2023 CALL INFORMATION
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts the 27th iteration of our annual call for artists - NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 19 JUNE 2023 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings in September 2023 from 6-9 pm.
The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. The exhibition's name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. NO DEAD ARTISTS turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the '90s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States and the call went international in 2014.
The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.
As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.
The panel of jurors for the 27th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS reflects a somewhat different model than years past. For the 2023 jury, the JFG team has invited three previous participants in past years of the exhibition who remain represented artists of the gallery today.
NDA 2018 Finalist - REWA was born and raised between Nigeria and England and received a BSc. in Physiology and Pharmacology from University College London (UCL). She previously worked as the Head of Corporate Development and Investor Relations for a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company. Prior to this, she was the Specialty Insurance Executive for Old Mutual West Africa and a Management Consultant at Accenture (UK). Never having received formal art training, she is self-taught and developed her innate talent from a very early age. Growing up, her father encouraged her creative drive, his expansive art collection from West Africa, providing further impetus for her development. Her formal training as a physiologist / pharmacologist at UCL also prepared her for what has become an exciting journey; she learned to observe in greater detail and to seek deeper meaning.
NDA 2019 Finalist - A native Texan, Moore completed her MFA at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles in 2016. She has been named one of Saatchi Art’s 20 Artists To Watch in 2020, and a top 10 finalist in the New Western Talent juried exhibition with Western Gallery. Kristin’s paintings can be found in collections across the U.S. and Europe. Her work has been shown at The Other Art Fair in Dallas, and in group exhibitions with Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, and SHOWFIELDS New York (curated by The Jealous Curator). She has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Austin, and Lockhart. Kristin currently lives and works in Dallas, TX and is a studio artist at The Cedars Union.
For more information, please contact the gallery at info@jonathanferraragallery.
NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art.
Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process. Once payment has been made, edits cannot be made to your submission so please do so only once completed in full.
A single application may contain up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each submission is allowed up to three additional detail images per artwork. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format - high resolution files around 1MB are preferred. All works must be for sale to be included in the exhibition.
Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold and should be priced accordingly.
The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.
2023 IMPORTANT DATES
19 JUNE ::: SUBMISSION DEADLINE
30 JULY ::: FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT
30 AUGUST ::: EXHIBITION OPENS TO PUBLIC
2 SEPTEMBER ::: EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
14 OCTOBER ::: EXHIBITION CLOSES