Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation 2020 Call for Entries


Submissions and Awards

ONLINE ENTRIES

Submit Work Online

The Ogden Museum uses CaFÉ for online submission to Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation.

How to Create a CaFÉ account:

A non-refundable fee of $40 is required and permits artists three entries. If an artist would like to submit additional entries, they may do so at $10 for each additional submission, with a maximum of 10 images submitted. If you would like to receive information about paying in installments, please email curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org prior to submitting your work. 

NOTE: The Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation 2020 Annual Juried Art Competition prefers online entries.


MAILED ENTRIES

Download Mailed Entry Form

Mail all entries to:

Louisiana Contemporary
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

  • A non-refundable fee of $40 is required and permits artists three entries. If an artist would like to submit additional entries, they may do so at $10 for each additional submission, with a maximum of 10 images submitted. If you would like to receive information about paying in installments, please email curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org prior to submitting your work. 
  • For mailed submission the Museum ONLY accepts digital images on a FLASH DRIVE. Artists should submit electronic images in JPG (at least 300 dpi). Entries submitted without electronic images will be disqualified. No slide entries will be accepted.
  • All images should be clearly labeled with the following information in the following format: Entry#.Artist’sName.TitleofWork.jpg
    • Example: 01.AmyNewell.TheGrassisAlwaysGreener.jpg
  • Label the FLASH DRIVE with the artist’s full name and “LAC”. Electronic images should be accompanied by 4” x 6” photo quality digital or photographic prints.
  • Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. Only one digital image per 2D entry; 3D work may include a detail shot.
  • Include images on the Flash Drive AND a hard copy of a completed Louisiana Contemporary submission form.
  • All application materials will become property of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Flash Drives will not be returned. Artists agree that the Ogden Museum of Southern Art may use images for educational and promotional purposes. Work should be original and the sole copyright property of the artist. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be indemnified for any legal claims on the submitted work.

Artists may also send an SASE to above postal address or email curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org to request prospectus.


A non-refundable fee of $40 is required and permits artists three entries. If you would like to receive information about paying in installments, please email curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org prior to submitting your work.  Only three pieces are allowed per entry submission. If an artist would like to submit additional pieces, they may do so at $10 for each additional submission, with a maximum of 10 images submitted. 

Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. For file size requirements visit the link below. 

File Size Requirements

Cash awards will be presented to first, second and third prize, in addition to the Best in Show recipient who will receive The Helis Foundation Art Prize of $5,000.

Questions regarding your submission?

Contact curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org.


Eligibility

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 (2018-2020). Work previously exhibited in Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation should not be resubmitted. Any work submitted that exceeds the maximum size and weight will be disqualified.

Media and Size

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. Contact curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org with any questions regarding installation.

New media objects must provide all mechanics for display including, but not limited to, projectors, screens, DVD players, iPads, audio equipment, headphones, computers and software.

Display and packing instructions should be included with all work. All packing material must be clearly labeled with “Artist Name, Object Title.” All work should arrive at the Museum in reusable packing material.

Work should not exceed 70lbs. in weight and 6 ft. in any direction.

Deadline and Jury Notification

Online entries will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, June 26, 2020. No further entries will be accepted via the online portal after this deadline.

Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 26, 2020. No entries postmarked after June 26 will be accepted.

Notification of accepted entries will be sent through email to all applicants the week of July 20, 2020Please be sure to add the following email addresses to your contacts so that our notifications are not delivered to your spam/junk folder:

contactcafe@callforentry.org

info@ogdenmusuem.org 

The Juror’s decision is final. Late, incomplete or non-compliant entries will not be considered. Accepted works (shipped or hand-delivered) must be received at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Inquiries regarding submissions should be addressed to curatorial@ogdenmuseum.org.


Insurance

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.

Shipping and Delivery

Accepted entries may be shipped or hand-delivered. Shipped and hand-delivered work must be adequately packed in secure, reusable containers. Do not ship 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 unclaimed after 30 days after the last 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 and Dimensions.

Shipped work may be sent via UPS, FedEx, DHL or USPS. All accepted entries must be received at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Send work to:

Louisiana Contemporary
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504.539.9622
www.ogdenmuseum.org