Joe Lackie’s ‘Sheep’ snares top prize during Art Guild show
Baton Rouge artist Joe Lackie’s “Feed My Sheep” snared the top prize at The Art Guild of Gonzales’ Jambalaya Festival Art Exhibit and Sale in Gonzales City Hall Saturday.
The oil painting of the man feeding his sheep was voted Best of Show by show judge Dana Mosby.
St. Amant’s Gaynell Moore received the Mayor’s Award for the second consecutive year with her swamp scene “Daybreak.”
Muriel Prejean of Lake won the Sue Richberg Memorial Award with her painting of “Gourds.”
Fay Milligan of Baton Rouge took first place in the oil, acrylic, work under glass category with her painting of abandoned cars named “More Relics from the Past.” Receiving second was Denice Cyrex for “Taboo.” Kathy Daigle took third for “New Orleans Tuba,” while Bettie Jean Bordelon was fourth with “Old Barn.” Receiving fifth was Randy LaPrairie for “Gwendolyn.”
Receiving honorable mention were Barbara Loupe, “Swamp;” Muriel Prejean, “Welding Machine Gourds;” Gaynell Moore, “Daybreak;” C.J. Miller, “Birds of Paradise” and Bettie Jean Bordelon, “Patio Garden Window.”
Baton Rouge’s Louise Hansen’s “Beat of a Different Drum” took first in the watercolor category.
Michael Wethington was second with “Preservation Hall” and Mary Sue Couvillon was third with “Radishes.” Receiving fourth was “Bounty” by V.G. Hope, while Sarah Fergus was fifth with “The Zinnia Garden.”
Honorable mentions in the category went to Jan Hebert for “La Irises,” Eve Carmina for “Upward Looking,” Bettie Jean Bordelon for “Flamingos,” Mary Sue Couvillion for “My Skirt Blew Up” and Diane Tygier for “Moon Over Rough Water.”
Mosby is an art teacher in Ascension Parish schools.