New Orleans Museum Of Art Issues Call For Artists To Participate In NOEW’s 2nd Annual 3D Printed Design Competition, In Partnership With The Idea Village

Entries to be showcased at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), March 20-27 with winners to be displayed at NOMA

New Orleans, La.- The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with The Idea Village, is issuing a call for artists to share their 3D printed designs to be included in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s 2nd annual 3D Printed Design Competition. New Orleans is an incubator for creativity, and early adopters are making both practical and artistic use of new printing technologies. This competition aims to encourage new art forms made possible by 21st-century methods of computer-assisted digital fabrication.

“We have seen a boom in additive art the past few years, with museums embracing this new art-meets-science medium through exhibitions and collections. 3D printing is changing not only how we make objects, but how we think about making objects,” says Mel Buchanan, RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, New Orleans Museum of Art.

Entries will be showcased on March 24-26, 2015 duringNOEW, and winners will be announced via NOMA and NOEW’s Twitter/Facebook pages on March 25. The best works will be displayed this summer at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Artworks will be judged by Susan Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director at NOMA, Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints & Drawings at NOMA, and Mel Buchanan, the RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at NOMA.

“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is a platform for the local entrepreneurial community to introduce new ideas and showcase emerging industries,” said Tim Williamson Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “For the second year, this partnership with NOMA will help catalyze energy around 3D printing by tapping into our creative culture.”

To participate:
There is a brief screening process for participants in the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week showcase. Those interested in participating are asked to send in their contact information, a photograph of their 3D printed design, the dimensions of their object and a short statement (no more than 150 words) describing the original work of design and why it should be included in Entrepreneur Week to Leilah at by Friday, March 13, 2015. The winning entries must be 3D printed (or CNC) original or redesigned works of art or architecture that step beyond practical applications into the realm of creative expression. Upon screening submissions for appropriate content, physical works will start being accepted beginning on Monday, March 23 at the NOEW 2015 headquarters in The Chicory on Fulton Street, for display.

About New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW):
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented byIBERIABANK, is the annual festival celebrating business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village, NOEW engages a dynamic global to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial successes through eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration. This year, NOEW 2015 will take place March 20-27, 2015 and 10,000+ are expected to engage through over 70 events.

About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden:
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses nearly 40,000 art objects encompassing 4,000 years of world art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing temporary exhibitions, are on view in the museum’s 46 galleries Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adjacent Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by over 60 artists, including several of the 20th century’s master sculptors. The Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk. For more information about NOMA, call (504) 658-4100 or visit