2305 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone 318.397.6717

Artist Opportunities


Art Submission Deadline: May 12, 2022 @ 5 PM

Inaugural Arts Council Gallery Opening + Exhibition!

Hosted by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

Gallery Opening Reception, Summer 2022

118 Cotton Street, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291

NO ENTRY FEE

Calling ALL Region 8 artists!!  As the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council prepares to move into it's new home in the beautiful Arts + Cultural District of Downtown West Monroe, we want to invite YOU to be a part of the inaugural gallery opening and exhibition in the first ever NELA Arts Council Gallery!

Submissions must come from artists residing in the following parishes: Ouachita, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas or Union.

To submit work, please read the information carefully and then fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email Abigail Handy, Community Development Coordinator, at abigail@nelaarts.org. 

 

Rules and Eligibility

Please read Terms and Conditions before submitting! Submission of entry form signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions provided below:

Calendar
Online Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm CST, Thursday, May 12, 2022
Artist Notifications Sent: May 26, 2022
Artwork Delivery Period: TBA (Summer 2022)
Gallery/Exhibition Opening Reception: TBA (Summer 2022)
Artwork Pickup Period: TBA


Artist statements must be 250 words or less. Please do not include a biography or CV with your statement. The Arts Council reserves the right to exclude any artist statement if it does not comply with our standards of display. Artists will have the opportunity to supply a biographical statement if selected for the exhibition.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

Entry is open to Region 8 residents who reside in Ouachita, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas or Union parish.

All work must be original works by the submitting Artist.

Artists may submit artwork online through 5:00 pm CST on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Technical difficulties should be reported immediately to abigail@nelaarts.org.

Accepted Artworks

All submitting artists retain copyright to their images. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, Arts Council and gallery, exhibitions and for subsequent display on the Arts Council’s website for current, past, and/or future gallery exhibitions. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Images may be placed on social media by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council with artist credit. Artist agrees artwork may also be photographed by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council for publicity, promotion, and/or education. Artist agrees to allow the public to photograph exhibited artwork.

By submitting artworks in this competition, Artist agrees that these works are available will be available for the summer 2022 dates to be announced. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, or withdraw or remove a work after it has been accepted.

All work must be ready for presentation with the appropriate framing, unless hanging by grommets, magnets, or pins is integral to the work. Works on gallery-wrapped canvas must have sides painted with no staples showing.

Work not meeting the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council's display standards will not be shown.

Two-dimensional work may not exceed 40” x 32".

Three-dimensional work must not exceed 72” in height, 36" in width and must weigh less than 75 pounds. To request an exception, please email abigail@nelaarts.org before entering. Artwork exceeding size/weight rules not pre-approved by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will not be considered for acceptance.

Installation art will not be accepted unless first discussed with the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Please email abigail@nelaarts.org with details about your artwork.

Upon acceptance, artists will provide the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council with artwork insurance value, title display information, and an artist’s statement (not to exceed 250 words).

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council reserves the right to reject works from the exhibition for any reason, including but not limited to: artwork significantly differs from entry images, is extremely fragile or unstable, or presents a danger to staff or surrounding artworks.

Online Entry Process

Artists may submit a maximum of two (2) works of art.

Submission of images for judging signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions of the call for entry as provided here.

All artwork images are viewed anonymously by the Jurors. Accepted artists’ names and contact information is kept confidential by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council until selections are made by the Jurors.

Artists must not include their name or identifying information on any uploaded files, including artist statement. Files which fail to comply will not be reviewed by the Jurors. Exception: initials, monograms, and script signatures on the surface of the artwork are permissible.

Shipping

Upon acceptance and inclusion, all works must be physically delivered to The Gallery and must be physically picked up once the exhibition is complete. Shipping of works of art is not an option at this time.

Insurance

Every reasonable precaution will be taken with the handling of artwork. Condition reports will be completed at time of delivery, and again at time of pickup.

All artwork to be shown at the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Gallery will be insured against damage and theft while in the possession of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council cannot be held responsible for damages to artwork during transit. Artwork damaged while in possession of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will be evaluated and the artist will be contacted immediately with an incident report and photographs.

Sales

Artwork may be listed for sale at Artist’s discretion, provided it will remain in the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council until close of show. The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council takes a 25% commission on sales.

FAQs

What media do you accept?
We accept 2D and 3D visual artwork in any medium, provided it does not pose a health or safety risk to staff, visitors, or neighboring artworks. Installation art will be considered on a case-by-case basis and MUST be pre-approved by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council before submitting to the competition. Email the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council at abigail@nelaarts.org.

What are the awards?
Winners of the competition will be included in the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council inaugural gallery exhibition.

What files are acceptable?
Images may be submitted in .jpeg, .png, or .gif format. These are thumbnails for the juror’s review, only – we will contact you for hi-res images if accepted to the exhibition.

What if my image has a visible signature?
If a signature on an artwork is prominent and/or very easily legible, please lightly edit your artwork photograph to obscure your name. Signatures are fine to remain if they are not easy to read.

What if something happens to my artwork while it’s on display?
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will insure exhibited artwork while it is in the possession of the gallery. The artist is responsible for insuring artwork while in-transit. If you do not provide an insurance value for your artwork, it will be insured for $100. Any damage will be recorded and reported to the artist immediately.


Artist Entry Form

Submission Deadline: 5pm CST, May 12, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: By submitting this form you are agreeing to the terms set out in “Rules and Eligibility“. PLEASE read the full terms and conditions before submitting, as these terms are binding.

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By clicking the "SUBMIT" button, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions detailed in the Rules and Eligibility above.

Our Partners

Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided by the City of Monroe and the City of West Monroe.

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Phone 318.397.6717

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