On view: September 4 - November 21, 2015
Opening Reception and Member Preview: Friday, September 4, 6-8pm
The 28th September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an exhibition selected by jurors Pat Musick and Jerry Carr from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media.
Artists Exhibiting in September Competition
The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of great development in the United States. It was during this time that America truly began to develop an artistic style distinct from the work of European artists. During this time, many American artists brought Impressionism from Europe and began making it their own, forming art circles and colonies and establishing a collective identity in a sense. American Impressionism was more cosmopolitan than European, highlighting qualities of America’s new urbanization. This style paved the way for realist painters such a
October 17 – November 22, 2014
GRFA grants monetary scholarships to High School Juniors and Seniors through an annual visual arts competition in order to encourage individual participation in the arts.
Each year's competition theme is determined by George Rodrigue and is announced in the beginning of every school year. In order to encourage participation by all, there is no GPA requirement and scholarship winners are not required to major in art.
Gail H. Shelton is an artist based in Winnfield, Louisiana. Inspired by her love for travel, Shelton creates portraits, wildlife, and still life works from photographs taken on her trips. The works in this exhibition are created using layered colored pencil, often using solvents to lend a more paint-like appearance. In addition to colored pencil, Shelton also paints with watercolor.
The Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO) presents Art of Hospice, an exhibition of art that exemplifies the care and dignity hospices provide in their community. The chosen artworks will to travel throughout Louisiana and Mississippi for local celebrations of hospice awareness between September 2014 and December 2015.
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