Call for artists for the third LaGrange Southeast Regional

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

The LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College recently announced a call to artists for the Third LaGrange Southeast Regional — a biannual juried competition open to artists over 18 years of age who live in the Southeastern United States. According to a press release from the museum, the categories are paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Purchase awards will be given.  

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 Lloyd 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, Deanna Sirlin and David Houston. This year, Curlee Raven Holton joins the list of these respected jurors who have helped bring additional prestige to the museums’ juried exhibitions.

The entry deadline is Jan. 6, 2020, and the entry fee is $40 for up to four works. Complete entry procedures, form and fees can be found at or Entries can be submitted through