River Community Church’s Children’s community art and photography show winners

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Winning artworks were recognized Sunday, April 14, at the Art Extravaganza party that opened River Community Church’s second annual children’s community art and photography show. Thirty-two artworks from area artists aged 5 to 13 were entered in the show. The show was judged by Karin Rittvo, an elementary school art teacher in the East Baton Rouge School System

Those receiving ribbons were:

Art, ages 5 – 9 group:

1st: "Fire" by Henry Magee

2nd: "Van Gogh Sunflowers" by Campbell Shipley

3rd: "A Nice Day" by Sara Summers

 Art, ages 10 – 13 group:

1st: "Mary – Holy Woman" by Emily Bush

2nd: "Georgia O’Keefe Flower" by Plausie Brumfield

3rd: "The Basketball Player" by Taurean Cotton

Photography, ages 5-9 group:

1st: "Wildflower at Home" by Charity Campbell

2nd: "Flowering Garden" by Serenity Campbell

3rd: "Artsy Butterfly" by Harmony Campbell 

Photography, ages 10 -13 group:

1st: "Hydrangea at Biltmore Estates"

by Anneliese Smith

2nd: "Got Milk?" by Angel Melancon

3rd: "Eye of the Zebra" by Arianna Arman

The exhibit will be on display from April 14 to May 12 at the church (36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville). Viewing will be on Sundays, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and also by appointment (contact Katie Hartzog at