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The LGBTQ Resource Center of Gulfport, Florida is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

We promote awareness of diversity of experiences, contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer.

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ArtOut 2022 Virtual Exhibit:  

ArtOut 2022: Queering the Pandemic was the first international juried art exhibit on-site and virtual sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library. This exhibition showcased works created by LGBTQ+ artists and allies that were inspired by life during the Covid-19 pandemic. The primary goal of the exhibit was to lift up resilience, creativity, suffering, persistence and more.


ArtOut Judges:


Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Kalki Subramaniam, transgender activist, artist, poet, actor and writer from India who founded the Sahodari Foundation to empower transgender people in India.

Saudade Toxosi, multidisciplinary artist and image curator, named a distinguished fellow by the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. She has shown her art globally in South Africa, Norway and the Netherlands.

The artists included:

Brandin Baron, USA

Marie Birkedal, Germany

Mildred Bloom, USA

Beverly Boyarsky, USA

Caleb Cole, USA

Conor Collins, United Kingdom

Brittany Freemon, USA

Amy Howell, USA

Bea Hurd, USA*

Chad Jacobs, USA

Sue Johnson, USA

Joart L’eau Kabeya, Zambia

Jen Kroeger, USA

Kiersty Long, USA

Daniela Lucato, Germany

Marla Ann Mason, USA

Susan Maughlin Wood, USA

Jacob Merida, USA

Bravery Moon, USA

Monica Moreno +

Reagan A. Musgrove, USA

Roisin Nolan, Ireland

Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, United Kingdom

Josh Odd (Eilberg), USA

Eva Pietras, Poland

Estelle L. Roberto, USA

Finn Rodriquez, USA

Justin Sears, USA

Alex Singer, USA

April Vendetta, USA#

Wasil (Bakowicz), USA

Max Wolf, USA

Angela Yarger, USA

Ally Zlatar, Scotland##

* Best of Show.

# Judge’s Choice.

+ Honorable Mention

ArtOut 2021 Virtual Exhibit:  

ArtOut 2019 featured works of art ranging from photography and paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and much more!

The artists included:

Denise Marie

Eunice Fisher

Kathy Jaek

Janet Folsom

Eagle Finegan

Jill Barber

Beverly Boyarsky

Diane Bains

ArtOut 2019:  

ArtOut 2019 featured 80 works of art by 31 Gulfport artists. These works of art ranged from photography and paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic to three dimensional pieces of clay and metal, as well as stained and fused glass. 

The artists included:

Patsi Aguero

Gary Alpers

Jill Barber

Cheryl Bell

Doreen Bryant

Jude Bagatti

Elissa Cardamone

Michael Chapman

Rick Coleman

Noah Enders

Eagle Finegan

Eunice Fisher

Eric Folsom

Janet Folsom

Sonja Franeta

Jeanne Heywood

Amy Howell

Denise Keegan

Cedar Kindy

Kiersty Long

Timothy Looker

Shirley Oleary

Wesley Ray

Yolanda Roman

Shaun Silverleaf

Ed Stevens

Debbie Stevenson

Bill Ward

Doug Warren

Debbie Wolfe

Barbara Zegarek

ArtOut 2018:

ArtOut 2018 exhibited works by 19 artists.  These works of art included stained glass; watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings; drawings; and even quilt work.

The artists included:

Patsi Aguerro

Dianne Bains

Jill Barber

Doreen Bryant

Elissa Cardamone

Michael Chapman

Edie Daly

John Deters

Eagle Finnegan

Cheryll Grogan

Denise Keegan

Cedar Kindy

Karen Kolter

Karen Lyndel

Brenda McMahon

Hugo Porcaro

John Shevlin

Rachel Stevenson

Linda Todd

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