Pride Month Art Show 2023

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. 

Our Artists

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:


Person with read and blue-black hair wearing heart-shaped glasses

Pronouns: She/Her

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.

Instagram: @anaisysiria

Angie Nuevacamina

Pronouns: She/Her

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

Pronouns: She/Her

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.

Instagram: @littlebrrmaid

Axton Burton

Person of European descent in straw hat with flowers in their mouth

Pronouns: They/Them

Axton is a non-binary Redmond local passionate about connecting the queer community and bringing life to the spontaneous ideas in their head. Their work has been featured in The Optimist Daily and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.



Octopus eye

Pronouns: He/They

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

oil portrait of person with short dark hair

Pronouns: any

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

Person with long straight white hair, wearing a brown hat in front of a green background.

Pronouns: She/Her

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.

FB: Lake Joy Cabin Studios

Théo Nguyen

Pencil drawing of person with slightly wavy mid length hair

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.

Instagram: @tiffslitterbox