The Round Hole Square Peg exhibition opens Saturday, February 3, 6-9 pm in West Hollywood's Long Hall Gallery. Sponsored by The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts Program and West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine, the opening night reception from 6-9PM  will benefit The Trevor Project - the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. 

The  Long Hall gallery exhibition will present the entire Round Hole Square Peg competition and an expanded Wall of Fame which will make the show one of the largest exhibitions of queer photographic art ever staged.    DJ Paul V from Dragstrip 66 will be spinning throughout the opening night celebration.  Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

The three framed photographic artworks below are available for raffle ticket purchase and at the opening night reception. Raffle tickets are $10 each.  Winners need not be present to win. Each photo art piece was donated by the artist to benefit the Trevor Project.
Same Source - Better Than Two in a Bush 16x20 Archival Pigment Print, Artist Proof $700   
Phil Tarley – Alex by the Sea 16″x16″ Archival Pigment Print Framed in White Wood Ed 6/25 $1200
John Waiblinger – Growing Flowers 13″x20″ Archival Pigment Print Framed in White Wood Ed 2/10 $900​​​​​
Jeffrey Grossman – West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine – Karl Lagerfeld 16″x20″ Artists Proof Archival Pigment Print $700

Raffle tickets are available for purchase online and at the opening night reception.       


Laura Aguilar - Artist (Los Angeles) grew up in the San Gabriel Valley where she studied photography at East Los Angeles College. Between 1993 and 2005, Aguilar’s work was in more than fifty photography exhibitions, including La Biennale di Venezia, Aperto 93, the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in Washington DC, and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Her photography renders visible people of color, Latinx and LGBT communities and is known for her nude self-portraiture in nature. Aguilar is currently featured in two Getty Pacific Standard Time exhibitions: LACMA’s HOME – So Different, So appealing, and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, a major retrospective at The Vincent Price Art Museum. 

Paul Bridgewater - Curator (New York) Founded the Hardart Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and has curated over 450 exhibitions including: Spark of Genius for General Electric Research, Temples of the Yoruba, photographs by Phyllis Galembo, The Schoenburg Center, Rockefeller Foundation, NYC and Paint By Number at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Bridgewater opened Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, Soho, NY, in 1987 and continued dealing privately. In 2014, he opened Smart Clothes Gallery, Lower East Side, N.Y and in 2017, an oil painting by Bridgewater opened in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, in NY. He is currently curating a major, queer-centric exhibition in Seoul, Korea. 

Zackary Drucker - Artist (Los Angeles) is a transgender multimedia artist, LGBTQ activist, actress, and television executive. She is the producer on the TV series Transparent. Drucker earned an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. In 2006, Drucker made her first television appearance as a contestant on Jeffrey Deitch’s Artstar. She graduated from Cal Arts in 2007. Some of her exhibitions include MoMa PS1, The Venice Biennale, in 2011, and a photo series with Rhys Ernst at The Whitney Biennial in 2014. 

Bert Green - Curator (Chicago) is the owner of Bert Green Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery exhibiting prominent, and emerging and mid-career artists. Based in California for 21 years before moving to Chicago in 2012, Bert Green Fine Art was instrumental in creating the emergence of the downtown Los Angeles gallery district. Green curated the first LGBTQ-themed, City of West Hollywood’s yearly Out There exhibition at The Los Angeles Art Association’s G825. His Chicago gallery continues to work closely with artists in Los Angeles to augment his roster of international painters and photographers. 

Robert Summers - Curator (Los Angeles) received his Ph.D. in Queer Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2017, he curated, HE: Questioning and Queering Masculinity, a groundbreaking, mixed-media exhibition. Early in his career Summers curated Queer(ing) Warhol,” a conference at the California Museum of Photography in 2002. He has written about queer art and photography for Artillery Magazine, Art US andMetropole Press. Summers is currently working on two manuscripts for publication, Queer Visual Tactics, on queer and trans art for Duke University Press, and an anthology, Queer(ing) Art History. 

Phil Tarley - Curator (Los Angeles) is a fellow of The American Film Institute, a member of the Photographic Arts Council and an artist member of The Los Angeles Art Association. Tarley, a curator, a critic and a collector, writes about photography for Fabrik Magazine. His series of LGBTQ political and ethnographic videos are housed in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library and has screened in film festivals and museums which include the American Film Institute and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Tarley’s writing and photography have also appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, Out, The Advocate, and American Photo Magazines. He founded Round Hole Square Peg™ in 2014.