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"Scripture through Many Eyes"

Calling local artists for our 2024 exhibit

The Biedenharn Museum and Gadens announces an opportunity for Northeast Louisiana Artists to participate in a unique exhibition, "Scripture through Many Eyes." 

In July, the museum will match 35 artists with a Biblical story through a random drawing. We have 75 scriptural stories, including well-known incidents such as Noah's Ark, The Parting of the Red Sea, and the Last Supper, as well as lesser-known material such as Elisha and the Bear and Sampson and the Honey in the Lion's Carcass.

The drawing will occur on July 10, 2023 and artists will be notified of selection on July 12th. Each participant will have five and a half months to paint, sculpt, weld, or craft their interpretation of the scripture chosen for them. 

Artist Requirements:

  • Commit to submitting a completed work to the Biedenharn Museum by noon on January 12, 2024. 

  • Submitted art must be new work created between July 2023 and January 2024

  • All works must remain on exhibit through December 31, 2024

  • Each artist must provide a100-300 word description of their work, highlighting inspiration and creative processes

  • Works may be no larger than 60 x 60 inches and no smaller than 5 x 7 inches, including frame or base.

  • If you intend to create a three-dimensional pieces (sculpt, weld, shadowbox, etc.), please consult the Museum Director before starting. 

  • Participating artists do not have to be followers of Judaism, Christianity, or any religious belief; however, all work must be respectful of Judeo-Christian traditions. 

  • Artists should make every effort to attention the exhibit opening on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6-8 pm. 

As a participating artist, you will benefit in tangible and intangible ways:

  • Each participating artist will receive $200 to assist with purchasing materials for their entry.

  • If you choose, your pieces may be offered for sale; however, purchased works must remain on exhibit through December 31, 2024. 

  • Intangible benefits include recognition and prestige. We believe having work exhibited at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is an important and special opportunity for artists in northeast Louisiana and we are excited to share all your creativity with a wider audience.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this exhibit, please contact Ralph Calhoun by Wednesday, July 5, 2023. (email only, no calls please). 

Contact Us

Ralph Calhoun, Executive Director

  • Wednesday, July 5 - deadline for registration

  • Monday, July 10 - drawing for scriptural stories

  • Wednesday, July 12 - participants notified of selection

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