During Pride Week in New York City, Metrosource and One World Observatory are displaying the works from Reclaiming My Pride, a national art contest designed to showcase the spirit of community, creativity, and charity in America’s LGBTQ populace. The ten finalists from the contest will be showcased at a public exhibition.

About Reclaiming My Pride:

In the spirit of community, creativity, and charity, Reclaiming My Pride was developed to give established and emerging artists an outlet to demonstrate how they are reclaiming pride. Over 100 entries were received and the program continues through September via event, digital, social, and print components. Visit metrosource.com/reclaimingmypride for regular updates.

To Visit the Exhibition:

Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Cost is $2 in addition to the Standard or Priority Reserved admission fees.
$1 from every ticket sold to the exhibition will be donated to The Ali Forney Center.


One World Observatory
285 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10007

Announcing the Finalists


Reclaiming My Pride Presents David Jester

Home Artist Bio I’ve been painting or drawing all my life. When I was 30 I got my BFA and later my MFA from Rutgers University. Throughout most of my life my work has been...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Ivan Medina

Dare to Be Yourself Artist Bio At 34 years old, Ivan Medina is an illustrator and graphic designer from Honduras living in New York City whose career has spanned two continents....

Reclaiming My Pride Presents James Falciano

A Celebration of Queer Expression Artist Bio James received his BFA in Visual Arts with a concentration in Painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Logan Benedict

Rotted Ribcage Artist Bio Logan Benedict is a 20-year old artist from a small town in Delaware. He has published three books of his art and poetry and has been exhibited in five...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Paul Anagnostopoulos

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me Artist Bio Paul Anagnostopoulos is an artist working in painting and printmaking. He graduated with a BFA from New York University in 2013. He...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Charles André Caldwell

Speak up and Reclaim Your Pride Artist Bio Charles Caldwell expresses his unique views and voices his love and concern for his community through his art. Mix media and strong...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Abby Taylor

in/visibility Artist Bio Abby Taylor is a digital artist and printmaker living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in printmaking and mixed...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Luis Martin

Ace of Courts Artist Bio I am a New York artist originally from Los Angeles. I created the term “The Art Engineer” to remind myself of the power artists have to “engineer”...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Tom Cullis

Abandoned Artist Bio Tom Cullis –Photographer-Art Director-Commercial Film Scout Tom Cullis is a Los Angeles/Orange County based photographer with a focus on both commercial and...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Bridgette Victoria Cruz

Para Mi Gente Artist Bio My name is Bridgette Victoria Cruz. I currently reside in Queens, NY. I was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Lorain, Ohio. I am an aspiring film and...

Below you’ll find a gallery of all the contestants.


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