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Facing Forward 2009: Open Call for Portraits

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Contact: Sandy Dokka curator of the Community Gallery
225-344-8558 or email

Facing Forward 2009: Open Call for Portraits

Works Eligible: Original portrait paintings, drawings and sculpture, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, photography, ceramics and digital art are eligible. No giclée or canvas transfers. Sculpture limited to 50 lbs. Please provide pedestals. Artwork must be available for the duration of the exhibition (April 10th – May 8th ).

Submission Deadline and Procedure: To be considered for Facing Forward 2009, artists must submit:
· Artist name
· Artist contact information (email, telephone number, and address)
· Artist website
· JPEGs of image(s)
· Label information

Submissions can be sent by mail postmarked by Wednesday, March 16, 2009 to:

The Community Gallery
c/o the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Attn: Sandy Dokka
427 Laurel St,
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Label information should include: title, width, height, medium, and price. If not for sale please indicate “NFS”.

Jpg images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Please name each jpeg image “YourLastName/PortraitTitle.”

For more information Email or call Sandy Dokka at (225) 344-8558.

Notification: A list of accepted works will be posted on the Community Gallery webpage on by Friday, March 23, 2009. Selected artists will also be notified by email.

Delivery of Selected Artwork: Friday, April 3 from 10AM to 5PM at the Arts Council’s Community Gallery, 427 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801.

Artwork must be ready for hanging or display.

A reception for the artists will take place Friday, April 17, 2009 from 6PM to 8PM at the Community Gallery.

All Selected artists must submit an artist statement and resume or curriculum vitae to the Gallery for informational purposes. The artist retains 70% of the sales price of the artwork with the Arts Council’s commission being 30%.