, musicians, performers, and writers — who live, work, exhibit, or perform in the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, or whose creative work reflects the culture of the queer, kinky and/or leather community.
For each artist, we list their contact info, Web and social media links, a little about their work, and a few samples, all exactly as provided by the artist.
Artists and artisans in any of the above categories are invited to join this list. For more information, and to sign up, please click here.
- Joseph Valliere
- Kegan Marling
- Curt Janka aka CJ Brume
- Daniel Cherry
- Scot Hammond
- Rodrigo Alban Hubach
- R. Black
- Liminal Space SF
- Sam Carmel
- Jarrad Webster
- Daniel F. Nicoletta
- Photos by Biron
- Poppers the Pony
- Greg Burger
- Alex Prestia
- James Leon
TIP: Up to five work samples are shown for each artist. Double-click on a picture (NOT on the play/pause icon) to view it full size. Then use the (i) button to show the image title (if available). Press Esc to exit full-size view.
Categories: Physical Media
I make fetish gear out of rubber flooring and bike tires and I’ve started making t-shirts.
Curt Janka aka CJ Brume
Categories: Digital Media, Graphic Design and Photography
4522 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Creative Direction, Graphic Design and Photography
This is a video I compiled in the days after the Orlando shooting of the photos I took of people in the Castro kissing on camera to send a positive message and love and support to the victims and survivors.
Physical Media (sculpture, oil painting, sketches on paper, etc.);Performance;Writing
Original hand drawn illustrations (without utilizing any computer graphics, software or digital work). I specialize in children’s book illustrations, erotic illustrations, greeting cards, cartoons, silhouettes, portraiture and landscapes. I do portraiture in charcoal, and landscapes in acrylic. I work primarily in pencil, charcoal, India Ink, pen, water color and Goache on paper or on Crescent Illustration Boards.
I also write erotic stories, children stories and fiction. I performed on stage in comedy plays and musicals.
Rodrigo Alban Hubach
Categories: Physical Media (sculpture, oil painting, sketches on paper, etc.), Cement on canvas mix media
Twitter; Facebook.com; Instagram
535 NW 1st Ave. Studio 4
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Express everything that I am passionate about life including my emotions, my historical moment and my sexuality.
Ties of Freedom
Abstracion: I Feel Free
Sacks and Cement in the Art of Rodrigo: Receiver
The Expressionist School in the Art of Rodrigo: Gay Men Sauna Scene
Categories: Physical Media
Liminal Space SF
Categories: Physical Media, Digital Media, Performance, Writing, and Installation
San Francisco’s first Trans-Centering gallery, Liminal Space SF is launching after quarantine when it is safe to gather. Liminal Space is committed to building community and expanding access to exhibition space and curatorial opportunities for Transgender artists (and artists making relevant work). We strive to create opportunities in a city that has few for emerging, early career, youth, elder, student and QTBIPOC artists.
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Categories:Physical Media (sculpture, oil painting, sketches on paper, etc.), Digital Media, Performance, Making Gear, Toys, Etc., Installation
In my studio practice I use sculpture and installation to imagine new possibilities for my body and create symbols of pride and resistance for my community.
samclaudecarmel.com and @hyperabstract
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Categories: Physical Media (sculpture, oil painting, sketches on paper, etc.), Digital Media, Writing
We are a collective of queer and kinky artists, writers, and event organizers in SOMA/Mission.
Categories: Physical Media , Digital Media, Performance, Making Clothing, Making Gear, Toys, Etc.
Blending Art and Smut using 20+ years of nightlife experience and other varied skills. I do everything from costuming and photography to handyman and DJing.
Daniel F. Nicoletta
Digital Media, Photography
I am a photographer who has devoted the last four+ decades to preserving the LGBT civil rights journey in media formats.
Photos by BIRON
Categories: Physical Media, Digital Media, Writing
Early 1970s University of Michigan Gay activist and a founder of both the Gay Community Services (GCS) Center and the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) in Ann Arbor, before relocating to SF in May 1978 and working with on the ‘No on 6’ campaign and collaborating with Robert Opel. From the early 1990s, my studio photography and my documentation of annual SF LGBTQ+ public events – like the Folsom St. Fair – have focused on images of multicultural males, largely ignored in our community, but archived at the Kinsey Institute since 2013.
Web site: http://www.photos-biron.com
Talenthouse art works: https://www.talenthouse.com/photos-by-biron/items
Poppers the Pony
aka Dorian Katz
Categories: Physical Media (sculpture, oil painting, sketches on paper, etc.)
I draw in ink on paper in a cartoony style. I also make comics, zines and prints. I’m very interested in making murals from my drawings in the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District and beyond.
Categories: Digital Media, Making clothes
I am mainly a photographer but I also make gear, costumes, and clothing
Categories: Physical Media , Digital Media
I create gay art to create more gay and to create more art.
Categories: Physical Media , Digital Media, Music, Performance, Writing
Web sites: https://jamesleon120.wixsite.com/chameleonawol
Gallery: 8815 Quakertown Ave, Northridge, CA 91324