The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 26th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art begins with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the school’s library on Skip Bertman Drive on campus.

The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 21. Admission is free, but a portion of the art sales benefits the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Judge and juror for this year’s show is Samuel Joseph Corso, who received his BFA in painting and drawing in 1975 from LSU, where he studied under Tom Cavanaugh and Harvey Harris.

In 1977 he was awarded an MFA in stained glass, also from LSU, where his major professor was Paul A. Dufour.

Because of this strong influence by both painters and designers and a keen sense of color, Corso has excelled in the field as a multimedia artist. He continues to create in stained glass, mosaics, bronze sculpture, watercolor and oil pastel on paper, and executes commissions in all media.

He is a president and owner of Dufour-Corso Studios in Baton Rouge.

One hundred and seventy-nine artists from 35 states and Canada submitted 426 entries for the show. Of those 426 entries, 75 were accepted for the exhibition.

The exhibition takes place annually and is open to artists 18 years of age or older.

All media are welcomed and accepted; the work must be original.

A $1,000 Best of Show award will be given and one entry will be chosen to appear on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Other awards include the Judge’s Award, Honorable Mention, the People’s Choice Award, and the School of Veterinary Medicine Awards.

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