Artist Directory

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Calcasieu Parish – Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Litterbag Art Contest – Deadline: June 20, 2014

Join the fight against litter by creating your own litterbag design! One entry will be selected to appear on 5,000 litterbags to be handed out throughout Calcasieu Parish. Contest is open to Calcasieu Parish children ages 5-12. Winner will be chosen by a vote conducted online via the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Facebook page and www.cppj.net/trash. Entries must be received by Friday, June 20th, 2014.

New Orleans – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Catapult Fund – Deadline: July 15, 2014

The Catapult Fund is a new program of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create a new program that will provide opportunities for business training and access to funding for entrepreneurs in the arts. The Catapult Fund seeks applications from arts- and culture-based businesses in Louisiana. Applicants tell us about their businesses idea, explain why it fills a void in our cultural economy and show why they need the training and access to funding. For details, visit www.catapultfund.com.

Lake Charles – MSU Banners Cultural Series Poster Design Contest – Deadline: Aug. 15, 2014

The MSU Banners Cultural Series is giving participants the opportunity to design a poster for the 2015 season. The contest is open to all artists, and the poster will be used online, in print, and on merchandise. Artists must submit their printed design to the Bulber Auditorium on McNeese campus between 9am and 1pm on Friday, August 15, 2014. Artists must include with their submission their full name, postal address, phone number, and email address. Artwork must be original and must incorporate the wording “Banners 2015″ into the design. A $500 cash prize and artistic credit and recognition will be given. Call 475-5123 for details.

Denton, TX – National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition – Deadline: Sept. 5, 2014

The 28th annual Materials:  Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition is presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council of Denton, TX, and this competition attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Ana M. Lopez, a metalsmith, educator, and decorative arts scholar, will jury this year’s entries and award $5,000 in prize money. The deadline for entry is Sept. 5, 2014, and the exhibit will run Feb. 6, 2015 through April 2, 2015. Information and prospectus available online at: http://www.dentonarts.com/subsite2/materialshands.html. For inquiries, please contact GDAC at (940) 382-2787 or email admin@dentonarts.com.

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 Sandy@acgbr.com 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 info@sttammanyartassociation.org. Artist applications can be found online at www.sttammanyartassociation.org.

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 info@aocinc.org. 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 info@aocinc.org 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: http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/.

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 www.cashandcarryfarmersmarket.com 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 native.charm.goods@gmail.com 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 artsandculture@cityoflc.us

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 symphony@bayou.com and provide information on how to contact you for bookings.

You may also apply to be listed in the directory online at www.louisianatouringdirectory.com. 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 www.lapresenters.org.

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 www.madisonvilleartmarket.com or call 985-643-5340.

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