Here are a few opportunities for exhibitions around the state…
First, just next door to Lincoln Parish, the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding their annual Wish You Were Here photo contest. Here’s a link to the details. The deadline is April 30. Top cash prize is $300. Surely some of our photographers out there have amazing photos that have been taken in Ouachita Parish. Find them and submit!
Next, The Walls Project is holding a Call to Artists for its 2015-16 projects.The Walls Project began as a small grassroots movement in Baton Rouge in 2012 and has grown into an organization whose mission is to stimulate the creative arts economy across the globe by delivering public art works that inspire urban and rural beautification, dialogue and unity. The Walls Project uses a collaborative approach with local communities, where partners select from a pool of juried artists and work with an experienced Design Team to create public art works ranging from abstract-figurative-realistic murals to large-scale sculptures.
Their search is on for world-class muralists, sculptors, LED lighting and 4D video projectionists to add to the Walls’ current pool of artists. Selection is based on a range of criteria including conceptual and aesthetic quality and feasibility of project completion; artists with documented public art projects will be given primary consideration. Visit this link to apply.
Finally, it’s time for Art Melt! Forum 35’s Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 11th year, Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, and performing arts. This show is open to Louisiana resident artists only. This year’s deadline is June 1st. First place award is $2000. Here’s how to apply.