Deadline May 26, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PST

Harvey Milk Center for the Arts & Photo Center 10th Annual
Art + Pride Exhibition
Living Life Golden
Open Call for Artist Submissions
Deadline May 26, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PST
To apply:
Harvey Milk Center for the Arts & Photo Center Gallery, 50 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Curated by: Nicola Bosco-Alvarez
Opening Reception: June 22, 6 – 9 PM – Open to the public
Exhibition Dates: June 22 – July 31, 2024

What does it mean to live life like it is GOLDEN!? Simply put, it means living your life to its fullest potential! Not taking anything for granted, not waiting until some day to live the life you love, waiting on something or someone – to make more money, have more time, get that dream job, meet your soul mate…live life fully NOW. Being thankful for the ups & downs. Sometimes it is easier said than done because, well, we are all human after all, and the world we live in can really get us down, but this life is a book in which you are filling up with chapters that you write…let your book be interesting, beautiful, and abundant with information that speaks of great things, the people you have met, the things you have done, and all that makes you SHINE! The best time to start living your best life is always right now!

Exhibition Eligibility Requirements

  • Artists of all ages can apply
  • Artists can come from any geographic region worldwide
  • We will accept any form of visual media including (but not limited to): painting, drawing, weaving, glasswork, interdisciplinary/hybrid, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video and social practice.
    • 1 – 4 pieces of art will be considered per submission.
    • 2-dimensional works should be less than 4 x 3 feet, including mount and frame; though larger pieces will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Works do not necessarily need to be professionally framed, but they must be installation ready.
    • 3-dimensional works must occupy a footprint less than 4 x 3 x 3 feet square, though larger pieces will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Submitted works must be appropriate for all ages. Violence, drug use and explicit or hardcore depictions of sexuality are not allowed. No AI images accepted.
    • If you have a question about the appropriateness of your submission, please contact Nicola Bosco-Alvarez at
    • Submitted works can have been created at any time. 
  • Artists who sell works through the exhibition are expected to share at least 20% of the proceeds of each sale with collaborating organizations in the form of a donation. These donations should be made to the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts
  • There is no application fee!
  • For questions regarding this exhibition or call for artists, please contact Nicola Bosco-Alvarez at

Exhibition Timeline

5/27 @ 11:59 PM PST – Deadline for submissions

6/3 – Artists notified

6/14 – All art must be received at HMCA (HMCA is open Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, special arrangements for drop offs outside these hours can be made directly with Nicola Bosco-Alvarez via text at 650-787-8787 or email

We highly recommend that works are received by Friday 6/9, with Monday 6/17 being 

the final date for works to be received to ensure ideal placement of your work.

6/22 – Exhibition opening, 6 – 9 PM with live performance happening in the ballroom upstairs.

6/22 – 7/31 – Exhibition on display

8/1 – 8/8 – All art (including work sold during the exhibition*) must be collected by artists from HMCA beginning 8/1 with the final day for pick up 8/8.

* For artwork that sold during the exhibition, the artist is responsible for the certificate of sale, certificate of authenticity, and all other relevant documentation including confirmation of delivery to each buyer.