LSU seeks entries for annual art exhibition

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"Bird's Nest,"
"Bird's Nest," an oil painting by George Gonzalez of Seabrook, Texas, received the SVM Program Award at the 2009 International Exhibition on Animals in Art at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking entries for its 23rd Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art.

The 2010 show will feature works of art in all media and will run from March 27-April 25. The deadline for entries is Jan. 8.

The judge and juror will be Katherine Rutledge, an artist and New Orleans native who earned her bachelor's degree in fine arts from LSU. The awards will include $1,000 for best of show. One work of art will appear on a cover of the JAVMA.

For the 2009 exhibition, some 270 artists from 41 states and five foreign countries submitted 583 entries—75 of which were chosen to be 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 all sales.

Artists should submit their entries as 2-by-2-inch, mounted 35 mm slides or as digital images on a compact disc. 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 at Additional details are available from Christine Mitchell, director of the library at the LSU veterinary school, at (225) 578-9796 or artshowatvetmed [dot] lsu [dot] edu (artshow[at]vetmed[dot]lsu[dot]edu).