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Cathedral/L’entrepôt seek submissions for Artisan Series

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New Orleans’ L’entrepôt and Cathedral Creative Studios are seeking submissions from photographers in connection with the Crescent City segment of Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a national visual arts competition.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 24. Entry is free of charge. Artists are only asked to remember that winning submissions will represent the the city in the final, national competition.

Contests are being held in major cities nationwide as part of the series, which is being sponsored by the Bombay Sapphire gin brand and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a project of hip-hop music and fashion mogul Russell Simmons and his brother, abstract expressionist painter Danny Simmons.

A select number of artists will be chosen to show their work at a host gallery from each participating city. The host in New Orleans is L’entrepôt and Cathedral Creative Studios, located at 527 Julia Street in the city’s Warehouse District.

A preview show for local photography will be held at the gallery and studios on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Two other weekend, semi-finalist “pre shows” will be held, on Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, with the latter to feature the top picks of all artists who submit work for the New Orleans segment. Photography is eligible for showings on either date.

The final exhibit in the local Artisan Series is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, the day of the annual Art for Art’s Sake gallery walks.  

One semi-finalist from each city will then be selected. The winners will be invited to compete at Art Bassel Miami, set for Dec. 6-9. Winners at that competition will, finally, have their own exhibit at the Rush Arts Gallery of New York.

For more information and to keep up with competition news, please see the Facebook pages of Cathedral and L’entrepôt.