Opportunities

No Dead Artists 2019: Call for Submissions

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts an annual call for artists for the 23rd Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 17 JUNE 2019 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals.


The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 7 September 2019, 6-9pm.

The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. 

The exhibition's name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. NO DEAD ARTISTS turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the '90s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States and the call went international in 2014.

Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly). The opening reception marks the beginning of the arts season in New Orleans and is attended by thousands of art enthusiasts. 

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.

As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.


2019 IMPORTANT DATES

17 JUNE ::: SUBMISSION DEADLINE 

20 JULY ::: FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

7 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

28 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION CLOSES


ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS ::: NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art.  Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process.  Each entrant is allotted up to five image/video submissions and three details for each. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format. All works must be for sale.  Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold.  The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.

email: info@jonathanferraragallery.com

website: http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/call-for-artists 

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