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Second LaGrange Southeast Regional
Paintings, Prints and Drawings:
Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange GA 30240

Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Mixed Media:
Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, 310 Panther Way, LaGrange GA 30240

Entry Deadline: 1/5/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

The LaGrange Southeast Regional traces its roots to the LaGrange National Competition which began in 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition expanded again and displayed in two locations, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center, of LaGrange College.

Over the years, the LaGrange National earned an excellent reputation numerous distinguished jurors including Lloyed Goodrich, Richard Lahey, Carl Holty, Joseph Rishel, Larry Poons, Jane Livingston, Cynthia McCabe, Linda Cathcart, Ted Potter, Roy Slade, Henry Hopkins, Patterson Sims, Peter Mirin, Siri Engberg, Benny Andrews, Robert Lyon, Jane Jackson, Eleanor Heartney, J. Richard Gruber, Robert E. Steele, Annette Cone-Skelton and Deanna Sirlin. This year, David Houston joins the list of these respected jurors who have helped bring additional prestige to the museums’ juried exhibitions.

The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections. Exhibition funding also provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts.

The categories include: Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics & Mixed Media. You must indicate which category your submission falls under for each individual entry. You may enter more than one category, just be sure to include the category you have selected along with each submission’s detail requirements. Select the category for your work that you think is appropriate.

The venues for the exhibition are the LaGrange Art Museum, (Paintings, Prints & Drawings) and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, (Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Mixed Media).

The First LaGrange Southeast Regional is a juried competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age. Eligible states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.

Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsor. The Juror will present Merit Awards to a limited number of works.

Complete the Entry Form at Entry fee is $35 for up to 4 works. Your entry must be submitted by January 5, 2018. 

All accepted artists will be notified via email by January 12, 2018.

February 2, 2018
Works accepted by the Juror will be exhibited at two venues. Paintings, Prints and Drawings will be exhibited at the LaGrange Art Museum. Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts will be exhibited at the Lamar Dodd Art Center. The exhibitions will open with an award ceremony at the LaGrange Art Museum and gala public receptions at both venues on February 16, 2018. The exhibitions will be on view through April 20, 2018. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Once your work has been accepted, you cannot substitute another work.

Paintings, Prints & Drawings: Work must be framed or have museum finished edges, ready for hanging with wire in place. Works on paper must be matted with white or off-white mats, under plastic glazing, not glass. Maximum framed size may not exceed 84 inches in either height or width. Ceramics, Sculpture, Decorative Arts & Mixed Media: Work should not exceed six (6) feet in any direction or weigh more than 400 pounds. Artwork requiring installation must be delivered and installed by the artist. At the end of the exhibition, installation pieces must be disassembled and picked up by the artist by April 27, 2018.

The sponsors are not commercial galleries. However, as a convenience to exhibiting artists, they will provide contact information to prospective purchasers. No commission will be charged for this service. The sponsors reserve the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity purposes and the exhibition catalog. A color catalog of the exhibition will be sent to all exhibitors. Additional catalogs will be available for $5 each, postpaid. Accepted artists should be prepared to submit hi-resolution images of selected works for the catalog and future publications.


Paintings, Prints and Drawings:

Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange GA 30240

Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Mixed Media:

Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, 310 Panther Way, LaGrange GA 30240

All work accepted for exhibition must be delivered by hand or carrier to the exhibition site between January 16, 2018 and February 2, 2018., You The applicant must pay the cost of shipment to the exhibition site. The sponsor will not accept COD shipments. You The applicant must prepay (provide funds), identify the preferred shipper, and make arrangements for the return of your work. All works of art will be returned in their original shipping materials.

Museum personnel will take all reasonable precautions to ensure protection of submitted work while it is in their custody. Your work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition and storage. Neither the sponsors nor personnel connected to the exhibition assume liability for damage incurred or loss of work while in transit. You should insure your work when shipping. All works will be returned in their original shipping materials.

Deadline for entries: January 5, 2018
Acceptance Notifications emailed to artists: January 12, 2018
Deadline for receipt of works: February 2, 2018
Awards presentation at the LaGrange Art Museum: February 16, 2018
Gala receptions at the LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College: February 16, 2018
Exhibitions closes: April 20, 2018
All work shipped or picked-up: April -May 4, 2018

Any work not claimed by this date automatically becomes the property of the sponsors: May 11, 2018