The Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation annual juried art competition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the state of Louisiana (must be able to provide a valid Louisiana address). All work must be original and completed within the last two years (2015-2017). Work previously exhibited in Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation should not be resubmitted.
All media are eligible. Work will not be judged by media categories. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will not be accepted at the discretion of the museum.
2D work must be ready for installation with appropriate hardware and hanging instructions. Works that require framing must arrive ready to hang.
3D work must be ready for display including all materials required for installation, with the exception of standard pedestal bases used by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
New media objects must provide all mechanics for display including, but not limited to, projectors, screens, DVD players, iPads, audio equipment, computers, and software.
Display and packing instructions should be included with all work. All packing material must be reusable and clearly labeled with “Artist Name.ObjectTitle”
Work should not exceed 70lbs. in weight and 6 ft. in any direction. If artwork does not meet the height/weight requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a possible exception *before* filling out entry information or paying entry fees. The museum will do everything possible to accommodate the entry, but reserves the right to refuse a piece that does not meet height/weight criteria.
Online entries will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. No further entries will be accepted via the online portal after this deadline.
Mailed entries must be postmarked by June 13, 2017. No entries postmarked after June 13 will be accepted.
Accepted works (shipped or hand-delivered) must be received at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art no later than 5 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017.
Notification of accepted entries will be sent through email to all applicants on Friday, July 3, 2017. The Juror’s decision is final. Late, incomplete, or non-compliant entries will not be considered.
Inquiries regarding submissions should be addressed to Miriam Taylor at email@example.com.
(note: The Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation Annual Juried Art Competition prefers online entries.)
A non-refundable fee of $40 is required and permits artists up to three entries. If an artist would like to submit additional entries, there is a non-refundable fee of $10 for each additional submission.
Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. Each submission may have three images of that piece for detail shots.
Up to $3,000 in awards will be presented to participating artists including a $1,000 Best of Show cash award.
Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during the installation and exhibition of work at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The artist is responsible for all insurance and shipping costs during travel.
Please ensure that work is securely packed with reusable packing, and labeled, for both shipped and hand-delivered submissions, and for return shipping. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damage to work due to inadequate packaging and/or shipping provisions.
All works must have an insurance value. A signed Insurance form will be required for all accepted entries.
Accepted entries may be shipped or hand-delivered. Shipped and hand-delivered work must be adequately packed in secure, reusable containers. Do not send work framed with glass but use acrylic glazing instead. Installation instructions and hardware should be included.
Shipped work must have a pre-paid label for return shipping. Work submitted without return provisions and claimed after 30 days after the past day of exhibition will become property of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
A label must be attached to the work (not the packing material) that includes: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions.
Shipped work may be sent via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS. All accepted entries should be received at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on or before Monday, July 17, 2017.
Send work to:
Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130