OPENING RECEPTION & JUROR’S TALK – 59th Annual Juried Competition

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59th Annual Juried Competition - Reception

Opening Reception & Artist's Talk

Juror: Susan Baley

Exhibition on view February 24 – May 7, 2022

Public Reception: March 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Juror’s talk at 6:00 pm

Location: Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street

About the Exhibition

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. The Annual Juried Competition is the Masur Museum’s longest-running tradition and one of its best-reviewed exhibitions each year. Annually, contemporary works of art are submitted by artists all over the nation, in all styles and media. The Masur Museum is proud to offer cash awards to exhibiting artists totaling $3,200.

Juror: Susan Baley

The Annual Juried Competition is also a chance to exhibit some of the United States’ best curatorial talent. This year, the Masur Museum is excited to have Susan Baley judge the submitted artworks and select the cash award winners. Baley is the Director of the Grinnell College Museum of Art in Grinnell, Iowa.

Prior to moving to Iowa, Susan Baley was the Executive Director of 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Baley also spent several years in Terre Haute, Indiana, as the Executive Director of the Swope Art Museum. Previously, she served as the Director of Education at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and taught art history, museum studies, and art appreciation at the high school and college level.  She has held leadership roles in professional museum organizations at the state and regional levels and completed the Oklahoma Arts Council’s statewide Leadership Arts program in 2011.

Baley received her BFA in art history with a concentration in Classical studies from Wichita State University, and her MA in art history with a concentration in contemporary art from the University of Oklahoma. Her thesis Mazes, Metaphors, and the Mind explored the relationship between Alice Aycock’s sculptural work and her writing.  In 2018, she completed a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the University of Indiana’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She has been working passionately in the arts for more than three decades and continues to believe in the power of art to change lives.

Selected Artists: Travis Apel (Omaha, NB), Mohsen Azar, (Sarasota, FL), Cindy Blair (Pineville, LA), Joshua Brinlee (Memphis, TN), Naomi Campbell (Brooklyn, NY), Lindsay Carraway (Sterlington, LA), Brooke Cassady (Ruston, LA), Samantha Combs (Baton Rouge, LA), Jeff Corwin (Santa Fe, NM), Julie Crews (Huntsville, AL), Dean Dablow (Ruston, LA), William Dooley (Northport, AL), Nicole Duet (Ruston, LA), Keldrick Dunn (Homer, LA), Leslie ElliottSmith (Alexandria, LA), Michael Elliott-Smith (Alexandria, LA), Emily Ezell (Ruston, LA), Malaika Favorite (Geismar, LA), Zoe Fitch (Tuscaloosa, AL), Eva Marie Fitzsimmons (Colts Neck, NJ), Claudia Flynn (South Kingstown, RI), Kariann Fuqua (Oxford, MS), David Gardner (San Francisco, CA), Ryan Gianelloni (Kenner, LA), Sondra Hamilton (Louin, MS), Paula Henderson (Atlanta, GA), Susan Hensel (Minneapolis, MN), Kate Sartor Hilburn (Choudrant, LA), David Holcombe (Alexandria, LA), Pamela Jackson (Monroe, LA), Peter Jones (Ruston, LA), Terri Jordan (Clarksville, TN), Heather Ryan Kelley (Lake Charles, LA), Christopher Latil (Lake Charles, LA), Julia Denise Lott (Pineville, LA), Dana Mano-Flank (San Carlos, CA), Emerald McIntyre (Monroe, LA), Marcus Michels (Hattiesburg, MS), Jill Miller (Lambertville, MI), Heather Milliman (Dover, NH), Kathy A. Moore (Casstown, OH), Jason Byron Nelson (Monroe, LA), Joshua Newth (Cape Girardeau, MO), Sue Nicholson (Monroe, LA), Cory Oberndorfer (Rockville, MD), Julie O’Connor (Westford, CT), Robert Patrick (White Bear Lake, MN), Sandi Pfeifer (Pittsburg, PA), Nikii Richey (Memphis, TN), Erika Rizer (Terre Haute, IN), Jennifer Robison (Shreveport, LA), Krista Schoening (Little Rock, AR), Suzanna Scott (Ruston, LA), Whitney Tates (Shreveport, LA), Skylar Taylor (Alexandria, LA), Terre Haute MoMA (Terre Haute, IN), Ashlee Thompson (Tuscaloosa, AL), Nina Tichava (Santa Fe, NM), Clifford Tresner (Monroe, LA), Edward Trover (Terre Haute, IN), Maria Botti Villegas (El Dorado, AR), Michael Warrick (Little Rock, AR)

On view
From March 3, 2022 to
From 5:30 pm to
7:30 pm
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