58th Annual Juried Competition

The Masur Museum of Art announces the 58th Annual Juried Competition
hosted by the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum!
Thank you to the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council for sponsoring this year’s competition!

Due to damage to the Masur Museum of Art caused by a tornado in April 2020, the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum has graciously agreed to host our 58th Annual Juried Competition! We would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to our friends there for supporting us at this time.

Exhibition on view March 4 – May 8, 2021, at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, located at 1051 Chenault Park Road in Monroe, Louisiana. Work will be judged by Dr. Kelli Morgan, independent curator, historian, and culture critic!

For those who would like to see the 58th Annual Juried Competition but aren’t local to Monroe…our virtual exhibit is officially live! You can view all of the pieces in this year’s competition, as well as vote for the People’s Choice Award!

Also, if you missed the Juror’s talk where Dr. Kelli Morgan discussed the competition and announced the winners, it is also available in the online exhibition! Don’t miss your chance to see all of the art submitted this year…virtually

Virtual exhibition: https://masurmuseum.wixsite.com/virtualexhibition

A bit of information about our 58th Annual Juror, Dr. Kelli Morgan:

Originally from Detroit, MI., Dr. Kelli Morgan is a curator, author, educator, and social justice activist.
She earned her doctorate in Afro-American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Public History – Museum Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Specializing in critical-race curatorial analyses, her interdisciplinary research focuses on Black women’s visual narratives. Most recently, her work has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice uphold white supremacy and maintain white cultural hegemony. She’s held curatorial positions at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields where she recontextualized American collections to illuminate systemic racism and structural inequities to encourage responsible approaches to museum DEI initiatives.

Currently, Dr. Morgan is an independent curator and art consultant.

Thank you to all of our 58th Annual Juried Competition Artists!
Lawrence Baker (OH), A. Bascove (NY), Cindy Blair (LA), Martin Brief (MO), Christopher Paul Brown (NC), Heidi Carlsen-Rogers (AR), Charles Clary (SC), Julie Corcoran (WV), Andrew Cortez (CA), Shaina Craft (IL), Dean Dablow (LA), Jennifer Deppe Parker (NY), Michele Evola Wagner (NY), April Fitzpatrick (FL), Ashley Gates (FL), Frank Hamrick (LA), Brian Harper (IN), Sidra Hassan-Brown (NY), Robert Hein (MD), Karen Hillier (TX), Patricia Houghton Clarke (CA), Michael Hower (PA), Brandon Hudson (TX), Quinn Jin (LA), Kevin B. Jones (CA), Phillip LeBlanc (LA), Stacy Leeman (OH), Hugh Leeman (CA), Lodiza Lepore (VT), Stephen Marc (AZ), Donna McGee (LA), Mark Mcleod (TN), Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (NM), Phillip Michaels (NY), Jacob Moffett (LA), Ania Moussawel (FL), Leslie Nolan (VA), Liam Perez (IL), Alfield Reeves (MI), Nancy Rivera (UT), Jennifer Robison (LA), Cheryl Sampson (MO), Stephen Spiller (NY), Wanda Sullivan (AL), Raymond Thompson (WV), Darren Thompson Jr (MD), Paul Trichel (AR), Rhonda Urdang (AZ),