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27th September Competition
September 5–November 22, 2014
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm
The 27th September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an annual juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media, selected by celebrated New Orleans based artist, James Michalopoulos. Featuring original art created within the past two years, 50 artworks selected by the juror will be featured in a full-color catalogue and exhibition at Alexandria Museum of Art, along the Red River in the heart of central Louisiana September 5–November 22, 2014. Total cash awards of $2,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented on September 5.

Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit. All artworks MUST be original and completed in the last two years (2012 or later). $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry.

James Michalopoulos is a celebrated New Orleans based artist. He is a contemporary of Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Eric Fischl and a school of painters that prevailed in the 1980s who glorified the representational image. He is an artist who refreshes the familiar with colors that dance vividly in and out of the canvas; he pushes and pulls the dimensions of the pigment in the same way that people move and breathe.

The Alexandria Museum of Art strives to preserve, exhibit and promote visual art in Central Louisiana that contributes to the quality of life of its residents and includes collecting and displaying Southern art and art influenced by Southern art, together with promoting art education. Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) serves over 12,000 people each year in our museum galleries, store and off-site programs. AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes with over 5,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring rotating exhibitions of art from our permanent collection, traveling exhibitions from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists. Prospectus is available online at http://www.themuseum.org/sites/default/files/27th_sept_comp_prospectus_-_2014.pdf . More information can be found at http://www.themuseum.org or by calling 318-443-3458.

Megan Valentine
Curator/Registrar
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 443-3438
megan@themuseum.org
www.themuseum.org
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