LSU Veterinary School’s Animals in Art Exhibition opens October 1 with a reception

September 26, 2022

Angel Light

Angel Light, acrylic by Akiko Watanabe, was part of the 2016 International Exhibition on Animals in Art. Watanabe is an accepted artist in the 2022 exhibition.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine opens the 29th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art with an opening reception on October 1, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the LSU Vet Med Library. The show runs through October 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One hundred and eight-nine (189) artists from 40 states, Canada, France, and Puerto Rico submitted 369 entries for the show. Of those 369 entries, forty-seven (47) are in the exhibition. The exhibition 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.

A 20% commission on each piece sold goes to benefit LSU Vet Med programs. You can also support the art show by making a donation. Make checks payable to LSU Foundation with “Animals in Art” on the memo line. 

Judge and juror for the 2022 exhibition is Leslie Koptcho, a professor at the LSU College of Art & Design. Her prints and bookworks are included in 35 permanent collections worldwide. She has exhibited in more than 200 venues, and solo exhibitions include the JARFO Gallery in Kyoto, Japan, and the Joan Grona Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Koptcho has published several articles in Contemporary Impressions and Graphic Impressions and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Southern Graphics Council and American Print Alliance.


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