30 Years of LGBTQ Pride in Philadelphia

30 Years of LGBTQ Pride in Philadelphia

This Deadline Expired: Friday, May 18, 2018

Theme:
30 years of LGBTQ Pride in Philadelphia

Eligibility:
Open to professional and amateur LGBTQ artists from the Philadelphia region. Undergraduate students and youth welcomed.

Submission Deadline:
Friday, May 18th at 5 pm sharp.

Question to Be Answered:
What does LGBTQ Pride mean to you?

Background:
This year Philadelphia celebrates 30 years of Philadelphia Pride Parade. Over the past 3 decades LGBTQ Philadelphians have marched through the streets displaying visibility, support, and celebration of their LGBTQ identities for all the city to see and grow to love. We recognize that history is complicated and that while some of us rejoiced and felt included, there are plenty others who may not have felt part of the community. In celebrating 30 years of Pride, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs would like to invite LGBTQ artists of all intersectionalities to tell us through their work; What does LGBTQ Pride mean to you? We are looking for artists to tell us a bit about their personal experience or story as it relates to LGBTQ spaces, their own LGBTQ identity, and/or LGBTQ celebrations in the city of Philadelphia. Not every work has to be rainbows and happiness, we want to hear your authentic voice and reflections. There is no entry fee. Artworks selected with full frontal nudity, explicit sexual or violent imagery, written expletives and/or targeting or naming specific individuals (other than the artist) will be considered but cannot not be displayed at the City Hall location.

Works Considered: 2D no larger than 24×24”, framed and ready for hanging; 3D no larger than 24x24x18” and no heavier than 40lbs, and dry media. (Note*: Artists must be able to transport work for drop off and pick up from assigned exhibit location.)

 

Submission format: No more than 3 digital images in jpg or PDF format. Label each individual image with the artist’s name and a consecutive number 1 thru 3 (e.g. Terry Jones 1). In the email for each submitted image list the image label, the title of the artwork, the date of completion of the artwork, the dimensions (2D: vertical x horizontal; 3D: vertical x horizontal x depth and weight) and the media used. (e.g. Terry Jones 1. “Philly Pride”. 2018. 18×12”. Acrylic on paper).

Where to Submit: Please send all work as email attachments to phillylgbtgov@gmail.com AND ourmaj@gmail.com with “Philly Pride Submission” in the subject line.

Any follow up questions can be sent to either Evan Thornburg at phillylgbtgov@gmail.com or Janus Ourma at ourmaj@gmail.com.

Liability: All artworks selected for exhibition will be the sole responsibility of the artist. No liability will  be assumed by the City of Philadelphia or its employees, the curators, InLiquid PHL Arts & Craft Festival staff or personnel, BahdeeBahdu Gallery owners or staff, or exhibition volunteers. The LGBT Affairs Office and its venue partners reserve the right to change the content of the exhibit, including the removal of art that does not meet condition standards or was not agreed upon in advance.

 

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor.  She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process usually begins with a thick underpainting using a carefully chosen color (a color of influence!) which is left intentionally visible at the edges.
Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen.…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process…

Emily Selvin
Emily Selvin
Deborah Moss Marris
Deborah Moss Marris
Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia International Airport, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Michael Grothusen
Michael Grothusen

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia…

Han Wang
Han Wang
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