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40th Annual Art Show 

January 19, 2019 6:00 p.m.

River Oaks Square Art Center

1330 2nd St., Alexandria, LA

January 19 – February 9, 2019

A showcase of original works of art by regional artists that have represented our visual arts community for more than 40 years.



Julie Crews, Juror


I am an oil painter - grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and received my Associate of Arts from Brigham Young University- Idaho in 2007. I moved to northern Louisiana in 2008 and live and create in Ruston with my husband and five children.

This exhibit is open to all artists 18 or older AND have a residence in the parishes of central Louisiana (CenLa) defined here as the following parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, La Salle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, and Vernon.

2D and 3D art pieces in all media are accepted. Artwork previously accepted to a previous CAG art exhibit is not eligible.

This is the 40th annual showcase of central Louisiana artists. This year the show will be hosted at the beautiful RIver Oaks Square Art Center. Previously a members-only exhibit, this year we are continuing to open the show to all regional artists in the central Louisiana parishes and the event will be juried for the second time. There will be prizes of cash or gift certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and honorable mentions. Additionally, there may be purchase awards by local businesses.


Juror: Julie Crews, artist

Past Awards

Exhibit Awards - Martin Foundation Award of Excellence, 2nd, and 3rd Places

Honorable Mentions - Three awards

Special Award - Rapides Regional Medical Center People's Choice Award

Purchase Awards - Freedman Clinic Purchase Award

 View this year's entries 

 View last year's entries 

Ways to Support the annual Bank Show


Become a Member and Exhibit

If you are a visual artist from the central Louisiana (CenLa) area and are interested in sharing ideas, learning from others engaging the community and promoting fellow artists, then you have come to the right place.  


Become a member today.


Sponsor a Purchase Award Here

Sponsorship and Donation Form

Businesses and individuals may commit to purchase a work of art from the exhibition.  As a Purchase Award Sponsor, a representative from your business will have an opportunity to view the works prior to the opening and make your purchase selections. These purchases are presented as Purchase Awards.

Donate to the Awards Fund

Businesses and individuals may make a donation of cash or gift certificate to support the

Exhibit Awards, Honorable Mention Awards and Viewer's Choice Award.

Attend the Opening Reception 

The Opening Reception is open to the public.  

The majority of artwork on display is available for sale and all sales go directly to the artist. 

January 19th @ 6 p.m. at the River Oaks Square Art Center, 1330 2nd St, Alexandria, La.

We gratefully acknowledge our 2018 exhibit sponsors.

Event Sponsors

Freeman Clinic of Internal Medicine

CAG Local Affiliates

Event Sponsors

Freeman Clinic of Internal Medicine

CAG Local Affiliates

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