December 15, 2012


 LSU seeks entries for annual art exhibition

​Posted Dec. 6, 2012 

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking entries for its 26th Annual International Exhibi­tion on Animals in Art. 

The 2013 show will feature works of art depicting animals in various media and will run from March 23-April 21. The deadline for entries is Jan. 11.

“Shiny Pig,” by Dede LaRue of Denver, was among the works on display during the 2012 International Exhibition on Animals in Art.
(Courtesy of Dede LaRue​)
The judge and juror is Samuel Joseph Corso, who earned his bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing and his master’s degree in stained glass from LSU. The awards will include $1,000 for best of show. One work of art will appear on a cover of the JAVMA.

Some 217 artists from 40 states, Canada, and Mexico submitted 506 entries for the 2012 exhibition—70 of which appeared in the show.

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 sales.

Artists should submit their entries as digital images in JPG or TIF format on a compact disc or in an email message. 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, or provide credit card information.

Entry forms and information are at Additional details are available from Christine Russell, director of the library at the LSU veterinary school, at (225) 578-9796 or