Calls for Entry


Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016

Louisiana Tech University School of Design

4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 26- February 16, 2017


Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition is a multi-media show for 2D, 3D and video works exploring any theme. Juror is Rachel Cook, Curator of DiverseWorks in Houston, TX.



Rachel Cook is a Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Her curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates gestural language and methods of delegation embedded within performative and participatory work. While at DiverseWorks, she organized commissioned projects by Keren Cytter, Danielle Dean, Tony Feher, Oliver Herring, Chelsea Knight, Liz Magic Laser, Kristin Lucas, Pepe Mar, Heather and Ivan Morison, Sheila Pepe, Sondra Perry, Mark Tribe, and Wu Tsang.


Recently she has curated a group exhibition and performance piece conceived by French artist Julien Prévieux, What Shall We Do Next?, which considered ideas of the real in relation to physical materials, technology, and advertising. Another recent project was The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, a large-scale performance platform by Los Angeles-based artist taisha paggett in collaboration with Ashley Hunt and Kim Zumpfe, where the question, “What is a Black dance curriculum today?” was posed. Her writing has appeared in a number of art journals, including Modern PaintersFlash Art, and Prospect 3’s catalog. She is currently the Guest Editor of Art Lies for Gulf Coast, a journal of literature and fine arts.


Prior to joining DiverseWorks, Cook worked for dOCUMENTA(13)’s publication team, and was a fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Cook holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Last year she received a Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to research a series of Walker Evans’ photographs from the African Negro Art exhibition at MoMA in 1935.


Submission Information:

Submission limited to 3- 5 works, all 2D, 3D and video works eligible for entry

Submission Fees: 1-3 works $30, 4-5 works: $35


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Image criteria:

  • Suggested image settings for best possible quality and ease of viewing for juror:

– .jpg file format

– sRGB color profile

– 1024 x 768 pixels for image files

– 640 pixels on longest edge for video files

– 72 ppi resolution

– image submissions should not be larger than 5 mb per file

– video submissions should be .mov or .wmv file format not exceeding 5 minutes and no    larger than 60 mb per file.



Best in Show: $500 + a solo exhibition at LA Tech in 2017/2018

Juror’s Choice: $300

Two Honorable Mentions: $100 each


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016

Acceptance notice: December 12, 2016

Deadline for drop-off/receipt of accepted works: January 16-17, 2017

Opening Reception and Juror Talk: January 26, 2017

Exhibition Closes: February 16, 2017

Pick-up and return shipping: February 22-23, 2017



  • All entries must be created by the artist(s) submitting the work within the past 5 years. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Monetary values for each work must be given for insurance purposes. Louisiana Tech Uni-versity does not handle art sales. Any inquiries will be forwarded to the artist.
  • Media is open, but work must be ready to exhibit. Artist is responsible for providing installation hardware (wall ready, wire, cleats, etc). Unusual hanging or installation methods must be approved. Video works need to be high quality DVD.
  • Work should not exceed 60” in width or 84” in height (including frame).
  • 2d work must not exceed 50 lbs and 3d works must not exceed 100 lbs.
  • Accepted artists must sign an Exhibition Contract.
  • LA Tech reserves the right to reproduce submitted images for all media and publicity pur-poses.
  • LA Tech reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images/videos.
  • No more than 5 entries are allowed.
  • A non-refundable submission fee of $30 for up to 3 entries or $35 for 5 entries is required. Submission fees must be paid online at the time of entry.
  • There will be two submission areas at, allowing individuals to choose between submitting 3 or 5 images. Choose the submission that reflects the number of entries you wish to submit; artists cannot submit to both.
  • Online entry must be complete to be accepted. Submission via will serve as artist’s signature and agreement to all terms and conditions. Accepted artists will also receive an exhibition agreement at a later date.
  • Application materials must be received via no later than midnight on November 30, 2016
  • Communication regarding acceptance will be done via email. Please do not call to inquire about submissions.



Artists are responsible for shipping both ways. Work must be packed in sturdy, reusable boxes with proper protection (at least 1 inch of proper packing material between box and artwork). Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork or sent to the gallery at least 1 week prior to the closing of the exhibition. Do not use packing peanuts. Louisiana Tech University is not responsible for any damage incurred in transit. Shipping insurance is encouraged.