The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design, will host the 2nd Annual Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one of the largest and most comprehensive art schools in the region—will showcase selected works from students who represent the talent from all areas of the state. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a professional, artistic venue and thus giving them a taste of a professional artist experience. The exhibition will be an annual offering and is intended to showcase the finest, artistic student talent in Louisiana.
This 2nd annual exhibition will be held March 4–31, 2016, at the Foster Gallery on the LSU campus. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a reception for the artists on March 19, 2016.
All public, private, and home-schooled high school students (grades 9 through 12) who reside in Louisiana are eligible.
Artwork must be submitted by a high school teacher or representative. Each high school teacher/representative may submit up to 10 pieces of artwork. Please note that this is a juried show. Entries are not guaranteed acceptance.
There are no fees associated with submission.
Any piece created by students at any time during their high school education may be submitted.
How to Submit Artwork:
Artwork should be submitted by February 1, 2016, through Slideroom at:
Paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, computer- generated art, digital media and mixed media artwork that meets the following specifications are eligible for submission.
Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches wide by 68 inches high. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 60 inches high by 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep.
Work must be physical and tangible and must be able to be displayed for the duration of the exhibition. All two-dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang for a professional gallery with the appropriate mounting hardware (wire, cleats, etc). Using tape to secure hanging wire is unacceptable. All pastel and charcoal drawings must be sprayed with fixative. All three-dimensional works must be structurally sound with all components securely fastened.
Submissions will be selected by a jury of School of Art faculty member.
First, second, and third-place winners will be selected, and five honorable mentions will be awarded in the following amounts. A special award will be made to the teacher/program with the best overall showing.
- First Place: $500
- Second Place: $300
- Third Place: $200
- Honorable Mentions: $100
Since the purpose of the exhibition is to provide an opportunity similar to that which a professional artist would encounter, we encourage all work to be for sale. Please consider realistic prices to encourage sales.
The Foster Gallery will retain a 10 percent commission from all sales.
Price on Request (POR) designations will not be accepted for any artwork. Not-for-sale (NFS) artwork must still include an insurance value.
Every precaution will be taken to assure protection of entries. Liability for hand-delivered works left after the pickup or shipping dates will not be assumed by the LSU School of Art.
All selected works must be delivered or shipped to the LSU School of Art Office, 123 Art Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, to arrive no later than February 26 at 4 p.m.
Outbound shipping and packaging costs are the responsibility of the student artists or high schools.
The School of Art will cover return shipping preparations and costs. In most cases, work will be returned in the same boxes/materials in which it arrived.
Attention: Kitty Pheney/High School Art Exhibition School of Art
Louisiana State University
123 Art Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Schedule & Deadlines:
February 1, 2016
Submissions are open now, but must be uploaded to Slideroom by February 1, 2016.
February 5, 2016
Teachers/schools will be notified on or around February 5, 2016, if their submissions are selected for the exhibition.
February 26, 2016
Selected works must be delivered to the School of Art by February 26, 2016.
March 4, 2016
The exhibition, which will take place at the LSU Foster Gallery, opens to the public on March 4, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 19, 2016
The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the opening reception at the LSU Foster Gallery on March 19, 2015, 2–4 p.m.
March 31, 2016
The exhibition closes on March 31, 2016.
April 1, 4, or 5, 2016
Hand-delivered artwork that has not been sold must be picked up April 1, 4, or 5, 2016. (Special arrangements can be made for weekend pick-up on April 2 and 3, 2016, should this be necessary.)
A storage fee of $10 per day will be charged for hand-delivered artwork not picked up by April 7, 2016. Shipped work will be returned the week of April 11.
For more information contact Kitty Pheney at the LSU School of Art.
LSU School of Art
123 Art Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803