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.

 

Rebecca McGuire Jacob

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful…

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful horizons that I have encountered throughout my life.…

Stories define us. Beauty is a story that I need to share, exist and create with. My work is influenced by the beautiful horizons that I have encountered throughout my life.…

Joan Wadleigh Curran
Gilvan Nunes
Eric Toscano

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects,…

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects, and nontraditional media juxtaposed in a way that resonate an ongoing inner…

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects, and nontraditional media juxtaposed in a way that resonate an ongoing inner dialogue.…

Daniel Oliva

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout…

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout history by utilizing figuration, abstraction and diagrammatic methods. …

A Philadelphia-based artist working in painting, drawing and photography who explores themes of social inequality throughout history by utilizing figuration, abstraction and diagrammatic methods. …

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