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Current Exhibits


Currently on Display at Parish Press


Exhibition of paintings by Emily Pullin

Happy Birthday, America 24×30, painting by Emily Pullin



NCLAC is pleased to announce an exhibit of paintings by local artist Emily Pullin. Ms. Pullin is an art educator, teaching elementary art at Cedar Creek School in Ruston, LA. She holds two art degrees: a Master of Arts in Teaching, K-12, and a Bachelor of Interior Design, both from Louisiana Tech University. The exhibition is on display September 26 through November 28, with an Artist Meet & Greet on September 28.


Emily grew up in a creative family and always knew that she would be in the arts in some form, but never considered herself a painter until recently. She has always been an admirer of photographer William Wegman. It was looking at his work that gave Emily the inspiration to pick up a brush and create a work of her own Weimaraner, Atticus. People quickly began commissioning Ms. Pullin to paint portraits of their dogs, and she has been painting “man’s best friend” ever since. Through her pet portrait commissions, she has pushed herself to establish her own style of work. Her work balances detailed images with an organic background. Ms. Pullin is very honored to be showing a series of more personal works in her solo exhibition.


Of her art, Emily Pullin states:

This series of paintings focuses on objects and images that define me. All of these works have familial significance, some from the past and some from the present. For me, they are haunting reminders of what made me who I am and who my children will be as they grow into adults – rooted in what defines them, family.


There will be a meet and greet with the artist at Parish Press Coffee House on Thursday, September 28th from 5-6:30pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity to view Ms. Pullin’s new work and have a chat with her about her art. Emily Pullin’s paintings are on display September 26th through November 28th, and a number of them are available for purchase. 


Parish Press is located at 1007 North Trenton Street, Ruston LA, and is a locally owned coffee shop that features beignets, muffins, bagels, and favorite coffee drinks.


Currently on Display at The 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: Photographic Exhibit

Currently on Display at The Ruston-Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau


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 Convention and Visitor’s Bureau  strives to create, preserve and enhance a variety of quality visitor experiences through the promotion and development of the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish, maximizing economic impact and quality of life in the community.  The CVB is located at 2111 North Trenton St.                 318-255-2031.  

The exhibit may be viewed during CVB business hours; Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-4pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm.


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 the CVB through Monday, November 27th.

Sets of postcards may be purchased at:

The Dixie Center for the Arts   212 North Vienna Street

The Ruston-Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau     2111 N. Trenton 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

Nov. 28, 2017 – Jan. 30, 2017      Works by Lacey Stinson                                                      at Parish Press Coffee House

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

Jan. 30 – March 27, 2018             50 for $50 Annual Exhibit and Sale                                  at Parish Press Coffee House

March 27 – May 29, 2018             3rd Annual Juried Student Art Show                               at Parish Press Coffee House

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

May 29 – July 7, 2018                   Works by Christiane Drieling                                           at Parish Press Coffee House




NCLAC is supported by its members, as well as 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, and administered by Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.