The CSC Staff holds their favorite zines (from left to right): Tess McCarthy with “Frighten the Horses,” Betsy Foley with “Deviant- The comic book journal of Strange Sex,” Anissa Malady with “Hothead Paisan”and Ian with “Weenie-Toons!” and “Homoture #3.”
Help needed Monday, April 1st at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco! We need painters and volunteers to restore the Grace Alley Mural.
Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th) San Francisco, CA 94103
Lovely people! We need your help.
Our entire building has been attacked by mural-bombers! Huge tags have badly marred the Eclairacuda Bandersnatch mural on Grace Alley. The city has cited us, and we have to clean the tag off AND try to perserve Eclair’s wonderful work. Robert is calling for helpers on Monday, April 1. What better way to spend April Fool’s Day than by helping preserve the work of an important street artist?
Please come help if you’re availble! It will involve scrubbing, citrus solvent, and much camaraderie. Call time is 10am; I imagine we can still use your help if you can’t get there til later. We hope to have the artist present to help guide our work.
Thank you SO much! Please help us, and invite your friends too!
You can see pictures of the mural before the tagging at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/
PS — If you can’t make it but want to help with a donation (we are going to need gallons of fixative to prevent this from happening again!):
The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. Find out more at http://www.sexandculture.org/
Directly from Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State University- who are seeking participants for a survey concerning sex material in libraries. Please find the time to participate-
In an attempt to understand librarian and library staff attitudes towards collecting sexual materials for libraries, librarians Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State University, are asking for survey participants and offering the chance to win one of four available $25 gift certificates to Amazon.com.
All librarians and library staff from any type of library are encouraged to participate.
The survey, “Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries: An Opinion Survey,” takes anywhere from between 25-40 minutes depending on reading speed, and consists of 49 questions. We’re looking for opinions on how librarians and library staff members feel about things such as 50 Shades of Gray, Hustler, gay erotica, and other items that are often considered contentious.
Participants’ privacy will be kept and personal information is not required unless the participant wants to register for the drawing. Any personal information will be deleted once the drawing has been held within one week at the closing of the survey. Participants will be emailed the gift certificate.
Participation in the survey is strictly voluntary. Participants can exit the survey at any time without penalty.
By consenting to participate through accessing and submitting the survey, you authorize the use of your data to be compiled for possible articles, without any personally identifying information as may have been submitted for the prize drawing.
Or by mail:
Attn: Scott Vieira or Michelle Martinez, SHSU Box 2179, Huntsville, TX 77341
Assistant Professor &
Electronic Resources Librarian
Michelle M. Martínez
Assistant Professor & Reference Librarian
This survey complies with Sam Houston State University’s Internal Review Board’s protocol 2012-10-726.
Two images of mine, including the recognizable, PLUG, is being blown up!
The BIG PICTURE Colorado, running through March through April 2013, is a world wide street art celebrations c0-hosted by Art-Plant, a Denver based non-profit whose mission is to foster growth in the creative community, and Artwork Network’s mission is to create opportunities for art by developing a network of artists, galleries, businesses, designers and collectors.
The show will feature grand scale contemporary photography exposing the possibility of images as art via email instantly exchanged globally and blown up to large mural proportions. Images gathered from photographers around the world will be expanded as large Xerox prints and displayed inside galleries as well as posted in approved outdoor locations throughout the city of Denver and sister cities around the globe.
The Open Call to submit to the BIG PICTURE has been extended to March 15th.
Later in the month, March 30th ~ 12-5PM, there will be a BIG PICTURE Celebration at the “Open Air Gallery ,” behind City O City for amazing images refreshment and music. 206 East 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80203.
With Wondercon not in San Francisco this year there is not great comics events happening in April. Wouldn’t be great to have a l
ocal comics event that was a s uniques as San Francisco? The Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for a small gathering of local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their stance outside the
Bookish Beasts is a one day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring sex, sexuality, gender and erotica. We want to give you the opportunity to exhibit your works, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material.
This is a not for profit event that is free to the public, Although as we live to support local artist we will need some help from you t make this happen. We are asking for $20 to split an 8′ table with chairs. You will be responsible for cashiering your own sales and all profits are your own. The CSC has enough chars but will need to rent tables and promote the event. If this sounds like a great event that you want to get involved with please confirm right away.
The event is one day. April 14th from noon to 6PM. There will some presentations and workshops following. Please let us
CSC provides judgement-free educations, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectra; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and incoming issues of public policy health. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of the CSC Library books are searchable though Goodreads and CSC’s Zineography, along with their growing zine catalog/database, which is currently being cataloged.know if you are interested in participating or would like to propose a workshop or presentation.
We look forward to hearing from you,
If interested in participating or for more information contact us- firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSC Library & Archive is embarking on a community cataloging adventure, and we need your help to make it happen.
Our library and archive is home to an amazing, unique, wonderfully unusual and, as always, sexual– zine collection. We have begun the process of scanning, gaining permissions, and cataloging this collection. Our hope is to inlist members of the community to help with the important job of cataloging these unique artifact of sexual and cultural heritage.
Zine topics range from, sexual health, safe sex, sex worker issues, queer and gender identity, body acceptance, transgender culture, BDSM/kink, and LGBTIQA subject matter.
The goal of the CSC Zineography includes fundraising efforts to house and store the zines for long term preservation, continual scanning and digitization of the collection for display in digital format, and to create a usable and searchable catalog of our zine collection. We believe that community cataloging is truly the best way to achieve our goals and to provide the best form of access to this important collection.
Contact us to find out more information about this exciting project and cataloging opportunities. email@example.com
I am so looking forward to this! Not only do we get to present and promote alternative literature and the CSC’s Libraries amazing zine collection– a fucking rock star art hero of mine will be there showing new works and performing– Eric Drooker!!
The Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive at the 3rd Annual East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest
Berkeley City College: 2050 Center St. Berkeley, CA
The CSC’s librarian- Anissa Malady and interning archivist- Tess McCarthy will be appearing at EBABZ 2012. We will be highlighting the CSC libraries zine holdings, discussing planned preservation and digitization of the collection, as well as to promoting our Spring zine showcase and workshop- Bookish Beasts, coming to the
CSC April 14th, 2013.
More info to come!
East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest:
About the Center for Sex and Culture Library and Archive:
The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a teateam of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS.
The Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural Project on Offbeatr: Looking to raise $2000 by December 22nd 2012 for public art celebrating San Francisco’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists, and healers.
The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley. We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture. Our group of talented artists includes Eddie Colla, Finley Coyl, Amandalynn, Jeremy Novy and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch. Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s pastsexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.
The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces. It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood. The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.
This Mural is a true labor of love — for sex, the community and the sex community, but we ask for your financial support to make this loving project really happen. Specifically, your monetary donations would help toward the rental of electric scissor lifts (to be used to physically elevate the artists as they work on the wall), artists’ commissions and project supplies. Any contributions you may be able to provide toward that estimation will be deeply cherished!
To see more images of the Grace Alley Mural Project follow us on Facebook, visit our Tumblr, or come see it in person at 1349 Mission Street in San Francisco, but we need your donations to fill this wall with art.
Donation levels and rewards:
Pledge $15 or more: Vintage Porn Magazine Stash.
The first 10 donors to contribute $15 will receive hand picked vintage porn stash— featuring classics from Playboy, Hustler, Playgirl, and others.
The first 10 donors who contribute $20 will receive an autographed copy of a book by famed author and CSC co-founder- Dr. Carol Queen.
The first 5 donors to donate $50 will receive a Center for Sex & Culture Goodie Swag Bag. You will receive a mix of fun & naughty items. Including; adult toys from Bay Area’s own Good Vibrations (http://www.goodvibes.com), books from some of our favorite authors, vintage porn mags, and some special treats from our archive.
The first 3 donors to contribute $60 will be granted Basic Membership to the Center for Sex & Culture. A $60 value that includes-Discounts on events and classes. Invitation to member-only events.
The first 10 donors to contribute $100 will be granted free library membership at the Center for Sex & Culture (a $100 value).
—-About the Center for Sex and Culture—-
The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
Help Save the Henry Miller Memorial Library - taken directly from the Henry Miller Memorial Library website.
Dear Friend of the Henry Miller Memorial Library,
This is a plea for help. We need to upgrade our facilities to create a sustainable Library and it’ll cost much more than we have in our savings.
We need to raise $140,000.00 by the fall of this year!
We’ll kick-off this campaign with a mind-blowing benefit concert: Philip Glass and Joanna Newsom, together onstage (!) at the Warfield in San Francisco on June 25th.
Plus, we’re offering a host of incredible rewards for your generous tax-deductible donation.
In 1981, Emil White founded the Henry Miller Memorial Library in honor of his friend Henry Miller. Three decades later, thanks to the help of countless artists, musicians, and supporters such as yourself, this sleepy place has become awe-inspiring.
But the Library as we know it is in jeopardy. We need to modernize our water system and improve our bathroom facilities to meet federally-mandated health and safety requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Failure to comply with these regulations will force us to suspend the types of gatherings you’ve come to love: internationally renowned musicians and artists, our international short film screening series, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival – the list goes on.
The renovation plans have been filed and pending approval; construction will begin this fall. You can rest assured that the impact of your donation will be immediate and meaningful: it will ensure the long-term survival of the Library.
But there’s also a more tangible benefit, we are providing a host of rewards based on your level of donation. These rewards include tickets for up to five events, and an invitation to the end-of-the-season donor appreciation celebration, books, shirts, and much more.
One last thing: this is the first “official” capital improvement fundraising request we have sent – ever. This is no coincidence. The Library’s funding model is unique: we subsist thanks to book sales, event-related income, daily donations, and small grants. For over 30 years, it’s worked very well, until now.
Yet it is precisely the nature of this challenge that speaks to the incredible support we’ve enjoyed throughout the years: we’ve outgrown our facilities, and it’s simply time for the next chapter – one that is sustainable, compliant, and will improve the experience for every bewildered or starry-eyed visitor who steps through our gates.
If you like more detail about our capital improvements please go to our website and/or call (831-667-2574) anytime – best of course is if you stop in!
Please join us as we embark on this next chapter.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Henry Miller Memorial Library
I have started a tumblr to feature all the amazing finds that come #acrossmydesk– and a few other random shots of life in San Francisco, but mainly I created it as a way to show what comes across the desk of a sex librarian.
It can be found at Across My Desk.