The Masur Museum of Art Proudly Presents: The 56th Annual Juried Competition

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

On view Feb. 28, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Closing reception with Juror’s Talk and Prize Announcements:
Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7:30pm

About the Exhibition
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This year, a grand total of 279 artists, from 36 states + D.C. entered 722 works of art! This long-running tradition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. The juror for the 56th Annual Juried
Competition is Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

“This exhibition focuses primarily on IDENTITY—how identity is assigned, constructed, fluid, rejected, reclaimed, and embraced. Some works are portraits that represent a sitter’s outward
style and convey an inner attitude. Others are more enigmatic, more mysterious. They ask us to question our own identities past, present, and future. How do we see ourselves? How do we want to be seen?” -Catherine Futter, Juror

A selection of artwork to be exhibited is at the end of this document.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

Additional Upcoming Events

Bookmaking Workshop for Adults with Frank Hamrick
March 16, 9am-5pm
Frank Hamrick will lead participants in making two different kinds of books by hand. Essential tools and materials will be provided. $135 member/ $155 non-member Register at masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events!

Masur After School Art Camp
Wednesdays, April 3 – May 1, 4:15-5:15pm
Kids in grades 3-6 can join instructor Betsy Finklea for a variety of fun, creative projects after school! $65 member/ $75 non-member. Register at masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events!

Off the Wall 10th Anniversary
April 12, 6-9pm
The Masur Museum’s annual fundraiser features a fine art silent auction, a Bon Voyage trip raffle worth $3000, live music by George McConnell, live painting, and great food and drink! Contact us for sponsorship opportunities or purchase your tickets at masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events.

Making for Mom: Kids Mother’s Day Clay Workshop
April 19, 5-8pm; April 20, 10-12pm
Alyssa Guidry will lead teams of kids and their parents (dads are invited, too!) in making a special handprint sculpture. More details to be announced soon!

Selected Artworks

uneven grounds laslie elliotsmith masur museum of art monroe, la

Leslie Elliottsmith (Alexandria, LA)
Uneven Ground, 2018
Pigmented photographic print on rag paper.
Courtesy of the Artist.

rylee and nelly rj kern masur museum of art monroe, la
R. J. Kern (Minneapolis, MN)
Rylee and Nelly, Clay County Fair, Minnesota, 2017
Archival inkjet print.
Courtesy of the Artist.

after empress josephine rhonda urdang masur museum of art monroe, la

Rhonda Urdang (Flagstaff, AZ)
After Empress Josephine (1804), 2018
Femmage with hand-cut found paper, historical photograph, lace.
Courtesy of the Artist.

dragon lives under the mountain sena kwon masur museum of art monroe, la
Sena Kwon (New York, NY)
Dragon lives under the mountains, 2016
Digital drawing.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world. The Masur Museum of Art is a division of the City of Monroe’s Department of Community Affairs. Exhibitions and educational programs are funded by the Twin City Art Foundation. The Masur Museum’s mission is to provide a quality visual arts experience through temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and collections management for the citizens of Monroe and the community of Northeast Louisiana. Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, CenturyLink Security Systems, Yellowbook360, and DeltaStyle.


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