The second “Rainbow on the Eastside” gallery show for Eastside LGBTQIA+ artists will be held at the Centro Cultural Mexicano (CCM) gallery space in Redmond from June 1-30, 2022. 

Many thanks to the curator, directors and staff of the CCM for hosting this exhibition for the second year in a row. Come meet the curator and artists at the Opening Reception on Thursday, June 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be live music from Trio Los Latinos, and dessert from Lydia’s Cakes and Confections.

Location: Centro Cultural Mexicano at 16300 Redmond Way, Ste 100, Redmond, WA

Gallery Hours: weekdays 9am-5pm
(Subject to change. Visitors are encouraged to contact Centro Cultural Mexicano to confirm hours for a specific date.)

Masking is encouraged. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. 🙂

Note: This event is at the new Centro Cultural Mexicano office which is just round the block from the old Centro Cultural Mexicano office/gallery space at 7945 Gilman St. To get to the new CCM location from the old location, walk past Redmond Vacuum and then turn right on Redmond Way. The new Centro Cultural Mexicano office is at the street corner to your right, opposite Minuteman Press.

Our Artists

Rainbow on the Eastside welcomes back some of our 2021 artists – Ari Kapilivsky, Gou Qi, Lily Pezzee, Jay Jun and Wing Mui – for the 2022 show. We are also pleased to present new artists from the Eastside LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some of this year’s new participating artists:


Nowhere

Pronouns: He/Him

“Nowhere” is a gay Hispanic photographer living in Bellevue, WA. Born and raised in New Mexico, “Nowhere” has been living in WA since 2007. New to photography, Nowhere draws inspiration from music, lights, shadows, and late 90s horror games.

photography__ofnowhere on Instagram

white rectangular light against black background

Rina Yuan

Pronouns: She/They

Rina Yuan is an aromantic bisexual teen living in Redmond, WA. They work mostly with acrylic paints on canvas.


Miriam Colman

Pronouns: She/Her

Miriam is a lesbian artist from Redmond, specializing in intricate ink line art on paper. Her work has appeared on the set of Season 8 of Portlandia.

gardenofbirds on Instagram

black and red ink drawingof bird with outstretched wings

Owen Zegoski

Pronouns: They/Them

Owen Zegoski is a 25 year old non-binary trans masculine individual currently residing in Redmond, WA. Their work consists of many mediums, favorites including simple sketching and oil paint. Drawing a variety of animals, mostly canines, is their specialty.

Flag with yellow, white, purple and black stripes

Jing Jing Wang

Pronouns: They/Them/TA/Elle

Jing Jing Wang is a sappy queer alien who loves a lot of things very deeply. A longtime Eastside resident, they are currently pursuing a degree in sociology/gender and feminist studies at Pitzer College.

https://jjwportfolio.carrd.co/ (Content note: artistic nudity)


Dasha

Pronouns: She/Her

Dasha is a queer artist based in Redmond. Her work is surreal, mystic, and always up to interpretation. She is grateful to be able to express her sexuality and creativity alongside other queer artists in this year’s exhibition.

my.pigeon.darling on Instagram

Portrait photo of person in blue shirt

Sara Wilkes

Pronouns: She/Her

Sara Wilkes is an asexual artist living in Bothell. She brings inspiring words to life through calligraphy and hand lettering. Her work was featured in Redmond Lights 2021.

https://www.brightlexicon.com/

Person with spectacles and blue collared shirt

Heidi Lane

Pronouns: She/They

Heidi is a neuroqueer bisexual felt artist living in Redmond. They refer to their needle felted wool art as ‘felted whims’ because their art is born out of those sparks of inspiration that take hold and send them into a state of hyperfocused needle felting.

https://feltedwhims.com

Portrait photo of light-skinned person with pink hair and striped shirt

Nyktomorphia

Pronouns: They/Them, It/Its

Nyktomorphia is a queer nonbinary pencil artist in the Bothell area who draws science fantasy, body horror, pretty people, cute nonsense, and surreality.

nyktomorphia on DeviantArt (Content note: horror themes)

Person with mid length hair holding pen

Charlie Drake

Pronouns: They/Them

Charlie Drake is a nonbinary person of color living in the Eastside. They have lived in this community for over 15 years and when not oil painting, enjoys the hiking trails and campsites that Washington offers.

Profile of light-skinned person wearing red plumed helmet