NCLAC Announced Peach Art Exhibit Winners on Father's Day Sunday!







This year’s Peach Festival Arts Exhibit features over 100 works of art by our area’s talented artists. The North Central Louisiana Arts Council awarded over 24 artists with ribbons and cash prizes, including a Youth Best of Show, and an Adult Best of Show, at the Opening Reception of the Exhibit this past Sunday. The Exhibit will remain on display though Sunday, June 23rd, at the Ruston Civic Center, during the Civic Center’s normal operating hours.

NCLAC would like to thank all the participating artists, the awards sponsors, and the City of Ruston for making this Exhibit a success once again!

Youth Winners:

Ages Eight and Under

Honorable Mentions: Mi Casa by Aaron Childress, The Everything Donut List by Sylas Slaughter, Kitty by Camille Smith, and Batman by Maddox Ferguson

3rd Place Sponsored by Nora’s Flowers, Apple Tree by C. J. Wilson

2nd Place Sponsored by the Children’s Shoppe, Forest of Animals by Mallie Crews

1st Place Sponsored by Emogen, Later Alligator by Jed Denny

Ages Nine to Twelve

Honorable Mentions: Tangled by Ben Denny, and Colorful Lines by Justus Turner

3rd Place Sponsored by Dianne Douglas and Saul Zalesch, Louisiana Saturday Night by Grayson Hipp

2nd Place Sponsored by Nancy and John Wallace, Happy Trails by Jamie Palmer

1st Place Sponsored by Social Bites, On the Road Again by Gwen Beasley

Ages Thirteen to Seventeen

Honorable Mentions: Catahoula Cur by Morgan McCullin

3rd Place   Sponsored by the Children’s Shoppe, Spring’s Most Gorgeous Bloom by Vivien Ballard

2nd Place   Sponsored by the Children’s Shoppe, Under the Bridge by Rachel Lee

1st Place   Sponsored by Mary Ann and Bill Willoughby, Hummingbird by Morgan McCullin

Youth Best of Show Sponsored by Kathy and Chris Stone, Godzilla and King Kong by Wesley Crews


Adult Winners:

Opaque Category

Honorable Mentions: Glass Half Full by Julie Crews, and Goldfinch at Feeder by Julie Roane

3rd Place   Sponsored by Leigh Anne and Josh Chambers, Green Jar by Debra Heard

2nd Place   Sponsored by Sally and John Emory Community House, The Old Home Place Cur by Julie Roane

1st Place   Sponsored by The Peach 99.3, Mother of the Groom by Mary Dunn

Transparent Category

Honorable Mentions: Papaw Ray by Laura Rainer, and Regulars at Lincoln Parish Park by Dianne Douglas

3rd Place   Sponsored by Elizabeth English, Knight in Shining Armor by Loretta Shadow Owens

2nd Place   Sponsored by Bank of Ruston, Fais-Do-Do Cajun Dance Party by Joyce Beauvais

1st Place   Sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, Spirit of Summer by Dianne Douglas

Photography Category

Honorable Mentions: Blue on the Bayou by Sherry Owens, Lie Down in Green Pastures by Kori Teague, and Drawn by   Whitney Caskey

3rd Place   Sponsored by Elizabeth English, Bamboo on Bamboo by Kevin Beasley

2nd Place   Sponsored by Janine and Richard Lewis, Carnival in Dubach by Peter Jones

1st Place   Sponsored by Kelly Moore Bag, Electric Nightmare by Sherry Owens

Original Crafts Category

 Honorable Mentions: Hello Dolly by Wanda Shelby, and Totally Wired Cedar Feeder by Patrick Blanchard

3rd Place   Sponsored by Elizabeth English, Canna Lilly by Mitch Overby

2nd Place   Sponsored by Stitchville, Anatomy of the Fall by Patrick Blanchard

1st Place    Sponsored by Bank of Ruston, Classy Cane by Wilton Fridge

Miscellaneous Category

Honorable Mentions: Little Ballard Boy by Wanda Collins, and Red Trees on the Lake by Marlen Waters

3rd Place   Sponsored by The Fashion, The Neighbor by Joey Slaughter

2nd Place   Sponsored by Dawn and Edwin Pinkston, A Rabbit Runs in a Circle by Frank Hamrick

1st Place   Sponsored by Fine Line Art Supply, Dad and Angel by Nicole Duet

Adult Best of Show Sponsored by Community Trust Bank, The Perfect Model by Debra Heard