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ArtOUT 2024:
Art & Soul

June 1 - 30, 2024
an international juried art show

Sponsored by OUT Arts & Culture

ArtOUT 2024 is now closed. 

About ArtOUT 2024

This is the 7th year of ArtOUT and the third as an international juried show.  The primary purpose of ArtOUT is to reinforce the mission of OUT Arts and Culture, “to promote awareness of the diversity of experiences, contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer”. This is not a show for selling artwork; in fact the OUT organization cannot make sales because of our partnership with Gulfport Public Library. However, QR codes will be provided for each piece of art displayed whereby interested parties may contact the artist directly to inquire about purchase.

THIS YEARS THEME: Art and Soul

Art and Soul through the queer lens encompasses a diverse spectrum of experiences, expressions, and perspectives. It's about exploring identity, love, struggle and triumph through the lens of LGBTQ+ individuals. It celebrates the richness of queer culture, challenges norms and amplifies voices often marginalized. In essence, it's about finding beauty, truth and authenticity in one's own unique journey, while also contributing to the collective narrative of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

EXHIBIT FORMAT

You will be notified by May 18th to let you know if your art was accepted. Works for hanging and installation need to be received by May 23rd, 2024.

The exhibit will be open on June 1 at approximately 4 PM and will end at 7PM, June 30th. 

There will be physical pieces exhibited at the Gulfport Public Library, as well as virtual entries. Additional physical space may be used, depending on the number and types of artwork excepted for the exhibit.

 

This year’s theme is “ART AND SOUL”. This is meant to be interpreted in the broadest sense.  

 

Each submission requires an artist statement which should clearly link their artwork to the theme on its creation. Artworks may be in any medium, as long as it reflects the exhibition theme while nudity is not excluded per se, erotica and/or pornography is excluded. The library serves the entire community. 

 

The OUT Steering Committee will narrow the field of submissions based on whether each piece conforms to the theme and reflects the library’s “family friendly” guidelines and the OUT Art and Cultures mission. From there the  2024 judges will make final selections.

 

Thank you for your interest in ArtOUT 2024. 

Virtual Gallery

Entries from the 2023 show

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OUT Arts & Culture educates, celebrates and inspires all who value deeper understanding of the contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. We do this through inclusive onsite and online programs that reflect art, literature and dialogue on LGBTQ+ themes. We support leadership development with scholarships for LGBTQ students in Pinellas County, Florida.

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