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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - Contact: 225-273-6439

Baton Rouge Gallery Now Accepting Applications for New Artist Members

Baton Rouge Gallery-center for contemporary art, one of the nation's longest-standing professional artist cooperative galleries, announced its annual call for new artist members.

Since its founding in 1966, Baton Rouge Gallery has grown into the area's premier contemporary arts center. The mission of the Baton Rouge Gallery, as adopted by its board of directors in May 1999, is to provide a forum for the arts, especially for professional visual artists to exhibit their art. The Gallery places emphasis on education and enrichment, including multidisciplinary arts programs.

As a cooperative gallery, existing artist membership make artistic decisions, like exhibit installations and artist membership, fostering an environment that promotes artistic exploration above all else. Currently, the gallery boasts an artist member roster of more than 50 professional artists ranging in media including fiber, print, drawing, glass, sculpture, painting, photography and more.

The gallery encourages artists of all media to apply free of charge. Applicants must complete their application no later than Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.

Applications are available at Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, or online at batonrougegallery.org. Visit http://bit.ly/nbOhkd to view artist application guidelines.

For more information, call the gallery at 225-383-1470.

Baton Rouge Gallery, a BREC facility, is supported in part by funds from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (through the Decentralized Arts Funding Program). The Gallery also receives support from the Community Fund for the Arts, WRKF, its Community Members and the late Paula Manship.

 

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