The St. Tammany Art Association presents the 53rd National Juried Artists Exhibition, also known as The Summer Show, its annual competition of contemporary art exhibiting a variety of media from artists across the United States. The show opens July 14, 2018 with an artists' reception and presentation of awards, and continues through August 18 with a closing event coinciding with Covington White Linen for Public Art, held 6-10pm that evening.
The Summer Show is open to visual artists nationwide who must submit works completed in the past two years. A variety of two- and three-dimensional works are featured. The juror for the 2018 exhibition is Katie Pfohl, Curator of Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The juror selects pieces to be exhibited and to receive cash awards, including the coveted $1,000 prize for Best of Show, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place and Honorable Mention awards.
Winners of the 2017 exhibit included: Best of Show "Company of Myself" by Jason Guynes, Tuscaloosa, AL; First place was "Audrey" by Aron Belka, New Orleans; Second place was "The Dead Christ" by John Troy, Glendale, MO; Third place was "Lisa" by Les Schmidt, New Orleans, LA. Three honorable mentions were awarded to Lara Vaienti, Bozeman, MT for "There's a Line," Robert Viosca, Mandeville, LA for "View from My Pillow," and Loretta Feeney, Centreville, MA for "Happy Hour Brooklyn."
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm. Admission to the reception and gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at 985-892-8650. The St. Tammany Art Association is a community-and member-supported arts organization located at 320 N. Columbia St. in Covington that has been at the center of cultural activities since 1958, in Covington and the Northshore. It celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
The "Summer Show" is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs and by donations from individual sponsors.