49th Juried Competition

49th Annual Juried Exhibition

May 12-July 21, 2012

The Masur Museum of Art Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information and to print out an entry form.


Liza Simone, Juror

Liza Simone is the Founding Director of Phantom Galleries Los Angeles (PGLA), an organization launched in 2005 that facilitates and administrates temporary public arts programming in vacant storefronts throughout Los Angeles County.  PGLA’s mission to transform and bridge communities with public art through exhibitions is best exemplified by her work with artists such as Lita Albuquerque, JR, Bill Viola, Futura, and Nancy Buchanan.  She has collaborated with TED Prize, the Torrance Art Museum, LA Art Girls, the Los Angeles Art Association, and Fallen Fruit, and Farmlab.  Simone was also involved in the initial launch of the publication, The Arts District Citizen, and has spoken at Biola University, USC, UCLA, and Cal State Northridge.  Her contributions as a writer and photographer have been published in the LA Times, The Arts District Citizen, Public Magazine, 944 Magazine, and The District Weekly.  



Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00.

Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  Artists do not have to be present to receive awards.  Checks will be mailed after the reception.


Important Dates                                                    

March 18, 2012: Postmarked/emailed submission deadline       

April 3, 2012: Artist notification

April 25 – May 1, 2012: Delivery of accepted artwork via mail

April 27 – May 1, 2012: Hand delivery period

Saturday, May 12, 2012: Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m.

            Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.

May 12 – July 21 2012: Exhibition dates

July 24-30, 2012: Return of artwork

July 26 – 29, 2012: Hand pick up period





Masur Museum of Art

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.  Additional funding is provided by the Gannett Foundation and Capital One, as well as grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Northeast Louisiana  Arts Council; the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation; and corporate and private sponsors.