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31 Artists Selected for Ogden Museum’s 12th Annual “Louisiana Contemporary”

Ogden Museum of Southern Art first launched Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. Since the inaugural exhibition twelve years ago, Ogden Museum has shown works by over 500 artists, making Louisiana Contemporary an important moment in the national arts calendar to recognize and experience the spectrum and vitality of artistic voices emanating from New Orleans and in art communities across Louisiana.


This statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.


This year’s guest juror, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, has selected 45 works by 31 artists from a total of 790 submissions.


Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation will open on Fidelity White Linen Night at Ogden Museum on Saturday, August 5, 2023 and will be on view through February 18, 2024.


The full roster of 2023 artists includes:


Nic[o] Brierre Aziz
Jacksun Bein
Thom Bennett
Raina Benoit
Sean Clark
Anita Cooke
Thomas Deaton
Marianne Desmarais
Paige DeVries
Nurhan Gokturk
Andrew Liles
Kelsey Livingston
Srđan Lončar
Mitchell Long
Sara Madandar

Kaori Maeyama
Joshua Mintz
Jacob Mitchell
Cora Nimtz
Mary Jane Parker
Britt Ransom
Macon Reed
Jennifer Rinehart
Christopher Saucedo
Suzanna Scott
Christy Speakman
Elliott Stokes
Trenity Thomas
Richard Vallon, Jr.
Caitlin Waugh
Ariya Aladjem Wolf