The third “Rainbow on the Eastside” exhibition for Eastside LGBTQIA+ artists was held at the Centro Cultural Mexicano (CCM) in Redmond from June 1-30, 2023.
We have 19 artists in the exhibition this year. Rainbow on the Eastside 2023 welcomes back some of our 2021 and 2022 artists, including Mary Dispenza, Gou Qi, Lily Pezzee, Miriam Colman, Nyktomorphia, Jing Jing Wang and Sara Wilkes. We are also pleased to present new artists from the Eastside LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some of this year’s new participating artists:
Anaïsysiria is a queer latina living in Bellevue. Her artwork is intensely felt, with bright vivid colors interwoven with poetry. She uses mixed media and digital art.
Angie Nuevacamina is a queer Chicana of Indigenous and Black descent working in Downtown Bellevue and living in Downtown Redmond. She works with charcoal and pastels so that she can feel the medium and put her own essence into each piece. Her art explores the beauty and power of contrasts when brought together, much like the beautiful contrasts of her cultures.
Ariel Mei 梅
Ariel Mei 梅 is a queer, Chinese American artist and scuba diver in Redmond Washington. Her work is designed to showcase the beauty of the local ocean world. Through photography and glass and shell sculptures, her goal is to raise awareness about the human impact on our oceans.
Nemo is a neurodivergent, pansexual, nonbinary person who lives in the forest in unincorporated King County and enjoys a variety of creative pursuits, including underwater photography.
Marina San Miguel
Marina San Miguel is a lesbian painter living in Redmond. Her works often contain themes of feminism, queer identity, and mental health.
Website: San Miguel Art
Elizabeth Hill is a queer artist who lives in the Snoqualmie Valley. Elizabeth is a painter, potter and installation artist. She also plays banjo in the band Elizabeth Hill and the Valley Folk.
Pronouns: any/all pronouns
Théo is a queer, Vietnamese-American artist who primarily works in watercolors, gouaches, pencils, and procreate. They run the Eastside Queer Figure Drawing group. Outside of art, they love talking about pop culture (indie comics, films, animation, and video games), fashion, food, volunteering, and learning about anything.