Art Show FAQs


When does this year’s show begin?

Exact dates for the 2019 show have not been set yet. Once dates are scheduled, the show will be open during regular LSU SVM Library Hours through April 18, 2016.


Who is invited to the Opening Reception?

Everyone – free and open to the public


What time is the Opening Reception?

6 p.m. in the SVM Library


When does the art show end?

Dates for 2019 are still to be determined.


When can I come see the show? 

From the time of the Opening Reception, you can visit whenever the SVM Library is open. Click here for hours or call the front desk 225-578-9800.


When will the ribbons be awarded?

About 30 minutes before the Opening Reception


How many entries did you get his year?

For the 2016 show, 75 of the 381 entries were from 202 artists from 38 states, Israel and Canada.


Can I take pictures of the show?

You cannot take pictures of individual pieces. There will be an online gallery of all the selected pieces on the show’s website the week after the Opening Reception.


Are there prizes? 

Best of show: $1000

Judge’s award: $100 (there are 5 of these)

Honorable Mention: no cash, a ribbon (there are 10 of these)

People’s Choice award: $100


When will the People’s Choice award be decided and announced?

The last week of the show.


When will the pictures be up on the website? 

The week after the opening reception.


What is the theme of the art show?

There is no specific theme.  The show is a celebration of animals as demonstrated in a variety of media.


Are fish and insects considered animals?



Can there be a person in the piece with the animal(s)? 



Who decides the prices?

The artist decides the sale price keeping in mind the show receives a 20% commission. 


What does the judge see when selecting what will be in the show?

The judge is given the submitted image, a description of the media and the title of the piece. The judge never sees any information about the artist until after ribbons are awarded.


How can I support the Exhibition?

By attending the Opening Reception and spreading the word about the show.  Any financial support can be donated through a check made out to LSU Foundation with “Animals in Art Show” in the memo line.


How do I receive a reminder postcard for the Opening Reception?

Contact Celia Ordoyne, outreach coordinator, at or (225) 578-9825.


If I am a visiting artist or patron from out of town, where is the best place to stay?

We recommend the Cook Hotel. View list of other hotels near LSU.