The Olde Towne Arts Center of Slidell, La. and Slidell Little Theatre are seeking entries for their Briana Dekemel Memorial Juried Photography Exhibition. The deadline for drop-off entries is October 9-16. The exhibition will begin on Friday, Nov. 2, during the the Pontchartrain Film Festival, and run through Nov. 9. The contest theme is, “OFFstage: behind the scenes of life.”
All entries must be framed in black and dropped by Paul Wood Photography, located at 1518 Lindberg Dr. in Slidell, from Tuesday, October 9 through the following Tuesday, Oct. 16. Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The contest is open to all adults, college students and high school students living in the areas around Lake Pontchartrain, which includes not only the Northshore ares but New Orleans and its surrounding suburbs.
Prizes for first, second, and third place award will be given in adult, high school and college age age categories, with $100 cash prizes for First Place and Best of Show.
Up to three submissions may be entered into the competition. All photos (again, framed in black) can be no larger than 20 inches in any dimension. Submitted photos may be abstract, altered, or unaltered color or black and white photos, or photo–based art or mixed-media works.
Those entering work should also send in the submitted images on a compact disc, for promotional purposes. The images should be in high resolution (300dpi) and in jpeg format.
The non-refundable entry fee is $20 for adults. College and high school students will receive a $10 discount with the copy of a student ID. All checks should be made payable to the Towne Arts Center.
Serving as juror for the contest will be Dale Newkirk, a professor and gallery director at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. The curator will be Charlotte Lowry Collins, now an artist, curator and program manager at Southeastern.