An Artful Celebration, 7/18-8/30/19
“SAMESEX bares all without ever seeming overwrought. Its greatest strength may be its role as a group show, where voices emerge in a jumble, and get behind a narrative of acceptance and visibility. Each offers something slightly different: a reframed viewpoint, a personal anecdote put to paper or canvas, a vignette or five that dive into love, sex, joy, and beauty. As they whisper and chatter with each other and with viewers from the walls, City Lights seems to speak with a united voice too.
Welcome, the gallery says from every single vantage point. We’re so glad you’re here. Come exactly as you are. ” New Haven Arts Paper
CALL FOR ART: SAMESEX 2019,
BRIDGEPORT PRIDE WALK, JULY 18, 2018
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION JUNE 1, 2019
All artists are invited to submit jpegs of their work for consideration by June 1, 2019. Artists will be notified by June 19, 2018. For more info email: email@example.com
SameSex explores LGBT themes, same-sex attraction, related feelings and issues of 2018. Artists need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate.
SEND SUBMISSIONS IN JPEG FORMAT,(no more than 8 images), 72 DPI, DUE BY June 9, 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NECESSARY INFO TO INCLUDE WITH SUBMISSION: Brief artists statement, itemized list of art submitted should include: title, size, medium, price of work, Works not for sale should include a value rather than a price. Also include artist’s contact info: name, email, phone (evening and daytime numbers), mailing address and website if available.
City Lights is a nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Bridgeport CT. that serves the community through art , easily accessible by Metro-North, Port Jeff Ferry, I-95 and the Merrit Parkway via the Route 25 Connector. There is no size limit to the dimension of art submitted, however larger works, over 60″ will be subject to space limitations.
ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS: SAMESEX 2015
The 5th Annual Exhibit, SAMESEX 2015 at City Lights Gallery, July 9-August 12, 2015, was a gender inclusive art exhibit and event of painting, photography, wigs, head dresses, fiber art, and projected art. Featured work included photographic and audio documentation of individuals expressing their thoughts on gender identity by “Gender Projected”, fiber art by Nancy Moore and Ellen Schinderman and lenticular images by Miggs Burroughs that change as the viewer walks by.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 Opening Reception included street party, pride march and drag contest.
Gallery Hours: Weds-Fri, 11:30-5, Sat. 12-4, Thurs we are open until 7 pm.
OPENING RECEPTION/PRIDE MARCH/STREET PARTY/DRAG CONTEST: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m. $10 Suggested Donation. The exhibit and opening festivities celebrated gender equality for all, discrimination for none and the creativity of the artist community. TIAGO’S supported the event, with drinks and music.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE: Miggs Burroughs, Patte Corcoran, Chris Crouch, Sue Czark, Mina de Haas, David Enriquez, Daniel Eugene, Thomas Evans, Arthur Gerstein, Kenn Hopkins, Cassandra Mendoza, Ricky Mestre, Cherish Minor, Nancy Moore, Stefan Novotny, Joe Radoccia, Sassie Saltimboca, Santiago Sanchez, Ellen Schinderman, Richard Taddei,
SEE SameSex 2016 Exhibit archives.
Bridgeport Pride Walk