Call for Artists: Love Out Loud – Images of Pride: Personal and Political

By Erin Jeffery In Gallery August 28, 2019

Massey Theatre now accepting submissions for a curated exhibition in November 2019 at the Plaskett Gallery as part of “Under the Rainbow,” a year of LGBTQ2+ focussed programs.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, widely viewed as the birth of the modern Pride movement. Over those decades, “Pride” has represented many things, from a political movement fighting for safety, equality, and human rights to a lifting of the shame that LGBTQ2+ people have been made to endure by their families, their communities, and even themselves. As a counterpoint to the commercialization and homogenization of the Pride movement that has been observed (and often criticized) in recent years, “Love Out Loud” will remind us that Pride is an infinite, multifaceted experience and that every LGBTQ2+ person has the right to decide what Pride means to them. In these times, it is as vital as ever that queer love does dare speak its name, and “Love Out Loud” will serve as a platform for artists to do just that.

Submit via email to Please include in your submission:

  • Artist Name
  • For each work: photo of work, title, framed size, and media

Submissions will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit/interest
  • Relevance to the exhibition themes (short artistic statements may be included with works to explain their connection)
  • Appropriateness for the multi-user community venue that houses the gallery

We are not able to exhibit sculpture or other non-hanging works at this time

The proposed work of art must not have been showcased in New Westminster in the 12 months preceding the exhibition, nor (upon acceptance) be displayed in any other New Westminster gallery during the exhibiting year.

Deadline for submissions is September 15 2019.

For more information please contact the exhibition coordinator Julian Legere 604-517-5900