Thursday, May 30, 2013

McNeese State University Call for Artists

The McNeese State University department of visual arts has released a call for entries for its 2013 illustrated Popol Vuh exhibition.  

The Popol Vuh is a 16th Century highland Guatemala account of creation mythology composed by the K'iche' Maya.  The book contains some of the richest mythological stories found anywhere in the world.  These stories, much like other mythologies, describe the actions of the deities and heroes responsible for the creation of the cosmos and of human beings.

This exhibition seeks to illustrate this incredible collection of myths by enlisting contemporary artists to create works in any media that illustrate, either literally or conceptually, some aspect of the stories whether a character, event, place, or theme.  The works will be displayed in a narrative fashion, wrapping around the gallery space, in an attempt to convey the story visually.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2013.  There is no entry fee, and artists may submit no more than three entries.  Each entry must be individually labeled with artists name, title, primary medium, presentation size, year completed and price.  Electronic entries can be made via email to in either JPEG, TIFF, or PDF format with file sizes for each image not exceeding 4 MB.  Entries on compact disc should be sent with a completed and signed entry form via postal carrier directly to 4205 Ryan Street, Abercrombie Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Center room 125, Lake Charles, LA 70609.

For more information contact 337-562-4257.