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New Orleans Loving Festival: CALL FOR ARTISTS

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06/04/2016 - 6:00pm
Exchange Centre Gallery
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New Orleans
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE March 15, 2016. Visit to apply.

The 6th Annual New Orleans Loving Festival is seeking original cartoons that address topics related to diversity, multiculturalism and social justice for a group art exhibition, "A LOVING JUDGEMENT" from June 4th to July 2nd at the Arts Council of New Orleans’ Exchange Centre Gallery. The exhibition is curated by the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Southern University at New Orleans.

About the New Orleans Loving Festival: The "Loving Festival" is modeled after Loving Day multicultural celebrations across the country that organize people to stand against racial prejudice through education and community outreach. The Loving Festival also honors the legacy of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit “Loving v. Virginia” ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. The Loving Festival is an important community platform for showcasing films and other creative works that explore racial stereotypes and inspire people to work together for social justice.

About the Exhibition: Nearly 50 years after the Loving decision, communities in the United States and around the world are still facing social and cultural challenges. Although the new technological revolution in communication and the growing interest in citizen journalism as alternatives to mainstream media have brought people closer together more than ever, they have also uncovered the depth and complexity of some social and cultural provocation. This exhibition explores the themes of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice, and how cartoons and comic strips may reflect the social landscape in the community.

Submissions: We invite cartoon artists to submit their original work related to the exhibition themes. Please use our online application to submit your work. You will be asked to submit the following:

1. Artist contact information
2. High resolution photo(s) of cartoon submission(s)
3. High resolution photo of artist (for the exhibition catalog and website)
4. Artist statement (between 300 to 400 words)
5. Artist biography (between 300 to 400 words)
6. $35.00 Application Fee

You will need to create a Submittable User Account to submit your application. The submission deadline is March 15, 2016 at 11:30pm CST. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Successful submissions will be notified by March 29, 2016.

Accepted artwork must be exhibit ready - with a white mat, black frame and hanging wire. Participating artists will be responsible for shipping costs. If resources are available artists will receive a full or partial reimbursement for shipping.

The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of Charitable Film Network. For more information contact or visit and

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