LACDA 2012 International Juried Competition!


Our new location at 102 West Fifth Street


The winner of this competition will exhibit at our new 4,000 square foot location!


Nancy Meyer, LACMA
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A. County Museum of Art

Rex Bruce, LACDA
Director and Senior Curator, L.A. Center for Digital Art

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. Second place winners will be scheduled into a group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have been included in our exhibits.

The artists reception will be in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by 20,000 gallery goers.

Deadline for Entries: March 26, 2012
Winners Announced: April 2, 2012
Exhibit Dates: April 12-May 5, 2012

Artist’s Reception: April 12, 7-9pm

Multiple Entries:
Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee and upload for each additional set of three images.

Interview: Mary Ann Crago (interviewed by Devin Broadnax)

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Q: What do you want your work to say about you as an artist?

A: My hope is that my work shows I am an artist who is fun, true to her heart and true to herself. It is important to trust your intuition and to not take yourself too seriously…don’t forget to have fun.

Q: Does numbers symbolize something for you?

A: Some of the numbers in some of the pieces refer to things or objects within the pieces themselves. For example, the piece Big Sky, Red Lights has the number 18 centered at the top. It represents the 18 dots/holes/lights that are stretched across the line near the bottom of the piece. Other numbers I am drawn to in general (in life) 3,11. With others, I just like their shape and line.

Q: Do you visualize your art before creating it?

A: I do not know what a piece will look like before I start. I may have some simple design ideas but they tend to evolve as I go. That’s where ‘trusting my intuition’ comes into play.

Q: How has your undergrad education impacted your art career? Or do you feel your graduate education has impacted your art career more?

A: I value all the education I have received. I value my art education from CCAD more than many things. I learned so much although it has taken me sometime to realize what those things are. I am lucky to have that knowledge. Things make sense to me now that never did before. Education is great but you also have to go out and experience things, take risks, succeed and fail. Make art and the universe will take care of the rest is my approach.

Q: Do you have any advice to give to prospective students thinking about an education and career in art?

A: My advice is to keep going, keep moving, keep making art. Make it for yourself before you make if for others and it will shine. Figure out what works for you and do it with no apologies. Have fun.

Upcoming Artist Opening Receptions at Hayley Gallery

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Upcoming Artist Opening Receptions at:  Hayley Gallery

located at 270 East Main Street in New Albany, OH 43054

Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM

Melodie Thompson (formerly from Worthington, OH)

“Geology: Works of Wonder” through April 13, 2012

Saturday, April  14, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM

 Todd Camp (Newark, OH)

“Lucid Pathways” through May 11, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM

Dan Miller (Cardington, OH )

“Arrival” through June 21, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM

William DeBilzan (Delray Beach, FL)

“Un-named” through July 20, 2012

Please contact us should you have any questions about the gallery or the artists we represent.

Hayley J. Savage

Hayley Gallery

270 East Main Street

New Albany, OH 43054

614.855.4856 gallery

614.580.3596 cell


Monday – Thursday  11 to 8

Friday & Saturday  12 to 9

By appointment – call 614.580.3596

Hayley Gallery and Ella Restaurant + Bar = A unique experience NOW OPEN in New Albany

Solarplate Etching Workshop

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Solarplate printing workshop
introduces you to a modern etching process

Solarplate Printing Workshop

by Anne Cushman

co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative

Two Session Workshop:  Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31

Experiment with an innovative, non-toxic process for making multiples of your images. Starting with pen & ink or pencil drawings, we will learn a simple and fast method for making an etching plate and then inking and printing the image. We will discuss ways to combine this process with watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This two-part workshop is also great for painters who want to create a mixed media approach to their work!
Friday, March 30; 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Getting started -a demonstration and image development introduction. Bring several drawings to consider. Everything else is provided.
Saturday, March 31; 10:30 am – 2:30 pm: Making your Solarplate and Printing –
Don’t wear good clothes and bring an apron.

To register,  email

Total cost for both sessions: $85 includes all materials.

Saturday bring a sack lunch or order from the Warehouse Cafe
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Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative
243 North Fifth Street, Suite 140
Columbus, Ohio 43215