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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Brush with Burden Call for Entries


The LSU AgCenter's Burden Center is an oasis  for
garden and nature lovers in the heart of
Baton Rouge.
Situated on a tract of 440 acres of beautiful green space,
Burden Center is one of the city's and state's greatest treasures.

Learn more about Burden Center at

Theme should be inspired by the landscape, structures, flora and fauna at the Burden Center.

Awards and Ribbons
Best in Show* – $300
Judges Choice* – $250
Honorable Mention* – $150
People's Choice* – $275
Special Award for Outdoor Sculpture – $300
The Gicle Award
Four Merit Awards
*Winning works will be displayed following the show at the Shaw Center for the Arts (from March 18 to April 15).

Open to all artists, 18 years of age and older. All types of art media are eligible. Works must be original, must have been produced in the past three years and must never have been exhibited in Brush with Burden. All artwork must be priced and available for sale.

A maximum of three entries will be accepted from any artist. Entries first will be accepted as JPG or TIF (300 dpi) images, on disk only. Works to be in the exhibition will be selected based on the digital images submitted. Only one digital image should be submitted for each two-dimensional work. A maximum of five digital images may be submitted for each three-dimensional work. Multiple entries can be placed on one CD. Each disk must be labeled with artist's name. Each work on the disk must be titled. You must include the following information for each entry: artist's name, title, medium, size and sales price. Maximum size of each piece of artwork, excluding outdoor sculpture entries, is 48 inches by 48 inches. Please see below for outdoor sculpture requirements. Any artwork that differs from the digital image will be disqualified.

Outdoor Sculpture Requirements: All pieces must be structurally sound, made of durable materials appropriate for extended display in a public outdoor space and capable of being securely anchored. For each entry, please include a detailed drawing and description of your installation plan, showing how each piece will be installed and secured. Artists need to plan appropriately for wind and other weather-related factors. Recommended size for outdoor sculptures is approximately 3 feet to 7 feet. No cranes or other heavy equipment will be allowed on the property for the placement of sculptures.

Disks will be returned if submitted with a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.

Registration form, fees and disks should be mailed to Ginnie Bolin at 914 Aberdeen Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

Entries must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2012.

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