2021 Louisiana Contemporary Artists Announced This years exhibition features 51 works by 39 artists

Ogden Museum of Southern Art is excited to announce the artists selected for the 2021 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, the Museum’s annual juried exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists from across the state. This year’s guest juror, Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, has selected 51 works by 39 artists from a total of 1,170 submissions.

Kenneth Scott, Jr., “Street Dreams”, Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″ x 1.5″, Courtesy of the artist

The roster of 2021 artists includes:

Diana Abouchacra
Luke Alex Atkinson
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Christine Bagneris
Mac Ball
Hagit Barkai
Wendo Brunoir
Maria de Bellorin
NH DePass
Tama Distler
Michael Eble
Maryam EL-Awadi
Kate Gordon
Charles Gudaitis
Jeremiah Johnson
Israell Johnson
Chris King
Faith Laurent
Shelby Little
Christy Lorio
Andrew Buckner Lyman
Kaori Maeyama
Kristin Meyers
Jacob Mitchell
Angel Perdomo
Dorthy Ray
Kenneth Scott, Jr.
Kelsey Scult, Music by Sava Wolf
Rosalie Smith
Elliot Stokes
Maddie Stratton
Brandon Surtain
Trenity Thomas
Brandt Vicknair
John and Erin Wales
Bianca Walker
Thomas Walton
Johanna Warwick
Michael Whitehead

Congratulations to this years selected artists!

About Louisiana Contemporary 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art first launched Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. Since its launch, Louisiana Contemporary has presented 729 works by 450 artists. This statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.

Each year, with support from The Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum honors four of the presenting artists, highlighting some of the most provocative and compelling works in the exhibition. The four awards come with cash prizes and special recognition at the Museum. The recipient of the lead award, The Helis Foundation Art Prize, will receive the unrestricted amount of $5,000.

Louisiana Contemporary will be on view at Ogden Museum August 7, 2021 through October 10, 2021.

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