Artists Selected for 7th Annual Forum 35 Art Melt

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce that five artists in our region were accepted to the 7th Annual Forum 35 Art Melt:

Joshua Chambers
Peter Jones
Lacey Stinson
Davenport Wang
Caroline Youngblood

Davenport Wang also received an Honorable Mention award for his piece “Um I’m Thinking About It.” Congratulations to these artists!

More than 500 pieces of Louisiana art were submitted, and 97 were chosen for display at the Louisiana State Museum (660 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge) through August 27. The artwork represents submissions from more than 35 parishes throughout the state.

Jurors for this year’s accepted art submissions were Paul Dean, Associate Professor at the LSU School of Art; Denny Mecham, Executive Director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi; and Andrea Pollan, Executive Director of the Curator’s Office in Washington, D.C.

Art Melt artwork can also be viewed online at, where remaining unsold work is still available for sale.