Joan of Art

2023 Call for Art

The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc of New Orleans requests artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds to submit previously created or new artwork portraying Joan of Arc in the 2023 “Joan of Art” contest. We welcome established as well as emerging artists to participate in this visual celebration of the Maid of Orléans, France, and the unofficial patron saint of New Orleans.
The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc produces the annual Joan of Arc Parade in New Orleans each January and the annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc conference each September, as well as other cultural events and activities throughout the year.  Our “army of artists” welcomes new inspiration and new images of Joan from local and national artists to celebrate Jeanne d’Arc in visual art forms as a way to continue to honor her and to reflect her long-reaching legacy and influence. The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc will also consider some submissions for potential use (with artist credit) in our krewe publications, promotional materials, and possibly as parade favors or parade banners.

The krewe welcomes only positive and original images of Joan, to share with the public throughout the month of September 2023 at Ariodante Arts & Crafts Gallery in New Orleans.  The exhibit of juried artworks will be part of the gallery’s September First Saturday’s Art Walk on Julia Street on September 2, 2023. That evening, local art contest judges will choose the top three art pieces to award for this year’s contest.  Winners in first, second and third place will each receive a complimentary walking membership (valued at $125).

Artwork at Ariodante must be made available for sale if selected for a 50/50 split with the artist. Artwork displayed at the Salon de Jeanne d’Arc need not be made for sale and can be for display only.

Select pieces of the artwork may be chosen to be replicated, with the artist’s permission, for use in the 2023 Salon de Jeanne d’Arc poster and/or in the 2024 Joan of Arc Parade, as a throw design, or on banners or in other printed materials. This is in addition to a public gallery display.

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 display and installed in Ariodante Gallery by September 1, 2023.

Artists selected for the juried exhibit will be notified by August 15, 2023. 

Submission Deadline:  Friday July 31, 2023, by midnight (CST)

• Artwork submissions are limited to three submissions per artist.  Please name each artwork file with your first and last name as follows:  Darc_Joan_workingtitle.jpeg.

• Submissions may be as small as 4 x 6” artwork and as large but no larger than 6 foot canvasses.

•Submissions may not exceed 25 pounds.

Joan of Art Selections