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Call to Artists: Venus Envy 2010 at Baton Rouge Gallery

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Baton Rouge Gallery will host the 12th Annual Venus Envy-Baton Rouge (VEBR10) exhibition from April 13-29. The exhibition is a multi-media juried showcase featuring the work of female artists living within a 300-mile radius of Baton Rouge. The gallery is accepting applications from eligible female artists interested in taking part in this year’s VEBR10.

Diane Hanson, a gallery artist member, is the juror for VEBR10. Hanson’s own work takes fragmented pieces of remembered events and places and creates nonlinear narratives that revolve around one idea or place. Her work is a reflection on rural America and is influenced by the relationship between rural and urban communities, the development of ethanol and genetically modified organisms (GMO), and misconceptions and stereotypes of rural living mixed in with her own experience of being raised on a farm.

Venus Envy is a St. Louis, Mo.-based non-profit organization driven by women that positively affects everyone by empowering women through the arts, according to their mission statement. In addition to VEBR10, Venus Envy also hosts events in St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Davenport, Iowa.

To be considered for the VEBR10 exhibition, all entries must be received (not postmarked) by 6 p.m. on March 18, 2010. For more information on the VEBR10 prospectus and application, please visit or visit the gallery in person at 1442 City Park Avenue. For more information on the event, please contact the gallery at 225.383.1470.

Or download the prospectus.