Sunday, February 28, 2010

more opening nite images of the PDA Show at NoBrow Coffee February 19, 2010.........
PDA make-up

PDA make-up, poetry and art at NoBrow

Emma and Healey sell shirts at PDA

Lindsey Frei, PDA Kissing Booth artist

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Cyber Sluts, Sister Dottie S. Dixon and Valerie from the Utah Pride Center

Laura Sharp Wilson and Sister Dottie

Laura's sister, Elizabeth gets a kiss!

Big Smooch from the Kissing Booth

A Sister Dottie kiss at the Kissing Booth

Sister Dottie S. Dixon in the Kissing Booth at Kayo Gallery for Gallery Stroll Feb. 19, 2010

a mystery artist did several installation of PDA kewpie dolls at various locations downtown, the above are infront of MisC and Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The PDA Show opens Friday February 19 from 6 to 9pm for Gallery Stroll in Salt Lake City, Utah. With work by over 50 artists exhibited at 4 venues:

NoBrow Coffee @ 315 E. 300 S.

Ken Sanders Rare Books @ 268 S. 200 E.

The Utah Pride Center, Marmalade Cafe @ 361 N. 300 W.

Alchemy Coffee @ 390n E. 1700 S.

there will be a Kissing Booth installation at Kayo Gallery @ 177 E. 300 S. with "kissers" Sister Dottie S. Dixon, Band of Annuals, members of the Wasatch Roller Derby, and other surprise guests. "Kissers" are selling kisses by donation as a fundraiser for the Utah Pride Center.

Also for Gallery Stroll there will be an evening of performance from 7 to 9pm at NoBrow Coffee, 315 E. 300 S., featuring a film and performance by Lisa DeFrance and Steve Creson, poetry reading by Andy Hoffman, Joel Long and Mike McLane, and a performance by singer songwriter Eliza Shearon. PDA paraphernalia will also be on sale.

for more information please contact Laura Sharp Wilson @ (360) 349-6973 or

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Only Have Eyes for You", 2010 by L.A. artist Kim Tucker

"Untitled", 2010 by New York artists Lauren Gibbes and Jason Weatherspoon

"Promoting Discriminatory Agendas" 2010 by Brian Taylor
Taylor is a member of the Copper Palate Press a printmaking collective in Salt Lake City

"Clean", 2010 by Kimya Dawson.
cut paper collage by North Carolina artist Tory Wright,
"Untitled study" by New York artist Karen Heagle
Heagle has shown her paintings extensively over the past few years, to see more go to
I-20 Gallery,

"It Was a Kiss", 2009. by Salt Lake City artist Walter Wilcox

images of "LK" an installation by Nestor Armando Gil. This piece is an ode to Lawrence King, an openly gay middle school student in California who was murdered by a fellow classmate. Gil is currently a professor at Bowdoin College. Large scale digital images of the "LK" installation will hang at Ken Sanders Rare Books, along with "LK" pencils, for "The PDA Show". For more information about Lawrence King:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Untitled (Richmond Reading Blues #1), 2010 by Michael Lease.
Lease is interested in the idea of the obituary as a "public display of affection". This image is from a series entitled "Reading Blues" where the artist has clipped obituary images of African American men from his hometown of Richmond, VA. He enlarges the photographs emphasizing the beauty of the newspaper's half-tone printing process. Lease states "I cannot undervalue the opportunity that the daily perusal of the obits affords me. In their pages, I have the uncommon - and in Richmond, the unlikely - opportunity to look into the eyes of these men and wonder in which ways we are the same.

"The Difference Between You and I.......", 2010 by Judith Baumann

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Bad Dogs Hump", 2010 by Salt Lake City artist Denise Strzempek.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

an image by photojournalist Russel A. Daniels from a series he did on the LDS General Convention in 2004/2005. To see more from this series and more of Daniel's work go to:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Two Fruits Kissing", 2010. by California artist lennyBruce Lee

"Public Deer Affection", 2010 by Los Angeles artist Renee' Lawter

Monday, February 8, 2010

floor stickers by Barbie Brady of Los Angeles, CA.
"The Law is for Protection of the People", 2009 by Nick Davis. In this piece Davis is interested in the idea of intolerance and the way laws are used to enforce intolerance, connecting to the incident which inspired "The PDA Show".

Steven Sewell's image from a series on survellance cameras of corporations and businessses that hire a large percentage of the populations of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, his last two homes. Sewell states: "I think the general idea of surveilling is pertinent to the Salt Lake city (kissing) incident, as well as an appropriate analogy of the suspicion that people in different levels of power structures and cultural situations feel toward each other.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

An illustration by Timothy D. Bellavia from his Lambda Literary book "Pieces of Ice". Timothy is an artist and activist living in New York City. To find more about one of Timothy's amazing projects got to

Friday, February 5, 2010

detail of a PDA piece by Salt Lake City artist, Jennifer Singleton

by Shaw Osha of Olympia, WA, a painted image under cellophane.

by Adriane Herman from Portland, ME. These are a full set of stamps depicting a same sex couple as a wedding cake topper, sculpted by artist Brian Reeves. Adrian and Brian are the masterminds behind SLOPART, You can see more of Adriane's work at