December 01, 2007


 College News

LSU looking for animals in art

Posted Nov. 15, 2007

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking entries for its 21st Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art.

The exhibition will feature works of art in all media and will run from March 29-April 27, 2008. The deadline for entries is Jan. 11.

Thomas Livesay, executive director for the LSU Museum of Art, will serve as the judge and juror. The awards will include $1,000 for best of show. Dr. Janis H. Audin, AVMA editor-in-chief, will choose one work of art to appear on a cover of the JAVMA.

In 2007, some 202 artists from 37 states submitted 504 entries—72 of which were chosen to be in the exhibition.

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older. Works must be original, and artists must price all work for sale. The veterinary school will retain a 20 percent commission on all sales.

Artists should submit their entries as 2-by-2-inch, mounted 35 mm slides or as digital images on a compact disk. A nonrefundable, $15 fee must accompany each entry. Artists should make a check or money order payable to Louisiana State University with the note "Animals in Art entry" in the memo line.

Entry forms and information are available from Gretchen Morgan, alumni and public programs coordinator, at (225) 578-9565 or

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