Galleries

About the Art Gallery

Regular exhibitions in William Way's lobby showcase the work of locally- and nationally-known LGBT artists. The Art Gallery's exhibits, which rotate with new bi-monthly shows, include opening receptions that usually take place at the start of each exhibition. Most art featured in the gallery is available for sale with 35 percent of profits donated directly to the Center. For more information, please contact info@waygay.org.

About the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives Gallery

Special exhibitions in the Center’s Archives Gallery highlight important LGBT cultural and historical moments with photographs, documents and ephemera from William Way’s own Archives. For more information, please contact John Anderies.

 

Current Exhibits

Queer Americans: Who We Are
July 12 - August 30, 2019

ALKOTÓ creates multi-layered abstract painting arising out of an inclusive process of discovery and invention. Amy Martin’s paintings and drawings unapologetically declare her Queer Femme vision. Kelly McQuain presents painted narratives addressing our hope and despair about our relationships with technology, nature and each other. These three artists assert their Queer American cultural identification through their dynamic art and enliven our community in the exciting exhibition.

LGBTQ Legacies: Art, Archives, Analysis
May 10 - August 30, 2019

For his Archive series, Gabriel Martinez re-photographed 1970s and 80s-era images of LGBTQ+ life in Philadelphia by Harry R. Eberlin within the context of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives. Eberlin was the first staff photographer for the Philadelphia Gay News and documented queer communities in Philly and surrounding areas. In this exhibit, Martinez’s mixed media prints are reunited with the source images to trouble diversity and critically examine representation in queer archives. This project, which is organized in collaboration with Martinez, Michael Carroll and John Anderies, Director of the Wilcox Archives, seeks to shed light on robust yet problematic aspects of depictions of our regional histories.

 

Art Committee

Mission

The Art Committee encourages, supports and celebrates the artistic expression and diversity of sexual and gender minorities through visual arts exhibitions and a visual arts collection produced by and about LGBTQ communities.

Supporting and encouraging arts by the LGBTQ communities of the Greater Philadelphia Region is the Art Committee’s major focus.

Gallery Submissions

The Art Gallery Committee considers exhibition submissions on a rolling basis. Please follow these directions in order to submit material for consideration.