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Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Exhibition at artspace shares professional artists works inspired by or created during the quarantine

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On March 15, the city of Shreveport was shut down to slow the spread of the new Covid-19 virus. Suddenly, art exhibitions, art markets, performances and more came to a screeching halt. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and artspace asked the Northwest Louisiana Roster Artists how they navigated the quarantine pause that ended on May 30. QuaranTime shows the community that professional artists are always working on their craft – perfecting skills no matter what is happening around them.

Northwest Louisiana Juried Roster Artists are artists working in a consistent manner to produce, distribute and receive recognition for outstanding work. NWLA Roster Artists meet monthly to develop Regional Arts Policy, learn about upcoming calls and commissions, and share personal progress. SRAC works to help artists who expect to be considered “professional” to earn at least 30% of their household income from the production and distribution of their art. There is an annual jury process for artists to receive NWLA Roster Status, and once awarded the title, artists remain a roster artist for five years.

The QuaranTime exhibition runs through Sept. 26 at artspace (801 Crockett St.) in downtown Shreveport. An online gallery will also be available. SRAC will also award a $500 People’s Choice Award in Visual, Literary and Performance. Audience members may vote once a day during the exhibition.

Participating QUARANTIME artists:

Bruce Allen, Neecee Blackwell, Renee Caldwell, Joshua Chambers, Nadine Charity, Mark Charlevill, Cathy Cobb, John Daniel, Lisandra Di Liberto Torres, Susan Duke, Christine Duke, Susan Fortenberry, Eric Francis, Michael Futreal, Taffie Garsee, Julie Glass, Dorothy Kristin Hanna, Ron Hardy, Kirsi-Marja Hardy, Ashley Havird, Adena Helm, Mary Virginia Hill, Ellen Howell, Tanji Emmeni Jefferson, Alisha Jurgens, Julie Kane, Bonnie Kirkley, Karen La Beau, Lynn Laird, Kevin Langley, Maria Markell, James Marks, Tracy McComic, Ryan McCutcheon, Maggie Molisee, Ben Moss, Linda Moss, Tama Nathan, Arthur Nerio, Joan Nerrettig, Karen K. Pearce, Jeff Pieper, Paige Powell, Devin Rachul, Mimi Rankin Webb, Julia Raring, Kirk Reedstrom, Mary Catherine Rollo, Larry Sanchez, Lucienne Simon, Rod Sims, Ron Smith, Ellen Soffer, Connie Stephens-Eaton, Donna Strebeck, Robert Streeter, Sherry Tamburo, Whitney Tates, Diana Teeters, Sophia Tolliver, Mike Torma, Wesley Touchstone, Robert Trudeau, Kathryn Usher, Lauri and Tommy Wallace, Dan Wasserman and Donald Webb.


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