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 6-9 pm 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. Awards will be announced at 7pm on opening night, July 14.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
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 including Roberta D. Bruck, Ph.D., Heather Case in memory of Miriam Barranger and others.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, 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. For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTOS: 2017 Best of Show winner "Company of Myself" by Jason Guynes of Tuscaloosa, AL, shown here with 2017 juror William Fagaly; First Place winner "Audrey" by Aron Belka of New Orleans.