CALL TO ARTISTS: Show Your Pride!



In Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community, Workshop13 is inviting artists to reveal and make relatable the diverse and fluid spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community through their work.  We welcome personal work that addresses social issues of the past, present and future. Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.  At this time, we are unable to accept electronic media. 


ArtWorks Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Entry Criteria

  1. Each artist may submit up to three pieces for this show. 
  2. All work must be originally conceived. Work created in an instructional setting is not considered original art.  
  3. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36′ wide door, weigh no more than 70 lbs, and if over 30′ wide, must come provided with suitable display stands.
  4. Artwork will be blind-juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image submitted with registration. 
  5. All accepted work must be framed, wired, and ready to hang. 
  6. All accepted work must be hand-delivered. 

Entry Fees

One time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, $47 for three entries. 

How to Enter

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

  1. Only one image for 2-D work, and up to 4 images for sculptural work are permitted.
  2. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame.
  3. All uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png or .gif format and at least 2 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
  4. Images must be named:FirstName_LastName_Title
  5. Outer Frame dimensions should be given in the dimension field. 
  6. Dimensions for sculpture should be included in the description. 

Terms of Entry

WorkShop13 will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.  Art need not be for sale, but it is encouraged.

Artists retain all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Workshop13 the rights to use the selected image(s) on social media, the website, and printed materials for promotional purposes as well as the online show posted on the Workshop13 website.  

Workshop13 will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork and recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.  By submitting to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement. 

Dates to remember- DATES EXTENDED


Entry Deadline:  Wednesday, May 25th
Notification of Results:  Tuesday, May 31st
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, June 5th, and Monday, June 6th, 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: Saturday, June 11th to July 10th. Saturdays & Sundays 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, June 11th from 3 to 5 pm.
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, July 10th, 4 to 5 pm or Monday, July 11th from 1 to 3 pm


Cynthia Consentino lives and works in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  She received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BFA from The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY.  She teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Art Department.

A recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, American Craft Council, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Berkshire Taconic and The Blanche E. Colman Artist Awards, Consentino has exhibited widely. She currently shows work on a regular basis at Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA. She has also been a resident artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, La Napoule Foundation, France, and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. In 2005 Cynthia completed a tile commission for the John M. Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin.  Her artist-designed washroom has over 2000 reliefs and hand-painted tile.


Vick Quezada (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, explores hybrid forms in Indigenous-Latinx history and the function of these histories in contested lands, primarily in the U.S.-Mexico Border. They work with a variety of mediums: video, performance, sculpture, and ceramics. They incorporate found objects (man-made) and natural elements, like dirt, soil, flora, corn, and combine them with found objects like bricks, reclaimed trash, chains, cans, and barbed wire.

Quezada’s work explores liberation through an approach that is rooted in queer and Indigenous knowledge, histories, and aesthetics. They draw on an Aztec-Nahuan religious doctrine that affirms a “two spirit” tradition in order to make the Latinx and Indigenous transgender body visible through history, trauma, and pleasure. Quezada categorically is a Rascuache Chicanx artist, one who repurposes and stylizes found objects. Rascuache engineering is not just a skill, it is a lifestyle and a practice of liberation. It is a creative strategy for insurgent survival in the post-apocalyptic settler colonial world. In queering the archaeological, Quezada desire to offer an understanding of gender and sexuality outside of the dominant narratives and create an alternate world of erotic power and joy.
Quezada’s most recently received the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Their work has been featured in Hyperallergic, BOMB Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Art News, Trans Studies Quarterly, and Remezcla. From 2020-21 they served as a Leslie Lohman Museum Fellow. In 2020 Quezada was hand-selected from a “large-scale survey” of 40 emerging artists from the US and Puerto Rico to be featured in El Museo del Barrio’s groundbreaking, La Trienal.
Quezada has received numerous grants and awards from institutions such as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Artist Relief Grant supported by Americans for the Arts and Creative Capital, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (NOP). Quezada’s residency includes the Vermont Studio Center and the Liberations Residency at MassMoca. From 2019-20 Quezada was the artist-in-residence at the Latinx Project at NYU where they gave public talks, and workshops. In 2018, Quezada was selected as the University Massachusetts Contemporary Arts -University Massachusetts at Amherst Curatorial Fellow, along with Fred Wilson, who curated the show, 5 Takes On African Art.  Quezada holds a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA from UMASS Amherst. 



There are no cash prizes for this show, however, awards will be presented and winners will be spotlighted in our press releases, social media pages,  website, and email marketing promotions. 


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