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CALL INFORMATION

2024 CALL INFORMATION

Call For Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY proudly hosts the 28th iteration of our annual call for artists - NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 24 JUNE 2024 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September and first-half of October with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings in September 2024 from 5-9 pm.

The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. The exhibition's name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. NO DEAD ARTISTS turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the '90s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States and the call went international in 2014.

 

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.

As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY to take place the following year.

MEET THE JURORS

MEET THE JURORS

KATE CHERTAVIAN – Cambridge, MA 

An internationally recognized art consultant, Kate has over 25 years of experience curating independent projects and building private collections. She built and curated David Bowie’s art collection from 1992 to 2000 and has subsequently built important collections in her fields of expertise. Her university and institutional projects include the sculpture program at Harvard Business School, a curated collection for the Barr Foundation, and a collection of important pictures for the Four Seasons/One Dalton. Kate has worked in the auction and gallery markets for over two decades and specializes in Impressionist and Modern, Post War and Contemporary, American and Modern British art markets. She is a Trustee of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, the Co-President of the Rowland Foundation and a founder of the national non-profit Year Up.

 

TOCCARRA THOMAS – New Orleans, LA 

Toccarra is a nonprofit arts professional with experience spanning community-based cultural programming, artist services, and nonprofit operations. Thomas has served in many capacities within organizations of varying sizes, facilitating opportunities for individuals and communities to access resources that contribute towards a more inclusive, connected, and culturally-rich future. Most recently, she worked as the Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA; the inaugural general manager of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY; and inaugural managing director of SPACE, a contemporary multidisciplinary art organization in Portland, ME.

 

KATE SCHEIN WAISMAN – Larchmont, NY 

Kate has been working in the museum field for over 25 years as both an exhibition developer and museum educator. Her background is in arts education, creating and conducting innovative arts programs both in classrooms and museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Jewish Museum. She has led conceptual planning and overseen design and fabrication for exhibition projects in partnership with various cultural institutions including: The Boston Children’s Museum, “Peep’s World”; The Brooklyn Botanic Garden – conceptual plan for their new Children’s Garden; The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, “Heroic Journeys”; and various National Park Service Historic Sites including The Roanoke Island Festival Park. Kate has also consulted in the design of play-spaces for the JCC in Manhattan and private residences in New York City. She most recently led content development for the new 81st Street Studio, an interdisciplinary, multisensory drop-in discovery and play space at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kate earned her Masters of Education with focus in Supervision and Administration with specialization in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College, and her B.A. in Art History at Tulane University. Kate lives in Larchmont, NY with her husband and twin daughters.
 

For more information, please contact the gallery at matthew@ferrarashowman.com.

 

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Call For Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art. 

Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $40.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process. Once payment has been made, edits cannot be made to your submission so please do so only once completed in full.

A single application may contain up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each submission is allowed up to three additional detail images per artwork. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format - high resolution files around 1MB are preferred. All works must be for sale to be included in the exhibition.

Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold and should be priced accordingly. 

The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.

2024 Important Dates

2024 IMPORTANT DATES

24 JUNE ::: EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE 

27 JULY ::: FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

4 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENS TO PUBLIC

7 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

5 OCTOBER ::: EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION

12 OCTOBER ::: EXHIBITION CLOSES

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