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Call to Artists: LaGrange Southeast Regional

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Call to Artists: LaGrange Southeast Regional


The LaGrange Southeast Regional traces its roots to the LaGrange National Competition which began in 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition expanded again and displayed in two locations, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center, of LaGrange College.

Over the years, the LaGrange National earned an excellent reputation numerous distinguished jurors including Lloyd Goodrich, Richard Lahey, Carl Holty, Joseph Rishel, Larry Poons, Jane Livingston, Cynthia McCabe, Linda Cathcart, Ted Potter, Roy Slade, Henry Hopkins, Patterson Sims, Peter Mirin, Siri Engberg, Benny Andrews, Robert Lyon, Jane Jackson, Eleanor Heartney, J. Richard Gruber, Robert E. Steele, Annette Cone-Skelton, Deanna Sirlin, David Houston, Curlee Raven Holton, Daricia Mia DeMarr, and this year Hannah Israel.

The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections.
Application Requirements
Prospectus Fifth LaGrange Southeast Regional 2024



LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange GA 30240

Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, 310 Panther Way, LaGrange GA 30240

Entry Deadline:  January 12, 2024

Exhibition Dates: February 24, 2024 – April 20, 2024, closes on April 6, 2024 at the Lamar Dodd Art Center



Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Fourth LaGrange Southeast Regional): $45.00
Eligibility Criteria


The categories include: Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics & Mixed Media. You must indicate which category your submission falls under for each individual entry. You may enter more than one category, just be sure to include the category you have selected along with each submission’s detail requirements. Select the category for your work that you think is appropriate.


The venues for the exhibition are the LaGrange Art Museum, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, when you are notified if you work has been selected, you will also be notified which venue will exhibit the work(s).


The Fifth LaGrange Southeast Regional is a juried competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age. Eligible states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.


Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsors. The Juror will present Merit Awards to a limited number of works.


Complete the Entry Form at Entry fee is $45 for up to 4 works. Your entry must be submitted by January 12, 2024.


All accepted artists will be notified via email by January 19, 2024.


February 9, 2024

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