Art of Pride









San Diego Pride proudly features an “Artist of the Month” at our office and hosts a reception every second Saturday of the month. We welcome all to stop by to take a look at the art currently on display.

San Diego Pride’s Artist of the Month – July: Patrick McMahon

Exhibition: July 1st – July 31st
Reception: July 9th from 6 – 8 PM.
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As an artist, Patrick McMahon’s primary medium is photography. With his diverse background in art, writing, music, and engineering, he is able to approach creative expression from a range of viewpoints. His recent work explores the universal through the macro lens. Extreme close-ups when enlarged become expressions of his soul, and for the observer, windows into other worlds.

His photo work has been exhibited nationally for over twenty years and featured in numerous group and solo shows. Most recently, Patrick’s photography was seen in The Studio Door’s 50 TO WATCH, a regional exhibition that produces a national publication.  His inclusion was juried in by curators of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Mingei International Museum. He has also conducted expressive arts seminars throughout the country.

He was born in Chicago, has lived all over the United States, and currently resides in San Diego. His published memoir, Becoming Patrick, was a San Diego Book Awards Finalist. He currently plays in two music groups.

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A community arts showcase presented by The Studio Door, San Diego LGBT Pride and Art of Pride at the Pride offices, located at 3620 30th Street in North Park.


Art of Pride is excited to return to San Diego Pride Festival for our 12th year.

The 2016 coordinators are John Keasler, Mix Luera and Ana Ibarra. John Keasler attended his first San Diego Pride event in 1977 and came back in 1978 as Co-Chair of the San Diego Gay Pride Parade.
Mix Luera currently divides his time between painting and teaching Art and Painting at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.
Ana Ibarra, Mix’s spouse, manages the sales and promotion of his work as well as co-facilitating the popular sugar skulls workshops.

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Among the featured artists at this year’s display will be:
Devon Browning
Rob of Liquiart
Kevin Childers
Eric Cantrell
Steve Wroblewski
Ed DeSantis
Kevin Gomez
Darrick Ingram
Dalan Wells
Izzie Boleyn
Katherine Shyu Keeling
Prudence Horne
Ana Stump
Daphne Hill

Art of Pride will be in the beautiful new Free Rainbow Zone. Admission to the festival is not required to enjoy the art and get the meet the artists.