Call for artwork for regional show

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gonzales –  The River Region Art Association is calling for artists to submit artwork to the River Region Art Exhibit 2013.  Open to all ages, students and adults, the judged exhibit will be held at the Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch Nov. 10-21.  Categories are painting, drawing, photography and digital art, and three dimensional.  
Adult fees are $10 for one entry or $25 for three. Student fees are $5 for one entry or $12 for three. Take in, at the Ascension Parish Library located at 708 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, is Nov. 8 from 2–5 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-noon.  
Cash prizes will be awarded to the artists at the Closing Reception to be held on Nov. 21 from 5–8 p.m.
“Our objective for this exhibit is to showcase the talent of regional artists in a highly public setting,” said JoAnn Eiswirth, president of River Region Art Association. “What better place than the Ascension Parish Library which reports that they have as many as 900 people a day come through their doors?  We encourage all artists to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Entry forms are available online at or may be picked up at the RRAA Depot Gallery located at 1008 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales.  For more information, contact exhibit chair Betty Marks at 225-939-9917 or or call the RRAA’s office at 225-644-8496.
The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area’s leading regional art organization.  Its mission is to bring artists and arts advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students, and the general public.
River Region Art Association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and area businesses, and the Recreation Department of the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from the City of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation. It is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.