17TH ANNUAL NO DEAD ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION

The 17th Annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. The group exhibition will take place September 3rd – 28th, 2013 with an open call for artists’ submissions from January 20th – June 15th. Deadline June 15th 2013The exhibition’s name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. No Dead Artists turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the 90’s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States.The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. Now in its 17th year, No Dead Artists has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South.Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery each September. This year, one jury-winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in 2013 as the grand prize.

No Dead Artists is open to living artists working in the United States. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art.

The No Dead Artists exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly).

For the 17th edition, three renowned arts professionals have been tapped for the No Dead Artists jury:

Lawrence Benenson – Board Member of the Museum of Modern Art, American Folk Art Museum, Museum for African Art, Cooper Union, ART/OMI International Arts Center and the Center for Arts in Education

Megan Koza Young – Director of the Dishman Art Museum

Jordana Zeldin – Director and Curator at ArtBridge

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