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Current Exhibits and Calls


Call for submissions for #50@#50: Small Works Exhibition.

Apply here. No entry fee. Deadline Sunday, January 28.  More info here.





Currently on Display at Dixie Center for the Arts

Selfies: From Digital to Physical

A Painting Exhibition by Amanda Roe


For people not familiar with the term “selfie”, it is simply a photo taken of you by yourself. The photo is then used on social media in places like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

Behind a Screen by Amanda Roe

In this exhibit the artist, Amanda Roe, takes selfies from her social media accounts and re-imagines them into physical self-portraits. Ms. Roe has sought to disconnect from social media and physically recreate her selfies that people have either liked or loved on social media. She utilizes symbols found on social media such as 🙂 or ;p and many more, to reflect the reactions of her social media viewers.

Born and raised in south central Louisiana in the piney woods of Evangeline Parish, Amanda graduated from Bayou Chicot High School in 2001. She holds a B.A. degree in painting from Northwestern State University and then went on to receive her Masters of Art degree in sculpture. Ms. Roe has worked as an art educator at the Louisiana School for the Math, Science, and Arts and as adjunct professor at both Bossier Parish Community College and Northwestern State University. She currently lives in Monroe and showcases her work at a number of places in Shreveport. Alexandria and, Monroe as well as many art fairs, art walks, festivals and other events across the entire state.

Amanda Roe’s work can be viewed through social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram under mollydolly666 or her website www.mollydolly666.com

This show will be on display at the Dixie Center for the Arts through February 20th, 2018.  For purchase information contact NCLAC office at 318-255-1450




A Sense of Place: Photography Exhibit

Currently on Display at Marbury Alumni Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University


The Photographs exhibited in this display are the top twelve images from the 2016 exhibition “A Sense of Place: Contemporary Images of Lincoln Parish.” Each Photo received a Juror’s Purchase Award.  The Photographs are now the property of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and are displayed in different venues throughout the region.

The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours.


The images from this exhibition have been reproduced and made into sets of postcards titled, “Postcards From the Parish.”  Postcards may be purchased at the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau or at the Dixie Center for the Arts.  Cost of the postcards are $22 and all proceeds from the sale of the postcards benefit NCLAC.

This exhibit will be on display at Marbury Alumni Center through Thursday, March 8th, 2018.

Sets of postcards may be purchased at:

The Dixie Center for the Arts   212 North Vienna Street

Calendar of Exhibitions 2017-2018

July 25 – Sept. 26, 2017                Photographs by Melissa Leporati                                      at Parish Press Coffee House

Aug. 8 – Oct. 10, 2017                   Exhibition of Show Posters by RCT/Dixie/NCLAC        at Dixie Center for the Arts

Sept. 26 – Nov. 28, 2017              Paintings by Emily Pullin                                                     at Parish Press Coffee House

Oct. 10, 2017 – Feb. 20, 2018      Paintings by Amanda Roe                                                    at Dixie Center for the Arts

Feb. 20 – May 8, 2018                  Paintings by Linda Dwyer                                                   at Dixie Center for the Arts

February 13, 2018                    #50@$50: Small Works Exhibition                                         at FoxHunt Creative Co.

May 8 – Aug. 14, 2018                  Paintings by Sharon Petch                                                  at Dixie Center for the Arts




NCLAC is supported by its members, including corporate members Bank of Ruston, First National Bank, Origin Bank, Driggers Outdoor, and The Peach 99.3. Support also comes from 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, and is administered by Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.