YOUphoria: A Pride Showcase
Exhibition: June 21 – July 9, 2023
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 1st, 2023 at 11 pm
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, May 5th
Exclusive until: August 20, 2023
YOUphoria is an exhibition for Queer/anyone who identifies as 2SLGBTQIA+ artists to have a space to showcase artwork about finding joy while living on the margins of society. When so often we have been called ugly or unloveable, dirty or distinctly wrong, YOUphoria will shift that narrative to being one of beauty, joy, and love. So, we ask you artists; why do you love being Queer? Where do you find euphoria in your day-to-day life? How can you express that through your art?
We will be accepting artwork from any type of media, and we encourage artists to think outside the box of what is deemed “High Art” because our ways of expressing ourselves have never been traditional. Lean into the kink, the kitsch, the tackiness, the bold and the unexpected. Painting, digital art, poetry, photography, textile work (including fashion), ceramics, mixed media, performance, etc. are all acceptable. We want to see your Queer Joy, however, that looks.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ community has been fighting for basic human rights for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come. Propeller is offering a space for the queer community to come together and celebrate all the beauty there is in being Queer. Propeller will be transformed into a space where queer artists can laugh, sing, dance, and celebrate Toronto Pride together.
Juried by Serena Kobayashi-LeBel , Emily Zou, and Karlene Ouellette