LeMieux Galleries is excited to host the third installment of AND NOW FOR SOMETHING NEW, VOL 3. 


In 2018 the gallery took its first venture into putting together a juried exhibition with "And Now for Something New, Vol 1". The result was a wonderful show, jurored by artists Jan Gilbert and Michael Deas, including 60 artists from all over the US that opened during White Linen Night. 

We skipped 2020 due to the pandemic BUT are doing it again this year with jurors Lee Deigaard and John Barnes, Jr. 


The exhibition will be on view July/August of 2021, entry fee is $30 for up to three artworks. Deadline for Entries is May 22, 2021. 

The call is open national and international artists. You do NOT have to live in the Southern US to enter. Open to all mediums.

About of Jurors

Lee Deigaard has shown and presented her work nationally and internationally and was a 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center.  Her work is in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum, and Newcomb Museum. As a Southern Constellations Fellow and artist-in-residence at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC, she invited horses to explore a museum housed in a former thrift store. She was an artist-partner in the recent collaborative project PerSister: Incarcerated Women of Louisiana  commissioned by the Newcomb Museum and most recently on view at the Ford Foundation. Her work has appeared in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, National Geographic's blog PROOF, Lenscratch, Oxford American and was featured in Pride of Place at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  


She is a curator, writer, and occasional professor. A member of the New Orleans-based artist collective The Front for ten years, she curated numerous group shows and has juried open calls at a variety of venues. Her recent artist book is Quarantine Drawings. She graduated with honors from Yale University and holds graduate degrees in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin and in fine arts from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. She was born and raised in Atlanta.



John Barnes, Jr was born in Bogalusa, LA. He graduated from Southern A&M with a BFA in Art and later received his MFA in sculpture from Memphis College of Art in 1999. Barnes became his academic career in New Orleans at Dillard University where he is currently the director of the Visual arts program.

His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and as well as international juried shows. He works primarily in wood, drawing inspiration from the  New Orleans and the delta region. His work is also influenced by topics such as gentrification, income inequality, racism, violence and justice.