SAMESEX Exhibit 2016

July 21-August 19

Annual Pride March in Downtown Bridgeport, CT
Annual Pride March in Downtown Bridgeport, CT


by Sue Czark

Opening Reception Thursday, July 21st at City Lights Gallery

6th Annual SAMESEX Art Exhibit Reception and Pride March
Thursday July 21, at City Lights Gallery 855 Main St. Downtown Bridgeport, CT
Sponsored by “Triangle Community Center and David Ivanko & John Brannelly”

Pink Skies by Ricky Mestre
City Lights will host the 6th annual Same Sex exhibit reception and Pride March on Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 till 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. View this year’s provocative art exhibit. Join us in the pride march that steps off at 7:30 pm from the gallery led by Lady Blaze, rainbow clad stilt walker. Collaborate and create banners and flags with other attendees while enjoying music, drink and light refreshments.

Stroll over to adjacent McLevy Green to enjoy the swinging sounds, Salsa and Bolero of the Latin music group  Vinny and Ray w/ Orquesta Afinke, opening the Downtown Thursday live music series.


This annual SameSex exhibit explores LGBTQ themes,  feelings and issues of 2016. Artists need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate. The prospectus  is designed to be open  to interpretation, encouraging  artists to respond the current events and zeitgeist of the year. This year we decided to extend the submission deadline a few weeks to support those who would like to express their solidarity, condolence, pride, outrage in response to the most recent tragedy in Orlando Fla.


Among the artists in this year’s exhibit are:  Sue Czark, Jeanine Esposito, Ken Hopkins, Stefan Novotny, Ricky Mestre and Richard Taddei. Attached images include art by Sue Czark, inspired by the transgender bathroom issue and a mournful piece by Ricky Mestre that reminds the viewer of the recent tragedy in Orlando.   City Lights was still receiving submissions for art at the time of this press release. For more info email:


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.

SEND SUBMISSIONS IN JPEG FORMAT,(no more than 8 images), 72 DPI, DUE BY June 18, 2016 to:

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.

For more info please email us at: our website: City Lights Gallery, 855 Main St, Bridgeport, CT. 06604 (203) 334-7748