Call to Artists: Amuse-Bouche



at LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
7-11 June 2023 (during Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2023)

Deadline: Saturday, 20 May 2023

An amuse-bouche is a small tasting of what is offered on the menu, often served as an hors d’œuvre or appetizer. With this culinary tradition in mind, we would like to invite registered participants of Kolaj Fest New Orleans to submit to an exhibition that will take place at LeMieux Galleries during the event. The exhibition is being juried by Christy Wood, the director of LeMieux Galleries, and Kolaj Magazine Editor Ric Kasini Kadour.

Space is limited and the logistics of this exhibition are particular. Please take a moment to read this Call in its entirety and ask any questions you may have before submitting. Your submission will signal to us that you have read the terms of the exhibition and are committed to the artist’s obligation. 

PART ONE: Submission

Submission is only open to registered attendees of Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2023. If you are not registered, please register before submitting. Visit the EVENT WEBSITE for more details.

You may submit up to three artworks for consideration. 

Artwork must be framed, ready to hang, and for sale. Artwork (including frame) may be no larger than 16″x20″.

The submission tool will ask you for the title, materials, dimensions, year, price, and a 50-100 word statement about the specific artwork. You will also be asked for a high resolution image (300dpi or better at 5″ wide or a minimum of 1500 pixels wide). The image must be labeled “NAME-OF-ARTIST-TITLE-OF-ARTWORK”.

If you do not follow these instructions, your work may not be considered for the exhibition. 

The deadline to submit is Saturday, 20 May 2023. Notification of acceptance will be sent before Midnight EDT on Tuesday, 23 May 2023.

Go HERE to submit for “Amuse-Bouche”.

PART TWO: Logistics

If the artwork is accepted, the artist will commit to shipping or delivering the framed, ready to hang, for sale artwork to:

LeMieux Galleries 
ATTN: Kolaj Fest New Orleans
332 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

The artwork must arrive prior to Friday, 2 June 2023.

The artwork will be displayed at LeMieux Galleries along with a card that states the artist’s name, title of the work, materials used in the work, dimensions of the work, year the work was created, and price. A printed guide with the artists’ statements will be available in the gallery and online. Artists will be invited to speak about their work at an event at the gallery during Kolaj Fest New Orleans. 

The artwork will be for sale and, if sold, LeMieux Galleries will take a 50% commission of the sale price and pay the artist the remainder within 60 days of the completion of the sale. 

If the artwork is not sold, the artist is responsible for collecting the artwork on Sunday, 11 June 2023 between the hours of 1PM and 3PM. 

Those artists who do not wish to collect their artwork may choose to pay Kolaj Institute to ship the artwork, at which point the artist will be sent an electronic invoice for the shipping and handling in the week following Kolaj Fest New Orleans. The artwork will be shipped once that invoice is paid. You must request return shipment of your unsold work at the time you ship the work to the gallery. 

Artwork not collected by 3PM on Sunday, 11 June 2023 will become the property of Kolaj Institute. 

Questions? Please email