NOPA members’ work accepted for ‘Louisiana Contemporary’

Nine NOPA members are among those with works accepted for “Louisiana Contemporary,” presented by Regions Bank, a juried, statewide art competition. The exhibit will open Saturday Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, in connection with the White Linen Night art festival.

The NOPA members with works in the exhibit are:

Angela Berry
Andrew Boyd
Philip Denman
Jill Ensley
Maja Georgiou
Mercedes Jelinek
Eleanor Kerr
Kevin Kline
Zack Smith

Nearly 200 artists submitted more than 600 works for the competition. Ultimately, 86 works were accepted, with some artists having more than one submitted work chosen.

An awards presentation for Louisiana Contemporary will take place at the Ogden Saturday evening, during a White Linen Night reception. Up to $1,500 in awards will be presented, including a $500 Best of Show award. The reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The juror for the competition was Rene Paul Barilleaux, the Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945 for the McNay Art Museum of San Antonio, Texas.

The exhibition will be on view through September 24, 2012.

The museum is located at 925 Camp Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District.