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Louisiana Contemporary presented by The Helis Foundation is an annual, statewide, juried exhibition established in 2012 by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provide exhibition space for the work of living artists and engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. The 2023 exhibition will run August 5, 2023 – February 18, 2024.
Juror: Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford
The call for entries is now open through May 12, 2023.
Like previous years, this year’s Louisiana Contemporary features The Helis Foundation Art Prize, a $5,000 award, chosen by the juror and given to an artist in the exhibition in support of their studio and artistic practice. In addition, cash prizes will also be awarded to first, second and third place winners.
The open call for Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Louisiana with a valid Louisiana ID. All work must be original and completed within the last two years (2021-2023).
Visit https://ogdenmuseum.org/exhibition/louisiana-contemporary-2023/ for more information.
Juror: Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Artists: Alluvium Ensemble in collaboration with the New York New Music Ensemble, Musa Alves, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Peter Barnitz, Erik Barthels, jacksun bein, Thom Bennett, Jessica Bizer, Katie Clark, Derron Cook, Seth Cook, Ben Depp, Michael Eble, Generic Art Solutions, Julie Glass, James Goedert, Joan Griswold, Shannon Landis Hansen, Susan Havens-Morris, Jordan Hess, Susan Ireland, Jeremiah Johnson, Zoe Mariana Johnson, Saheli Khastagir, Frahn Koerner, Rozalyn LeCompte, Mitchell Long, Joshua Mintz, Jacob Mitchell, Duyen Nguyen, Antoine Prince, Kelsey Scult, Sadie Sheldon, Vitus Shell, Amber Shields, Elise Sonnier, Madison Spinner, Trenity Thomas, Jose Torres-Tama, Paige Valente, Laura Welter, Luba Zygarewicz
Learn more and view the LAC 2022 catalog.
Juror: Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Artists: Diana Abouchacra, Luke Alex Atkinson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christine Bagneris, Mac Ball, Hagit Barkai, Wendo Brunoir, Mary 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
Learn more and view the LAC 2021 catalog.
Juror: René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Artists: David Armentor, Nic Brierre Aziz, Jacksun Bein, Mary Grace Bernard, blvxmth, Wendo Brunoir, Kara Crowley, Theresa Crushshon, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Michael Eble, James Flynn, Josiah Gagosian, Mitchell Gaudet, Mike Hartnett, Jordan Hess, Miles Kinney, David Knox, Abbey Kuhe, Charles Muir Lovell, Andrew Lyman, Rikailah Mathieu, Rose McBurney, Rebecca McGirney, Michael McGrane, Greg Miles, Jacob Mitchell, Karen Ocker, Nicole Ockmond, Stephanie Paine, Brendon Palmer-Angell, Carol Peebles, Keith Perelli, Ann Perich, Matthew Phelan, Herb Roe, Brittan Rosendahl, Dan Rule, Claire Christine Sargenti, Cynthia Scott, Isabella Scott, Noamy Sechooler, Joey Slaughter, Joshua Smith, Gailene St. Amand, Jill Stoll, Drew Stubbs, Trenity Thomas, Sherry Tipton, Antonia Zennaro, Monica Zeringue,
Collaborative team: Cata Cowlen, Nelle Edge, Lacy Levin, Savannah Levin, Natalia Roa, Elias Serhan and Antonia Zennaro
Juror: David Breslin, Director of Curatorial Initiatives at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Artists: John Alleyne, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Mac Ball, Sean Clark, Tony Dagradi, Sarrah Danziger, Rachel David, Thomas Deaton, Ben Depp, Sarah French, John Gargano, Kristina Larson, Julian Martin, Kristin Meyers, Lara Morgan, Tom O’Brien, Ruth Owens, Dan Rule, Claire Samani, Jill Shampine, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Jessica Strahan, Carlie Trosclair
Juror: Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation
Artists: Renée Allie, Craig Berthold, Bradley Bowers, Katie Clark, Anita Cooke, Dean Dablow, Marianne Desmarais, Cat Gambel, Mitchell Gaudet, Erfan Ghiasi, Ryan Gianelloni, Southerly Gold, Marcia Holmes, David Knox, Lena Kolb, Justin Lundgren, Bonnie Maygarden, Esther Murphy, Jack Niven, Alex Podesta, Laurel Porcari, Rhenda Saporito, Matthew Shain, Riley Teahan & Natalita Oliver, Nell Tilton
Juror: Shantrelle P. Lewis, Independent Curator
Artists: Sarah Amacker, David Armentor, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Peter Barnitz, Aron Belka, Thom Bennett, Michele Blevins, Lily Brooks, Andrea Brown, Laurie Alan Browne, C+J, Eliseo Casiano, Tim Cavnar, Aaron Collier, Anita Cooke, Dean Dablow, Michelle Dashev, Thomas Deaton, Chance DeVille, Amy Diaz, Kristen Downing, Michael Eble, James Flynn, David Gamble, Mitchell Gaudet, Maja Georgioum, Spencer Gregory. L. Kasimu Harris, James Henderson, Ana Hernandez, Miro Hoffman, Stephan Hoffpauir, Peter Horjus, Stephen Hoskins, Debra Howell, Rob Hudak, Susan Ireland, Rush Jagoe, Jason Kerzinski, Kristina Knipe, Therese Knowles, D. Lammie-Hanson, Craig LeBlanc, Logan Ledford, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Charles Lovell, Jonathan Mayers, Rebecca McGirney, Katie McMullin, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Sarah Nelson, Dale Newkirk, Jessica Normington, Karen Ocker, Chris Pavlik, Trent Pechon, Carol Peebles, Marina Reed, Devin Reynolds, Jacqueline Roche, Herb Roe, Natasha Sanchez, Robert Santopadre, Rhenda Saporito, Ryan Sartin, Christopher Saucedo, Grant Schexnider, Vitus Shell, Joseph Shores, Julie Silvers, Abigail Smithson, Barry Sons, Brian St Cyr, Jessica Strahan, Andrew Stubbs, Melissa Taylor, Oliver Thelin, Jose Torres-Tama, Miguel Viteri, Vincente Weber, J Caroline Youngblood, Luba Zygarewicz
Juror: Bill Arning, Executive Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Artists: Artemis Antippas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Aron Belka, Chris Berntsen, James Billeaudeau, David Bordett, Susan Bowers, Vincent Cellucci, Joshua Chambers, David Colannino, Drew Cooke, William DePauw, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Benjamin Diller, Adrione Domino, Troy Dugas, Abdi Farah, Ida Floreak, James Flynn, John Gargano, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, Margot Herster, Peter Horjus, Susan Ireland, Xavier Juarez, Kelli Scott Kelley, Jenna Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Chris Lawson, Andrew LeBlanc, Paul LeBlanc, Ernest Joshua Littles, Shawne Major, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Lake Newton, Casey Parkinson, Paul Rizzo, Ryan Sartin, Arthur Severio, Bennett Sewell, Maxx Sizeler, Patch Somerville, Dixon Stetler, Andrew Stubbs, Dan Tague