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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
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New Orleans, LA 70130


- July 11, 2016

Louisiana Contemporary presented by The Helis Foundation

August 8 - September 18, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday August 6, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

 With support from The Helis Foundation, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will once again produce the exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, opening on Whitney White Linen Night, August 6, 2016, and on display until September 18, 2016.

The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the work of living artists, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.

Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation includes 78 original works of art by 47 Louisiana artists.

Artists included in the exhibition are Artemis Antippas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Aron Belka, Chris Berntsen, James Billeaudeau, David Bordett, Susan Bowers, Vincent Cellucci, Joshua Chambers, David Colannino, Drew Cooke, William DePauw, Jer'Lisa Devezin, Benjamin Diller, Adrione Domino, Troy Dugas, Abdi Farah, Ida Floreak, James Flynn, John Gargano, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, Margot Herster, Peter Horjus, Susan Ireland, Xavier Juarez, Kelli Scott Kelley, Jenna Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Chris Lawson, Andrew LeBlanc, Paul LeBlanc, Ernest Joshua Littles, Shawne Major, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Lake Newton, Casey Parkinson, Paul Rizzo, Ryan Sartin, Arthur Severio, Bennett Sewell, Maxx Sizeler, Patch Somerville, Dixon Stetler, Andrew Stubbs, Dan Tague.

The juror for this installation of Louisiana Contemporary is Bill Arning, Executive Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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Attached Images:

Ida Floreak, "Longhorn", 2016, Oil on birch panel, Courtesy of the artist

Peter Horjus, "David, A Series of Men #1" 2015, Used men's shirts, cotton and cotton blend fabric, cotton batting, cotton thread, Courtesy of the artist

Troy Dugas, "Francesco", 2015, Mixed media painting collage on wood panel, Courtesy of the artist


Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes over 77,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

The Ogden Museum is open every day but Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and till 8:00 p.m. every Thursday for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 to seniors 65 and older, $7.25 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

The Museum is closed Saturday through Tuesday of Mardi Gras weekend, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit or call 504-539-9650