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New York Art Nonprofit Celebrates Queer Artists at Annual Celebration

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Queer Art will celebrate the winners of its two biggest annual awards on December 14.The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists.

Founded in 2009 by filmmaker Ira Sachs. Queer Art was born out of the need to recognize a generation of artists and audiences that have died during the HIV epidemic.The poet, performer, and visual artist, Pamela Sneed, will receive the inaugural Black Queer Art Mentorship Award for Artists and Organizers. “We have been and continue to be deeply moved by Pamela Sneed’s gift for moving all of us forward,” said award judges Maria Bauman, Felicita “Felli” Maynard, and Saeed Jones in a statement.

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