We would like to thank the following Eastside LGBTQIA+ artists for sharing their creations with us.
“Nowhere” is a gay Hispanic photographer who has lived in a couple of different Eastside cities. 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. We are pleased to have “Nowhere” share his work with us in 2022.
Mary Dispenza is a proud lesbian living with her spouse in Bellevue, WA. She is a former member of the LGBTQ+ Childcare Task Force and longtime activist for marriage equality. We are pleased to have Mary Dispenza share her work with us in 2021 and 2023.
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. We are pleased to have Charlie share their art with us in 2022.
Amber Duan is a bisexual queer artist who lives in Sammamish. She explores the themes of race and sexuality in her work. We are pleased to have Amber share their art with us in 2021.
Ari is an asexual Hispanic cis man living in Redmond. They learned crochet and knitting at the same time as coming to terms with their asexuality in 2017. We are pleased to have Ari share their work with us in 2021 and 2022.
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. We are pleased to have Heidi share her work with us in 2022.
Dahra Perez is a bisexual artist living in Redmond. Her work explores landscapes. She likes to experiment with acrylic and gouache painting, incorporating mixed media to push realism in her work. We are pleased to have Dahra share her work with us in 2021.
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.
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. We are pleased to have Nyktomorphia share their work with us in 2022-2023.
nyktomorphia on DeviantArt (Content note: horror themes)
Lily Pezzee is a lesbian student from Woodinville who works primarily with digital media and experiments with portraying difficult topics like mental health and personal identity. We are pleased to have Lily share her work with us in 2021 -2023.
Marina San Miguel is a lesbian painter living in Redmond. Her works often contain themes of feminism, queer identity, and mental health. We are pleased to have Marina share her work with us in 2203.
Jing Jing Wang is a sappy queer alien who loves a lot of things very deeply. A longtime Eastside resident, they have a degree in sociology/gender and feminist studies at Pitzer College. We are pleased to have Jing Jing share their work with us in 2022 -2023.
https://jjwportfolio.carrd.co/ (Content note: artistic nudity)
Shiloh Zegoski was a 25 year old non-binary trans masculine resident of 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. We are pleased to have Shiloh share their work with us in 2022.