CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE 12TH ANNUAL NO DEAD ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION

September 6 , 2008 – September 27, 2008

NO DEAD ARTISTS is an open juried exhibition of Louisiana art today. The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to underexposed artists. Jury winner’s work will be on display at the JONATHAN FERRARA gallery, 400a Julia Street, in the Arts District of New Orleans, and selected jury winners will appear in a feature article in the September 2nd issue of Gambit Weekly. In the article, renowned art critic D. Eric Bookhardt will review the exhibition. This annual event is designed to give a real pulse on the creative scene happening in New Orleans and Louisiana today. Be a part of the cultural renaissance taking place right now!

NO DEAD ARTISTS is open to living artists working in the state of Louisiana. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, glass, metal work, photography, video, mixed media, performance and installation art. In its 12th year, No Dead Artists is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in Louisiana with over 250 artists applying each year and thousands attending the annual event. Several artists’ careers have taken off after being selected for NO DEAD ARTISTS and have led to gallery representation, museum acquisitions, and national reviews.

2008 JURORS:

Tony Fitzpatrick. Artist. Chicago, IL.

Billie Milam Weisman. Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation. Los Angeles, CA.

Michael Wilkinson. Collector of Contemporary Art. New Orleans.

Applications can be picked up at the Jonathan Ferrara gallery at 400a Julia Street in New Orleans or online at www.jonathanferraragallery.com . Below are important dates for artists submitting work:

NO DEAD ARTISTS DATES
MAY, JUNE, JULY- Call for artists runs in Gambit Weekly, submissions accepted
JULY 28 – Submission deadline for all artists (postmarked. NO Drop offs)
AUGUST 15 -29 D. Eric Bookhardt reviews work and selects pieces to run in Gambit Weekly
SEPT 2 – Gambit Weekly issue with NO DEAD ARTISTS hits newsstands (circ. @50,000)
SEPT 6 – THE 12TH ANNUAL NO DEAD ARTISTS OPENS TO THE PUBLIC 6-10PM
SEPT 6-27 – Exhibition on display at Jonathan Ferrara gallery