Please join us as a member of the John T. Scott Guild as we continue our commitment towards diversity and inclusion in CAC Visual Arts programming. The Scott Guild pools resources to help underwrite exhibitions by diverse contemporary artists (broadly defined), launching in 2015 in support of Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works and continuing in 2016 with Adam Pendleton: Becoming ImperceptibleIn 2017, support from the John T. Scott Guild will underwrite three CAC exhibitions: Rashaad Newsome: MélangeCecilia Vicuña: About To Happen; and Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures.

 
Membership in the John T. Scott Guild begins with a minimum $500 tax-deductible contribution.
To become a member of the Guild, or if you are a current CAC Member who would like to discuss how your Guild membership can be applied to your existing membership, please contact Noni Clemens at nclemens@cacno.org or 504.528.3805.
 
“Every artist who has ever made anything, anywhere on the globe, started out with a particular experience of himself/herself. And what changes that idea into art is when that particular can be transformed into a universal concept that anyone can relate to.”  
                                                                                                —John T. Scott (2005)

About the John T. Scott Guild               

The John T. Scott Guild is a donor-supported committee that seeks to honor and embody the spirit and legacy of the late visual artist John T. Scott by underwriting the exhibition of exceptional work by contemporary artists that add to the diversity of artists (broadly defined) being exhibited by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.

The CAC aims to present artists representing many diverse global perspectives to challenge and inspire local audiences. Our programming seeks to broaden the range of the work we present not only in terms of aesthetic, racial, and ethnic diversity, but also in terms of welcoming artists drawing from multiple identities beyond race. This diverse range will continue to attract an expanded audience for our work and yield increased diversity in the attendance for all of our programs. Collective support from the John T. Scott Guild enables the CAC to advance our commitment to diversity in exhibitions and programming in visual arts.

2017 John T. Scott Guild Benefits

Guild Supporter | $500 

  • Name listed on website, printed materials, and wall credits for Guild-supported exhibitions subject to deadline 
  • Invitation to exclusive exhibition preview receptions with the artists and special year-round events held exclusively for CAC Members
  • Free admission and CAC membership benefits for two at the Family/Couple level

Guild Patron | $1,000

  • Listing priority on website, printed materials, and wall credits for Guild-supported exhibitions subject to deadline 
  • Invitation to exclusive exhibition preview receptions with the artists and special year-round events held exclusively for CAC Members
  • Free admission and CAC membership benefits for four at the Collectors Club level, including a limited-edition print by a Louisiana artist
  • Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen exhibition catalogue

Guild Benefactor | $1,500

  • Highest listing priority on website, printed materials, and wall credits for Guild-supported exhibitions subject to deadline 
  • Invitation to exclusive exhibition preview receptions with the artists and special year-round events held exclusively for CAC Members
  • Free admission and CAC membership benefits for eight at the Silver Circle level, including a limited-edition print and sculpture by a Louisiana artist and performance passes to attend CAC performances for free
  • Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen exhibition catalogue

About John T. Scott

An artist, educator, and guiding spirit of New Orleans’ artistic community for decades, John T. Scott (1940-2007) was best known for his kinetic sculptures, seen prominently throughout the city, which echo the traditions of Africa and the Caribbean and evoke the myriad symbols and sounds of New Orleans’ unique culture. During his long career, Scott taught at Xavier University in New Orleans for over 40 years and gained national acclaim for his work. In 1992, Scott received the prestigious “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in recognition of his innovation and leadership in the field of visual arts. With his home and studio destroyed during Hurricane Katrina, Scott was never able to return to his native New Orleans before his death in 2007. One of the first sculptors recognized by the CAC’s Silver Circle, Scott was honored again posthumously by the Silver Circle with the support of the Scott family through a commissioned edition of “Study of an Elder.”

2017 John T. Scott Guild Members

Cox Communications; Penny and Todd Francis; Liberty Bank and Trust Company; Neil A. Barclay; David Workman; Wayne F. Amedee; Bryan Bailey; David T. Baker; Brenda Boettner; Debbie Brockley and Jonathan Red; Ronnie and Sheila Burns; Naydja and Adolph Bynum, Sr.; Colleen Levy; Holley Pavy; Staci Rosenberg; Robyn and Andrew Schwarz; Aimée and Michael J. Siegel; Hank L. Torbert; MK Wegmann and Lisa Mount.