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'No Dead Artist' Exhibit at Ferrara Showman Gallery Calling for Artist Submissions

07:00 May 30, 2024
By: Mathilde Hebert

Calling All Artists in Louisiana

The 28th edition of the No Dead Artists: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, which will be hosted by Ferrara Showman Gallery on Julia Street, is looking for artist submissions.

The call is available until June 17, 2024, and the exhibition will be on display for the whole month of September and the first part of October. On September 20, 2024, from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be a welcoming celebration in connection with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings.

Launched in 1995, the show aims to provide up-and-coming artists with a platform. Among the most renowned art shows in the South, No Dead Artists has established itself as a platform for consistently spotting promising young artists.

Primarily New Orleans artists were allowed to participate in the show in the 1990s; later, artists from all over Louisiana were added. The show grew in scope in 2010 to become a national juried show that welcomed submissions from artists across the country. In 2014, the call for entries extended worldwide.

For several artists, the show served as a launchpad, resulting in national media attention, acknowledgment, exhibition representation, and purchases by galleries and other notable collectors. To choose new artists with potential for creativity, the gallery welcomes a panel of well-known buyers and art experts annually.

A standalone exhibit at Ferrara Showman Gallery to be held the next year is given to the artist who wins the panel's grand prize. Of course, this isn't the only art exhibition in New Orleans that you can see and experience.

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2024 Important Dates

Important dates for No Dead Artists are June 17 (submission deadline), July 27 (finalists announcement), September 4 (exhibition opens to the public), September 7 (exhibition opening reception), and October 12 (exhibition closes).

How to Enter Your Art

An international open call for artists, No Dead Artists is available to active, worldwide working artists of every age, both seasoned and up-and-coming. All forms of art are welcome, including, but not restricted to, mixed media, art for installation, photography, video, glassblowing, painting, sculpting, and metalworking.

After the application procedure has been completed, an entry fee of $40 must be paid via PayPal for each applicant. Changes to your entry are not permitted once money has been received, so only submit it after it is finished in its entirety. Up to five works may be submitted to be considered in just one submission. A maximum of three further pictures per artwork are permitted for each entry. Each file must be in .jpg form for photographs and .mov form for films. For each piece to be featured in the show, it must be for sale.

Any winning submissions must be valued appropriately since it shall be subjected to a regular 50% exhibition commission on sales in the circumstances in which it is purchased. The artist bears full responsibility for all expenses, which include the important export customs and taxes and the return transportation of any unsold item.

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