Call for Entries: Currents 2009

Currents 2009: New Orleans Photo Alliance Members Showcase
Curator: Edward Hébert, Director, A Gallery for Fine Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in Currents 2009, which will be on display at the Crescent City Brewhouse during PhotoNOLA. The exhibition will showcase works by up to 15 Alliance members, and will include 5 or more works by each selected photographer.

The opening reception will be held on the kickoff night of the 2009 PhotoNOLA festival, the fourth annual celebration of photography in New Orleans. The exhibition will be promoted on the NOPA and PhotoNOLA websites, and listed in PhotoNOLA brochures and posters.

The Crescent City Brewhouse is a high traffic restaurant and brewpub located in the heart of the French Quarter. The show runs through the Sugar Bowl (Jan 1), and will be seen by thousands, including the patrons of private holiday parties hosted there.

Important: Accepted artists MUST be available to hang their own work on November 30, 8am – Noon, and take it down on January 4, 8am – Noon.

About the Curator:
Edward Hébert serves as Director of A Gallery for Fine Photography (A Gallery), a world-renowned gallery located in New Orleans’ French Quarter. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Hébert’s formal arts education began at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Orleans in 1986 after which he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue painting, drawing and developing color photography (1987-1991). His works have been exhibited in numerous venues in New Orleans for the past eighteen years.

Hébert joined A Gallery in 1993. In his sixteen years there he has imparted his knowledge of art history and the history of photography to gallery patrons, helping to build an extensive client base. Hébert has traveled to represent the gallery at international photography and art fairs such as AIPAD in New York City, Paris Photo and Art Basel in Switzerland. He maintains a constant and current working knowledge of all aspects of the photographic art world. Please visit www.agallery.com for more information about A Gallery, currently in its thirty-sixth year of operation.

Eligibility: Submission is open only to members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance
Submission Fee: $10
Deadline: September 15, 2009.

For guidelines click here.