For Pride Month 2022, we want to celebrate LGBTQIA creatives who live in Seattle’s Eastside communities.

The artwork will be on display at the gallery space at the Centro Cultural Mexicano (CCM) in Redmond, WA in June 2022, dates TBA. The CCM hosted the inaugural “Rainbow on the Eastside” art show in June 2021. We are grateful for their continued support in 2022.

Who can submit art?

Eastside residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, intersex, non-binary or any other part of the LGBTQIA rainbow. 🙂

For determining artist eligibility for this exhibition, we’re using the broadest definition of the Eastside: East King County and the Snoqualmie Valley.

That would include the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Woodinville, Renton, Kenmore, Bothell, Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Medina, Yarrow Point, Hunts Point, Newcastle, Mercer Island, Duvall, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, and Carnation.

Eligible artwork

Original artwork created by the submitting artist is eligible. Fan art, copies of other artists’ paintings, work from commercial kits, or works based on other artists’ instructions or patterns are ineligible. (You can, however, submit artwork with designs based on Pride flags or other Pride-related symbols. )

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase the art of LGBTQIA artists. The subject matter of the artwork does NOT have to the queer-themed.

Open to all media types. Photographers, painters, illustrators, jewelry artists, fiber artists and other artists are welcome to submit work for consideration. Due to space constraints, the gallery may not be able to accommodate installation art or digital displays that require the use of screens and/or projectors. Free standing sculptures should have an area footprint of one square foot or less.

Refer to Terms and Conditions for additional information.

How to submit?

Review the Terms and Conditions, and then fill out the Art Submission Form.

  • April 15 2022 Submissions close
  • May 15 2022 Artist notifications

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