December 15, 2011


 Entries requested for animal art exhibition

Posted Nov. 30, 2011

The 25th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art, hosted by the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, will take place this spring. Submissions are being sought for the show, which will run March 24-April 29 in the veterinary school library.

Judge and juror for this year's event is William Fagaly, the Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In his 45-year tenure at NOMA, he has organized more than 80 art exhibitions. He has also produced a number of other exhibitions around the United States. 

"Ruby," an acrylic by Baton Rouge, La., artist 
Simon Baxter, was one of the pieces accepted 
into the 2011 International Exhibition on Animals 
in Art. (Courtesy of LSU SVM)

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 or older. All art media are welcome; the work must be original. A $1,000 Best of Show award will be given, and one entry will be chosen to appear on the cover of JAVMA. Other awards include the Judge's Awards and honorable mentions, in addition to the People's Choice Award and the Dean's Choice Award. Plus, art show pieces may be selected for the cover of the LSU SVM's Annual Bulletin (admissions and course catalog), for the SVM holiday card, and for promotion of the 2013 International Exhibition on Animals in Art.

All work must be priced and for sale, and a 20 percent commission will be taken on sales. Works must meet the spirit of the Animals in Art exhibition to be considered.

Entrants must submit their artwork in the form of 2-by-2-inch, mounted 35 mm slides or digital images on a compact disk or sent via email to If images are submitted via email, payment must be mailed separately.

Only one slide or digital image should be submitted for each 2-D work, and a maximum of three slides or digital images may be submitted for each 3-D work. Each slide or compact disk must be labeled with name, title, and medium, and each slide must indicate the top of the artwork. The maximum size for entry is 60 inches by 60 inches by 48 inches.

A nonrefundable fee of $15 for each submission must accompany the entry form. Artists should make a check or money order payable to Louisiana State University with the notation "Animals in Art Entry" in the memo line. Entries and payments are due by Jan. 11. Proceeds will benefit special programs of LSU's veterinary school.

Entry forms and information are posted at Contact Christine Mitchell, library director, at for further information.