2024 “Lynn PRIDE” Call for Art
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2024 “Lynn PRIDE” Call for Art


Name of Venue or Event: Lynn Museum & Arts Center (590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901)


Work Media: We are looking for paintings, photographs, poetry, prints, sculptures, and other visual artworks to celebrate Lynn’s LGBTQIA+ community. The fourth annual Lynn PRIDE art show will be in the second-floor gallery space in the Lynn Museum building from June through October 2024. The display will coincide with the “Through A Rainbow Lens: A Reflection on Lynn’s LGBTQ+ History” exhibition (on view through October 31, 2024). The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, June 26th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. LGBTQIA+ identifying artists from the Lynn community are encouraged to submit between one and three artworks for consideration for the exhibition.



  • Artists from the North Shore are welcome to apply, but Lynn artists (living, working, or practicing in Lynn) are preferred.
  • Individuals must identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Artwork should not exceed 4’ x 4’ and must be 50 lbs or less.


Entry Requirements:

  1. Artist resume, including biography and exhibition record (if possible)
  2. Images of artworks to be considered (jpg, png preferred)
  3. Artist statement, including a description of the artwork(s) and materials used, as well as an image of the artist

Artists should email entry materials to director@lynnmuseum.org.


Timeline: The exhibit will run from June 26, 2024, through October 31, 2024


Online Submissions Due: Monday, June 17th at 11:59 pm


Selection Process: Entries will be reviewed by a handful of judges representing Lynn Museum & Arts Center and United Lynn Pride.


Notification to Artist: Artists will receive an email or phone call regarding their submission by Tuesday, June 18th, at 5 p.m.


Accepted Artwork: Lynn Museum & Arts Center staff will be responsible for setting up work for the exhibition. 2D works should be framed/finished and ready to hang gallery style with wire. Some easels are available for use. To discuss sculptural pieces, email director@lynnmuseum.org


Artwork Delivery: Lynn Museum (590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA, 01901)

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, June 21, 2024, from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10 am – 3 pm


Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 5:30-7 pm 


Exhibit Ends: Thursday, October 31, 2024


Artwork Pick Up: 

  • Friday, November 1, 2024, from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024, from 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024, from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, November 8, 2024, from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, November 9, 2024, from 10 am – 2 pm


Publicity: The exhibit will be featured on the “Exhibitions” page of the Lynn Museum & Arts Center website, and additional promotional posts will be made on the Lynn Museum & Arts Center’s Facebook and Instagram pages.


Sales: Accepted artworks can be purchased exclusively through the artist. The Lynn Museum & Arts Center will not be responsible for monetary transactions between the artist and the buyer. Any interested parties in buying artwork(s) will receive the appropriate contact information for the artist(s). 


Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Museum & Arts Center Executive Director Doneeca Thurston-Chavez (director@lynnmuseum.org or 781-581-6200).


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