LSU Vet Med pieces in Animals in Art exhibition receive awards
October 26, 2022
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine opened the 29th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art with an opening reception on October 1, 2022, in the LSU Vet Med Library. The show runs through October 31 and is also available for viewing online. The exhibition is free and open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the LSU Vet Med Library.
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, 50 have been selected for 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. 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.
Anything Helps, watercolor, by Charlie Keeling, of Kansas City, Mo., received the Best of Show Award and the JAVMA Award, so this piece will be featured on a future cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. In harness for the parade, Prismacolor pencil by Dr. Ann Johnson of College Grove, Tenn., received both the People’s Choice Award and the Annual Bulletin Award, so this piece will be featured on the LSU Vet Med course catalog.
Judge’s Awards were presented for the following pieces:
- They Call Me Charley, oils on stretched canvas, by Alexandra Saunders, Danville, Calif.
- RETURNED TO SENDER, paper collage, by Trudy Borenstein-Suguira, Princeton, N.J.
- Our Gang, oil on canvas, by Mary Conrad, Strafford, Vt.
Honorable Mention was presented to the following pieces:
- Tribute, Relief print, by Sydney Samele, New Hartford, Conn.
- Notes in Red in a Winter Marsh, Acrylic/Collage, by Krista Roche, Baton Rouge, La.
- Patiently Waiting, Acrylic, by Preston Craig, Boise, Idaho
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