2016 Spring Roster Artist Review

Calling all Artists! It's time for the 2016 Spring Roster Artists Review! If you are an artist with an active profile on the NWLA Artists Directory, you are eligible to apply. Complete the online application to have your portfolio reviewed by a professional critic.

Please review your Artist Profile Page to make ensure your profile is complete and your most recent samples of work are posted. In order to be considered an active member of the directory:

  • You must have a completed artist's statement 
  • 10 samples of work posted. Performance artists and musicians should have at least 10 minutes of video. Literary authors must have at least 10 pages of work.

Deadline to update artist profile on the NWLA Artists Directory is March 30, 2016
To apply please complete the online application HERE.

Results of the critiques will be announced at the Roster Artist Meeting at Central Art Station on April 25, 2016.
For more information contact Jazmin Jernigan at (318) 673-6500 or 

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     CommonLINK: Line and Sky, coming soon

CommonLINK: Line and Sky, coming soon

The LINK @ CommonLINK Request for Qualification

A City/SRAC Project

Project Dates:  January 3, 2016 – June 30, 2016

The City of Shreveport and Shreveport Regional Arts Council will create the LINK; the ingeniously engaging, community-changing, urban cultural and history, virtual “Information Center” located within the new public art transportation substation, CommonLINK, in Shreveport Common creative cultural community.

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council is seeking Artists from all Art Disciplines to interpret the historical data of Shreveport Common and create original artworks which will then be digitized by a state of the art digital designer for use as a Shreveport Common App.  This App will then become a part of the digital information center of the CommonLINK.

Assoc. Prof. and Director of the LSUS History/Social Science Dept. Dr. Gary Joiner will oversee the collection of content, working with LSUS students to assemble the histories of Shreveport Common. Selected artists will interpret the historical data into original artworks which will then be digitized for use in the LINK. 

ALL ARTISTS must complete the online Request for Qualifications by March 28, 2016, 11:45 pm.

Complete the Request for Submission HERE


The LINK Artistic Disciplines and Outcomes:

The LINK project is open to NWLA Artists from Visual, Literary, Performing Arts and Multi D disciplines.  Artists will be selected to represent a mix of disciplines, and may include:

A.  Visual Artist: Creating an original body work inspired by the 8 buildings within Shreveport Common that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: 1. Municipal Auditorium, 2. B’nai Zion Temple, 3. Oakland Cemetery, 4. Church of the Holy Cross, 5. Scottish Rite Temple, 6. Central Fire Station, 7. The Strand Theatre, and 8. The 800 Block of Texas, as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.

B. Photography: Create a photographic gallery for each above listed places and contributing buildings and places; (current, photos to be juxtapose with archival material) as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.

C.   Storytellers and/or Actors: Create 20 audio stories to be recorded based on interviews submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner of the people who have lived/worked in the Shreveport Common area.

D.    Literary Artist:  Create the scripts for 3 walking tours covering themes of: 1. Architecture, 2. Music, and 3. Cultural Heritage, to be written based on research and insights provided to artists as researched, documented and submitted by Dr. Gary Joiner.  Additionally Literary Artists will be commissioned to write script /descriptions for visual work.


Art in the Park
Saturday, November 7, 10am-2pm
Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road
Shreveport, LA 71104

Art in the Park is a nature and wildlife art show and sale.  Artists creating art in any medium depicting nature or wildlife or artists using natural materials as their medium will be considered.

There is no fee for a space.

Artists may set up between the hours of 8am-10am. The park has a limited number of tables and tents available if needed.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 30th.
To apply please submit an example and description of your work to Stacy Gray at .

For more information contact Stacy Gray at (318) 929-2806 or