LaGrange Art Museum, Lamar Dodd Art Center, calls submissions for regional contest

Published 2:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College has announced a call to artists for the Fourth 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 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 from 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, David Houston, and Curlee Raven Holton.

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.                  

CATEGORIES

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.      

VENUE

The venues for the exhibition are the LaGrange Art Museum, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, when you are notified if you work has been selected, you will also be notified which venue will exhibit the work(s).

ELIGIBILITY

The Fourth 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.           

AWARDS

The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsors. The Juror will present Merit Awards to a limited number of works.

ENTRY PROCEDURE/FORM/FEE

Complete the Entry Form found at https://artist.callforentry.org/.

The entry fee is $40 for up to 4 works. Your entry must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2022.