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The 10th Annual Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition Is Seeking Local Artists

15:00 May 14, 2021
By: Marigny Lanaux

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is looking for work from local artists for its annual exhibition called Louisiana Contemporary, which aims to highlight Louisiana artists all over the state. This exhibition gives all Louisiana artists, no matter what medium they choose to work with, the opportunity to present their work at the museum. Located in the Warehouse District on 925 Camp St., the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to a variety of art pieces that feature different aspects of the South. According to the museum's website, the "Ogden Museum aims to broaden the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the visual art and culture of the region." This relates to the exhibition because of its sole focus on Louisiana artists.

All Louisiana artists 18 years and older can apply now. Artists can submit any original work they have completed within the past two years (2019-2021). Online submissions close on Friday, May 28.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners that are chosen by guest juror Hallie Ringle, who is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art and is responsible for curating the works that are submitted. Additionally, a $5000 award sponsored by The Helis Foundation will also be granted to a participant to use towards their work.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance to the exhibition around the week of July 5. The exhibition is set to run this fall, beginning on August 7 and ending on October 10.

The exhibition is presented by The Helis Foundation, whose objectives include "advancing access to the arts and continuing a family legacy of philanthropic support to the New Orleans community," as stated on the foundation's website. This will be the 10th year that The Helis Foundation has presented this exhibition and encouraged artists to apply.

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