October 2013 Newsletter

RRAA News – October 2013


River Region Cultural Art Exchange Exhibition

Depot Gallery

October 10 – 14 – Exhibition held.

Oct. 14 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Closing reception held. This exhibition is the result of artwork developed from a cultural exchange among several of our local artists and artists from France in preparation for a visit to Louisiana by a group from Meylan, France.


River Region Community Art Classes

Depot Gallery

October 21 – November 30

Don’t miss out on our 2nd session line-up of River Region

Community Art Classes beginning Oct 21. Developed in partnership with River Parishes Community College, the non-credit classes are held in 2 six-week sessions.

Fees are $75 RRAA members and $85 non-members.

Session II classes include:

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting” Mondays 6-8 pm “Everyday Person to Amazing Author”– Mondays 6-8 pm “Basic Drawing Skills” – Tuesdays 6-8 pm

Beginning Digital Photography” – Tuesdays 8-8 pm

Drawing & Painting”(ages 10-14) – Saturdays 10 am-12

Cutting Up with Kathy”- (adults) Saturdays 1-3 pm Registration forms at the Depot Gallery or online at riverregionartassociation.org.


RRAA Board Meeting at Depot Gallery

Tuesday, October 8 at 10 am


RRAA General Membership Meeting

Depot Gallery

Sunday, October 13 at 4 pm

Members are encouraged to bring a pot-luck finger food. Beverages and paper goods provided. 2014

Board nominations announced. Nominations accepted from the floor. To submit a business agenda item, contact JoAnn Eiswirth at least two days in advance.


Art Gumbo Market at Houmas House Plantation

Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The monthly market features arts & crafts by RRAA

members & complimentary food tasting from Houmas House. For a vendor application, contact Mary Demarest at


River Region Art Exhibition

Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch

November 8 & 9 – Artwork due. November 10 – 21 – Exhibition held.

Nov. 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Closing reception held. This judged exhibition is open to all artists, adults and youth. Categories are Painting, Drawing, Photography

& Digital Art, and Three Dimensional. Adult entry fees are $10 or $25 for 3. Youth entry fees are $5 or $12 for

  1. 3. Cash awards in each catego Entry forms at the Depot Gallery or online at riverregionartassociation.org. For more information contact exhibit chair Betty Marks at 225-939-9917 or .


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 Gift Shop

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