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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BAC’s Emerging Artist Gallery to present Robert Smith

Life is Good by Robert Smith

The Bossier Arts Council Emerging Artist Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of Robert Smith.  His work will be on display at the gallery from January 3rd to February 1st and will feature a variety of mediums and subjects.   

Robert is a self taught artist who started his artistic career at the age of four. When asked about his creative process Robert answered “I paint for the sheer joy of creating something where there was nothing.  At this point in my career, I paint only that which I wish to paint.  That is to say, I paint for the color, reflections, shadows and refractions that catch my eye.” 

The East Bank Gallery is a project of the Bossier Arts Council is committed to promoting art work of regional artists.  It is located in BAC headquarters at 630 Barksdale Blvd. right off of I-20.  You can visit the gallery Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm or by appointment. 

For more information about Robert Smith or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at


The Bossier Arts Council's staff and interns are a little insane.  But it isn't with out good reason.  

Set rendering by Theatre intern Jessica
We decided in the midst of our activity packed fall that we would produce a Christmas show in one week.  Because, as mentioned previously, we are insane.  We looked at all the other quality Christmas themed activities happening in Shreveport-Bossier (and there is a lot) and decided we would do something different. Something aimed at "adult" audiences.  Christmas is hard for adults.  It means braving scary shopping centers, listening to our kids well meaning (but often off pitch) School Holiday Programs, visiting family (no further explanation needed), and looking cheery the entire time.  

Blank and empty stage
Well, you need a break.  That's why we decided to bring you "Eight Reindeer Monologues" by Jeff Goode.  The play can be best described as “a dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa’s eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself. With each deer’s confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer…and murkier and murkier”. 

We have wall up!!!
But if that isn't enough we will include a "very tacky cocktail hour" before the event.  Starting at 7pm this Thursday and Friday you will be in for a treat just for you.  Because after all you deserve it (do I have to point to the above section).  Tickets are only $10 but seating is limited (we have under 40 left for Friday).  Just call 318-741-8310 or write me (Leigh Anne Chambers) at to reserve your tickets today.  

Scattered throughout this article are our pictures of set building.  Because whether your a Theatre nerd or not putting up a production in one week is something to witness.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dreams, Disappointment, and Growth

Hello all!  This is Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director from the Bossier Arts Council and I have some thoughts I must share.  This past week I've had the very good fortune to be surrounded by Bossier Parish's youth and its left me pondering some very important questions and concerns.    First, let me say that I am blown away by the talent and accomplishments of our youths and their educators.  However, somethings became very clear to me this week and one of those things was that these kids believe that their is no hope for a career in the creative industry.  

I spent my mornings judging the Senior Projects for Bossier Parish High School and Tuesday evening celebrating the talent of our Elementary, Middle School, and High School visual arts students in our Annual Bossier Parish Student Art Show, and this afternoon I will be meeting with our Budding Artist Association (our Jr. Arts Council).  I personally love being around students of all ages and experiencing their creativity and enthusiasm for life and for artistic exploration and process.

When speaking with these students and their parents I heard the phrase "I am so glad that they will have this hobby for the rest of their lives."  While I think arts (visual, performing, literary) can be a great hobby it can and is often more than that for a large number of the population.  Because I earned two liberals arts degrees and have spent all of my adult life being employed in the arts I know that it can be a career option.  Most everyone I know works in the creative industry or creatively in general business society.  Most of those individuals are employed and no more are unemployed than my High School friends who reflect careers in non creative fields.

It is a viable career path.  It can lead to employment.  Although we will all make sacrifices or adjustments to the needs of living or paying for things we want we can earn a living doing something we love.  My Dad told me when I was a High School Senior that I would spend most of my life working and if that was the case I should think long and hard about what I loved doing.  And I did and I haven't regretted it yet.  Perhaps its been more difficult path than others, but I believe its been a rewarding one.

That's why I am glad that my choices lead me to the Bossier Arts Council.  That I have the pleasure of working for an organization that is trying to share with our community about alternative career paths.  Our DigiFest South is all about that topic.  And even to me its been an eye opening experience.

I leave you with a well know poem by Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bossier Parish Student Art Show Winners

On December 11th the Bossier Arts Council hosted the Bossier Parish Student Art Show. Over 200 community members gathered together to celebrate the collective talents of the young artists in Bossier Parish. We awarded $1500 in prizes thanks to Target Corporation to both students and their educators.

Panda byTaylor Avery

The Best in Show award went to Taylor Avery of Haughton High School for Panda.

Rainbow Trout by Lane Kirkland
 The High School Second Place award went to Lane Kirkland of Benton High School for Rainbow Trout.
Nevermore by Alfonso Vaca
The High School Third Place award went to Alfonso Vaca of Airline High School for Nevermore.
Jaguar God by Jet Banks

The High School Honorable Mention award went to Jet Banks of Haughton High School for Jaguar God.

My Fish by Fabiola Sardina 

The Middle School First Place award went to Fabiola Sardina of Greenacres Middle School for My Fish.

Goofy by Katie Walker
The Middle School Second Place award went to Katie Walker of Haughton Middle School for Goofy.

Sugar Skull by Madelyn Elliot

The Middle School Third Place award went to Madelyn Elliot of Elm Grove Middle School for Sugar Skull.

Dragonfly by Caden Davis

The Middle School Honorable Mention award went to Caden Davis of Elm Grove Middle School for Dragonfly.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

BAC's Call For Artists

The Bossier Arts Council is thrilled to announce that we will be handling the artwork at two Community Trust Bank locations one in Bossier (2790 Airline Drive) and one in Shreveport (3400 Line Ave).  We are currently looking for artists to display in both locations.  When asked why an artist would like to take part in this opportunity Steven Belk, BAC's Gallery Coordinator responded, "We feel that art should be a part of everyday life and a bank is at least a part of everyone's week!  We want the community to be more aware of the talent we have in our region and want to seize every opportunity to display our artists work".

Those selected to exhibit will be featured on our blog, website, facebook, and BAC will also send out a press release to local media.  Each exhibition will hang for three months.  Participating artists will have their work displayed at both bank locations at the same time.  Steven estimates approximately 10-15 pieces (depending on size) for each exhibition.  "This is a wonderful opportunity to get you work out there and exhibit in a non-traditional space" Belk said.  "Not to mention you are helping BAC foster its mission to 'enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity'".

Those interested in participating should email a resume, artist statement, and 3-5 images of art work to Steven Belk at by January 15th.  If you have any questions please call 741-8310 and speak to Steven.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BAC Featured Artist of the Week

 The BAC Gift Shop is honored to feature the work of performance artist and musician, Ian Quiet!  We now have a wonderful selection of Ian's CD's, which would make excellent and unique holiday gifts.  We are happy to add Ian to the BAC family and we look forward to working with him in the future.  

Please take a moment to read Ian's bio and artist statement and if you are interested in seeing him perform live, he will be at Christmas Under Da Ground, this Saturday, December  8th, 7pm at Minicine?, 846 Texas Avenue.

Ian Quiet was born in Savannah, GA, but spent the majority of his childhood in Shreveport, LA.  At age two he joined the choir after singing in every cash register microphone that he could get his hands on.  During his school years he took formal lessons in violin, percussion, keyboard percussion, piano as well as continuing with the choir in church and school.  It was in high school that Quiet largely abandoned all academic musical training to focus on experimentation and concepts that were discouraged in the classroom. 
Quiet’s first year of college was without music study and he grew restless and moved to Atlanta and then Athens, GA to follow his musical pursuits.  He began recording some lo-fi, industrial songs and published them on  This was a very prolific time, but most of these recordings have either been rerecorded or abandoned.
After a potent dose of bohemia, Ian Quiet was ready to return to Shreveport.  He was encouraged by minicine? and the underground community and began performing live and continuing to record music which was at this time largely sample based and influenced by the electroclash movement.  Not long after, Quiet felt the need to leave Shreveport and moved to New Orleans.  The move was short lived due to Hurricane Katrina.
Back in Shreveport, Christopher Alexander, who had previously taken Quiet under his wing, released an EP, Vulcan’s Prayer, in 2006 on Alexander’s Why The Hell Not? Music label.  Vulcan’s Prayer was a sample based affair and was based on industrial-techno beats and cryptic lyrics by Quiet.  Why The Hell Not? Music released Dancing God in 2007.  This album moved much closer to Quiet’s artist statement and contained elements from hip-hop to sound collage as well as continuing in an industrial-techno vein.
2009 saw the release of Ian Quiet Says…Save The Spotted Mermaid which was an early nominee for an Independent Music Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.  Its sound was more indie dance and folktronica and some songs actually have no electronics in them. This album was released independently on Quiet’s own Ian Quiet label along with rereleases of the first two albums.  Over 70 songs were recorded for Mermaid, but 10 made the cut.
In 2010 Quiet released Pu Pu Platter which is a marriage between performance art and dance-pop.  The concept album revolved around water and Americanized Asian cultural elements as motifs.  Not one to sit still for very long, 2011 saw the release of Like A Vegan, which contains his most accessible material to date.
As of 2012 Quiet has released Labalenn’s Lullabies, a collection of cross-cultural lullabies and instrumentals influenced by his interest in healing music and music therapy.  The entire album is acoustic.  He plans to release two more singles from Like A Vegan and a companion DVD  in 2013 and release a new album later that year.

 Artist Statement

My music is a constant progression of my experiences in the world.  I am very eager to try new things.  I am passionate about exploring music (and life) and strive to leave no stone unturned sonically (and visually through performance art, live shows, music video, etc).  I write/compose, produce, mix, and record cross-genre.
Although my work is primarily musical in nature (strongly influenced by pop as well as extreme avant-garde), I have always incorporated performance art during my live act and music videos.  My background, besides music, is also in theatre, film, sound art and fine arts.  It is imperative for me to create a visual aesthetic that compliments the soundtrack through costume, fashion, visual art, film, etc.
The bulk of my output so far has been in electronic music (2006-current), but I have also released acoustic music inspired by the cultures of Haiti, France, and Louisiana (among others).  This music and sound art is meant to be an impression and appropriation of those respected elements and not necessarily an attempt to recreate the music of those cultures.  Their cultural cues provide a recipe for me to start with, but I add my own flavors.
Another trend in my career has been my work in ambient music and sound art.  Although I have had some ambient works on my albums, since 2009 I have actively worked in this area.  I was commissioned to perform sound art at the 2009 and 2011  MSPS New Music Festival opening for Phantom Orchard (Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori) and Tim Hecker, as well as appearing live on KTBS-3 News performing a select piece to publicize the festival.  I have also been commissioned by The Meadows Museum at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA to perform ambient works for art openings.  Some of the sounds on my album Labalenn’s Lullabies incorporate these works as will my upcoming material.  I have recently been taught how to make contact mics and plan on finding creative ways to mix sound art with electronic pop and acoustic cross-cultural music.
Since 2011 I have been producing, directing, and actively creating music videos to go with certain songs.  My music video for Raw Vegan Wedding Cake has been submitted to minicine?’s X-mas Under Da Ground.

Since 2012 I have performed shows outside of Shreveport and Bossier City.  I have done two shows in Bradenton, FL and made my live debut in Austin, TX.  It is my intention to continue performing in as many different places as possible.

Björk, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Enigma, Enya, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Tangerine Dream, Yoko Ono

Photo Scavenger Hunt Saturday!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

BAC's East Bank Theatre Presents....

BAC’s East Bank Theatre to Present Eight Reindeer Monologues

The Bossier Arts Council East Bank Theatre is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of Eight Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode.  The production produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc will run Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st at 7pm.  Tickets are $10 and this mature themed production ticket price includes a cocktail hour with complimentary alcoholic beverage and themed treats.  Tickets will only be sold to individuals 21 years or older and I.D.’s will be checked at the door. 

The play can be best described as “a dark, dark Christmas comedy.  Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa’s eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.  As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.  With each deer’s confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer…and murkier and murkier”. 

Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director of the Bossier Arts Council, said the following about the production “I think during the Holiday’s adults need a little comic relief.  It can all be so stressful so sometimes it’s nice to have a break from the cheer and laugh at the darker side of Christmas.  I mean who hasn’t thought the fact that ‘Santa knows when you are sleeping and when you are awake’ is a little creepy”. 

To make reservation call 318-741-8310 or stop by the Bossier Arts Council at 630 Barksdale Blvd Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm.  The production has limited seating of a 100 a night and only two productions so get them while they last!

The East Bank Theatre is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and is committed to promoting live performance in Bossier Parish..  It is located in BAC headquarters at 630 Barksdale Blvd. right off of I-20. 

For more information about Eight Reindeer Monologues or the Bossier Arts Council feel free to call us at 741-8310 or visit our website at

Friday, November 30, 2012

Bossier Parish Student Art Show

One of our favorite times of the year is the Bossier Parish Student Art Show at the Bossier Arts Council. It is a time where we celebrate the creativity found within the schools in Bossier and award their talents. As we hung the show, we are amazed at the talent that comes from these kids.

Currently there at 104 pieces hanging in the gallery and more are expected in the next couple of days. Don't forget to come by and show your support for the hard work that these students have put into this show. The Bossier Arts Council is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.

Mahogany Ensemble Theatre Presents "God's Trombones" @ East Bank Theatre

written by: James Weldon Johnson
December 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM
December 15 at 3:00 PM
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd.
For Tickets, Click Here
God’s Trombones, based on the Negro sermon poems by James Weldon Johnson, is a moving production that will lift spirits and rock souls through rousing free verse,
spirit-filled songs and dance. This classic work is a touching experience that all audiences will truly enjoy. Mahogany Ensemble Theatre is proud to honor the 85th year commemoration of the creation of this timeless American literary classic.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kids Only Drop Off Party
Bossier City, LA


"Bossier Arts Council's Final 2012 Stop-Over Event:
KIDS ONLY Drop-Off Party!"

The Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd will host a December- Stop Over Saturday. It will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This event is just for the kiddos, children ages 5 and up. 

The December 1st event will feature arts, crafts, karaoke, and movies. There will be snacks provided, but we ask that each child bring a sack lunch.  

The price for admission is $10 per child.  
Please R.S.V.P. by calling the Bossier Arts Council (B.A.C.) at (318) 741-8310.  
We look forward to seeing you at our last Stop Over Saturday of the 2012 year!

See you at the Party,
Robin Jones
Site & Education Coordinator
Bossier Arts Council                       

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Little Brush that Could-week 18

Dale Chihuly is a glass artist who makes beautiful, colorful, gigantic glass pieces that fascinate kids.
These bowls can be replicated by kids using the following items. 

Coffee filters
Washable markers
Spray starch (try your local dollar store for a can)
Plastic cup

The process is pretty simple.

1.  Have your child decorate a coffee filter with markers.  Try different color combinations and patterns.  Feels free to swirl the colors all around each other.
2.  Lay down some newspaper and place upside-down glasses, bowls, or tupperware on top.

3.  Put each coffee filter over a bowl or glass and spray it with starch.  Use your fingers to fold and mold the coffee filters into interesting shapes.

We are doing this craft on Saturday, December 8th at the Benton Christmas parade in Benton, Louisiana, so of course we had to "test" the process. 
Leigh Anne's turned out the best-so here is a picture of hers:)

The holidays are about family, food and giving.  If you are looking for  unique gifts for your love ones this season, then look no further,  the Bac Gift Shop is your place!  Buying locally supports our own economy and helps support the arts in our area, it is a win, win for everyone.  

The Gift Shop is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Micah Harold Prints  

Zombee Candles
Handmade Jewelry

Opportunity for Artists: Masur Museum Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art50th Annual Juried CompetitionMarch 2 – June 8, 2013

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 50th Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by Century Link.
January 11th Postmark Submission Deadline
Email Entries by Midnight of the 12th

Go to for more information and to print out an entry form.

George T.M. Shackelford, Juror
Shackelford is the Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth,
Texas. Most recently he co-curated the exhibition Degas and the Nude with Xavier Rey,
Curator of Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, while serving as Chair of Art of Europe at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00.
Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Artists do
not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

New Awards Category
Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most
professional manner. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials,
no cigarette butts, etc. these types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our
staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

Submission Guidelines
-All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
-To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2010.
-No previously entered material will be considered.
-Artist Statements: If you would like the juror to see your artist statement with your
slides, do not include your name on it. We do keep artist statements with the pricelist
during the exhibition. Please include your name on that version of your statement. By
including either version of your artist statement in your application materials, you
agree to have it included as a wall text in the exhibition and in our Facebook photo
album for the show. The Masur reserves the right to exclude any artist statement. Edits
for clarity and grammar will be made if needed.
-Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must
include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Twin City Art
Foundation upon arrival at the Masur Museum of Art and through de-installation until it
is shipped back to you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No
work will be insured past June 30, 2013 (see below for more information).
-All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper
installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch.
They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than a 36” footprint. The maximum
accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds.
-Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85” in height and 60” in width.
-Video works will only be accepted in a high quality DVD format. They must be
submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.
Do not write your name on your DVD, only the title. Please make sure your videos are
on a loop/in kiosk mode.
-If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception can be made
as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry. Please
address your concerns to We are flexible.
-Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form and be
provided on a CD/DVD or a USB compatible memory drive. If you are submitting via
email, images must be attached to your submission email. File names must only include
the title. Your images, file names, and CD/DVD must not include any mention of
your name. Do not send your images on a device you need returned.
-Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition
and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.
-The exhibition will open with a reception on March 2, 2013 and continue through June
8, 2013. All accepted work must remain in the Masur Museum of Art for the
entirety of the exhibition.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during
the exhibition.
-To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this
application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our
exhibition, a digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.
-The Masur Museum of Art maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the
corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the Masur’s exhibition standards.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in
support of its programming in perpetuity.
-You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact

Method of Entry
Emailed entries are due by midnight on January 12th. Emailed entries must pay with a
credit card (see application form).
Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11th and include a full copy of our
completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory
drive, and payment. Please mail to:
48th Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202.

Entry Fee
-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a
maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks).
Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the
Twin City Art Foundation.
-Payment will only be accepted with your initial submission. No IOUs or alternate
arrangements will be made. You may include your credit card information (full name on
card, 16 digit account number, and expiration date) or a check made/money order payable
to the Twin City Art Foundation. Your submission will not be considered until your
payment posts.

You are financially responsible for all costs associated with shipping. Shipping
insurance for full loss is recommended. No checks, cash, or IOUs will be accepted. You
must also prepay return shipping and include the prepaid return label in the box with
delivery of the art. Use packing materials that can be easily re-used (No Styrofoam
peanuts). The Masur Museum of Art is not responsible for any in-transit damage.
Please send your completed return address information, including your commercial
carrier account numbers if applicable; remember third parties cannot use or solicit the use
of these numbers. See below for in-person delivery and pick-up information. If return
postage or packing material is not included, and you are unable to receive your work in
person by July 30th, you will be assessed a $10.00/day storage fee. After July 30, 2013
the balance of your storage costs are due and the Masur Museum of Art is in no way
responsible for the safe return of your work. Your work will be dispensed with as it is
seen fit.
-A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including:
name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work.
-All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.).
If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted).
Image Recommendations
For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:
-Video Entries: 640 pixels on the longest edge. Videos may be submitted in either .mov
or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis.
-All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1024 pixels on the longest edge. Files should
be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates

  • January 11, 2013: Postmarked submission deadline
  • January 12, 2013: Emailed submission deadline
  • January 28, 2013: Artist notification
  • February 14 – February 21, 2013: Delivery of accepted artwork
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013: Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m. Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 2 – June 8, 2013: Exhibition on view
  • June 13 – June 24, 2013: Return of artwork

If you wish to sell your work, please forward your business card, CV/resume, price list,
and or artist statement with your entry form. They will be made available at the front
desk for patron review. Otherwise we will forward interested party’s contact information
to the artist in question. Sold works will be released to the buyer at the end of the
exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the
exhibition. If the price is left blank on the entry form, it will be marked as Not For Sale.
The Masur Museum of Art does not receive a commission on sales.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern
and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic
public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the
Southeast, and around the world.

Congratulation to Members of the Shreveport Writers Club

The Bossier Arts Council is proud to send out a congratulations to the following members of the Shreveport Writers Club.  This wonderful group of individuals meets in our annex the first Saturday of the month.  

Dennnise Aiello, Marie Brass, Bonnie McEwan and Marian Poe won Honorable Mention in the September Haiku Contest sponsored by Howard Kilby of Hot Springs, Arkansas and published in the October 2012 issue of Ouachita Life, a monthly newspaper published by Muscadine Press in Benton, AR.

Marian Poe will have two haiku published in the 2013 Winter/Spring issue of Modern Haiku, a journal of haiku and haiku studies.

In the November/December 2012 issue of Prime Time, a bimonthly magazine published in Shreveport:
  • Shirley M. Brown wrote "Essay on Aging" and "Thanksgiving Memories."
  • Dennise Aiello wrote and took the photos for "The Logan Mansion   Restored."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Opportunities for Artists!!

November 12, 2012 

Pink Party Call to Artists – Logo Contest for 20th Annual Party 

Pink Party is looking for simple but exciting logos that capture the essence of our great fundraising 
party. We want you to participate by putting your unique stamp on this great event. So, submit your best 
version of our pink flamingo, using your own creative design – classic or contemporary – we’re open to 

Participants may submit up to three (3) separate entries for review by the Board of Directors. All entries 
must meet the following specifications: 

  • Entries should have the words “Pink Party”. 
  • Entries should be sized for multiple uses including, but not limited to, embroidery over breast pocket, plastic souvenir cups, posters and promotional and printed material. 
  • Design must be adaptable for full-color and black and white reproduction and multiple uses (i.e. souvenir T-shirts, posters, cups, print and electronic media). 
  • Design must be adaptable to jpg. pdf. tif. and must be presented in high resolution upon request. 
  • Designs must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 27, 2012. 
  • Entries must be matted for display. 

Entries should include artist’s name, address and phone number on back. 
Please submit all entries to the following location by 5pm December 27, 2012: 

Agee & Agee PC 
Attn: Gary McCollister 
5925 Line Avenue Suite 9 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106 

The winning logo could appear in many ways including, but not limited to, on our website, Facebook, 
polo shirts, posters, cups and printed promotional material. The contest winner will receive a cash 
prize of $200.00 and, if over 21, an individual sponsorship of the Pink Party. When the check is presented, the artwork becomes the property of Pink Party and may be modified. 


Looking for a few good....


Graphic Design Intern Amanda leads a High School tour
through DigiFest South. 

The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to gain hands on experience through both paid and unpaid internships.  These internships will focus in a variety of disciplines/duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Graphic Design
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Education
  • Technical Theatre
  • Gallery Management
  • Accounting
  • Promotions/Marketing
  • Technical Writing/Grant Writing

Those interested in applying should drop off a resume, cover letter, and fill out an application at Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, Louisiana. 

The Bossier Arts Council is a 501 c-3 non profit whose mission is to promote, support, and provide cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish.  To learn more about BAC and their programs visit their website at, their blog at, or call 318-741-8310.