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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: fall of 2019. For inquiries and information email the Director of Visual Arts, Kelsey Livingston, at klivingston@artsbr.org.

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 Director of Visual Arts, Kelsey Livingston at klivingston@artsbr.org 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 invites you to apply to the Ebb & Flow Festival (April 6-7, 2019) as a juried artist vendor.  The Ebb & Flow Festival will celebrate the capital region’s cultural, economic, and ecological connection to the Mississippi River and all things that ebb and flow.  The two-day Baton Rouge festival will be replete with extraordinary live music, visual arts, exciting culinary offerings, public art, artist demonstrations, multidisciplinary performance art, and interactive art and cultural experiences to intrigue and satisfy art lovers of all ages. This year’s festival will partner with 3rd Street Songwriters Festival, the Water Institute, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Downtown Development District, Visit Baton Rouge, and multiple arts and entertainment groups. Application Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - (with $10 Jury Fee)

Presented by Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, Surreal Salon is an annual juried exhibition that sheds light on the expanding quality and breadth of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement. This exciting and diverse movement has come to the forefront of contemporary art in recent years and Surreal Salon celebrates all the reasons why. The 11th annual Surreal Salon exhibition (which will be held from January 3 - 31, 2019 at BRGCCA) will mark the first time this multimedia juried exhibition is open to all artists worldwide. Application deadline: November 17, 2018

The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement two (2) site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the Computer Science and Technology Building, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. Application deadline: November 8th 2018.

Call for two dimensional art to be on exhibit at the Independence Park Theatre Gallery, November 9 to January 10, 2019. The exhibit is open to artists 18 years and older; accepting all mediums original art including watercolor, oil, acrylics, graphite, pen & ink, colored pencils, inks etc. Photography, giclées/prints, computer enhanced art will NOT be accepted. Entry fee $10 per entry. This is a non-juried exhibit but it will be judged; cash prizes totaling $400 will be awarded along with 2 honorable mention ribbons. Artists must bring their art entry to 7800 Indpendence Park Theatre in Baton Rouge on November 8 between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm. All entries must meet the AGL hanging requirements at https://www.artguildlouisiana.org/exhibits, then click on “Winter Judged Show.” Questions may be directed to Art Guild of Louisiana, 225-930-7542; leave a message and someone will return your call. Additional Information can be found here.

On World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, 2018, please join NO/AIDS Task Force as it holds its 32nd Annual Art Against AIDS Gala at Club XLIV at the Superdome to support men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the New Orleans community. Art Against Aids would like to humbly ask you for a donation for our silent auction. They invite you to honor the cause by donating original art, jewelry, hotel stays, memberships, spa packages, gift certificates for services or whatever is your specialty. Application deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018.

The South Arts State Fellowships and Southern Prize acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program will be open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future. Applications for the 2019 State Fellowships and Southern Prize are now open. Application deadline: December 3, 2018.

Scholastic Art & Writing awards submissions now being accepted. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2018, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Application Deadline for Louisiana: December 12, 2018

Turbosquid (a local New Orleans based company) is excited to announce that their latest art competition is open to all 3D artists! This year’s theme is Dystopia/Utopia–a perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles! The contest is open to all 3D artists - you don’t have to be a seller on TurboSquid to participate. They are interested to see how the community interprets Dystopian and Utopian life. Big picture, slice-of-life, or even something more granular– this vision of the future (real-world or fantasy) is up to you. Application deadline: January 10, 2019.

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts’ 2018-2019 Art Contest is now underway.  Open to all Louisiana high school juniors and seniors, this year’s theme is Cosmos, inspired by Rodrigue’s cosmos series.  The submission period will close January 2019. The Louisiana school with the largest number of entries will also win a $1,000 art kit for the school’s art program! Additionally, the 15 finalists a combined $45,000 in college scholarships. These winning entries will then travel on public view for one year as an exhibition at museums and cultural venues across Louisiana. Application deadline: January 18, 2019.