The Southern Open, set to begin May 12 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts' main gallery in Lafayette is accepting entries through March 25.

The Southern Open is a juried exhibition featuring artists from the five southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Entries can include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video/DVD and other multimedia / installations.

Artists must be 18 or older and the work original, completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the AcA in order to qualify for submission.

A juror's pick award of $1,000 and two $500 awards will be announced at the opening reception on May 12. The award winner will also receive a solo exhibition as part of the AcA's Side Gallery Series during May 2013.

For more information, contact Brian Guidry, curator of exhibitions, at (337) 233-7060; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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