Artist call

Lost/Gained from Pandemic Art Exhibit

Bossier Parish Community College announces a call to all Northwestern Louisiana Artists for a juried art exhibition to be held March 2- April 8, 2022. 

BPCC has a great interest in hosting an art exhibit showcasing the Covid Pandemic related art, in hopes of promoting the idea of art as a creative outlet for self-expression. Our secondary goal is to encourage students, faculty, and staff to think about what they have Lost and Gained during the Covid Pandemic.

We are seeking works of art that illustrate what people have experienced/are experiencing due to the Covid Pandemic (both negative /losses and positive/gains). These artworks can be generalized or more personal.

Categories accepted: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, artist book (Sculptural artworks cannot weigh more than 100 lbs. All artworks must be able to fit through a standard sized door.

Open to: All artists living in Northwest Louisiana. Northwest Louisiana is composed of the 10 parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.

To Apply: E-mail Lily Thompson at lthompson@bpcc.edu the artist’s name, email, and phone number, a numbered list of artworks submitted including the following information for each artwork: title, dimensions (L x W x H), medium(s), and a brief description/interpretation (2-4 sentences) about the concepts behind the artwork pertaining to their Covid Pandemic experience (optional, but strongly encouraged).

For each artwork submitted, provide 1 clear digital image (unless 3-D, then submit 2 different images per submission at differing angles). Image submissions should be in .jpeg format and no larger than 3 mb per file. Image files should be labeled as “last name_#.jpeg with the number from the corresponding list of artworks submitted. For example: Smith_01.jpeg”. Submit up to 5 artworks. There is no entry fee.  Artists must be able to drop off and pick up artworks (if selected for the exhibit). Special needs will be considered.

Deadline for Email Application and Photos of Artwork: Friday, February 4, 2022 by 11:59pm. 

  • Deadline for dropping off physical artworks (that are selected for the exhibit): Friday, February 25 at 4:30pm.
  • Artists must pick up artwork (selected for exhibit) no later than Monday, April 4, 2022 at 4:30pm.

Want to see your work displayed in the BPCC Learning Commons/library?

Apply to be considered to exhibit artwork in BPCC's Learning Commons/Library for an entire semester (up to 4 months). Artworks must be able to hang on the wall, so sculptural work cannot be considered for this space.

Contact information

Lily Thompson
lthompson@bpcc.edu
318-678-6379

Kelly McDade
kmcdade@bpcc.edu
318-678-6324