Art Melt, the largest juried art competition in Louisiana, goes to great lengths to select a panel of three professional jurors. Each year we select one national juror from outside the Southeast, one regional juror from outside South Louisiana, and one local juror from Southern Louisiana. The pool from which jurors are selected consists of art professionals such as museum curators and accomplished members of the art community who are not affiliated with show participants. No current or previous members of the Art Melt committee or Forum 35 are permitted to serve as jurors. These principles secure a jury that upholds the duty to establish a fair and professional environment in which Louisiana artists can compete.
The pieces submitted will be presented blindly and independently to our jury. Each submission will be ranked on a scale of 1-7 by each juror and then cumulatively ranked based upon overall ranking by all jurors. The number of pieces to hang in show will then be determined by availability of space.