Masur Museum of Art Annual Juried Competition

The 51st Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.  This year’s Annual Juried Competition features 79 works of art from 42 states.   The reception* begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Gallery Talk by the Juror at 6:30 p.m.  The Masur is located at 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, Louisiana, 71201  

*The reception is for members of the Twin City Art Foundation (the TCAF is the 501(c)3 that supports all Masur programming), Exhibiting Artists, and their guests.  Becoming a member of the TCAF is easy and affordable.  To become a TCAF member visit or call 318.329.2237. 

Exhibiting Artists

Paul Sisson, Arvada CO, Phillip Scarpone, Athens GA, Kristin Reeves, Muncie IN, Frank Hamrick, Ruston LA, Ricky Sikes, Downsville LA, Zachary McCauley, Ruston LA, Anna Maranise, Cordova TN, J.C. Lenochan, Orange NJ, Linda Wilson, South Bend IN, Jackie Branson, Pawling, NY, Kate Shannon, Mansfield OH, Will Holub, Groton CT, Russ White, Chicago IL, Greg Sand, Clarksville, TN, Jonathan Sherrill, Candler NC, Regina Loch-Elvert, Baton Rouge LA, Jimmy Salmon, Longview TX, Mary Margaret Morgan, Birmingham AL, Grant Newman, Lyons IL, Peter Everett, Provo UT, Peter Jones, Ruston LA, Zahra Nazari, New Paltz NY, Harriet Bellows, Wake Forest NC, Drew Nikonowicz, Saint Louis MO, Jason Nelson, Monroe LA, Anna Garner, Tucson AZ, David Howe & Anita Cruz-Eberhard, New York NY, Dianne Douglas, Ruston LA, Jenny Ellerbe, Monroe LA, Véronique Gambier, Brooklyn NY, Hannah Hiaasen, Baltimore MD, Sky Shineman, AL, Gregory Martin, Starkville MS, Keith Dull, Ashland OH, Julie Plasketes, Opelika AL, Linda LaBella, New York NY, Lucinda Cobley, Houston TX, Erin Elizabeth, Bloomington IL, Viviane Silvera, New York NY, Stanley Stalewski, Woodbury MN, Jane Ogren, Pittsburgh PA, Joe Ford, Jonesboro AR, KalinaWinska, Valdosta GA, William Tarnowski, Boston MA , KendricTonn, Wooster OH, Carole Loeffler, Philadelphia PA, Erin Fitzpatrick, Baltimore MD, Julie Crews, Ruston LA, Kathleen Thum, Liberty SC, Jong-un Choi, West Lafayette IN, Anna Valdez, San Rafael CA, Avery Falkner, Malibu CA, Carol John, Athens GA, Morgan Everhart, Denton TX, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Sturgeon Bay WI, Nadege Morey, New York NY, RhendaSaporito, Metairie LA, Christina Renfer Vogel, Chattanooga TN, Aliza Morell, Highland Park NJ, Isabel Gouveia, Lake Worth FL, Randy Akers, Savannah GA, Chloë Feldman Emison, Lee NH, Joyce Pommer, New York NY, Echo Lew, Diamond Bar CA, John Baran, Santa Barbara CA, Jave Yoshimoto, Alva OK, Michele Taber, Hershey PA, Joshua Chambers, Bossier City LA, Grace Troxell, Harrisburg PA, Marcus Michels, Hattiesburg MS, Corey Escoto, Pittsburgh PA, Benny Melton, Oxford MI, SethThibodaux, Oxford MS, Benjamin Adelmann, Chatsworth CA, Nils Hasche-Vasquez, Brooklyn NY, Sasha Waters Freyer, Richmond VA, AnjaFoerschner, Sherman Oaks CA, Taehee Kim, Conroe TX, Christopher Atkins, Minneapolis MN.

*artists in bold are regional artists, several of which are NCLAC member artists 


Kelly Shindler, Juror

Kelly Shindler has worked in the field of contemporary art programming for over ten years. She is Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), where she has worked with many artists including Lari Pittman, Anthony McCall, Ed Ruscha, Rosa Barba, Mika Taanila, and Josh Faught. Her current projects include solo presentations of work by Nicole Eisenman and Takeshi Murata. Prior to joining CAM, Shindler was an independent curator. In that role she organized exhibitions such as Chicago-Scope: The Films of Tom Palazzolo 1967-1976 at The Art Institute of Chicago (2010) as well as film and video programs for art spaces and festivals worldwide, including Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane; Sequences Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; Scandinavia House, New York City; and the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago. From 2003-2011, Shindler worked at Art21. She holds Master’s degrees in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism, and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

About the Masur Museum of Art

The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana.  We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

The Masur Museum of Art is a division of the City of Monroe’s Department of Community Affairs.  Exhibitions and educational programs are funded by the Twin City Art Foundation.  The Masur Museum’s mission is to provide a quality visual arts experience through temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and collections management for the citizens of Monroe and the community of Northeast Louisiana.  Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, CenturyLink Security Systems, Yellowbook360, and DeltaStyle

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