Preview begins July 3, 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 7 – 25, 2020
No Reception *
The Studio Door presents the third national edition of the fine art exhibition PROUD+. This year, forty-five artists identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Community Allies from fourteen U.S. states will be expressing the community’s quest for freedom, equality and visibility through their artistry. Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit and for sale to the public for the month of July.
The exhibition runs concurrent with San Diego Pride month. A special sidewalk and gallery pop-up will take place by SAN DIEGO ART OF PRIDE on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from Noon to 7 PM.
* Keep in touch with your favorite local exhibiting artists. They are encouraged to hold mini-receptions with a maximum of 10 guests for one hour. Gallery will be temporarily closed to the public during these special events to keep the space clean and safe.
Enjoy the exhibition from the comfort of your own home or office. Click on the image of the catalog cover to flip through the virtual magazine online. Includes all 70 works of art including local art spotlights and artist websites.
Exhibiting artists are Victor Adeniran, Leah Sarah Bassett, Erik Benson, Drew Blair, Stephen Born, Pierre Bounaud, Patrick N Brown, Zach Brown, Nathan Carroll, Maurice Cassidy, Authan Chen, Jacob Clayton, Roy de Vries, David Dumo, Stevan Dupus, Santiago Echeverry, Jon Gamél, Raymond Gilbert, David Goetz, Victoria Hammond, Jeannette Herrera, Bobby Jones, Karen Jones, John Carlos Keasler, Mix Luera, Crisinda Lyons, Paul Messink, Gary Miller, Magic Trash Mountain, Tim Novara, Robert Olshansky, Richard Poulin, Devon Reiffer, RD Riccoboni, Viktoria Romanova, Kieran Rundel, Danné Sadler, Rachel Schott, Rebecca Spilecki, Patric Stillman, Stefan Talian, Teemstir, Benjamin Thrash, John Wialblinger, Tim Weedlun, Aaron Wilder, Sue Willows-Raznikov and Danielle Wogulis.
Following in the footsteps of Alex Fialho, previously with Visual AIDS New York, and Rakeem Cunningham of TAG Gallery Los Angeles, Hunter O’Hanian juried this year’s PROUD+ exhibition. O’Hanian is the Executive Director of Stonewall National Museum & Archives (stonewall-museum.org) located in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, Florida. Prior to leading the nation’s largest gay archives and libraries, he was the head of the College Art Association, the largest professional association supporting art historians and visual artists in the world. He also was the founding Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the only art museum devoted exclusively to artwork that speaks to the LGBTQ experience.