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Lake Charles – Children’s Art Contest – deadline: March 28, 2014

Knight Media Printing is currently accepting submissions for its Children’s Art Contest. All children 18 years of age and under are eligible to submit original artwork in either traditional or digital mediums. No photography will be accepted. A prize will be awarded for the best in each age group (toddler, elementary, junior high, and high school). There will be a grand prize for the overall best and a People’s Choice for the one that receives the most “likes” on Knight Media’s Facebook page. All winners will receive 1 large print and 4 small prints of their artwork. Original artwork will be showcased at the Arts Council of SWLA as well as featured in the Jambalaya News. All entries must be submitted with an entry form available to print at Mail or drop off submissions at Knight Media Printing, ATTN: Art Contest, 412 W. McNeese St., Lake Charles, LA 70605. Call 337-478-8350 for details.

Cambridge Art Association 2014 National Prize Show – Deadline: March 2, 2014

The Cambridge Art Association is presenting the 2014 National Prize Show, which is open to artists living and working in the U.S. The show’s awards include $1,000 for Best in Show and $500 each for medium-specific categories: painting, photography, 3D, mixed/multimedia, and works on paper. All work will be juried from digital images submitted by March 2, 2014. Visit to  learn more.

PrintMatters NEXT 2014 – Deadline: March 31, 2014

PrintMatters is sponsoring NEXT 2014, a contemporary print biennial to be held from June 7 to July 5 at PrintHouse 2014, and has issued a call for printmakers. The organization is looking specifically for innovative and challenging works of print that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Visit for details.

Lake Charles – Lake Charles Crawfish Festival 2014 Poster Contest

No enhanced digital images will be accepted. Only the lettering of the poster may be digitally done.  All artwork applications must include the artist’s name, address, phone number and email. The entries must include the words “Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival 2014”, and should have images of crawfish, Lake Charles, and SWLA themes.  All media, except photography and digital will be accepted.  Work should be no larger than 16 x 20”, unsigned, and unframed but ready to hang by using wire and screw eyes on canvas backs, and paper sheets should be mounted on foam core. Call 337-310-0083 for details.

Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge Arts Market – Year-Round

The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open-air market and cultural event held on the first Saturday of the each month (excluding January & May) & the first 3 Saturdays in December from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Located at 5th @ Main Street in downtown Baton Rouge, the Arts Market is held in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the 6-day-a-week Main Street Market and is a project of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. All vendor applications are juried. For more information on the Arts Market, email or call 225-344-8558.

Covington – Covington Art Market – Year-Round

The St. Tammany Art Association and the City of Covington are proud to announce the opening of the bi-monthly Covington Art Market, a juried art market that will be held the first Saturday of every other month from 9am to 1pm at the Covington Trailhead.   The market will feature a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings and more.

For additional information, or if you are interested in participating in the art market, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at (985) 892-8650 or Artist applications can be found online at

AOC Community Media Seeking Unsigned Bands & Musicians – Year-Round

AOC Community Media is now recruiting local, young unsigned bands to perform their original music live on its music program, Threshold. Bands interested in being featured onto Threshold should upload a sample of their music to AOC Community Media’s Facebook page or email a sample to Threshold will be held on an invitation-only basis. Bands are only allowed to play original music, and lyrics must not include expletives. Bands will get one to two 21-minute live sets to perform using their own instruments and equipment. AOC held its first installment of Threshold on Friday, Feb. 24 and has featured six local musicians and bands since then. For more information about Threshold, email or call 337-232-4434.

Fender Music Foundation – Year-round

The Fender Music Foundation provides instruments and equipment for eligible nonprofit music instruction programs. Awarded items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected by the foundation from manufacturers and retailers. Eligible programs must involve either in-school music classes in which students make music; afterschool music programs that are not run by the school; community music programs that offer music instruction to community members; or music therapy programs in which the participants actively make music. Complete application and eligibility guidelines are available at the Fender Music Foundation website:

Cash & Carry Farmers’ Market – Year-round

Hand-crafted items will be featured on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 801 Enterprise Blvd in Lake Charles. Visit for vendor application.

Sulphur Farmers’ Market – Year-round

Every Saturday, 8AM – 12PM at the Pavillion at Heritage Square, the market features local grown and locally made products. Contact marketing coordinator Tia LeBrun at or 337-990-1232 to become a vendor.

Jazz in the Arts Seeks Music Inspired Artwork – Year-round

As part of their ongoing concert series, Jazz in the Arts, a Lake Charles non-profit, is looking for artwork depicting music, instruments, musicians, and anything inspired by music to create a diverse, sensory experience. Call 337-794-5744 for details.

Lake Charles, Historic 1911 City Hall Arts & Cultural Center – Year-round

1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center wants to provide exposure and a venue to exhibit art shows from artists throughout our community. This will be an ongoing project with no deadline until further notice. Gallery space will be dedicated for local exhibitions. Each show will hang for a 6-8 week period. There is no fee to apply and gallery space is free. The City of Lake Charles will assess a 10% commission fee for all art sales during your exhibition. Accepting work from all mediums including (but no limited to): sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, graphic design, and we encourage an interdisciplinary approach. Portfolios will be juried by a panel. For more information, please call 337-491-9147 or email to

CulturalConnections – Year-round

Each month, the work of a Louisiana cultural worker  appears on our banner as the featured image in our digital newsletter, CulturalConnections. Are you a Louisiana cultural worker? Send us a picture that struts your stuff! All artistic disciplines are eligible! If you are a chef, maybe you have a photo of a delicious new dish; if you are a musician, maybe it’s an action shot of a recent gig, be creative in your submission! We will let you know if your image is selected before the issue is published. For guidelines and consideration on a future issue of CulturalConnections, please click here to fill out a quick online application.

Louisiana Presenters Network, Louisiana Touring Director – Year-round

The Louisiana Presenters Network (LPN) is now seeking new touring artists to be a part of the Louisiana Touring Directory. You must be a Louisiana artist who has a touring history and have, or will soon have, your own website.  To participate, contact Coordinator Naomi Cordill at 318-435-0029 or and provide information on how to contact you for bookings.

You may also apply to be listed in the directory online at Once registered, your application will be judged for approval by a panel of the Louisiana Presenters Network.  Applications are accepted at anytime. 

For more information, or to sign up for the LPN listserv, please visit

Madisonville, Tchefuncte River Front Art Market – Year-round

On the Tchefuncte River Front on Water St. in Madisonville. The monthly Art Market features fine art from local artists including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. They are inviting all artists to apply. 

For more Information, please visit or call 985-643-5340.

Are you a local artist, musician, band, or music instructor? Register with us to create your own personal and professional profile page on our website. You can upload photos, videos, your contact information,  information about yourself, and links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and more. Visitors will be able use our website to find the perfect band or musician for their venue or event, browse artists for a commissions, or find out who offers music lessons around town.

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