Exhibit Information


The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild holds exhibits throughout the year in several venues. Our main location featuring ongoing exhibits is the Independence Park Theatre Gallery. Periodically we host exhibits at the Ochsner Medical Center off Bluebonnet Blvd, the Ochsner Health Center off O'Neal Lane, Theatre Baton Rouge and various libraries including the Make A Statement Show at the Greenwell Springs library. The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild is very proud to host our annual national juried River Road Show. Read more about the River Road Show here. Most questions can be answered by the information provided on this page, but you can contact the Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild here.

Independence Park Theatre

Independence Park Theatre

Independence Park Theatre

7800 Independence Park Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Tues - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm

Gallery is free and open to the public

Current

Spring Judged Show

Judged by Carol Hallock

March 2 - May 11

Reception, March 26

Upcoming

Spring Member Show

Members only show

May 11 - July 20

Reception - June 4

2017 Schedule for Independence Park Theatre

  • January 2017

    • Winter Member Show

      Members only show

      January 12 - March 2

      Reception, January 29

  • March

    • SPRING JUDGED SHOW

      March 2 - May 11

      Judged by Carol Hallock

      Reception, March 26

  • May

    • Spring Member Show

      Members only show

      May 11 - July 20

      Reception, June 4

  • July

    • SUMMER JUDGED SHOW

      July 20 - September 14

      Reception, August 6

  • September

    • Workshop Show

      Members only show

      September 14 - November 2

      Reception, October 1

  • November

    • WINTER JUDGED SHOW

      November 2 - January 11, 2018

      Reception, November 12

Theatre Baton Rouge

Theatre Baton Rouge exhibit

Theatre Baton Rouge

7155 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild holds annual exhibits in the lobby of the Theatre Baton Rouge, lasting approximately one month. Check back here or the calendar for dates of the next exhibit.

Paintings for the exhibit are delivered directly to Theatre Baton Rouge on the installation date between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. After the exhibit, paintings must be picked up from Theatre Baton Rouge on the ending date between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.

Fairwood Library

Fairwood Library exhibit

Fairwood Library

12910 Old Hammond Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild holds exhibits at the Fairwood Library, lasting approximately one month. Check back for dates of the next exhibit.

Paintings for the exhibit are delivered directly to the Fairwood Library on the installation date between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. After the exhibit, paintings must be picked up from the Fairwood Library on the ending date between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.

Ochsner Clinic

Ochsner Health Center Art Wall

Ochsner Health Center

9001 Summa Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild holds annual exhibits at the Ochsner Health Center, lasting approximately one month. Check back for dates of the next exhibit.

Paintings for the next exhibit are delivered at the Studio in the Park on Open Studio days prior to the installation date. After the exhibit, paintings can be picked up from the Studio in the Park any Open Studio day.

Ochsner Hospital

Ochsner Medical Center exhibit

Ochsner Medical Center

17000 Medical Center Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild holds annual exhibits at the Ochsner Medical Center, lasting approximately one month. Check back for dates of the next exhibit.

Paintings for the next exhibit are dropped off at the Studio in the Park on Open Studio days prior to the installation date. After the exhibit, paintings can be picked up from the Studio in the Park any Open Studio day.

General Rules for All Exhibits

  • All shows require original work (see Originality Rules) which is not based on published photographs, or done as class work or in workshops. Copies of other artists' work are not eligible to exhibit.
  • All media is accepted, except photography. We are especially encouraging a variety of mediums such as graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink, collage, mixed media, pastel, gouache, etc.
  • Only works created in the past 2 years can be entered in Guild exhibits.
  • Paintings can be for sale, but do not have to be.
  • Paintings must be framed (or gallery wrap with 1½ inch minimum width and all edges painted)
  • Paintings must be identified on the back with your name, phone number, title of the painting, medium, price (or value if NFS).
  • All works are required to remain on display until the end of the show.
  • Only members of the Installation Committee and the Gallery Coordinator are authorized to hang, move, or remove paintings.
  • The Exhibits Chair, the LAAG President, or their designated representative has the final say on what will be hung in all exhibits. They have the right to reject any piece at their discretion, regardless of content, medium or presentation.

General Rules for Independence Park Theatre Gallery

  • Take-in / Pick-up days are always on a Thursday from 11 am - 1 pm at Independence Park Theatre. Works are to be picked up promptly as storage space is limited.
  • Receptions are always held on a Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. The Judge's selections are awarded at the reception. For non-judged shows, those attending the reception vote for a People's Choice Award.
  • Awards consist of First Place-$250, Second Place-$150, Third Place-$100, Honorable Mentions. All winners receive a ribbon.
  • The installation fee for judged shows is $8 per painting for LAAG members and $10 per painting for non members. The installation fee for members only shows is $5 per painting.
  • Maximum of five paintings, please.
  • The same painting can only be shown in one judged show and one members only show.
  • Works sold are subject to a 20% BREC commission fee. Adjust your prices accordingly.
  • Neither BREC, nor the Guild, is liable for damage, loss or theft.

General Rules for Mayor's Office

  • The exhibits at the Mayor's Office Conference Room are for LAAG members only.
  • Exhibits are usually installed on a Friday. Take-in will be at the Studio in the Park on Open Studio days prior to a scheduled installation. Artwork currently installation will be returned to the Studio in the Park and must be picked up promptly as storage space is limited.
  • The exhibiting space lends itself to large paintings. All artwork must be a minimum of 20"x28".
  • Please limit to two paintings.
  • No installation fee.
  • No commission on sales.

Installation Rules for All Exhibits

  • Make certain your work is clearly identified on the back as to title, medium, price (or value if Not For Sale) and most importantly, include your name and phone number.
  • We do not accept unframed works, unless using a gallery-wrap canvas - i.e., no tacks, staples, etc visible on the sides. The sides of a gallery wrapped canvas must be painted and must be at least 1½ inches deep.
  • Frames should be simple and non ornate - black, white, gold, silver, wood, etc. Maximum frame width is 3 inches.
  • Maximum size, frame included, is 48 inches in either direction.
  • Mats should be white, off white or a light-colored neutral tone. A thin, colored liner is acceptable.
  • The installation method requires a screw eye/D-ring and wire setup. Screw eyes/D-rings are to be placed one third (of the vertical measure of the frame) down from the top corners of the frame. The wire, when held at the center, should be 2 inches from the top of the painting.
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  • If the existing wiring installation system approximates that measure, no additional modification is required.
  • Metal frames with clips and wire are suitable, if clips are firmly seated (no slippage) at the required distance from the top.
  • The protective layer of glass, or Plexiglas if over 18"x24", should be clean, properly sized, fitted for its frame and firmly seated.
  • All work should be firmly fastened in the frame with sufficient backing and/or tacking to eliminate any looseness.
  • Check frames, tighten screws, reinforce corners, etc as needed.
  • Clean/dust the frame and/or glass before turn-in. And please, no wet paint.

Originality Rules for All Exhibits

It is a basic and long-standing goal of the Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild that only original artwork be displayed in the Guild Exhibits. To help define the term "original artwork", the following guidelines have been adopted by the Board of Directors.

  • The work must be an original composition in both execution and design.
  • The work may not be a reproduction of an original from any medium even if it is a limited edition signed by the artist and registered. Prints or Giclées are not permitted. For printed works to be considered original, the work must be a graphic work for which the artist himself etched or engraved the original plate, cut the block or worked on the stone or screen.
  • A work may not be a direct copy of a published or unpublished composition, i.e. postcards, photographs in books or other publications, other photographs not taken by (or expressively for) the artist, or the work of other artists. Photographs taken by the artist but processed by commercial photo labs will be accepted as original sources. Collages or mixed media work may employ photographs in an original composition by the artist.
  • Work done as a result of, but not during, a workshop or performed in response to a "take-home" assignment may be considered original, provided the artist has interpreted the subject matter in his or her individual way and rendered the work without direct assistance from another artist or instructor. Originality is usually not compromised by an artist's attempt to respond to minor critiques and suggestions offered by fellow artists or instructors.
  • Here is an excellent article by Sean Wes discussing originality: How to Be Inspired Without Copying
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