5th Annual Big Gay Art Show

5th Annual Big Gay Art Show!

Still FREE, FUN and First Friday July!

Share with your artist friends! Thanks to those who’ve already submitted their works!* For those that haven’t, there’s time!* For those who’ve not participated recently* (but have been intending to) finish a couple things and send them in! If you’ve not yet participated, get to creating and be prepared to share!

Timid budding artists, established professional artists, enthusiastic amateur artists, if you have had a fun time creating something please SHARE! (Exhibit)

Sedona Arts Center is providing the space and opportunity for the LGBT and LGBT friendly community throughout the Verde Valley (and beyond) to exhibit their art!

July 7, 8, 9 2017 (First Friday Uptown)
Sedona Arts Center SEG Special Events Gallery
15 Art Barn Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336


Submit online – Exhibitor Submission Form

Contact – artwork@biggayartshow.com

Sale of art available for purchase is to be directly facilitated by artist or representing gallery. Art unavailable for sale (private collection) or sold during the exhibit will be identified as such.


Submission Guidelines:

Each artist is encouraged to submit a maximum of 5 pieces for jury selection. Mediums include Oil, Acrylic, Water Color paintings, Photography, Ceramics, Pottery, Sculptures, Functional Art, Mixed Media and more. Approximately 64 pieces are to be displayed during the exhibit. Pieces must be suitable for display~ on the wall (framed and ready to hang) or on a pedestal, or on the floor (if large sculpture etc.) Tables will not be set up.

Artist portfolio to include:

Current contact information: Name, email address, telephone number

Artist Statement/Biography including, if applicable, exhibitions, gallery representation, awards


Jurying of submissions is ongoing, applications and portfolios are accepted through June 15, 2017. Artists will be notified by email of jury outcomes.
*First notification date expected Friday May 12th and weekly thereafter.

The independent jury committee is comprised of three professional artists. They bring their experience and knowledge to the process. Jurying is based on artistic merit, exhibit focus, and fit with other participating artists works.


Wednesday July 5th 2017, 9 AM to 3:30 PM


Monday July 10th 2017, 10 AM to 1 PM

Sunday July 9th 4 PM to 5 PM (final hour of exhibit)


Artist in Residence and Volunteer Opportunities:

Friday July 7

Refreshments 4:30-clean up

Saturday July 8

9:45 – 1:30

1:30 – 5:00

Sunday July 9

9:45 – 1:30

1:30 – 5:00 (release art (sign off forms) from 4-5)