Tag: Shreveport LA

Shreveport’s Art of the Heartland 2016 deadline August 15


The Art of the Heartland 2016 painting competition is open and the deadline is fast approaching:August 15, 2016. Entries are now being accepted at CallforEntry.org.

Entry Fee (Non-Member Fee The Art of the Heartland): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $20.00

About SouthWest Artists, Inc. (SWA)

SWA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This competition is a project of SWA, and the exhibition will be hosted by its Mena Art Gallery in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, an area of 1.5 million acres providing endless plein air painting and photo opportunities. Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational paintings made in America that display the best of American Art. The focus in the jury process will be to select paintings with the highest quality in workmanship, color, value, composition, style and diversity of subject matter that depicts the best of America and its people. The selection jury will consist of three professional artists.

Eligible artist locations include all of the United States, Canada and their possessions, provinces and territories. Artists must be 18 years or older.

Awards are:

1st place, Best in Show: $4,000

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place: $1,000

Award of Merit to an Arkansas Artist: $1,000

We are working with our sponsors to add a variety of additional awards, including merchandise awards, purchase awards, and more. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

We have scheduled a plein air painting workshop for Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4, 2016. Dave Ivey of Shreveport, LA will be the workshop instructor; you can check out his work and style on his website: http://daveivey.com/; to get a view of the location for the workshop,check out our website: http://theartoftheheartland.com. Fee for the workshop is $350 for the two days and does include lunch each day.

Also scheduled are two days of plein air painting and a photoshoot to some of the most beautiful places in Arkansas: great for getting photos for studio artists to work from.


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Red River Revel Arts Festival call for artists


Red River Revel Arts Festival

Shreveport, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 3/31/2016
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/8/2016

The Red River Revel Arts Festival (the Revel, known by locals) is an eight-day annual festival of food, culture, art and music that takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana every October. Located in downtown Shreveport on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport’s Festival Plaza stretches a three-block corridor from Market Street to the river.  The festival features over 100 visual artists, four performance stages, 24 food booths, a children’s arts education area, a fourth grade arts education program, and a K-2nd grade arts education program.

2016 Red River Revel Hours:

Saturday, October 1 – Saturday, October 8

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday & both Saturdays

*Preview Party – September 30, 2016 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This 8-day outdoor arts festival features:

· Local, Regional, & National Artists

· Tents with Sides Provided

· All Booths are Corner Booths

· Options to stay four (4) or eight (8) days

· Two (2) designated parking areas for artists

· 24-hour security

· Artist Hospitality with Free WIFI

$7,000 in cash awards

Direct sales and no commission

70% of artists earn $2,500 or more (artist survey data)

Ranked in Top 100 Fine Arts Festivals in the United States (Sunshine Artist Magazine)

Ranked in Top 100 Events in North America (The American Bus Association)

Ranked in Top 20 Events in the Southeast (Southeast Tourism Society)

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