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Ashtabula Pride, Inc. and Darkroom Brewing Co. are proud to announce the inaugural Synjin Sheneman Memorial PRIDE Art Show. This art exhibition celebrates pride, love, diversity, and equality.

We invite you to showcase your talent and contribute to a meaningful celebration of LGBTQ+ pride.




How much is the fee to enter art?


What submissions will you accept?
Photography, paintings, digital art, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture/3 dimensional art are accepted. 

Entries must be original work of the entering artist. 

Artwork must have been created in the last 3 years. 

Two-dimensional artwork must be framed or wired and ready to hang.

The maximum size is 16′ x 20″. 

Artists may submit more than one art piece. Each art piece must have its own submission.

This is a family-friendly art show, and we kindly request that all submissions adhere to appropriate content.


Who can submit art?

Categories include:
Open Adult Art for ages 19 & up
Open Youth Art ages 12-18
Open Youth Art ages 5-11

Best of Show



Is this show just for PRIDE art?
Celebrating Synjin’s enthusiasm for life, the art show accepts submissions on ALL TOPICS in the open categories. Submissions to the PRIDE award should reflect the vibrant spirit of the LGBTQ+ community, love, unity, diversity and acceptance. All submissions will be judged in the Best of Show category.


What are the prizes? 

All Open categories will be awarded crystal medallions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Medallions will be awarded to the first-place winner in the Best of Show and PRIDE categories. Honorable mention ribbons may be awarded in all categories at the judge’s discretion. 


Where & when do I drop off my art?

Submissions will be accepted from April 1 – May 26, 2024 at Darkroom Brewing Co. during open hours of operation. THERE IS NO FEE TO ENTER THE ART SHOW.


Legal Stuff:

Though all possible care is taken, Ashtabula Pride and Darkroom Brewing Co. are not responsible for damage or theft.


Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Entries will be taken until the show is full, or May 26.

  • Exhibition Opening: June 1, 2024

  • Exhibition Duration: June 1 – June 15.

  • Artist Reception June 5, 2024 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Darkroom Brewing Co., 32 N. Broadway, Geneva OH.


You’re invited!

All artists, their families, friends, and supporters are welcome to attend the FREE Artists Reception at Darkroom Brewing Co. on June 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will feature drag entertainer Mona Lotz, singer Susan Hagan, free appetizers, and a cash bar. Raffle tickets can be purchased to support Ashtabula Pride.

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