Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Center for Sex and Culture

Hello Everyone!

I will be part of an erotic art show this Friday at the Center for Sex and Culture.

Friday, Dec 19
6pm – 9pm

The Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Join me and artist Nancy Peach whose work deals with the fine art of bondage.

Live bondage demonstrations by Lochai (Bondage Master) and Madison Young (Award winning Bondage Suspension Model).

Wine, Cheese and Treats catered by Maude Bradley

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Commodore's Ball with the family

This past weekend Bill and i went to the OC for the last Commodore's Ball of the Sunset Aquatic Yacht Club and surprised my parents!

me and my dad

bill dancing with my mom

diane me and denise

kym, me and tracy

me and my mommy!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Glama-rama SOLO show Dec 7th!

Save the Date!!!

I will be having a SOLO show at the lovely Glama-rama hair salon Dec 7th!

417 South Van Ness @ 15th Street
6pm - 9pm

and the amazing Adonisaurus will be playing their first gig at 7pm!!!

Booze, Beats and Big Art await you!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

show and tell - this tuesday!!!

This tuesday I will be part of a talk show at Kimo's. Come check it out!

Show & Tell LIVE
Tuesday, November 11 at the legendary KIMOS!
10 pm
Suggested donation: $10
(100% of net proceeds go to BAAITS Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits)

Join BeBe Sweetbriar and Sister Roma as we welcome the following guests:

Supervisor Bevan Dufty
Grand Duchess Landa Lakes
Singer/songwriter Xavier Toscano
Entertainer Mercedes Monroe
Artist/muscian Danyol's Rico Ocampo

See you there!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

TINY @ The Studio Gallery

November 5th - December 24th, 2008

reception: Saturday, November 8th, 4-8 pm

STUDIO Gallery
1718A Polk Street (between Clay and Washington)
San Francisco, CA 94109 415-931-3130
Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 11-6, Mon-Tue by appt.

It's time for tiny, our annual show of small works! The art might be small, but the show is huge: work from 115 local artists will be on display, including many gallery favorites plus a talented group of newcomers. As always, everything's under 7" x 7" and under $400, with many pieces under $150. Whether you're looking for an affordable cityscape or landscape, a wacky little critter to give as a gift, or a fabulous piece of jewelry, we've got you covered. We display 225 pieces on the walls, plus more on tabletops, and we hang new work everyday, so the show is constantly changing.

Whether you're an art lover looking for something for yourself, or searching for a one-of-a-kind gift that also gives back to your local community, tiny is one size that fits all. The show is so big that we're having two receptions, one in November and a second in December that doubles as the 5th anniversary party for the gallery. We hope you'll stop by, see the show, and meet some of the talented artists behind the work.

Click here to see a list of participating artists

Click here to preview the show

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hanging The Pork Store today!

Here is the press release from Femina Potens:

Contact: Xandra Ibarra,
Exhibit from October 22, 2008 – December 17, 2008

October 21, 2008 – FP Edge presents danyol.
danyol captures the wit and sexyness of 60’s pop art in his modern art production. His fresh perception of cultural and visual images expands the pop art genre by connecting the public with the private. danyol’s work is a harmonious collage of patterns and textures composed of magazine cutouts, money, and music sheets that reveal the glamour and colorful nature of mass culture.

San Francisco artist danyol was born in 1970 in Orange County California just a stone’s throw away from Disneyland. Growing up he nourished himself on a steady diet of pop art, cubism, and sarcasm. danyol’s use of his own life and surroundings combine to form a dizzying combination of colors, patterns, and textures. These are then masked out by definitive figures and shapes, somehow bringing some definition to his chaos. While bright and smile inducing on initial viewing, look closely at the found objects collaged in the background; they leave hints as to the deeper meaning of the painting. Look at it from one angle and it is seemingly straight forward, but look from another angle in different lighting, and the painting becomes much more. While using equal parts nostalgia and current events together, danyol’s pop-influenced mixed media paintings explore the liminal spaces between surface and emotion; gender role, responsibility and reality; along with other inconsistencies in our fragile social fabric. FP Edge proudly invites you to share the work of danyol. The exhibit runs October 22, 2008 – December 17, 2008 at the Pork Store located at 3122 16th St, San Francisco, CA

FP Edge is an artists' network run by the Femina Potens Art Gallery, focusing on building relationships and recognition between cutting-edge LGBTQI and Erotic artists and artworks, venues and residents within the greater queer, feminist, wellness and sex positive communities. Based in the SF Bay Area, Edge connects a diverse range of artists with the businesses, collectors, exhibitions and other events searching out LGBTQI and erotic-themed works or commissioned pieces. The network also offers the support of the gallery's marketing experience, artist and venue consultation services and a vast list of specialized contacts within the West Coast art scene. For more information please visit or call 415.864.1558

Pork Store is a casual and lively café adding flavor to the already sizzling 16th street Mission. It’s a great place to hang out with friends while filling up on your favorite breakfast meals. Pork Store’s rockin’ staff makes sure patrons never see the bottom of their coffee mugs! For more information call 415.626.5523.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lollipops & threads pics

Last nights show was so much fun. Thank you to all who made it out and those of you who tried =)

Here are some highlights:

me modeling the art of Jai Carillo

me with Brian of Whales, Tammye and Mark

part of the installation of 200 happy meal toys, an oregon state park sign and a mannequin with a toaster.

the small pieces wall

horsey horsey running up the wall.

You can see all the pics here:

Thanks again and see you all at the next show!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

NEW SHOW!!! Oct 9th


Student-Run Art Gallery Pairs an Accomplished and Emerging Artists
New art exhibition presents danyol’s first-ever installation

SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2009 – The Art Gallery at the SF State Student Center presents Lollipops and Threads, a new exhibition that associates new works by danyol and the recently art school graduated Jai Carrillo. The opening reception will take place on October 9th from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs from October 9th to November 5th, 2008.

“The idea of pairing an accomplished artist such as danyol with an up-and-coming one like Jai Carrillo originates from the Art Gallery’s desire to give more visibility to emerging student and recently graduated artists” says Laura Costantino, co-curator of Lollipops and Threads. “At the Art Gallery -she continues- we feel the importance of discovering new talents.”

Danyol’s new work features, in addition to pop-influenced, colorful, mixed media paintings, his first-ever installation piece. By infusing nostalgic imagery with the urgency of current issues, danyol’s artwork continues to explore the liminal spaces between the inconsistencies of our fragile social fabric.

In a visual contrast with danyol’s work, Jai Carrillo’s pieces adopt a more neutral palette to unveil the limits of genders and gender-related activities. Through the combination of embroidery and boxing, video and bobby pins, Carrillo manages to consistently mix conceptuality and craft.

Exhibition Curators: Laura Costantino & Daniela Paez
What: Lollipops and Threads
When: October 9, 2008 –November 5, 2008
Cost: FREE

Opening Reception: Thursday October 9, 2008, 5-8pm

Where: The Art Gallery, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, 1650 Holloway Ave 94132

Gallery Hours: M-F 10a-6p or by appointment.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

52 Grrrls rock the Eagle!!!

fun was had by all. more video soon....

me as Kate =)

Planet Claire

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

52 GRRRLS playing the Eagle Tavern this Thursday!!!

Come see me be Kate =)

Eagle Tavern
12th and Harrison


We go on around 10...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Vote for my designs!!!

If you like tequila and want to see my art on a super cool bottle, please vote below!!!


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

lazybear 2008

well, it has been a while since i've blogged but im back and should be blogging daily!

i got back on monday from lazybear and had such a blast. our campsite grew to almost 20 people and the nightly dinners were tons of fun (no pun intended!)

here are some highlights:

jason, kevin and i at Sunday Furry Sunday

jason on the first day

too much powdered donuts!

my new little pocket bear david =)

lee and jason having too much fun on the jagermeister floatie!

all in all a great trip. maybe next year i can talk bill into coming...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Riots and Revelations GROUP show this saturday

That's right. I am in 2, not 1 art opening this saturday. Come check it out!!!

Fresh Meat in the Gallery V: Riots & Revelations
San Francisco LGBT Community Center - 3rd floo1800
Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco [map]

Opening reception: Saturday June 7, 6-10pm
LGBT Community Center - 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Fresh Meat in the Gallery is a groundbreaking, rule-breaking annual exhibition of transgender and gender variant artists. The first and only exhibition of its kind in the nation, Fresh Meat in the Gallery celebrates its Fifth Anniversary this year!

This year's exhibition, Riots and Revelations, asks: How have riots and revelations been part of our histories and how they will shape the future? How do we find peace in a time of war on our bodies and communities? How are communities around the world rising up? What new ways of living are being revealed for the future? Transgender and gender variant artists from across the nation and around the world respond with innovative, startling, moving new work.

Riots and Revelations features work by: Jillian Soto, Danyol, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Miss Day, Noelle Walker, Alex Smith, Aryn Zev, Gariel R. Felix, Henry Schneiderman, R. Sandler, Rae Strozzo, Sela Davis, Simon Croft, Stacey Wexler, Truc Thanh Nguyen, Valerie Amedee, Woo, Miles Conrad and Wolf Israel. Learnmore about these artists.

Fresh Meat in the Gallery V: Riots and Revelations is presented in conjunction with the 2008 Fresh Meat Festival, an annual festival of transgender and queer performance (see listing above). Riots and Revelations is presented by Fresh Meat Productions, the Queer Cultural Center and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and is a featured part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

SEXICON: Group show this Saturday!!!

SEXICON: The Art and Language of Erotica

Living Room Gallery @ Stormy Leather

1158 Howard St between 7th and 8th

Saturday, June 7th

8pm – 11:30pm

SEXICON will include visual art from: Danyol, Jonathan Solo, Mika Pontecorva, Ashanta Riley-Person, the Femme Coloring Book, Cinthia Dennis, Crystal Sylver, Guillermo Rodriguez, event photographer, S.N. Jacobson and many more.
Live events will include a Stormy Leather fashion show, topless palm reading, a live drawing booth, a shibari (Japanese rope bondage) demonstration, dominatrix Mistress Gabriella, erotic literature readings, drag performance by Ambrosia Salad (House of Salad) and DJ Bearded Lady (Chilid

The Living Room Collective proudly presents its third annual SEXICON: the art and language of erotica, an erotic art party for the masses. SEXICON brings together the vanilla and the kink, the boys and the girls, the straight & narrow, the queer & wide-open and everyone in between! In its third incarnation, SEXICON has bridged the Bay for the first time, and will open in the lovely and lusty San Francisco. Teaming up with Stormy Leather, The Living Room Collective has compiled a wide array of erotica to fill the South of Market mixed gender leather and kink venue in a way that reflects not only Stormy's clientele, but the broad spectrum of sexuality that exists in the bay area. Unlike other art exhibitions, the Living Room strives to create a participatory and interactive art show, and invites the public to dress sexy, however that is interpreted by the individual.

Monday, May 12, 2008

CSK plays old brothel!

Carletta Sue Kay played an old brothel in Port Costa on saturday at a party called Folly Feast Fashion and Flirt Fling #2. what a trip that party was. 24 hours of non stop music, costumes, live bands and crazy burners. Can't wait til next year!!!

you can see all the pics here:

Friday, May 02, 2008

Dr. Marten's Boot Design Competition

please vote for my Dr. Marten's Boot Designs!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

moby dick tonight

i just hung a new SOLO show at Moby Dick. Will be up for the month fo May.

Come check it out!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

wig-aoke and hard place - match made in heaven?

so at the last minute Lee invites me to this wig karaoke party. so with my best hag in tow we make the trek to The House of Fish. Hilarity and booze quickly ensued...

singing Common People

jennye - i honestly love you!

randy as Leigh Bowel Movement

hard place at the Knockout Room.

Monday, April 07, 2008

saturday nights alright for fighting

wow-what a great party on saturday! I sold 2 pieces, Miguel sold 7 and Carletta Sue Kay played their best gig ever!

Here are some highlights...

peeps check out the art

one of Miguel Arias's walls

Carletta tore it up!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

everything is coming up easter

had a great time in the park on sunday.
San Francisco really knows how to do easter right!

bill and i with the sun in our faces...

jeff never had an empty glass!

and what is a day in SF without naked people?

you can see all the pics here:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Carletta Sue Kay plays Berkeley

Head on over the bridge April 7th (i know it's a monday. Deal!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Woman of Color Video

Here is an old video that has just found it's way onto youtube.

its cesar, mat cote and myself playing at the eagle...

leslie and the lys

Lee and I went to go see Leslie and the Lys on saturday.
What a hot tranny mess that was!

Here are the highlights!

kevin and i rockin' the gems! (i think koo and ladybear are in there too!)

Leslie and her back-up dancers...

i want an ankle keyboard now!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008


i got interviewed on

check it!

bill and i at carolyn's wedding this past sat....more pics from wedding coming soon...