Joan of Art 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana. May 21, 2021: The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc of New Orleans is pleased to announce the second annual juried Joan of Art contest with an exhibit hosted by Ariodante Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery.

The Krewe invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit up to three pieces in any medium portraying Joan of Arc. A panel of local artists and culture bearers will review and select pieces for display and sale at Ariodante on Julia Street in New Orleans. Judges selections in the juried exhibit may also be featured in 2022 krewe memorabilia, throws, promotions, and events. Digital images of the pieces may be submitted through the Krewe website and there is no fee to submit. Submissions are due by August 1, 2021. The exhibit will open as part of the “First Saturday” Arts District event on September 4, 2021, and remain on display through the month. Artists will need to provide their works to the gallery for display. All details on submission may be found on the our website at www.joanofarcparade.org

 “This is an opportunity for artists get to know the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc and for the krewe to continue to broaden our army of artists,” says Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc founder Amy Kirk Duvoisin.  “Many local and national artists already create art inspired by and focusing on Joan. We also encourage them, and artists who have never portrayed Joan, to research her and share their own interpretations of her.”

Last year’s inaugural Joan of Art contest held in September of 2020, resulted in ten artists being selected for the exhibit and sale at Ariodante. Three of the selected works of art were represented on signature parade favors of a saint medallion and the annual prayer card as well as promotional pieces for the annual salon. A full list of artists and a recap of last year’s contest and exhibition may be found here:

Joan of Art 2020 – Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc

The purpose of the Joan of Arc Project aka Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc is to honor and celebrate Joan of Arc’s life in unique, artistic, and educational ways, including the production of the annual Joan of Arc parade and Salon de Jeanne d’Arc. We seek to keep Joan’s story and spirit alive by hosting events, workshops, and presentations that illuminate Joan’s heroism and timelessness, while connecting her to the French heritage and pride of New Orleans. As the “Maid of Orleans” inspires citizens of New Orleans and people around the world, we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds to join in our joyous, New Orleans-style revelry.

 

For media inquiries contact: Co-Captain Antoinette de Alteriis captain_antoinette@joanofarcparade.org or 504.717.1451

For contest details or further information contact:  Amy Kirk Duvoisin, Joan of Art Coordinator, at founder_amy@joanofarcparade.org

 

Details for submission

Artwork at Ariodante must be made available for sale for a 60/40 split with the artist.

Artwork can be in any of the following genres: painting, drawing, multimedia, sculpture, or photography. All media and genres will be accepted for review. If selected, artwork must be made available for gallery display by September 1, 2021. Artists will be contacted by the krewe for permissions for other uses. The granting of requested usage is entirely up to the artists’ discretion and will not influence judging or placement.

Submission Deadline:  August 1, 2021

  • Artwork submissions are limited to three submissions per artist. Please name each artwork file with your first and last name as follows:  jpeg/JOA2021.
  • Submissions may be as small as 4 x 6” artwork and as large but no larger than 6 foot canvasses. If you have concerns about size, style, or genre please contact Amy at founder_amy@joanofarcparade.org.

File Type: JPEG or JPG only.

File Size: Under 5 MB.

Color Profile: sRGB

Timeline:

  • Artist Submissions Open: May 21, 2021
  • Artwork Deadline: August 1, 2021
  • Jury Selection:  August 15, 2021
  • Art Gallery Display (if selected for Ariodante Gallery display and sale): September 1, 2021-September 30, 2021
  • Artist Reception: Ariodante Gallery, September 4, 2021
  • Artwork Takedown:  October 1, 2021 at Ariodante Gallery

 

Questions? Contact Amy Kirk Duvoisin, Joan of Art Coordinator, at founder_amy@joanofarcparade.org.

If selected, artists will be put in direct contact with gallery directors at Ariodante Contempory Art & Craft Gallery regarding display requirements.