Forum 35 & the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge have partnered to create a new interactive art event for Baton Rouge.

This juried art exhibition celebrates Louisiana artists in the Capital City and invites innovation, intrigue, and inspiration to residents and visitors, while providing a platform for working professional artists in our region.


1st Place - $2,500 (Juried)
1st Place - $2,500 (Public)
2nd Place - $1,500
Barker Property Management 3rd Place - $500
Honorable Mentions - Non-monetary award determined by Jurors
Board Selected Award - Non-monetary award

This visual art exhibition follows elements of Forum 35’s Art Melt but adds a public participation component via a mobile voting app. Patrons will be able to download this mobile app, which is unique to the Ebb and Flow Festival, by March 5th, 2019. 

Art Flow will serve as the anchor event for an expanded Ebb & Flow Festival Season, which promotes and celebrates the many cultural events happening in the capital city in March and April. 

Temporary art installations are displayed in participating venues in an area around downtown Baton Rouge. The public is able to view the various entries and vote on their favorites over the course of approximately 4 weeks. A national jury will also judge and award prizes to three finalists. The winners of the juried and public prizes will be announced during the Ebb & Flow Festival weekend, April 6 & 7, 2019, and will continue to be on display through the Baton Rouge Blues Festival on April 13-14, 2019.

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The FLOWBR Mobile App

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Download the Ebb & Flow mobile app “FLOWBR” for all things Art Flow and festival related!

You can vote for your favorite artworks and give artists a chance at the first place public prize!

On the flowbr app you will be able to search for artworks by artist, location, or by title. You will also be able to see a map of all of the 42 participating venues. Get Ebb and Flow show schedules, and more!

Art Flow Jurors


Jordana Pomeroy

Director, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU


Jordana Pomeroy is the Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Prior to assuming this position in early 2015, Dr. Pomeroy was the Executive Director of the LSU Museum of Art, where she was also Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Art History. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Dr. Pomeroy wrote her dissertation on the sale of the Orléans Collection and the origins of London’s National Gallery, which lead to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Dr. Pomeroy held the position of Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and served as a Professorial Lecturer in the museums studies M.A. program at Georgetown University. A member of the inaugural class of the Center for Curatorial Leadership, Dr. Pomeroy has also been a fellow of the Getty Leadership Institute. She is a board member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors as well as the Southeastern Association of Museum Directors. She has served as a peer reviewer for the AAM and IMLS, and as a panelist for the NEA.

Scott Finch

Director of the Percent for Art Program

Whether teaching in the classroom, working in museum exhibitions and education, or acting in his current role as the Director of the Percent for Art Program, Scott Finch has spent his professional life in service of the idea that the most important art is the art that we experience firsthand, in our own lives.

Before dedicating his time to placing art in public spaces across the state with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Finch was a museum educator at the Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum, where he implemented a comprehensive K-12 educational plan for object-based inquiry. Previous to that, he spent five years at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum developing public and school programs as well as a series of hands-on exhibitions designed to engage visitors as active creators including: The Origins of AnimationIt’s Academic, and The Art & Science of Portraiture.  He also curated exhibitions such as LASM’s long runningCapitol City ContemporaryReading Works of Art, and Native American Baskets from the Collection. Additionally, Finch spent the early years of his career teaching painting, drawing and art history to talented visual art students in the East Baton Rouge Parish and at Universities and Community Colleges across Southern Louisiana, Dallas, and Philadelphia.

Scott Finch graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994 and received his Master of Fine Arts for Painting and Drawing from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1996.  He regularly exhibits his drawings, collages, and paintings around the state, and is currently completing his third graphic novel,The Domesticated Afterlife, which will be published by Antenna later this year.


Serena Pandos

President & Executive Director of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum welcomed Serena Pandos as its new President & Executive Director on January 23, 2019. 

Serena earned her MAAA (Masters in Arts Administration) from Goucher College, MD and her MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Pandos brings over 15 years experience in museum leadership roles including 8 years at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, TX and 3 years at the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX where she was Executive Director. She has prior experience at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. She is a native of Baltimore, MD. As a fine artist, Serena has exhibited her art work internationally as well as apprenticed with national civic monument sculptors, Arturo DiModica and Raymond Kaskey to complete works that still stand in New York City, Knoxville, TN and Washington, D.C. Serena's work is currently on view at the University of Texas Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg, TX through May 2019.

Art Flow Preview Party,

March 29th, 2019

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Baton Rouge, LA. 1010 Nic will be the opening reception headquarters for the inaugural Art Flow Preview Party on March 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The event, hosted by Forum 35 in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, is free and open to the public. Food trucks, cocktails, and great music compliment the juried art works located at 1010 Nic and surrounding venues open for the evening’s festivities.

The Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Trolley will make stops at premium Art Flow venues throughout the evening, with on and off access for party goers to have an exclusive look at the great Louisiana artists included in the show. Stops include The Heron, Baton Rouge General Mid City Campus, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Creative Bloc, Country Roads, Hollywood Casino, Denicola’s and Monochrome Furniture.

Attendees are encouraged to download the FlowBR App on their mobile devices where they will be able to vote for their favorite works of art. The winners of the juried and public prizes will be announced during the Ebb & Flow Festival weekend, April 6 & 7, 2019, and will continue to be on display through the Baton Rouge Blues Festival on April 14 & 15, 2019.

“Forum 35 created Art Melt with the goal of being a premier event to showcase the relationship between Louisiana art, artists, and the arts community” said Jessica Keasler, Forum 35 President. “Fifteen years from its creation Art Melt has become Louisiana’s largest juried multi-media annual art exhibit. We are excited to partner with the Arts Council to elevate Art Melt to the next level as Art Flow, providing even more opportunities for the public to experience Louisiana’s unique arts and culture.”

Art Flow venues


Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Baton Rouge General Medical Center — Mid City
Country Roads Magazine
Creative Bloc
Denicola’s Furniture & Upholstery
Hollywood Casino
The Heron


Baton Rouge Police Department
Capitol Park Museum
CARBO Landscape Architecture
Chase North Tower Lobby
Chow Main
Clary, Suba & Associates Law Firm
Contemporain Art Gallery
Court Street Cafe
Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown
Downtown Development District
Downtown Healthcare & Wellness
First United Methodist Church
Hotel Indigo
Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar
LSU Museum of Art
Matherne's Market
Mercer Supply Co.
Prescriptions to Geaux
Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Roly Poly Sandwiches
Stroubes Seafood and Steaks
The Salad Station
Visit Baton Rouge
WATERMARK Baton Rouge Hotel
West Baton Rouge Library