(August 31, 2013)

Works by North Louisiana artists on view at Meadows Museum of Art

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Carolyn Querbes Nelson Meadows Museum of Art's North Louisiana Artists' Triennial Competition opens to the public on Sunday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m. Thirty-four North Louisiana artists will be represented to help kick off the 2013 season at Centenary's Meadows Museum of Art.

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Centenary's Meadows Museum of Art

This spring, the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum Board unanimously voted to honor the late Carolyn Querbes Nelson by dedicating the competition exhibition program in her name. A life-long supporter of the arts throughout Louisiana, Nelson served as the first director of Centenary's Meadows Museum of Art and later as a Member and a Life Member of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum Board for more than three decades.

"The dedication of the Triennial Competition exhibition program is a fitting tribute to Carolyn Nelson, who changed the face of the arts in Louisiana and beyond," said Carol Connell Shafton, former President of the Board of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum.

The competition is designed to provide visibility for artists working in North Louisiana as well as opportunities to meet and talk with arts professionals outside of the region. Preparations for the event started this summer when more than 50 artists responded to the call for entries. Exhibition juror, owner, and director of the Flood Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, Jolene Flood enjoyed selecting submissions for the competition. "There are clearly many good artists at work in Louisiana," said Flood. "It was a pleasure to view the works."

In addition to the exhibition, several artists will present gallery talks during the event. The exhibition will run through December 15, 2013.

Tours may be scheduled by calling Marvkevea Campbell from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 318.869.5169. For more information about this exhibition or scheduled events at the Meadows Museum of Art, call 318.869.5169.