The now legendary and annual Surreal Salon at Baton Rouge Gallery just celebrated its 11th year with a special exhibition and Surreal Salon Soiree on January 26, 2019. This year, acclaimed fine artist Camille Rose Garcia (listen to her Radio Juxtapoz conversation) was Surreal Salon judge, picking a diverse and compelling selection of works from 48 different artists. And New Orleans-based James Flynn's work, "Epiphany" was selected by Camille as Best in Show!

Today we have a selection of photos from the Soriee as well as some of the finalists from the Surreal Salon. The night saw Japanese action comic punk band (Peelander-Z) play, a puppet music video shoot, a DJ set by MUSA, interactive elements, and more! Take a look! Stay tuned for an interview with Mr Flynn in the coming weeks! 

All opening photography by Julia Rose.