This eclectic, juried exhibition features artwork created using two or more media. The exhibit opens September 21, 2018 with an artists' reception and awards presentation, 7-9pm, and continues through October 27. Admission is free.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary, Mixed Media always proves to be a unique exhibit. To qualify as mixed media, artists must use two or more materials to create their artwork. 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.
Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Carole Irby-Gray, an art teacher and artist, will serve as the juror for this year’s exhibition. She recently relocated to Slidell after losing her home, belongings, and 20 year body of artwork in the Denham Springs floods of 2016, but she is excited to learn more about her new hometown and meeting new artists. She recently joined the Slidell Art League and accepted the co-publicity position as a way of giving back to her new community.
Irby-Gray is a past Board Member of Directors for Louisiana Arts and Artists Guild, where she held Vice President Office and The Publicity Chair for 2005 and 2006. She was the first art blogger for 225 Baton Rouge Magazine website, where she wrote about the arts in The Art Link column. She is also a freelance art teacher, having taught weekly classes in Baton Rouge for 14 years prior to the flood. She feels confident that she will be teaching in Slidell in the near future.
For more about this year's juror, and the exhibition including how to enter (submissions due Sept. 7), visit myslidell.com. 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 2018 Cultural Season sponsors.