Current Exhibition

The Summer Show: A Nationally Juried Exhibition

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The St. Tammany Art Association announces a call for entries to its 54th National Juried Artists Exhibition. For this popular juried exhibition, the STAA will award some $3,000 in prizes, including the coveted $1,000 Best of Show award.

The juror this year is LouAnne Greenwald, the Executive Director of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Since taking on the tenure position in July of 2014, she has enriched and engaged the arts community throughout the Acadiana region. Greenwald uses her position at the museum to bridge the local culture of the University and community to a broader, national and international discourse.

 Greenwald’s experience in museums and galleries is prolific. She has assumed roles as a curator and educator for the National History Museum of Los Angeles County, MOCA Los Angeles, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. Prior to her position at the Hilliard University Art Museum she worked as a consultant in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles raising funds for educational institutions. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge and is the Louisiana representative for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Greenwald received her MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and received her CFRE certification in 2013.

 One of the most diverse exhibitions of contemporary art in the Southeast, the juried competition of contemporary art invites artists ages 18 and up across the United States to submit up to three pieces for consideration. Accepted artwork is original visual art completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at STAA.

Accepted pieces may be shipped to STAA to arrive between Tuesday, June 25 to Saturday, June 29, 2019. HAND-DELIVERED PIECES CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 10AM - 4PM, AND SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 11AM – 4PM. Due to concurrent programming, works cannot be accepted outside of these hours. STAA IS CLOSED from Sunday, June 30th through Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

The 54th juried competition opens July 13, 2019, with a reception from 6 pm to 9 pm and the presentation of awards at 7 pm. The show will be on view until August 17, 2019, when STAA will also host a closing reception from 6 pm to 9 pm in conjunction with Covington's arts festival, White Linen for Public Art. A gallery talk lead by the juror will also take place during the exhibition on Saturday, July 27 from 1-3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.