UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA TO LAUNCH ARTLAB@PRIDELINES, CURATING WORKS BY LOCAL AND
INT’L. ARTISTS, EXHIBITS & EVENTS OF TRANS EXPERIENCE, YEAR ROUND AT PRIDELINES COMMUNITY
CENTER AND ART GALLERY

Miami, Florida…January 2020  – In efforts to nurture and give dedicated space to LGBTQ artists everywhere and furthering the bond and alliance between
LGBT non-profits in South Florida, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) and Pridelines, Miami-Dade County’s LGBTQ Community Center have created an
exciting new opportunity for the community. As of January 2020, the Gallery A at Pridelines LGBT Community Center, located at 6360 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL
33138, will be transformed into the ARTLab@Pridelines, curated and managed by UC|CU, to highlight local, national and international artists of Trans
experience by featuring their works year round, free and open to the public.

“Pridelines has been featuring the works of Queer artists throughout our gallery walls since we opened our flagship Center in Miami in June of 2016. In doing
so, we have worked with Community Partners, more so with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida which has hosted elements of their annual TRANSART events at
our Center for several years. For this reason, we are excited to embark on this new partnership with the team at Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida within our
Gallery A, that will complement the ongoing exhibits of Queer artists throughout our Miami Center and Gallery– creating one of South Florida’s only year round
spaces for LGBTQ artists and their work.” said Pridelines Chief Executive Officer, Victor Diaz-Herman.

The nearly 600sq ft gallery space boasts double height ceilings, an open floorplan, and plenty of space to create, explore, consider and appreciate art.
Pridelines Miami is open to all Monday through Friday, noon-8pm, and Saturdays, noon-5pm.

“This is a wonderful opportunity and partnership, and Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida could not be happier to grow our ongoing commitment to the Pridelines
Center of bringing ARTLab and world class works by LGBTQ artists from around the corner or across the globe, to the South Florida community. We will
officially kick off this endeavor with our 6th annual TRANSART Artists Showcase and conference in late January 2020.  Artists CANDICE KROL, JAYDEN
VIEIRA and TANYA MAI RANDSTOFT will be featured, along with Poetry & Spoken Word by ELIJAH AVERETT-BALSER and others.” added Unity
Coalition|Coalición Unida’s Executive Director and founder, Herb Sosa.
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities are available at unitycoalition.org

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Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities
are available by
CLICKING HERE

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Pridelines mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning
(LGBTQ) youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change.


UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBT
community,  advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and
programming, like the 6th annual TRANSART Conference and Artists Showcase – featuring transgender and non-conforming
artists and their works; ELEVATE- a day of workshops and tools for being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design and
Education; MicroGiving Fund for start-ups and reboots in life; PRIDE U 2020 – Activism, Leadership & Social Resources for
a New Rainbow; the 10th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival, Oct 1-15th.
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
ADVANCING EQUALITY & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002

AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANA E INDIGENA LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002
SAMANTHA LE TROY NAMED PROGRAMS COORDINATOR OF TRANSGENDER EDUCATION FOR UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA…
OVERSEEING ARTLAB@PRIDELINES, TRANSART EVENTS & AND YEAR ROUND HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Miami, Florida…February 2020 – UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA’s (UC|CU) SAMANTHA LeTROY will be stepping down from her position on the Board of Directors to oversee UC|CU’s year-
round Trans Gender Programming, effective Feb 15, 2020. This twelve-month position is made possible through the generous funding of the GILEAD Foundation.

Ms LeTroy’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the ArtLab@Pridelines – a dedicate gallery space for artists of the Transgender experience and others within the LGBQ
communities, working with local, national and int’l. artists to curate exhibits in this space; to orchestrate programming throughout the year focused on Health & Wellness of and for the
Transgender & Gender non-conforming community; and will continue in her role as co-chair of the annual TRANSART Artists Exhibit & Conference, every January.

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBTQ community, advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education,
Leadership and Awareness, since 2002.      

“Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida believes in practicing what we preach… and what better way to do this than with the partnership & financial support of GILEAD, and to help bring attention to
the needs of the Transgender & Gender non-conforming communities of South Florida. Samantha is not only extremely qualified and respected in the community, but has also proven her
willingness to lead by example and help us to continue to build excellence in our programming” said UC|CU’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Herb Sosa.

LeTroy will also continue to co-chair and develop year round programming for TRANSART, a UC|CU led program now entering its 7th year, showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within
the transgender & gender non-conforming community, the annual Artists Showcase & Conference brings

together a collection of talents, individuals & artistic genres to create awareness, nurture aspiring artists and enlighten the general population about the many layers of this community.
“Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida has been my second home and family, and I could not be prouder of the work we do for all marginalized communities, especially for my own Transgender sisters
and brothers.” said Samantha. “I am more energized and ready than ever - para seguir adelante – to keep moving forward, and create leadership, opportunities, pride and greatness” added
LeTroy.

Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities are available by
CLICKING HERE
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Pridelines mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote
dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change.

The Gilead Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2005, seeks to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world. Our giving focuses on
expanding access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention and health services.

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBT community,  advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education,
Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and programming, like the 6th annual TRANSART Conference and Artists Showcase – featuring transgender and non-conforming artists and
their works; ELEVATE- a day of workshops and tools for being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design and Education; MicroGiving Fund for start-ups and reboots in life; PRIDE U 2020 –
Activism, Leadership & Social Resources for a New Rainbow; the 10th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival, Oct 1-15th.
BO KHASAMARINA | Fashion                                                    CHLOE MARTINI | Photography
TANYA MAI RANDSTOFT | Photography


Bent Not Broken series
Explores gender, expression and performance.

London based photographer with several interests. "I shoot architecture
and abstract; I shoot people on the street and I work in the studio with
models that are out of the ordinary, including myself."


FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
YENIEL HERNANDEZ | Mixed Media

A Trans man born in Cuba in 1978. Raised in Miami and
partially in Costa Rica, Yeniel is a self taught visual artist.
Actively works as a tattooist, and enjoys creative projects
on the side.

"Art is one of life's free gifts that has not only given me
purpose and a voice but also it has saved my life"


FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece,
please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
VANESSA MONROE | Photography

The proud, reigning Miss Florida Roundup 2019. The Florida Roundup
is a conference for the LGBTQ community and their supporters, who
are members of a 12 Step recovery program.

Ms. Monroe has been performing since she was 17 years young. She
began her illustrious career as a performer in New York City in the 80’s
and 90’s, working at such iconic establishments as the Monster Bar,
Escuelita Night Club and many, many more.

Vanessa Monroe was part of a real Pose life in the80's, known in the
ball scene as Vanessa Xtravaganza-Continental. In the early 90's she  
won many beauty peagents in NYC and In the mid 90’s she moved to
Miami. In 2013 she became a Trans activist and Trans artist in
photography.

In 2017 and 2018 she participated in TransArt . Since winning her
crown as Miss Florida Roundup 2019, Vanessa has participated in
fundraisers in order to give back to her community and also performed
in Miami Beach Pride as Queen Borinquen Clinic.  


FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
LADY V
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$150
PEACEFUL & CALM
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$160
NATURE
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$160
HEAVENLY PRESENCE
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$160
NEW LIFE BRIDGE
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$160
REAL LIFE POSE
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo -
$160
VANESSA MONROE XTRAVAGANZA
11"x14", unframed
Black & white photo
10"x14", framed
-$280
8"x14", framed
-$280
10"x14", framed
-$280
10"x14", framed
-$280
OWL
Pencil on paper
10"x14", framed
-$180
10"x14", framed
-$280
10"x14", framed
-$280

Artists applications for consideration
of year-round exhibiting opportunities
CLICK HERE
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

BECOME A UC|CU MEMBER  
MEMBRECIA EN UC|CU
FINANCIALS | FINANCIAS
ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD |  DIRECTORES

VIDEO LIBRARY | ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS

JUST WEAR IT | PONTELA Y YA.
COVID Health Awareness Campaign

LEGENDS HONORS | Past Recipients


PULSE MASSACRE 2016
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA'S ARTLAB | VIRTUAL GALLERY & ARTLAB GALLERY@PRIDELINES (by appointment only)
WORKS BY LOCAL AND INERNATIONAL ARTISTS, EXHIBITS & EVENTS OF TRANS EXPERIENCE

ARTLAB de UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA | GALERIA VIRTUAL y ARTLAB@PRIDELINES
(por cita solamente)
ARTISTAS LOCALES, NACIONALES E INTERNACIONALES, PRESENTANDO SUS OBRAS Y  EVENTOS DE LA EXPERIENCA TRANGÉNERO
CANDICE KROL | Photography

Visual Artist, Writer/Poet, Musician Composer

Montreal based interdisciplinary trans feminine artist
combining performance, music, photography and
spoken word with experimental film and video.


FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece,
please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
And the beat goes on
24"x36"
Dress for the job you want
24"x36"
Pre Op angst 9
24"x36"
Sex death requim
24"x36"
Free 24
24"x36"
Free 24
36"x24"
JAYDEN VIEIRA | Photography

Visual Artist, aspiring model

New Bedford, Massachusetts based trans man, visual artist
and aspiring model.

Photography by ally Brittany Brackett.


FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
Alaska
Hanging out
Hanging out
Man with flags
The colors of Pride
The kiss
Them
Woman with flag
.
ARTLab | A year round
Virtual Gallery for Artists
of the Trans Experience

ELEVATE | Virtual
Workshops, Tools &
Inspiration for being NICER.
TRANSART
JANUARY 25-30, 2021
Art Exhibit & Conference
UCTV | 7pm Wednesdays
Facebook LIVE & YouTube

Celebrate ORGULLO
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2021
HISPANIC & INDIGENOUS
LGBT PRIDE FESTIVAL
JANUARY 25-30, 2021  |  Art Exhibit & Conference
CLICK HERE for Schedule of Events & Info.
LAUREN SNYDER | Mixed Media

I have been painting since 2006, specializing in figurative, abstract and landscape
work. Much of my work is on found wood from construction waste. I have also
developed a niche type of work that I call “Paintcatchers”. These works develop through
my use of left over paint on my palette being applied to random boards. This process
on these types of paintings, sometimes evolves over years until a work is finished.

My work has been shown in numerous cities including, Santa Fe, Denver, Miami and
Los Angeles. I am currently represented by Esperanza Art, a gallery in Marfa, Texas.

FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
LAND OF A THOUSAND FACES
35" x 15"
Oil on wood -
$1,900
CROSSING LINES
30" x 11"
Oil on wood -
$2,300
CITY SCAPE
40" x 30"
Oil on wood -
$3,400
NIGHTLIFE
24" x 14"
Oil on wood -
$1,500
NO WORLD ORDER
24" x 20"
Oil on wood -
$950
READY FOR PRIME TIME
24" x 20"
Oil on wood -
$1,300
SCHOOL BUS
9" x 15"
Oil on wood -
$750
SPLENDOR
41" x 8.5"
Oil on wood -
$2,100
X RATED HOTEL
24" x 20"
Oil on wood -
$950
VACANT EMPIRE
32" x 9"
Oil on wood -
$1,900
.
UC|CU COLOMBIA
Respaldo y Ayuda para nuestra
comunidad LGBTQ+






UNITY LEADS | Recognizing those
that
identify a need or an innovative
path to make our world, better.

CAŌBA | Inspiring Speakers, Topics
& Safe Space for same gender loving
Men of Color

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  
State of Hate Summit on Bullying
PRIDE U 2020 | Engaging Millenials
in Social Activism & Leadership
MICRO GIVING Incubator Fund
Community Building, (Re)Start Up
Scholarships & Mentoring
LEAH SHANE DIXON | Mixed Media

They, them | (Shane) is an artist in multiple media, whose diverse body of
work explores fusion of oppositional polarities, transcendental themes, abstract
symbolism, and humankind's unique role within the natural world. A graduate
of Pratt Institute and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Shane draws
from their bi-coastal life experience, informed by the rich tapestry of artistic, historic,
cultural, literary, musical and filmic trends of both Los Angeles and New York City.

FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
PULP VISIONS II (2018)
8x10
Acrylic on Canvas (unframed)
$175 - I & II for $325
LIBERATION (2007)
8x10
Acrylic on Canvas (unframed)
$150
FROM THE REALMS BEYOND (2019)
11x14
Acrylic on canvas (unframed)
$325
PULP VISIONS I (2018)
8x10
Acrylic on Canvas (unframed)
$175 - I & II for $325
BRIDGE DECAY (2003)
11x14
Pigment acrylic transfer and acrylic paint on canvas (unframed)
$350
DEEM TEMPLE (2015)
20x30
Pigment print on canvas (unframed)
$420
DISSOLUTION III (2016)
18x24
Pigment print on canvas (framed)
$450
JOAN COX | Mixed Media

She, her, hers |  Baltimore, Maryland
I use narrative, historical art references, fantastical elements of costumes and
autobiography to depict taboo intimacies between women —acknowledging and
emphasizing the female gaze. My work consists of large paintings, photographs and
monotypes created over the past two years. I construct intimate moments in my
photographs and create narrative portraits of lesbian relationships.

FOR MORE INFO on the artist, or to purchase a piece, please contact
info@unitycoalition.org
www.shopjoancoxart.com/pride-art