LSU Veterinary School Accepting Entries for Annual Art Exhibition

Yellow Bird, acrylic by Barbara Banthien. JAVMA Award and Art Show Publicity Award.

BATON ROUGE–The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will hold the 28th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art beginning with an opening reception, which is open to the public, on March 11, 2016, in the SVM Library. The show then runs through April 8. The deadline for entries is January 8, 2016.


Judge and juror for this year's show is 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.


All media are welcomed and accepted to attend the exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. 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 Awards and Honorable Mentions, as well as the People’s Choice Award. In addition, art show pieces may be selected for the cover of the LSU SVM’s Annual Bulletin (admissions and course catalog), the LSU SVM holiday card and to promote the 2017 International Exhibition on Animals in Art.


 Artwork should be submitted by January 8, 2016, through Entry Thingy. The link may be accessed by visiting the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine website. 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.


A non-refundable fee of $20.00 for the first work of art entered (plus $15.00 per each additional entry) must be paid online by credit card or through mail by check or money order. The option to pay online will appear after submission through Entry Thingy. A check or money order should be made payable to LSU Foundation with the notation “Animals in Art Entry” in the memo line. Mail the check or money orders directly to:


International Exhibition on Animals in Art

Veterinary Medicine Library

School of Veterinary Medicine

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA  70803