Interested in exhibiting in one of the STAA spacious galleries?
You do not have to be a member to submit a proposal, however, we encourage membership as a way to participate in and contribute to the arts within the community. Proposals for exhibition in the St. Tammany Art Association are reviewed by the Artist Advisory Committee and selections for exhibition are presented to the Board of Directors for final approval. The Artist Advisory schedules 6 – 8 exhibitions a year in advance.
To submit a proposal, please send a short narrative letter which describes and identifies the artistic purpose of the exhibition along with 20 digital images on a disc. Each image should be numbered and should correspond to an image list including titles, dates, dimensions, and mediums. Your proposal should also include your Curriculum Vitae or resume listing your exhibitions, any education or workshops which have been important in developing your work, and articles and/or reviews. Also, please include a short biography and a brief statement about your work.
All proposals should provide the name of a project leader who will meet with the artists’ advisory in advance of the exhibition and in the weeks leading up to the show. The advisory will provide support for the project leader by assisting with a time line, and various resources and details which must be completed according to specific guidelines.
Please include a description of any education component proposed as part of the exhibition. These may include, artists walking tours, workshops, or demonstrations. An education component is not required for the proposal to be considered, however, STAA strongly advocates education as part of community outreach.
If you have any questions about the process, send an e-mail with the words “Exhibition Proposal” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call STAA at 985-892-8650. A member of the Artists Advisory Board will contact you to answer your questions.
Completed proposals, including all support materials, may be mailed or dropped off at St. Tammany Art Association, 320 North Columbia Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433. The Artists Advisory Board schedules exhibitions in advance, so any proposal for the coming year should arrive before November 15th at the Art House.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Artist Advisory Board and you will be notified if your proposal will be scheduled. STAA may keep submissions for future consideration as resource materials for exhibitions. Members of the Advisory are professional artists and arts educators, who have experience in organizing exhibitions for the St. Tammany Art Association. For new artists, this is an opportunity to experience working in collaboration with other art professionals. Should you wish to be considered for exhibition with a group rather than as a feature, please indicate this in your narrative or email.