In honoring the Stonewall riots 50 years ago, we are calling for artists’ submission. Showcasing your talent with your best contemporary artwork to celebrate the LGBTQ community. All art formats are welcome, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, textile and etc. If you have images, documents or artworks from the 1970s which reflected the lives and events of the LGBTQ community, please also let us know.


Submission Guidelines:

  1. Extended Submission Deadline: May 23rd, 2019.
    Submit your work before the deadline to ensure your entry.
    PLEASE read carefully and follow the rules of the submission. Pay special attention to your work upload file’s name requirement:
    LastName_FirstName_ArtName_YearofCreation_Art Format_Dimension(inches)
    Example: Doe_John_Portrait of Me_2019_Painting_20x20
  2. Selection Result Notification: June 1st, 2019.
    All submitted artworks will be reviewed by our selection committee. We will notify you whether you and your art(s) will be selected for the exhibition. And then we will provide more information regarding artwork display format, delivery and etc. Any Sculpture or oversized submissions need to be reviewed on an individual basis. Standard max framed art is 30″ x 30″.
  3. Art Work Delivery Day: June 11th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    We will be accepting all selected artwork on this day.
    All 2D arts(photographs, paintings, drawings, etc.) need to be properly framed and protected. All 3D arts(sculptures, ceramic, etc.) need to be ready to hang on the wall or stand/platform needs to be provided with the art.
    Make sure you have securely LABELED your artwork with your Full Name, Name of the Art_Date of Creation_Art Format, Phone Number, Email.
    For Example: Doe John, Portrait of Me_2019_Painting, 415-000-0000,
  4. Sign the Exhibition Agreement Document on Delivery Day
    We will ask you to sign an Exhibition Agreement Document on the delivery day. It will contain artwork insurance policy, artwork integrity examination, artwork sales agreement(25% commission fee for donation to) and confirmation of artwork pickup schedule after the exhibition.  Notice: we will not provide artwork insurance for the exhibition. All artists will be responsible for providing their own personal insurance. We can not store the artwork after the exhibition. Any left artwork will be donated to a local charity after the pickup date.
  5. Exhibition Dates: June 22-July 21, 2019
  6. Opening Reception: June 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Harvey Milk Photo Center.
  7. All artists that submit and who are selected must be present at the opening reception.
  8. Artwork Pickup Dates: July 23rd – 24th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Harvey Milk Photo Center.
  9. If you are designating someone to pick up your artwork during the pickup dates. Please let us know the person’s name and contact information. Otherwise, we won’t release your work to anyone else.

Important Update

Dear Artists,
We have been encountering issues with uploading images to our server when submitting for the exhibit. We are sorry for any inconvenience for your submission process. To prevent this issue from happening again, we decided to use an Email system to gather information and artworks. So here is what you need to include in the email:

Email to:
Subject: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_Art Format_Stonewall

Content: Basic Information
(We will use this information to contact you after our selection committee made the decision and will provide you further information regarding the exhibition. Please make sure all contact information is correct.)

Artist Name(First and Last Name):
Mail Address:
Artist Statement(200-250 words):
Speak loud and speak from your heart! What does it mean to you as an artist? Where did you get your inspiration? Make your statement (in short)

Attach Work Sample(s)
Please attach at least one photo of your art for our selection committee to evaluate for the exhibition. Maximum of 10 samples allowed.

Important File Requirement:

File format: jpg, pdf, word. Max file size: 2MB
File name requirement: LastName_FirstName_ArtName_YearofCreation_Art Format_Framed Dimension(inches)
Example: Doe_John_Portrait of Me_2019_Painting_20″x20″


Email all above to by May 23rd, 2019. And we will contact you before June 1st, 2019 to notify you of the results and the next steps.

Thank you!

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Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

50 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA

Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm


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