Call to Shreveport Area Artists for Nature Inspired Works

The Rainforest Art Foundation is now accepting rolling submissions from local artists to be featured in various upcoming nature-related exhibitions

SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 13, 2014 – The Rainforest Art Foundation, located in downtown Shreveport, is currently asking local artists for submissions for their inaugural group artist shows to begin with “The Beauty and Spirit of Nature” at the Grand Opening on Dec. 21, 2014 from 1-4 pm and Preview Party on Dec. 18, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  
The “Beauty and Spirit of Nature” exhibition will run from Dec. 18 through the end of January and will celebrate local glass artist, Minor Vinck’s, work and nature etching on his 99th birthday on Jan. 22, 2015. Art for this exhibit will feature wildlife such as plants, flowers, animals, and forest or rainforest scenes.

Then, following this exhibition will be a “Disappearing of the Rainforest” exhibition, as well as the “Nature Through the Lens” photography exhibition. Art for the “Disappearing…” show may highlight the green movement themes of forest fires, landslides, deforestation, carbon emissions, wildlife endangerment, community displacement, global warming, and glacial melting.

Artists residing in North Louisiana and writers internationally are invited to submit work by emailing with a brief bio, a brief statement of their work, a profile or face photo, and a photo of their artwork with caption describing a particular piece's title, year, medium, and dimensions.

The Rainforest Art Foundation 501c3 non-profit organization aims to increase appreciation of nature through art and was founded in 2001 by internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the environmental green movement in the arts, Marlene Tseng Yu.
For tickets to the Preview Party and details about the Grand Opening please visit For more information about the founder, Marlene Yu, please visit


Iris MacLean


Public Relations Manager

Rainforest Art Foundation and Marlene Yu Museum

(318) 840-5213

Watch the slideshow below to see the works to be featured in this exhibition.

Artists Featured: Shirlene Alexander, Joe Bluhm, Julie Burgin, Susan Duke, Don Edwards, Ellen Frautschi, Taffie Garsee, Curt Harville, Camille Hirsch and Louis Sicard, Debbie Hollis, Bob Horne, Judy Horne, Jim Hudelson, Lana Johnson, Lynn Laird, Katy Miller Merriman, Henry E. Price, Jeanne-Marie Reed, Rachel Norma Sayad Sangsura, Minor L. Vinck, Adam Volker, Robert Streeter, Jason Phipps, Dave Ivey, Su Stella, Casey Jones, Rosalyn Liu, Robert Trudeau, Eva Hurskin