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Masur Museum of Art's 61st Annual Juried Competition
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Contact Email: info@masurmuseum.org

Entry Deadline: 12/15/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Event Dates: 2/22/24 - 5/4/24
Jury Dates: 12/20/23 - 1/12/24

First started in 1964, the Annual Juried Competition is the Masur Museum’s longest-running tradition and one of its best-reviewed exhibitions each year. Annually, 700-1000 recent artworks are submitted by artists all over the nation, in all styles and media. The Masur Museum is proud to offer cash awards totaling $3,200.

Announcing this year’s guest juror: Kerry Inman

Kerry Inman is the owner and director of Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1990, the gallery has hosted over 200 exhibitions in its 33 year history. The gallery represents emerging and established artists with a connection to Texas, as well as the estate of Texas modernist Dorothy Antoinette (Toni) LaSelle. Kerry also serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Awards

Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,200.00.

Awards will be given by Inman at the reception. A notification will be sent via provided e-mail announcing award recipients. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards.  Checks will be mailed after the reception.

Best Packed:  This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most professional manner.  The award is $100.00.  No packing peanuts, feedbags, cigarette butts, etc.  These types of things will disqualify you!  Show your work and our staff the respect they deserve.  This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

Important Dates:

Thursday, December 14, 2023. 11:59 pm: Online submission deadline
Jan 15, 2024: Artists are notified of the juror’s selections via provided e-mail

February 5-16, 2024: Artwork delivery period

February 22 – May 4, 2024: Exhibition on view at the historic Masur Museum

Opening Reception: TBD

Application Requirements

There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks).  Fees are non-refundable. 

All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch.  They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than a 40” x 40” footprint. The maximum accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds. Please write info@masurmuseum.org with questions. We are flexible, exceptions can be made.

Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85” in height and 60” in width.

Video works must be submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes. 

Artist Statements: Statements should be limited to 250 words or less

There is no specific theme - any work completed within the given timeframe is welcome. 

Accepted work may be for sale during the exhibition - the museum does not take a commission on these sales. 

To be considered for entry all work must be completed on or after December 31, 2021.

If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception may be made as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry.   Please address your concerns to info@masurmuseum.org.

Eligibility Criteria

All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.  

To be considered for entry all work must be completed on or after December 31, 2021.

If accepted, all work must be delivered to the Masur Museum between February 5-16, 2024. Accepted artists are to provide a return shipping label before the exhibition ends or include it in their shipped work.

See Rules & Terms to Apply for more information.