The International Exhibition on Animals in Art began in 1987. This judged and juried show is open to all media, though pieces must depict an animal (fish and insects are considered animals for the purposes of this exhibition). Any work that is determined not to meet the spirit of the exhibit will not be accepted.
The 2017 show is coordinated by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the LSU School of Art.
The next International Exhibition on Animals in Art will be in October 2017.
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Two hundred and two (202) artists from 38 states , Israel and Canada submitted 381 entries for the show. Of those 381 entries, 74 are in the exhibition. The exhibition is held annually and is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. All media are welcomed and accepted; the work must be original. A $1,000 Best of Show award will be given and one entry will be chosen to appear on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Other awards include the Judge’s Award, Honorable Mention, the People’s Choice Award, and the School of Veterinary Medicine Awards. All items in the International Exhibition on Animals in Art are for sale.
Judge and juror for this year’s show was Jonathan Mayers, Louisiana artist and Baton
Rouge native, who received his BFA from Louisiana State University and his MFA from
the University of New Orleans. He is a founding member of the TEN Gallery + Collective
in New Orleans and has exhibited works in Prospect3+, Surreal Salon, and Notes from
the Artistic Underground. His work is included in the
LSU Student Union Art Gallery Permanent Collection and the art collection of Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia.
There is a $1,000 Best of Show award, as well as other awards. One entry will be chosen to appear on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Open to all artists 18 years of age or older. All media with the exception of video, installation, and audio works. Works must be original. All artwork must be priced and available for sale.
Maximum size of entry is 60”x60”x48”. Any accepted artwork that differs from the digital image will be disqualified. Each applicant may submit a maximum of three works.
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