NCLAC is so pleased that we are able to serve visual artists by presenting art exhibitions in two spaces in Lincoln Parish.
Through a partnership with Parish Press, Ruston’s locally owned coffee shop located at 1007 N Trenton, we display six-week exhibitions. Since the shop’s opening in August 2014, we’ve exhibited paintings by Maggie Jones Boudreaux, and photography by Whitney Caskey and Shawn Hood. Hood’s show is currently on display, and her lovely landscapes are a treat on the walls during this dreary winter weather. Her images of southern flora and fauna are available for purchase and will be on display until January 18th. Next at Parish Press will be photographs by Sonny Monteleone of Breaux Bridge. We normally exhibit work by regional artists only, but Monteleone is a NCLAC member artist who has participated for two years with Holiday Arts Tour. He’ll be exhibiting Mardi Gras-themed works, which is perfect for his exhibition schedule of January 19 through March 1.
Our other location for exhibiting artwork is in collaboration with the Dixie Center for the Arts. The lobby in the historic Dixie Center for the Arts, at 212 N Vienna, is used to display works by a variety of artists. Beginning Tuesday, visitors will see an exhibition of playful watercolor animals by Sheila Jennings of Jackson Parish. These will be on display from January 6 through March 30. Other shows held in 2014 include works by Louisiana Tech’s Artist Alliance, a group of student artists who reach into the community. In the summer there was an exhibition by the Dugdemona Woodcarvers Guild of Jackson Parish, who filled the space with beautiful wooden creations including bowls, gnomes and animals. Late summer featured oil paintings by Nina Stephens of Dubach. In early fall we displayed Matisse master studies by students of Renee Hunt at the Art House, and followed that with a group exhibition by participating Holiday Arts Tour artists.
We enjoy scheduling these shows in order to give the public a unique viewing experience. There are so many artists with stories to share in our area, and these are two places in which NCLAC can help share them. Works are generally for sell in the exhibitions, and inquiries about purchases should be made to our office at (318)255-1450.
We are beginning our Call for Artists for the upcoming year. If you are an artist interested in showing your works at Parish Press or the Dixie Center Lobby, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you the details on how to apply.