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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City of Slidell’s Mixed Media 2014 Call For Artists

The City of Slidell and Mayor Freddy Drennan are inviting artists from ten southeastern states to submit their works for the Slidell Cultural Center’s upcoming Mixed Media juried exhibition.

This annual competition, now in its twenty-second year, always proves to be a unique exhibit. To qualify as mixed media, artists must use two or more mediums to create their art. Last year’s exhibit included works created with paints, pastels, clay, wood, metals and fabrics, plus a wide assortment of other atypical media such as golden thread, rice paper and bamboo.

Patricia Brown, Professor of Art and Gallery Director in the Fielding Wright Art Department at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, will serve as the juror for this year’s exhibition. She also maintains a private studio where she works in textiles, mixed media, handmade paper, drawing and wetplate collodion photography.

Brown’s work is included in the corporate collections of the Alluvian in Greenwood, MS; Peat, Marwick & Mitchel in Jackson, MS; Lenox Hilton in Atlanta, and Holiday Inn, Inc.; also in the collection of Arkansas Arts Center, City of Tampere, Finland and USM. A two time recipient of the MississippiArts Commission Artist's Fellowship, she exhibits extensively in juried and invitational shows including the Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis); Kyoto, Japan; and FIT's "Show Biz" in NYC. Brown is also a workshop instructor and researcher/lecturer on ethnic textiles of South America.
  • All artists 18 years or older, and 
  • Residing in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas are eligible for entry in the City of Slidell’s Mixed Media exhibit. Up to three works may be submitted by each artist, with a 
  • Flat rate entry fee of $25.00
  • A total of $600 in awards will be given to artists selected by the juror for first, second and third place. 
  • Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance into the exhibit by Thursday, May 8.

Complete entry details are available in the prospectus, which can be obtained from the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs (250 Bouscaren Street, Ste. 304) or downloaded under the Cultural & Public Affairs’ section on the city’s website,, or via:

Mixed Media will be displayed in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall located at 2055 Second Street, in Olde Towne Slidell. The exhibit opens on Friday, May 16, 2014, with an opening reception and awards presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

This event is held in conjunction with the Louisiana Cultural District and Slidell Olde Towne Main Street programs. Mixed Media is presented by the City of Slidell's Department of Cultural & Public Affairs, its Commission on the Arts and the 2013 - 2014 Cultural Season sponsors, including the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce; Friends of the Arts; | The Times-Picayune; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital; Sophisticated Woman Magazine; CLECO Power; Ronnie Kole Foundation; Van Geffen Wealth Strategies, LLC; Bargains Plus!/Postal Plus!; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; The Slidell Independent; 4G Printing; Baskin-Robbins/Coy and Donna Faucheux; Chateau Bleu; Councilman Bill & Laura Borchert; Dr. Nathan Brown, Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery; State Representative Greg Cromer; In Memory of Wayne Dunne; Northshore Harbor Center; Pontchartrain Investment Management; Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore; Signs Now; LA Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta; Sunrise on Second Street; Terry Lynn’s Café & Creative Catering; Vicky Magas Insurance Agency; and Tanya Witchen, RE/MAX Real Estate Partners.

This exhibit is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.

For more information about Mixed Media, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646‐4375 or visit the city’s website at For the latest city news updates and information about upcoming events, follow the official “City of Slidell, La. – Municipal News” page on Facebook and the “City of Slidell, LA” page on Twitter.

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