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NOPA member works accepted for ‘Louisiana Contemporary’

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Several NOPA members are among artists with works accepted for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s second “Louisiana Contemporary” exhibit, a juried, statewide art competition, presented by Regions Bank. The exhibit will open Saturday, August 3, in connection with the Crescent City’s White Linen Night art festival.

This annual exhibition promotes contemporary art in Louisiana. Its 2013 edition will run through September 22.

Up to $3,000 in awards will be presented to artists as part of the exhibit this year, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.

The juror for the upcoming show is Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Previously, Sirmans served as a curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection of  Houston and as curatorial advisor at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center of Long Island City, N.Y., an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art. Sirmans is also serving as the artistic director of Propsect.3 New Orleans.

The following are NOPA members with work accepted for the exhibit. The titles of featured works are listed below each name or, in a couple of cases, artistic duos:

Ode to Van Eyck’s “Portrait of a Man”
Ode to Vander Weyden’s “Portrait of a Lady”
Washington at Claiborne
Simon Bolivar Near Jackson
Martin Luther King at Broad
Man With His Head In the Clouds
St. Claude Diet
Mr. High Pockets
Danza del Caribe #3, Santiago de Cuba
Danza del Caribe #1, Santiago de Cuba
Danza del Caribe #2, Santiago de Cuba
Danza del Caribe #4, Santiago de Cuba
Danza del Caribe #5, Santiago de Cuba
Danza del Caribe #6, Santiago de Cuba
Sesthasak Boonchai (NOPA President)
Cypress Grove
Krewe Of Zulu
Mardi Gras Indian
Little Freddie King
Preservation Hall, Lost Bayou Ramblers,
The History of Louisiana Ynder the Oaks
TBC Brass Band

The Ogden Museum is located at 925 Camp Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings for its Ogden After Hours series. For more information about the museum, please see the Ogden website.