Congratulations to the winners of the first art flow!
1st Place - $2,500 (Juried) – John Alleyne, “I am my brother’s keeper” exhibited at Monochrome Furniture
1st Place - $2,500 (Public) – Brandon Lewis, “Two Sisters,” exhibited at West Baton Rouge Library
2nd Place - $1,500 (Juried) – Rob Carpenter, “Paths of Moving Points,” exhibited at Watermark Hotel
Barker Property Management 3rd Place (Juried) - $500 - Chase Mullen, “Bounty” exhibited at Contemporain Gallery
Honorable Mentions - Non-monetary award, determined by Jurors:
Dr. Jordana Pomeroy – David Armentor, “Watermelon Sacrifice,” at Matherne’s Grocery
Scott Finch – James Flynn, “Harriet Tubman – True American Hero” at Capitol Park Museum
Serena Pandos - Ellen Farrar, “Sinclair Sugar Mill” at Prescriptions to Geaux
Forum 35 Board Selected Award - Non-monetary award – Mary Lee Eggart, “Quail,” at CreativeBloc.
Public Vote Honorable Mentions: Leah Hamel, “Ripe and Unrequited” at LSU Museum of Art and Sydney McGraw, “Rural Life,” at Prescriptions to Geaux
About Art Flow:
Forum 35 and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge have partnered to create a new interactive art event for Baton Rouge. This juried art exhibition celebrates Louisiana artists in the Capital City and will invite innovation, intrigue, and inspiration to residents and visitors while providing a platform for working professional artists in our region.
Thank you to everyone who applied to be an Art Flow Artist and Art Flow Venue! Be sure to stop by and place your votes for your favorite pieces! Listed below are all Art Flow Venues.
PREMIUM ART FLOW VENUES
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Baton Rouge General Medical Center — Mid City
Country Roads Magazine
Denicola’s Furniture & Upholstery
PARTICIPATING ART FLOW VENUES
Baton Rouge Police Department
Capitol Park Museum
CARBO Landscape Architecture
Chase North Tower Lobby
Clary, Suba & Associates Law Firm
Contemporain Art Gallery
Court Street Cafe
Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown
Downtown Development District
Downtown Healthcare & Wellness
First United Methodist Church
Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar
LSU Museum of Art
Mercer Supply Co.
Prescriptions to Geaux
Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Roly Poly Sandwiches
Stroubes Seafood and Steaks
The Salad Station
Visit Baton Rouge
WATERMARK Baton Rouge Hotel
West Baton Rouge Library
ART FLOW PRIZES
1st Place - $2,500 (Juried)
1st Place - $2,500 (Public)
2nd Place - $1,500
Barker Property Management 3rd Place - $500
Honorable Mentions - Non-monetary award, determined by Jurors
Board Selected Award - Non-monetary award
ART FLOW 2019 JURY
Jordana Pomeroy is the Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Prior to assuming this position in early 2015, Dr. Pomeroy was the Executive Director of the LSU Museum of Art, where she was also Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Art History. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Dr. Pomeroy wrote her dissertation on the sale of the Orléans Collection and the origins of London’s National Gallery, which lead to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Dr. Pomeroy held the position of Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and served as a Professorial Lecturer in the museums studies M.A. program at Georgetown University. A member of the inaugural class of the Center for Curatorial Leadership, Dr. Pomeroy has also been a fellow of the Getty Leadership Institute. She is a board member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors as well as the Southeastern Association of Museum Directors. She has served as a peer reviewer for the AAM and IMLS, and as a panelist for the NEA.
Whether teaching in the classroom, working in museum exhibitions and education, or acting in his current role as the Director of the Percent for Art Program, Scott Finch has spent his professional life in service of the idea that the most important art is the art that we experience firsthand, in our own lives.
Before dedicating his time to placing art in public spaces across the state with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Finch was a museum educator at the Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum, where he implemented a comprehensive K-12 educational plan for object-based inquiry. Previous to that, he spent five years at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum developing public and school programs as well as a series of hands-on exhibitions designed to engage visitors as active creators including: The Origins of Animation, It’s Academic, and The Art & Science of Portraiture. He also curated exhibitions such as LASM’s long runningCapitol City Contemporary, Reading Works of Art, and Native American Baskets from the Collection. Additionally, Finch spent the early years of his career teaching painting, drawing and art history to talented visual art students in the East Baton Rouge Parish and at Universities and Community Colleges across Southern Louisiana, Dallas, and Philadelphia.
Scott Finch graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994 and received his Master of Fine Arts for Painting and Drawing from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1996. He regularly exhibits his drawings, collages, and paintings around the state, and is currently completing his third graphic novel,The Domesticated Afterlife, which will be published by Antenna later this year.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum welcomed Serena Pandos as its new President & Executive Director on January 23, 2019.
Serena earned her MAAA (Masters in Arts Administration) from Goucher College, MD and her MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Pandos brings over 15 years experience in museum leadership roles including 8 years at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, TX and 3 years at the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX where she was Executive Director. She has prior experience at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. She is a native of Baltimore, MD. As a fine artist, Serena has exhibited her art work internationally as well as apprenticed with national civic monument sculptors, Arturo DiModica and Raymond Kaskey to complete works that still stand in New York City, Knoxville, TN and Washington, D.C. Serena's work is currently on view at the University of Texas Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg, TX through May 2019.