2016 Exhibit Submission


All Out Arts has for over a decade presented annual art exhibitions of often profound social significance. Our current presentation fits this mold absolutely. Arts activist Heidi Russell drew our attention to how an emerging liberalism in the West is being challenged by a Draconian backlash against LGBT civil rights around the world. In this battle, as in all battles, art is a powerful instrument for resistance and change.

From the AIDS Quilt to the Rainbow Flag, from the world of Dance & Music to the Graphic Arts, LGBT artists have held a particular position as a social minority to enter this dialogue of protest and renewal. We at All Out Arts reach out to all those whose work is a vital part of the International struggle for justice.

In this spirit we present the current exhibition:

OUTcry: LGBT Voices in the International Dialogue for Justice

– Louis Lopardi, Executive Director

This Exhibit was originally conceived by Heidi Russell, who also curated the preview in July of 2015  > Visit Heidi

The Exhibition is open to individual artists making an activist statement, as well as non-profit organizations of service to LGBT artists in their activism. The Submission Form is slightly different for organizations.

Artist (or non-profit activist/support organizations) may submit links to digital versions of up to 4 artworks.  Video, Streaming Audio, or Multimedia content will only be considered if having a professional, offsite link (Vimeo, Youtube), with no fees or membership requirements to the viewing audience for the duration of this exhibit.  The exhibit will be hosted on our own website. If the response rate is very high we may switch to a “digital magazine” server. In either case the Exhibit will be heavily promoted.

This is a FREE service by All Out Arts, made possible through the generosity of New York City and the New York City Council.  There are no fees to the artist or to viewers. There are no commissions due on sales. 

Please APPLY to be part of the 2016 Activist Art Exhibition by clicking on the “Submit” button below. You will go to a very short submission form. It  must be completed in 1 sitting, so please have your link addresses to artwork or media ready. 

>> Submissions Closed for 2016 Exhibit <<


Visit the 2015 PREVIEW Gallery, Below

ARTIVISM - LGBTQ World Activist Art

ARTIVISM - LGBTQ World Activist Art

In July of 2015 The Wild Project Gallery hosted a preview of the current exhibit, which included 6 large-scale works. The preview was seen by an estimated 700 people during two weeks of display.

The preview featured two artists: Catherine Tarfur and Joelle Circe