Call for Artwork for River Region Photography Exhibition

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
The exhibit will be held at the association’s Depot Gallery, 1008 W. Hwy. 30, in Gonzales from August 18 - 29.

The River Region Art Association is calling for photographers throughout its area to submit artwork to the RIVER REGION Photography Exhibition 2014. The exhibit will be held at the association’s Depot Gallery, 1008 W. Hwy. 30, in Gonzales from August 18 - 29.

The exhibit is open to youth, ages 6-17 and to all adults. There is no entry fee and photographers are limited to three (3) entries each. Take in of the artwork is Saturday, August 16 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Judging for the exhibit is by People’s Choice votes submitted during the duration of the exhibit and reception. “It is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to not only enjoy the talents of our local photographers, but to actively participate in the judging of the exhibit,” says Helen Haw, photography exhibition chair.

Winners of the People’s Choice awards will be announced during the closing reception held at the Depot Gallery on Friday, August 29 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Entry forms are available online at www.riverregionartassociation.org or may be picked up at the RRAA Depot Gallery located at 1008 W. Hwy. 30 in Gonzales. For more information, contact Helen Haw at 225-270-1610 or heehaw66@hotmail.com or call the RRAA’s office at 225-644-8496.

The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area’s leading regional art organization. Its mission is to bring artists and arts advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students, and the general public.

River Region Art Association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and area businesses, and the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from the City of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation. It is also supported 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 as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.