Entries sought by Ogden for ‘Lousiana Contemporary’ exhibit

New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art is seeking entries for “Louisiana Contemporary,” a statewide, juried exhibition of contemporary art as produced by people living in Louisiana.

The deadline for entry is Monday, July 2. 

The exhibit, presented by Regions Bank, will open on White Linen Night, the gallery night and street party in the Warehouse District and Julia Street, which will fall this year on Saturday, August 4. It will close on Monday, Sept. 24.

The exhibit and competition are being held during the ongoing celebration of the Louisiana Bicentennial, a celebration of the state’s April 1812 entry into the American union.

Ogden Director William Andrews noted that launching the exhibition during this 200th anniversary of Louisiana’s statehood seemed fitting. “We believe that the impact of historic art can be heightened by a comparison of the art of today. The power of both contemporary and historic work is elevated when in close proximity to one another.”

Any artist living in Louisiana, working in any artistic medium, is eligible for entry.
A nonrefundable fee for entry of $35 fee for up to three submissions is required. The fee for each additional entry is $10.

Up to $1,500 in awards will be presented to participating artists, including a $500 Best of Show cash award.

For a more detailed list of entry specifications, please see the Louisiana Contemporary website.