Sunday, September 07, 2008

The "Family" Show - A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Art Exhibit


The “Family” Show
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Art Exhibit

CONTACT: Jacqueline Lindo

The First Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
(LGBT) and Allies Art Exhibit
Who, what or where is your “family” in the LGBT Community?
Lesbian Alliance Education Fund
315 West Court Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Exhibit and online auction will run November 15, 2008 through
December 22, 2008.
Opening reception will be held November 22, 2008 from 5 to 8.

In 2008 FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression), Connexus, Diverse and Resilient, SAGE/Milwaukee (Senior Action in a Gay Environment/ Milwaukee) Lesbian Alliance, The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, and The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will cosponsor an art exhibition for people of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community/ies.

The show is focused on answering the question: “Who, what, or where is your “family” as a member of the LGBT Community/ies?”  In American culture we are taught that LGBT people are isolated and do not want or seek to have families. We hope to challenge this stereotype through exhibiting a diversity of artistic interpretations of “family.”

Any person identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, or GenderQueer, or who is a self-identified ally in this community/ies, is welcome to submit artwork.

All work must be finished and made of quality materials. Two-dimensional art must be framed or stretched canvas with a hanging wire. Stands, hangers, or a means of displaying three-dimensional pieces must be provided by the artist. Performance art is also welcome. Artwork depicting graphic violence or sex cannot be accepted.

Please submit digital images of artwork or explanation of planned performance art via email to Performance art can be preformed at the opening of the exhibit in Milwaukee. Include your name, address, phone number, media type, work dimensions, minimum bid (including 40% percent commission) and artist’s statement with your submission. Forty percent (40%) of the proceeds of all artwork sold at an online auction will be retained by the exhibit sponsors to cover the cost of the exhibit and associated publicity.  Items will not be sold for less than the minimum bid specified by the artist. If you do not wish to sell your piece, but wish to exhibit it, you may submit it as not for sale.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 4, 2008. Artists whose work is accepted by the jury of members from sponsoring organizations will be notified via email by Saturday, October 18, 2008. Pieces must be received no later than Wednesday, November 12, 2008; late arrivals will be returned without hanging at the owner’s expense. If your work does not sell and you would like to have it returned to you please send a check, made out to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center for the amount it will cost to send the piece back.  Items submitted without payment for return shipment will become property of the exhibit sponsors.

The art exhibit’s website, which includes a submission form, is at Additionally, The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is open from 10am to 8pm. Unless the room is reserved the art exhibit is free and open to the public.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 5 to 8pm at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 315 West Court Street, Milwaukee, WI. Refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

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