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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Opportunity for Visual Artists!!!

Art With a Bayou View

Entry Deadline: 10/4/13
Days remaining to deadline: 25


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5

Entry Fee (Art With a Bayou View): $10.00

Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00

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Art With a Bayou View - 2013
First Annual Juried Competition


In partnership with and support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Premier Plaza and the University of Louisiana at Monroe will present the first annual juried competition in conjunction with Art With a Bayou View at the ULM Library Conference Center, Monroe, La., Friday, November 22, 2013.

Edwin Pinkston,

Edwin Pinkston has exhibited in over 150 national and international exhibitions in such locations as New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Bogota, Columbia. His works are in over 140 private and public collections, such as the Sears Tower in Chicago, The Sharper Image Corporate Offices in San Francisco, The New York Public Library, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, and The State of Louisiana Permanent Collection. His drawings have been published in two books. He has a Masters in Painting from L.S.U., with additional graduate study at Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a two-time recipient of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship for Painting. He has enjoyed gallery affiliations in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and most recently in Covington, Baton Rouge and Bossier City, Louisiana through the Brunner Gallery. His studio is located in Ruston, where he previously taught at Louisiana Tech University and on three occasions, at its overseas study program in Rome. While at the University, he was named Alumni Professor of the Year, University Distinguished Professor and Professor Emeritus. Edwin and his wife Dawn have enjoyed travels to such countries as France, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia and Cambodia.


Best in Show is $500 and total awards are $1,000.


Submitting artists must be 18 years or older, reside in the United States and work in 2 or 3 dimensional mediums. This includes original paintings, photographs, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, woodwork and sculpture.


To present a quality exhibition of original work by exceptional artists in support of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.

Exhibition Calendar

             October 4, 2013                          Submission Deadline. All entries must be electronically submitted and paid by Visa or MasterCard (Café)

             October 28, 2013                        Artist Notification by postcard and e-mail for selected work.

             November 20, 2013                    Delivery of accepted artwork wired and ready for hanging must be made between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, to Room 13, Bry Hall, University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) campus.

             November 22, 2013                    Reception at Art With a Bayou View from 6 pm until 9 pm. Juror's Talk at 7 pm.

Each artist whose work is accepted into the show will receive two complimentary tickets for the Art With a Bayou View reception.

             November 22, 23, 2013              Art work may be picked up on site between 9 pm and 10 pm after the close of the reception, or on November 23, 2013 between the hours of 9 am until 12 noon at Room 105, Biedenharn Hall, ULM campus. There is no available storage space at the ULM Library Conference Center, and Premier Plaza and ULM will not be responsible for work left after these pick up dates.


Each artist may submit a minimum of two works, a maximum of five, in digital format. Each image should be formatted as directed by Café.

Two dimensional work may not exceed a frame size of 50 inches in either direction.

Three dimensional work must include a description of proper installation and height, width and depth dimensions. Works must not exceed a height of 4 feet, a footprint of 3 feet on the long side or a weight of 100 pounds.

A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including name, title, dimensions, medium, date and your contact information.

Artist Statement. Explain why you are an artist, what mediums and methods you prefer to use and what your artwork means to you. (1,000 characters or less) By including an Artist's Statement, you consent to having it included in connection with the exhibition. Art With a Bayou View reserves the right to exclude any artist statement at its option, and to edit statements for clarity and grammar in its discretion.

 The juror will judge the works based upon the digital submissions, and retains the right to reject any work which in his opinion fails to reflect the quality of the submission or comply with exhibition standards.

All accepted work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

The sponsors of Art With a Bayou View reserve the right to reproduce images of accepted work in support of future programming and publicity in perpetuity, with credit being given to the artist.


If you wish to sell your work, please include with it your business card, resume, price list and/or artist statement which may be made available upon request by a patron. If no price of the work is provided, the piece will be marked Not For Sale. Sold works will be released to the buyers at the end of the exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the exhibition. No commission will be charged by Art With a Bayou View for sales of accepted artwork.

Entry Fee

There is a fee of $10 per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries ($20) up to a maximum of five entries ($50). These fees are nonrefundable. Entry fees must be paid by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) through Café at the time of entry.


             The following are not eligible:

                          1.          Reproductions and offset prints of artwork;
                          2.           Audio, video or performance media;
                          3.           Crafts;
                          4.           Work which is not original to the submitting artist.

Statement of Liability

Although the utmost care against damage will be taken in handling submissions and works of art, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Premier Plaza and ULM, and their owners, employees, representatives and agents, will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause.

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