This eclectic, juried exhibition features artwork created using two or more media. The exhibit opens November 3, 2017 with an artists' reception, 7-9pm, and continues through December 16. Admission to all events is free.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mixed Media always proves to be a unique exhibit. To qualify as mixed media, artists must use two or more mediums to create their art. Exhibits in previous years have included works created with paints, pastels, clay, wood, metals and fabrics, plus a wide assortment of other atypical media such as found objects, horsehair, spent bullets, snake skin, and bamboo.
All artists 18 years or older and residing in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas are eligible for entry in the City of Slidell’s Mixed Media exhibit. A total of $600 in awards will be given to artists selected by the juror for first, second and third place.
Mixed Media will be displayed in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall located at 2055 Second Street, in Olde Towne Slidell. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 3, 2017, with an opening reception and awards presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec.. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Olivia Butera, an independent curator and art business professional working in New Orleans, is the juror for this year’s exhibition. Butera recently marked her one year anniversary with Prospect New Orleans, the esteemed visual art organization which presents the international contemporary art exhibition in New Orleans every three years. In April 2017, Butera was named Visitor Services Associate and Volunteer Coordinator for the fourth iteration of the triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.
Butera graduated with an M.A. in Arts Administration in 2017 and received her undergraduate degree in Theology from Spring Hill College in 2014. See more about Olivia Butera at http://myslidell.com/city-of-slidells-mixed-media-2017-call-for-artists/.
This Slidell Olde Towne Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District event is presented by the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs, its Commission on the Arts and the 2017 – 2018 Cultural Season sponsors.