Artistic ability and attention to animals are the two things required for individuals who want to enter the upcoming art show sponsored by Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine. The school is now accepting entries for its 18th International Exhibition on Animals in Art, to be held March 19-April 17 in the Veterinary Medicine Library.
The exhibition will feature art in all media—sculpture, paintings, and photography. The deadline for entries is Jan. 21, 2005.
Judith Goldsmith, an artist in Baton Rouge, La., will judge the entries. She will be choosing the recipients for the $1,000 Best of Show award as well as other cash awards. Dr. Janis Audin, AVMA editor-in-chief, will attend the show and choose one work of art to appear on the cover of the JAVMA. At the 2004 show, more than 360 artists from 42 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico submitted 839 entries of which 75 were chosen for exhibition.
The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Works must include an animal, be original, and be priced for sale. Work that does not meet the spirit of the show will not be accepted.
Applicants should submit 2-by-2-inch, mounted 35mm slides of their artwork. A maximum of three slides may be submitted for three-dimensional works. The maximum size of an entry is 60-by-60 inches by 48 inches. A nonrefundable $10 entry fee must accompany each submission. Checks or money orders should be made out to the Friends of the SVM Art Show Account.
For more information about the exhibition or an application, contact Sue Loubiere at (225) 578-9793 or vtlloulsu [dot] edu, or visit www.vetmed.lsu.edu/library/artexh/.