how to SUBMIT

What should I submit?

Submissions will be as varied as the objects that reflect and symbolize lesbian identity. What are the everyday objects represent lesbian identity? What personal objects communicate lesbian identity with the world? Perhaps a faded concert ticket or book? Maybe a gift from an older queer role model or family member? Maybe a photograph, drawing, or writing?

Submissions must be smaller than 12x12x12 inches. Nothing perishable or dangerous.

Who should submit?

This call for materials is inclusive to all, especially those identifying as lesbian, butch, femme, bi, queer, non-gender binary, trans or wants their voice represented in this collective examination of a contemporary lesbian life.

How do I submit?

Donation Form: Simply fill out this online form to tell us about your object and how it represents lesbian and queer identity. All submissions must have a donation form.

Mail In: Trestle Gallery will receive mailed donations through April 3rd, when the show closes. If you would like your object mailed back at the end of the exhibition, please include a self addressed envelope and postage. Trestle Gallery Attn: Lesbian Matters, 850 3rd Avenue Ste 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232

In Person Drop Off: If you live in the NYC area, you can drop off items at Trestle Gallery by April 3rd.

Trestle Gallery

850 3rd Avenue Ste 411

Brooklyn, NY 11232

Wednesday and Friday from 1:30-6:30 and Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm.

Pick Up: You can also email the contact form to schedule a pick up directly with the artist.

What is the deadline?

April 3rd is the deadline to be included in the show.

Where will my object go after the show?

Donated materials will be added to the permanent special collections of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, which houses the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.

Can I lend my object for the exhibition only?

Yes! Note that your item is lend only on the online form and we will borrow your object for the gallery show, mailing it back at the end of the public viewing.

I love this idea! Can I help?

Yes!! Please help spread the word with friends, family, and any one who you think would like to participate.