LGBTQ+ Artists

Diptych, each 12″ x 48″

The Juror’s Choice for the winning image is “In my Covidian Year” by William Salit

Read An Original Essay On The Winning Artwork For This Category.

Honorable Mentions

In this painting, I contrast the present and past of the Virgin Mary in Mexico.

“Las 2 Virgenes” by Jorge Castillo Garcia

Landa Lakes is a two-spirit drag queen and Chickasaw writer, activist and artist.

” Landa Lakes” by Joseph Abbati

Male couple enjoying the sunset at San Gregorio Beach

“San Gregorio Beach” by Laurent Le Gourrierec

Acrylic abstract painting in green and rust colors by artist Mark S. Thomas

“Head in a Cloud” by Mark S. Thomas

This is for artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and is open to many different media. If you feel this group description does not represent you, this is the third year of the prize, and it will be evolving in the next year and every year after to work to give all artists in the Bay Area a place they feel is appropriate. Your artwork can also be entered in more than one category.

If you are a Viewer and visitor, please take a look below at some of the art that has been created in the 9 counties of the Bay Area plus Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties in this first ever Bay Area regional art prize. There are other categories you will find very interesting, please visit this one and all the others as well.

And if you are a viewer, please consider donating a tax-deductible donation or purchase a print from some other Bay Area artists who want to sell some of their work to help fund this first ever regional Prize for Art!

If you are an artist and participate in the Prize, you were able to upload up to eight (8) of your works of art for $10 each. Your work was reviewed and then placed immediately up on this website for everyone to see, in one of more of the juried categories as you choose. All work was then be eligible for a Winning Prize or Honorable Mention.

There will be one winner at $500 and an essay and 4 honorable mentions at $100 each! The awards will be cash awards or a gift certificate to a Bay Area store specializing in art-related services. As well there are 2 more voted awards which all work was also eligible for, to be voted on after the Prize for Art closed on November 8 until November 22!

Each category is awarded separately. Each artist is eligible for one award per category. Works that have won in the previous Prizes for Art are not eligible for the 2023 Sheridan Prize for Art. The Winner and Honorable Mentions are now being shown here! Please also come back often to see the results. Good luck, everyone!