Due by Sept. 1st, 2022, midnight
Bright Spaces, Welcoming Places: A group show of Queer and Trans Joy
Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, pansexual, transgender, nonbinary, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit artists show what queer and trans joy looks like in this group show.
Health Equity Alliance for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans (HEAL Plus NM) and N4th Gallery teamed up to bring awareness to mental health resources for LGBTQIA2S+ folks in New Mexico. HEAL+ NM hosts Bright Spaces, Welcoming Places, a directory of behavioral health agencies that are affirming and welcoming to gender and sexuality diverse people. When mental health agencies display art by LGBTQIA2S+ people they create a welcoming environment for queer and trans people seeking services.
Queer and Trans Joy is our birthright. We envision freedom of gender expression, self-determination, chosen family, and wellness in all forms of our lives. Wholeness, self-acceptance, and community all contribute to queer and trans people more than surviving, but thriving. Queer and trans joy heals from pain by living our authentic selves.
Winners Awards include a cash prize for the winner of the public choice award exposure for selected artists to promote and sell artworks, and to showcase in the group exhibition. Winners have the options for HEAL+ to use image of the artwork to reproduce and provide to mental health clinics.
Artwork can be framed or unframed, but the work must be ready to hang. If video, film, or new media, the artist is responsible for providing media technology and installation.
North Fourth Arts Center Mission:
People’s Choice Award: $500
Two Directors Choice award: $250 each
■ Group Exhibition
Selected artworks will be showcased in an in-person group exhibition at N4th Gallery .
■ Artwork Sales
Artworks will be available for sale to the public through N4th Gallery 30% of total sale price commission fee goes to the nonprofit North Fourth Arts Center and 70% goes directly to the artist.
■ Exhibition Catalog
A digital catalog on the HEAL+NM website.
■ Exhibition Poster
A link to the digital version of the exhibition poster will be sent to each artist via email.
■ Exhibition Promotion
The group show will open during the Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl which will include an opening reception. The show will also be promoted to all Bright Spaces, Welcome Places directory listings.
Questions? email Alex@healplusnm.org