LGBTQ+ Artists

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 may sign up and then upload up to eight (8) of your works of art for $10 each. Your work will be reviewed and then placed immediately up on this website for everyone to see, in one of more of the juried categories as you choose. Your work will 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 will also be eligible for, to be voted on after the Prize for Art closes on November 1 until November 15!

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 will be announced here as soon as possible after November 15! Please also come back after that date to see the results. Good luck, everyone!