River Region Art Association

River Region Art Association

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The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area's leading regional art organization. Its region covers the Louisiana parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Livingston, St. Charles, St. James and St. John. Membership is open to supporters of the arts and to all artists, both emerging and established.

Programs & Services

River Region Art Association is operated by an all volunteer membership. Its programs and services provide its members numerous opportunities to network, enjoy each other's company, and serve the community through the arts. The programs include art exhibits and competitions; art classes, workshops, and demonstrations; monthly art market; community festival; and annual awards.

March Into Art Youth Show

Call for Entries

The River Region Art Association is calling area students to submit artwork for the March Into Art Youth Show 2015. The exhibition is held March 20-28 at the RRAA Depot Gallery at 1008 W. Hwy. 30 in Gonzales, LA.

Entries are judged by age divisions of 6 - 11 and 12 - 17, and by categories of Paintings, Drawings, and Three-Dimensional. Entry fees are $1.00 each, with a limit of three per category per person. Take in for the art is Friday, March 20 from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday, March 21 from 11 am to 3 pm. The public is invited to the Closing Reception held on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 pm at which time the prizes are awarded.

To receive an entry form visit the RRAA Depot Gallery or download the brochure here. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the RRAA office at 225-644-8496.

Also on March 28 is the River Region Art Association Easter Egg Hunt. Held at the Depot Gallery from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the event is free and open to the public. It will include a variety of creative hands-on art activities for children of all ages, led by members of River Region Art Association.

Louise Hansen Watercolor Workshop

River Region Art Association is pleased to announce the upcoming Watercolor Workshop with Louise Hansen Wednesday and Thursday March 25 and 26, 2015. The workshop will be held on the beautiful grounds of Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, Louisiana. If the weather is inclement, the classes will be held in The Neptune room on the plantation grounds. The times will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The cost of the two day workshop is $150.00 including lunch and gratuities both days in Burnside Cafe at Houma House.

Louise is a member of the Boards of Louisiana Watercolor Society and Associated Women in the Arts. She is also a member of Louisiana Art & Artists' Guild and Southern Watercolor Society.

For additional information, please contact Diane Tygier at 225-257-4533 or rtygier@cox.net.
Click here for the registration form and luncheon menu choices.

Jewelry Class

Interested in jewelry design? Come learn the basics of jewelry making with experienced jewelry designer Robin Rotolo. She has been making jewelry for approximately eight years and has pieces on display and for sale at RRAA's gallery in the gift shop at Houmas House Plantation, at RRAA's Depot Gallery at 1008 W Hwy 30 in Gonzales and in Total Woman Boutique at 9244 Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge. She participates in various festivals and shows throughout the year and is on the planning commission for a formal art show in May at Azalea Estates Assisted Living Facility.

Dates are March 28, April 4 and April 11
Class times: 11am to 2pm (students can bring sack lunch if they want)
Cost of the class is $65.00 per session. All supplies and equipment will be provided.

This class will provide hands on training on the use of the jewelry tools, and findings. Bead types and shapes will be discussed also. The student will design and build a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings and will leave with the base knowledge to continue to make jewelry and to expand on what they learn in the class.

The minimum number of students she will teach is 3 and the maximum per session is 8. This class is for adults 18 and older.

Robin Rotolo hopes "to encourage students to continue on with the basic knowledge I will provide and will consider offering further instruction to those who might be interested in a design class."

Click here for the Class Registration Form.


Click here for the registration form.

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River Region Art Association Depot Gallery
Depot Gallery