December 2013 Newsletter

We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for a packed holiday season.


December 9 from 9 am – 4 pm


Members of the 2013 & 2014 Board of Directors & Board of Supervisors are invited to a retreat to review activities of 2013 and begin strategic planning for 2014. The retreat will be held at Donna Redmann’s home. For directions, contact Donna Redmann at 225-642-5943 or





ART MARKET at Depot Gallery

Nov. 29 & Dec. 22, 9 am – 4 pm


A new market opportunity, the River Region Art Market features arts & crafts by RRAA members. To volunteer or participate as a vendor, contact Robin Rotolo, RR Art Market chair, at 225-717-7178 or .

ART MARKET at Houmas House Dec., 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21 from 10 am – 2 pm The Art Gumbo Market features arts & crafts by RRAA

members & complimentary food tasting from Houmas

House. To participate, contact Mary Demarest, Art

Gumbo Market chair, at .





SANTA’S SHOP at Depot Gallery

December 1 – 29


Participation in Santa’s Shop is open to all RRAA members. The shop will be located in the classroom of the Depot Gallery. Nothing may be priced over $25. Limit 15 items (one price = one item) per person. Arts & crafts items are due no later than Dec. 1. For more information, contact Kathy Bourgeois, Santa’s Shop chair, at 225-603-2629 or



OPEN HOUSE at Depot Gallery

December 6 from 11 am – 7 pm


All artists participating in Santa’s Shop are asked to bring a holiday food item for the Christmas Open House. The public is invited to visit the Depot Gallery for refreshments and special discounts on selected items. For more information, contact JoAnn Eiswirth.



JEWELRY WRKSHP at Depot Gallery

December 8 from 3 – 5 pm


The Basic Bead Jewelry Workshop is ideal for beginners, teens, & pre-teens. Fee is $20 and supplies are included. Registration forms at Depot Gallery or

contact Margaret Lee, workshop instructor, at 225-347-

3547 or

CHRISTMAS PARTY at Depot Gallery

December 15 from 6 – 8 pm


All members and their guests are invited to attend an evening of fun and festivities at our Annual RRAA Christmas Party. Members are asked to bring a favorite holiday food dish and a present for the gift exchange. The 2014 Board will be installed and special recognition given to those who worked so hard to make this year a success. For more information, contact JoAnn Eiswirth.


Depot Gallery

Open Wednesdays – Sundays 11 am – 5 pm

1008 W. Hwy 30 in Gonzales

On display are 275+ works of art representing 30 member artists. To display your artwork, contact Betty Marks, gallery chair, at 225-939-9917 or


Art Gallery at Houmas House Plantation

Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm

40136 Hwy. 942 (River Road) in Darrow

Artwork by member artists is displayed in the Gift Shop. To display your artwork, contact Diane Tygier, gallery chair, at 225-257-4533 or


JoAnn Eiswirth, President