Call For Art - Boston Pride 2016

Alternative Art Space  and 2016 Boston Pride.

This call for art is closed .

Alternative Art Space is proud to be partnered with the Boston Pride and is pleased to invite LGBT New England Artists to submit their work for a juried show, with the aim to address the 2016 Boston Pride theme:  “Solidarity Through Pride”:

2016 Theme: Solidarity Through Pride (defined):

“Our theme for 2016, Solidarity Through Pride, recognizes the intersectionality of identities within our very diverse community and the call for solidarity and support among all parts of our community,” said Boston Pride President Sylvain Bruni.

Intersectionality is the overlapping of social identities and relates to the concept of how discrimination against one ultimately represents discrimination against all. Intersectionality will be the topic of discussion of an upcoming public Community Forum hosted by Boston Pride, Black Pride and Latin@Pride with a focus on the challenges faced by trans people of color in the community, on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Community Center in Boston.

“The theme also reminds the community and beyond that they need to stay unified to gain equality for all, beyond marriage, to fight the epidemic of violence against trans women of color, eliminate trans- and bi-phobia, racism, antisemitism and to ensure the protection of our youth, Bruni said.

“’Solidarity through Pride’ does not, should not, and will not stop in the LGBT community. Boston Pride stands with all communities and people who are struggling for basic rights, for acceptance, visibility, safety, acknowledgement, and equitability,” said Charlene Charles, Boston Pride board member.”

 All 2D media to be considered (e.g. drawing, painting, collage, mixed media) with a finished/framed size no larger than 20” at the largest dimension. Apologies, no video or sculpture will be considered in this show.

Entries will present in an email to 1 (one) 300dpi jpeg of the work and the file name it will showthe artist name, title, year, medium,  and dimensions :

Example: Artists Name_Title_Year Made_Dimensions_Media.JPG

The artwork must address the 2016 Theme, Solidarity Through Pride. Please include a link to your website, or a brief bio in the body of the email.

Deadline will be Monday, April 25, 12 Noon.

Artists will be notified by email by Saturday, April 30.

Artworks must be ready to hang upon drop off period: May 14-15. Non-ready works will not be accepted, so please have everything ready to go on the wall. Pieces must be hand delivered to the gallery by the artist or assistant- shipments will not be received.

The Gallery will retain 30% of the sale price.

The official Boston Pride opening reception will be Thursday, June 2.

The show will run through Friday, June 17, and pick up must be arranged on June 18-19.

The Gallery has no storage space and all work not retrieved within 30 days will be considered abandoned.

Submission to this call assumes you have read and accepted the above policies and terms.

We greatly look forward to reviewing your work and are pleased to have this opportunity for the LGBT community artists.

-The Alternative Art Space