Coming Out, Coming Together

Call for art now open!

SAGE and Napalese Lounge and Grille are excited to bring you Coming Out, Coming Together an LGBTQ+ art exhibit. This exhibit will serve as a vehicle for LGBTQ+ artists to showcase the diversity, creativity, and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Napalese and SAGE recognize the important part art has to play in the queer community. By supporting highly visible LGBTQ+ campaigns, we can fight the stigmas and prejudice against our community. In the face of the constant attacks our community faces, we must unite, remain visible, and strive for continued advancement. Napalese and SAGE are committed to giving space to queer individuals to safely express the things that make us beautiful. 

The submission deadline is September 1st, 2022. Our opening reception will be at SAGE on October 8th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. More reception details will be coming soon! 


More Information 

Submissions are now being accepted for Coming Out, Coming Together! This exhibit is seeking LGBTQ+ artists to submit works that showcase the diversity, creativity, and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.


The submission deadline for this exhibit is September 1, 2022. Artists can submit up to three pieces. All entries must be no more than 2’x2’. Various mediums, two and three-dimensional work, and performance art is eligible. 

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 artists whose work most closely represents the message of Coming Out, Coming Together. A prize will also be awarded to the piece that receives the most votes on the night of the reception. Thank you to our prize sponsors Napalese Lounge and Grille and Dave & Busters!

For more information, and to apply, please see below.

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To Apply

Please read through all the below information. Make sure to turn in all the materials required. Submissions or questions can be sent to Justis Tenpenny at

The Coming Out, Coming Together submission deadline is September 1st, 2022. Artists will be notified of their acceptance on or before September 12th, 2022. If accepted, a curator will follow up with any additional information regarding the time of set-up, etc. If accepted, drop-offs will be required by October 2nd, 2022. Please make sure you fill out the application and exhibition disclaimer fully.