Art of Pride

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Art of Pride was created to intentionally have civic and artistic spaces where LGBTQ artists can freely express themselves and have a venue for community members to enjoy their creativity. The program offers a space in the festival as well as the opportunity to be a featured artist with their pieces displayed at the Pride office in North Park.


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Images of Pride Art Show

Submit your Pride photographs to the Images of Pride show! Submissions are open now through September 15th!

Images of Pride is a photography exhibition which reflects the diversity, community, pageantry, excitement, and emotion of the San Diego Pride Festival, Parade, Rally and other 2022 San Diego Pride events.

Each artist is requested to submit 1-5 of their best original and personal photographs of those events in that time period.  Each photo should be submitted as a jpeg.

Submission deadline is September 15th AT 4 P.M.  Due to the high response we cannot extend this deadline.

A selection committee will choose from the submitted photographs the twenty-five outstanding images and will invite the artists via email no later than September 20 to enter them in the show.  A response email will be required from the photographer by September 25 to confirm intention to participate.

Photographers are required to print, frame or mount their individual pieces so they are ready to be hung on a wall.  The final print with frame should be no less than 8 x 10 inches and no more that 16 by 20 inches. All art MUST be ready-to-hang. Art of Pride will provide specific instructions regarding hanging requirements if your work is accepted.

Framed or mounted ready-to-hang images must be delivered to the Pride offices, 3620 30th Street, San Diego, CA no later than September 28, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Entries will remain on display at the Pride offices through the months of October and November.

Photographers are invited to participate in a reception for the show on Friday, October 7th from 6 until 8 p.m. at the site of the exhibition, 3620 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104.    Awards for the show will be announced at the reception and photographers or their representatives must be present at the time the awards are presented to receive any prizes.

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Art of Pride is Expanding

San Diego Pride’s Art of Pride program is expanding! We’re looking for a diverse group of local LGBTQIA+ Artists and Art Professionals to join our Program Committee to help guide programming to support, uplift, and highlight San Diego’s queer artists! To learn more or apply, please fill out the form below

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About Art of Pride

Art of Pride was first organized in 2005 by community activist Judy Forman (aka Judy the Beauty on Duty) alongside local artist and activist John Keasler to create intentional civic and artistic spaces where LGBTQ artists can freely express themselves and have a venue for community members to discover and enjoy their creativity. The program has historically connected local LGBTQIA+ artists with space at the San Diego Pride Festival to display and sell their work as well as the opportunity to be a featured artist with their pieces exhibited at Pride’s office in North Park. In 2020, Art of Pride became an official program of San Diego Pride and has begun building upon this programming to reach and support more of San Diego’s LGBTQIA+ Artists and those that appreciate their work.

We are a volunteer cooperative of LGBTQ+ artists and allies centering on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ artists and the artwork they create. Together, we foster community connections for San Diego’s LGBTQ+ art communities. Through our art, we combat homophobia and transphobia, and we highlight and celebrate the spectrum of artists of color, women artists, and intergenerational art. We are explicitly inclusive and affirming of Trans and non-binary folks.

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