50th Annual National Juried Artists' Exhibition: The Summer Show
July 11 - August 8, Opening Reception 6pm-9pm
The St. Tammany Art Association announces the artists selected for the 50th National Juried Artists Exhibition, the Summer Show, which opens July 11, 2015 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Artists’ awards will be presented at 7:00 p.m.
Artists selected for this year’s exhibition come from across Louisiana and the southeast. Artists accepted into the summer show and in competition for cash prizes are: Michael Aldana, Aron Belka, Christer Berg, Connie Born, Tom Bowden, Frances Carville, Blake Conroy, William Crowell, Jason Cytacki, Ariel Diaz, Shirley Doiron, Sarah Dunn, Robert Dutruch, Leslie Elliott-Smith, Russell Everett, Shirley Fachilla, Oksana Fogg, Jan Gephardt, Susan Gilbert, Charles Gudaitis, Adam Hall, Joyce Hensley, Mary Hesse, Kenneth Hopel, Morgan Maiolie, Miguel Malagon, Demond Matsuo, Molly McGuire, Heather Mitchell, Mary Monk, Martin Needom, Megan Perra, Monique Perry, Jerry Rawlings, Madelyn Robillard, Phillip Sage, Lynn Savarese, Crimson Shults, Melissa Smith, Archie Tucker, Robert Warrens and Laure Williamson.
The exhibition continues through August 8, when a closing Gallery Talk with Juror Don Marshall and exhibiting artists will be held from 6pm to 9pm. An additional People’s Choice Award will be given at the event. All events are free and open to the public and are presented at the STAA Art House, 320 N. Columbia Street in historic downtown Covington.
Open to artists from all over the United States, the St. Tammany Art Association’s annual juried exhibition features only visual art completed within the past two years. This year, over $3,000 in cash awards including the coveted $1,000 Best of Show prize will be presented at the opening. The Art Association is pleased to expand its sponsors’ circle this year, and welcome Painting with a Twist of Mandeville as our Show Sponsor. Award sponsors this year include Henry and Gail Hood, Trudy Williamson in memory of her husband, E.L. “Chick” Williamson, Roberta D. Bruck, Ph.D.
The juror for the 2015 Summer Show is Don Marshall, former Executive Director of the St. Tammany Art Association who established the monthly coordinated art openings, Spring for Art and Fall for Art, music and arts festivals, children’s theater and arts outreach programs in local schools. He is a native of New Orleans who began his professional career in the arts as the first Director of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1977. He is a past director of Le Petite Theatre, where he founded the Tennessee Williams Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Krewe du Vieux. As an educator, he has served as the Director of the Cultural Resource Management Program at Southeastern Louisiana University and Director of the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans. Since 2004 he has been the Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, where he has worked to expand programming that fulfills the mission of the organization to promote, perpetuate and support the music, arts and culture of Louisiana.
For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email email@example.com.The St. Tammany Art Association is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.
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Supported 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 as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.
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