Botanic Gardens at Burden to present juried art exhibition

Richard Bogren  |  2/22/2018 7:26:07 PM

(02/22/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will present the eighth annual Brush With Burden art exhibition on March 14 to 22.

“Brush With Burden is a juried multi-media exhibition,” said Jeff Kuehny, director of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. “It will include paintings, 3-D work and photographs.”

The Brush With Burden exhibition will be open to the public in the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie and the Ione Burden Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sunday, Mar. 18, when the exhibit will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition will include a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mar. 17, when the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded. Awards for first, second and third place; honorable mentions; and merit for the best artwork in various categories will be presented at 5:30 p.m.

Earlier that day at 9 a.m., Don Taylor will present his seminar "Luminous Underpainting and Watercolor/Ink Journaling." Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Reservations may be made online at and paid at the event. Advance registration is suggested because seating will be limited.

Taylor is a signature member of 15 major watercolor societies, an elected member of Allied Artists and a Fellow Maxima cum laude of the American Artists Professional League. He has been published in various watermedia books, including Best of America (and Worldwide), Watermedia and Artistic Touch 5 and 6, as well as International Contemporary Artists Vol. I-IX. His web page is at

Taylor also will be juror and judge for the art show along with Wes Kroninger.

Kroninger is well-known for his inventive editorial and beauty portraiture. He has been a full-time photographer since 2003, and his work has gained national exposure in publications, including Rolling Stone, Modern Capture and a wide range of trade publications.

Kroninger’s first book, “Lighting: Design Techniques for Digital Photographers,” explores the creative and technical aspects of photographic lighting. His web page is at

The exhibition is sponsored by the Botanic Gardens and Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.

In addition to this exhibit, winning artwork will be displayed at the Shaw Center for the Arts during April.

All artwork will be priced for sale. Commissions from any sales will be used to support initiatives of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, which is located on Essen Lane near I-10.

For more information, contact the Botanic Gardens at Burden at 225-763-3990 or

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