The 2017 Peach Art Exhibit was a huge success with over 230 entries!
Ruston Mayor Ronnie Walker and NCLAC Board President Peter Jones awarded 33 cash prizes and ribbons to outstanding artists of all ages from Northern Louisiana. The Opening Reception on Tuesday evening at the Ruston Civic Center was a huge success. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Youth Best of Show Sponsored by Kathy and Chris Stone: Flight of the Bumblebee by Brayden Pye
Youth Ages 6 & Under Sponsored by The Children’s Shoppe: 1st Place Pearadise by Davis Pye, 2nd Place Rebecca, The Hummingbird by Nealy Clark, 3rd Place Untitled by Emerson Caraway, Honorable Mention Sunset Owl by Avery Dixon, and Mr. Paint Man by Korbin Vincent
Youth Ages 7 to 9 Sponsored by Durrett Law & Title: 1st Place My Flowers by Lyla Boudreaux, 2nd Purr-fect by Leah Price, 3rd Place City House by Ben Boudreaux, Honorable Mention 3-Headed Goblin with Wings by Jake Owens, and Fox Girl by Lexi Revels
Youth Ages 10 to 12 Sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi: 1st Place Eye of the Predator by Tyler Lay, 2nd Place Untitled by Elisabeth Beasley, 3rd Place Bug in a Bowl by Lyla Turner, Honorable Mention Hydrangeas by Amelia Roger, and Glowfish by Emersyn Holloway
Teen Best of Show Sponsored by RE/MAX Results Realty: Feathers by Will Cantrell
Teen Ages 13 to 15 Sponsored by Nancy and John Wallace: 1st Place Summer Sweets by Marina Curtis, 2nd Place Untitled by Gwen Beasley, 3rd Place Gus by Mason Self, Honorable Mention Winter’s Silhouette by Lauren Strickland, and It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere by Alexis Davis
Teen Ages 16 to 18 Sponsored by Raising Cane’s: 1st Place Domestic Abuse by Kyler Pesnell, 2nd Place Parish Peach by Autumn Downen, 3rd Place ATTENTION!! by Destiny Bearden, Honorable Mention My Best Friend by Lauren Hartt, and By the Sea by Alexandra Sanders
Adult Best in Show Sponsored by Better Living Market/Belue Family Clinic: Watermelon, Wrapped by Julie Crews
Adult Drawing Sponsored by Fine Line Supply: 1st Place The Story Teller by S.C. Hartt, 2nd Place Precious by Jonathan Ayers, 3rd Place Mr. Henry by Christopher Rhone & Erin Martinez, Honorable Mention At Rest by Jay Strickler, and Chameleon by Brooke Shows
Adult Painting Sponsored by The Peach 99.3: 1st Place Peach With Cherries by Peter Jones, 2nd Place Dog Within WWI by Amanda Roe, 3rd Place See Me by Almira Bradford, Honorable Mention Wash Day 1964 by Dianne Rizzo, and Moose by Betsy Finklea
Adult Photography Sponsored by Buie Photography: 1st Place Moss Green by Henry McCoy, 2nd Place Nature’s Gradient by Kate Champion Tedeton, 3rd Place Lewis Alley by Peter Jones, Honorable Mention Smoke Break for the Captain by Emily Higginbotham, and Envious by Jeff Perot
Adult 3-Dimensional Art Sponsored by Sundown Tavern: 1st Place Large Ginger Jar Wooden Vessel by Larry Phagan, 2nd Place Small Memories of a Lifetime by Wanda Shelby, 3rd Place Untitled by Jackson Faulkner, Honorable Mention UNDO by Christiane Drieling, and Domino Cane by Wilton Fridge
Adult Break-out Category Sponsored by Ponchatoulas: 1st Place Motion by Scotland Stout, 2nd Place Crawfish – Louisiana Inspired by Deana Revels, 3rd Place Morning Light, Lincoln Parish Park by Dianne Douglas, Honorable Mention Freedom by Loretta Shadows, and Primary Color by Shea Cathey
Our Sponsors for this year’s reception were Parish Press & Smoothie King.
A big THANK YOU to sponsors for their generous sponsorships, to Mayor Ronnie Walker for handing out awards, to local participating artists for sharing their talent with our community, to volunteers for all their work, and Opening Reception guests for helping us to enrich our community through the arts!
The Peach Art Exhibit will be open until July 10th at the Ruston Civic Center. All participating artists should pick up their work, before 12pm.