Gallery One EIIIeven in Leesville recently announced the distribution of its Call to Artists for the Second Annual Competition Exhibition. The deadline for entries is July 15, 2011, and the exhibit will be on display at the gallery in Leesville from September 10 through October 15.


Gallery One EIIIeven in Leesville recently announced the distribution of its Call to Artists for the Second Annual Competition Exhibition. The deadline for entries is July 15, 2011, and the exhibit will be on display at the gallery in Leesville from September 10 through October 15.
Last year’s inaugural Competition Exhibition exceeded all expectations for number of entries, quality and diversity of work and award money provided. The exhibit was selected by the juror from entries from five states. More than $1,300 in prize money was presented and more than  $8,000 in work was purchased from the exhibition.
At the request of the exhibitors, this year prize money and recognition in specific categories will be awarded. Categories include Watercolor, Oils and Acrylic, Three Dimensional Work, Mixed Media/Graphics and Photography. In addition to the category awards, the juror will select an “Exhibit Best in Show” ($500 award), the “Claude ‘Buddy’ Leach Merit Award ($300) and the Barksdale Federal Credit Union Merit Award ($300). This year’s juror is Chris King, Art Department Head at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches.
The Call to Artists entry form with rules and instructions can be obtained at www.galleryoneellleven.org, at Gallery One Ellleven in Leesville, at the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission offices in the Historic Courthouse in Leesville, at galleries and museums throughout central Louisiana or by emailing a request to galleryoneellleven@gmail.com.