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New Orleans MLK Exhibition Council
2024 NCA Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibition: An Experience in Love

2024 National Conference of Artists

Martin Luther King Jr.

Commemorative Exhibition

January 13 – February 28

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Schedule of Events: 

·      Application entry deadline: October 30, 2023

·      Jurors represent the MLK Executive Council, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 

THE BUILDING, NCA New Orleans Chapter, and Stella Jones Gallery

·      Jury email notifications: November 4, 2023. Results will be in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile

· Announce award winners: January 13, 2024, at

·      Opening reception: January 13, 2024

·      Exhibition closes: February 28, 2023


Entries are Officially Being Taken at

Over $3,000 in Cash and Product Awards


Eligibility: This juried exhibition is open to artists 15 years of age and older. Artwork from other artists, pre-published material, and work previously in NCAMLK exhibitions will NOT be accepted. Entries interpreting the Theme, An Experience in Love, must have been completed in the past five years. Artwork size cannot exceed 48 inches wide. Artists or their representatives must install three-dimensional artwork weighing over 30 pounds. Galleries reserve the right to exclude any artwork they deemed unsuitable for display.

 Entry Fee: A nonrefundable $25.00 entry fee for two entries must be paid at the time of application. No exceptions.

Digital Image Format: All entries must be digitally submitted at Log in and click Enter this Show to begin your entries. Digital images should be in JPG format with a resolution of 300 dpi and 1920 pixels on the longest side. JPG must show precise image of the artwork only (no mat, frame, or easel). Each image file may be no larger than 4 Mb in size. Larger image files may have to be resaved with a lower jpg quality (which increases compression). Please contact or 888-666-1351 for help with submissions.

All artists will receive notification by email after jurying is complete instructing them to view the results in their artist profiles. Please add to your safe senders list to ensure the notification is received.

Artwork Limitations and Dimensions: The size of two-dimensional art must be framed, ready to hang, no smaller than 10 inches, and no larger than 48 inches. The exhibition organizers and galleries are not responsible for artwork damaged in shipping to the exhibition. We recommend that artists use plexiglass rather than glass in frames. Artists or representatives are responsible for installing three-dimensional sculptures weighing more than 30 pounds.

Online Entry: When first applying for the juried exhibition at, follow the website instructions for opening an account(, and create a password. Record your password because you will reuse it for all future shows sponsored by Then click the Current Shows button, scroll down to find the 2024 NCA MLK Exhibition, and follow the directions to complete the application. If already on this page, click Enter This Show and log in. Please be sure all information is correct—spelling, title, pricing of artwork, etc.—when filling out your artwork information for this show. All information input by the artist and may be used AS IS for reference, printed material, and online postings. Changes and additions to the application are possible until the entry deadline, October 30th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Application payment can be made using a valid credit, debit card, or PayPal. All entry fees must be paid before the deadline for acceptance consideration. You cannot change your application after the deadline.

 Jurors: Judges come from the MLK Executive Council, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, THE BUILDING, NCA New Orleans Chapter, and Stella Jones Gallery will choose exhibition participants. The judges’ decisions will be made available electronically in your artist profile by Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Sales: A 30% commission will be assessed on artwork sold during the exhibition. The artist or artist representative will receive 70% of the sale price. Potential buyers have to contact the MLK Exhibition Council to purchase art. Selling artwork is voluntary.

Awards: Jurors will give the following awards for artworks that best depict the MLK exhibition’s theme An Experience in Love. Cash prizes are awarded for first place (best in the show), second, and third place winners.  $1,250 for Best in Show, $1,000 for Second Place, and $750 for Third Place awards.

Submitting Art: Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping artwork that is chosen for the exhibition. The MLK Exhibition Council will pay the return shipping cost to artists or their representatives that are more than 50 miles from New Orleans. Those chosen to participate in the exhibition will receive more detailed instructions. Art that arrives damaged will be returned to the artist or representative.

Artwork should be original and the property of the applying artist. All application material will become the property of the MLK Exhibition Council that can be used for educational and promotional purposes.

Questions: Email Charlie T. Johnson at or 504-715-8137 for additional information or if you have questions.

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