Call For Entries LOVE HAPPENS HERE: LGBTQ + Exhibition

Call For Entries LOVE HAPPENS HERE: LGBTQ + Exhibition


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Show your RVAPRIDE and submit your entry! We are accepting artwork entries  for the exhibition LGBTQ+ . The exhibition will be online and in the Gallery. The exhibition hopes to highlight LGBTQ+ ARTISTS and focus on LGBTQ+ rights and legislation and spotlight transgender youth. Entries related to these topics are encouraged. 

Send an image of your artwork(s) (painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, photography, poetry, short fiction, digital art, film, performance, music, etc.) with a statement about the work. 

There is no theme for this exhibit. All work submitted must be for sale.
Entry fee is $15 per submission and you can only enter one piece.
Commission on sales is 30%.  A portion of the sales will benefit VA Pride


Juror Vivian Chiu

Vivian Chiu was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in creating objects and the visual arts led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA '11 Furniture Design) and Columbia University (MFA '19 Sculpture). With an aptitude for problem solving and a sensitivity towards materials, Vivian creates optical sculptures to explore ideas of visibility and perception.

Vivian has attended residencies such as Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Sculpture Space, Haystack Mountain School, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Center for Art in Wood. She was awarded a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture and was a Distinguished Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts in 2022. Vivian is currently teaching in the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“LGBTQ+” is an acronym used to refer to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, other gender identities and sexually diverse groups, including intersex and asexual individuals. The year 2022 will mark the second LGBTQ+ exhibition. Through shared experiences, members of the RVA community continue to learn and grow, and bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ experience. The goals of the exhibition are to stimulate conversation, educate the RVA community on the topic of LGBTQ+ life in RVA, and provide an occasion for LGBTQ+ individuals and Allies to share their perspectives.

*Artwork must be “ready to hang”/exhibit prior to installation dates chosen by the gallery.

**Artists are responsible for shipment or delivery of their artwork to the gallery.


Call For Entry Details

  • Call for Entries: August 1-30, 2022
  • Artists Notified by: Tuesday, September 6, 2021 via Email
  • Up to 60 pieces will be displayed online and 30 Live @crossroadsartcenter
  • Drop off for the 30 live Saturday, Sept 10 - Tuesday, Sept 13 at NOON
  • Exhibition End Date: Friday, September 16 - November 6, , 2022
  • Awards - 1st $100, 2nd $75, and 3rd $50 Place 


  1. First Click on the PDF Form 2022 LGBTQ+ Show Agreement (pdf) 
  2. Pay Entry Fee
  3. Prepare digital images for submission. 
  4. IMAGE PREPARATION All artwork for exhibition will be juried by digital images. Digital files must meet the following specifications:
  5. • Files must be in JPEG or PNG format with resolution of 300 dpi with the longest dimension being no more than 6” and saved at maximum quality level. • Images should be clear and in focus. This represents your work and how it is displayed online. • Watermarked images will not be accepted.
  6. 2D IMAGE REQUIREMENTS Three images of each piece are required, one of the art without frame, one with frame, and a close detail image. If the art is unframed, then only two photos are required. Images should be labeled accordingly:
  7. Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_CROP.png
  8.  Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_FRAME.png 
  9.  Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_DETAIL.png
  10. 3D IMAGE REQUIREMENTS For each 3D, installation, or wearable art entry, submit one overall front image, one overall rear or sideview image, and one detail image.
  11. • Detail images must show an important aspect of the art. Make sure that both the full-view and detail images are oriented correctly. Labels images in this format:
  12.  Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_FRONT.png
  13.  Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_REAR.png
  14.  Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_DETAIL.png
  15. Email completed PDF Application and digital images as attachments to the following address:
  16.  Look for a submission confirmation email in your inbox within 3 business days.   


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