Artist Calls

FIREHOUSE GALLERY & connections program General Information

The Firehouse Gallery is a community gallery space. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Current availability: BFA/Student shows: November 2019, & January-March 2020 for regular exhibitions. For inquiries and information email Rhaea D’Aliesio at or 225-344-8558 ext. 222

The Connections Program serves to connect artists with local civic, retail, or educational spaces that act as alternatives to traditional gallery show spaces. The exhibitions connect artists with parts of the community that may not otherwise be inclined to go into a gallery, and improve the environment they are housed in for those that work there. They rotate on a semi-annual basis. If you are a business or artist and would like to participate in this program please contact the President & CEO Renee Chatelain at or 225.344-8558 ext 224 for more information.

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites dynamic, experienced and creative Teaching Artists for camps, after-school and in-school residencies in the Greater Baton Rouge region, pre-kindergarten through high school. Click for Details | Click for Application

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is always seeking volunteers to help with our programming! If you’d like to be a part of our team and help with events like Sunday in the Park, The Baton Rouge Arts Market, Firehouse Gallery receptions, Grant Panels, or other special programming please click HERE to let us know.

The St. Tammany Art Association announces a call for entries to its 54th National Juried Artists Exhibition. 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. Application deadline: May 17, 2019.

Seeking Baton Rouge area performance + visual artists to tell stories through art. During the process of this passion project, we will be soliciting stories from people all over the world that are living with, and maybe even dying from, depression and anxiety. We will then work with you, a team of local artists, to tell those stories through visual and performance art--the pain, the loss, and the triumph. This art event will be held in Baton Rouge this July with the goal of building a lasting social and physical network of support. But, we can't do it alone, will you help? Learn more at Application deadline, May 19, 2019.

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. Application deadline: June 17, 2019.

Baton Rouge General, Arts in Medicine - Call to Artists

Arts in Medicine is pleased to announce a new “Call for Art” for the Baton Rouge General Café Gallery, an art exhibit located in the cafeteria on the Bluebonnet campus. Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program seeks works that demonstrate the theme Show us Louisiana! (Examples include culture, music, food, sports, landscape, etc.) Email with your name, address, phone number, title, medium, size (unframed and framed). Attach a 300 dpi jpg (photo) of the piece. Entries accepted May 1 – June 17.

Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art (“BRG”) is honored to give this program - originally presented by Culture Candy (2007 - 2015) - new life and bring it to BRG and BREC’s City Park this Fall with an eye towards the future. Since its founding, Uncommon Thread has been synonymous with innovative presentations of wearable art, working with design professionals, choreographers, dancers, make up artists, stylists, and musicians. Over the years, over 200 works of wearable art from across the country have walked this unconventional runway. Currently accepting submissions from all U.S. based artists for Uncommon Thread: Essomenia, taking place at BRG on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Artists/designers chosen as finalists will have their selected work(s) featured during the Uncommon Thread event, when one standout piece will be named Best in Show and awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Application deadline: August 1, 2019.