Deadline extended for inaugural Catholic New Orleans Student Art Competition

Communications • Mon, Apr 28 2014 at 7:00am

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Deadline extended to May 5 due to Spring Break.

The contest is open to all high school students in the New Orleans area and winners will be selected for a student only exhibition at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum from June through August 2014.

The Catholic Cultural Heritage Center at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum has announced its inaugural Catholic New Orleans Students Art Competition. The contest is open to all high school students in the New Orleans area and winners will be selected for a student only exhibition at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum from June through August 2014. 

Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, design and technique and must meet the following requirements:

    Must be original artwork produced by the student (one entry per student)
  1. Maximum size of artwork is 24 x 36 inches
  2. Mediums allowed: oil/acrylic paint, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, and charcoal
  3. If chosen for display, artwork must be framed; excepting canvas that has been finished on all sides

First, Second and Third place will be awarded in each category: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.  Winners will receive cash prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.  One entry will be selected as “Best in Show” and awarded an additional cash prize.  All winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans from June 13, 2014 – September 1, 2014.  Judges may also select Honorable Mentions from each category to be displayed in the exhibition.

All entries should be submitted via email to rshields@arch-no.org by MAY 5, 2014.  Entries should include a jpg image of the artwork and a completed application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.arch-no.org/downloads and clicking on “Archives”.  Those selected for exhibition will be notified by May 23.  Those with additional questions or seeking more information should email rshields@arch-no.org

The mission of the Catholic Cultural Heritage Center is to contribute support of a vibrant spiritual life within the New Orleans Catholic and wider community by recognizing and displaying the contributions of our multicultural and multiethnic past.  For more information go online to www.oldursulineconvent.org.