2021 CALL INFORMATION
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts the 25th iteration of our annual call for artists - NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 14 JUNE 2021 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 with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 4 September 2021 from 6-9 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 JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.
Past jurors have included Prospect.1 Founder and Curator, Dan Cameron; Museum Director, Billie Milam Weisman; Collector and Philanthropist, Beth Rudin DeWoody; MacArthur Fellow, John Scott; Whitney Trustee and Ballroom Marfa Co-founder, Fairfax Dorn; NOMA Director, Susan Taylor; artist, Tony Fitzpatrick; Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Eric Shiner; Director of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Founder and Artistic Director of the VOLTA Fair, Amanda Coulson; Dishman Art Museum Director, Megan Koza Young; ArtBridge Curator, Jordana Zeldin; MoMA Board Member, Lawrence Benenson; Brooklyn Museum of Art Board Member, Stephanie Ingrassia; Collector, Nick Mayor; Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Bill Arning; Associate Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), Anastasia James; Perez Art Museum (Miami) Director, Franklin Sirmans; prestigious collector, Lester Marks (Houston); Joan Mitchell Center Director, Gia Hamilton; collector / principle of the Francis H. Williams Collection, Francis H. Williams; Head of Curatorial Affairs at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, René Paul Barilleaux; and actress, collector and art advocate, CCH Pounder; Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University, Carmon Colangelo; Art advisor at Matthew Clayton Brown, Robyn Dunn Schwarz and Executive Vice President of Art Miami LLC, Nick Korniloff.
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 $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process.
Each entrant must submit between ONE and FIVE artworks for consideration. Each submission is allowed up to three additional detail images. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format. All works must be for sale.
Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold.
The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.
MORE INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND WITHIN THE ENTRYTHINGY APPLICATION PLATFORM BELOW
2021 IMPORTANT DATES
14 JUNE ::: SUBMISSION DEADLINE
16 JULY ::: FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT
1 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENS TO PUBLIC
4 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
25 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION CLOSES